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Port Lincoln YHA

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24 - 26 London St, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After doing a RTW trip and travelling through Europe, its fair to say I've stayed at a few hostels along the way. From Austin, Texas to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, this YHA in Port Lincoln, is hands down the best hostel I've been to. The awards that it's received have been well deserved. Its pretty hard to describe this place as... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

WOW! What can we say to that! Thank you Carl it was our pleasure for your experience with us, you were such an English gentleman, you had made lots of good friends while staying with us and we hope that you stay in contact with them while travelling. I even appreciated you asking me if I wanted a cuppa during... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is no other way to describe this hostel, other than 'incredible'. It is by far the best hostel I have ever stayed in and beats a lot of hotels that I have stayed in throughout my life. From the moment you walk through the door you are made to feel welcome by Debi and Rob, who put an awful... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

James thank you so much for your brilliant review! We can't wait for you to come back with your friends to do the shark dive, sorry about no sharks while you were here but hopefully they will be back very shortly. Thanks also for your instagram photo's they are amazing of your Dune Buster Tour, I hope that you enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a place. 9 of us stayed 4 nights, and had a ball. Met a lot of diffrent people and enjoyed many a cold beer from the bar. Awesome modern clean facilities and close to town. Debbie and Robert (handsome) run what is possibly the best hostel in Aussie. Felt like one big family. If you go to Port Lincoln... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Hi Mark, it was great not only meeting you all but spending time with you. All of you were really good fun and I have not stopped talking about you all and what a great week-end you all had. The 6 of you that went out on the Calypso Star could not stop raving about how you caught huge Tuna's... More 

Frankston, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

From the moment you walk in, until the time you check out Debbie and Robert make you feel like you are apart of their family. Their generosity, and expertise are amazing . Thank you both for the time you put in to give people the Port Lincoln experience!

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

The Port Lincoln experience ! I love it ! Robert and I try to make everybody feel like part of the family if they want to be. We hope you had a fantastic time with us, sounds like you did. If you have some amazing photo's and you are on instagram don't forget to tag us. Until next time keep... More 

Rockingham, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed at the yha whilst doing shark diving and can't fault the place !! Debbie and her husband are great hosts , the place was friendly and immaculate ! They'll help you out booking things or string else you might need !! Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else if I ever returned to port Lincoln !

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Adam! Robert and I thoroughly enjoyed your company while staying with us, not to mention the fantastic photo's you had taken on all your tours whilst in this beautiful part of Australia. Thank you for letting us use your photos on instagram! Hope that you get to come back and explore the many other sites that you didn't get time... More 

Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Cleanest hostel I have ever been to. In fact cleaner than most 4 star Hotels! The mattresses were very firm and comfortable! And if you are there to swim with sharks it just adds to the whole experience with the shark/nautical theme of the place. And they talked me into taking sea sickness pills (sold at the front desk) which... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

What a blast it was having you stay with us! You made us all laugh with your little jokes and DVD's that you made while staying here. Glad to hear you enjoyed your tours and that you could still watch Jaws on your return even after all the sharks you had seen that day. The girls that were cleaning the... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I stopped here for 5 nights while I was doing "the big three' with Calypso Star Charters. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. The hostel has everything you need and is very very clean! The rooms are a very good size, beds a comfortable. the kitchen is clean and has sharp knifes. You'll understand what I mean when you've... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Darren, thanks for this review ! We are so proud of our hostel, not only how clean it is but all the facilities are covered, huge stainless steel kitchen with sharp knives, large common room with a bar, 70" plasma and another large screen to use the card reader to watch your videos and photo's when you get back from... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for 4 nights whilst in Port Lincoln for a shark cage dive. The hostel is stunning, very modern and a 2 year old conversion from squash courts!!! The rooms are spacious and kept very clean, I stayed in a 4 share dorm with ensuite bathroom for under £20 per night. The TV lounge is large and fitted out... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure having you stay with us Keith. Hope you enjoyed your Kangaroo Island Tour and thanks for being my first customer! I think you met lots of new friends while staying with us and how funny bumping into a few on KI. Hope you also enjoyed your stay at the Adelaide Central YHA that was also... More 

Glenelg, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I felt as if we were staying in a 5 star hotel for the price of a Hostel. Debbi the manager was incredible and so very helpful. The Place is very clean and has amazing facilities throughout. We had a private room that had our own bathroom and the beds were so comfortable. I've stayed in many backpackers and Hostels... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Nice one Girls !! We have had lots of Guests say that our Hostel is like a Hotel ! People still think of Hostels and Backpackers are like in the 70"s. Everybody tells us that they have slept like babies in our beds they are so comfortable. We hope that you have been telling all your friends and family how... More 

New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Best YHA we have ever stayed in! Very clean. We stayed in a private for about 5 nights. Had our own bathroom. They have a small bar on the grounds. THIS MEANS YOU CANNOT BRING IN YOUR OWN ALCOHOL INTO THE HOSTEL. There are plenty of bars within a miles walk of the hostel. The manager Debbi was amazing! So... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Robert and I try very hard to make everybody feel safe, comfortable and enjoy all their time spent with us. Robert enjoys smoking his Tuna and getting everybody to taste test it ! The weather is beautiful at the... More 

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