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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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London
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68 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place, decorated lovely and all areas so clean and tidy. Everything's been thought of and the couple who run it are so friendly even offering lifts into town when they can. Shame we only stayed a couple of nights whilst doing our shark diving trip as it would of been easy to enjoy it longer!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hostel. Robert and I take pride in everything that we do and wish that you had spent a few more days with us, maybe next time. Now you can at least tell your friends to stay a bit longer to enjoy this beautiful part of South Australia it's a hidden Gem... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Port Lincoln YHA for 8 nights from 25th May - 2nd June 2015 and we have absolutely loved every minute of staying here! Debi & Robert who run the hostel are so very friendly, polite and helpful! They are like your overseas parents! The hostel was extremely clean when we arrived and 8 days later it is... More 

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

Ben & Maddie thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review ! It was very nice getting to know the two of you, we hope that you had a good rest. Glad to hear you enjoyed your shark dive! Hope you don't get too lost in Asia, have a great time and tick off everything... More 

Liege Province, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always feel that the best backpacker hostels are the ones that make you feel like home and Yha Port Lincoln is indeed a home away from home. Thes owners Debi and Robert are friendly and helpful,, good wifi ^^ and nicely located !!! Totally recommand this charming hostel ! Really cool athmosphere between guests... I'll keep an awesome memory... More 

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

Cyrine, what a beautiful young woman you are! You put a warm smile on our face everyday that you spent with us ! All of our Guests loved you and I think you had a lot of fun mixing with everybody. How amazing were all your tours that you got do do while in Port Lincoln. It's such a beautiful... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights while doing the shark dive. Most likely the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at, and I used to do housekeeping at another hostel elsewhere so thought that was clean. We got a full tour of the hostel on arrival which is always handy and I think more places should do it, especially if there... More 

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

Thanks for this great review ! We are very proud of our Hostel and have met some really lovely people that still keep in contact with us on their travels. Every now and then Robert and I feel like we belong to a big Family. We also like to keep everything very clean, as nobody wants to stay somewhere dirty.... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and was absolutely delighted with every aspect of it. Clean, spacious and well equipped. Staff are lovely and helpful. Cannot fault the place at all. Would definitely stay again without hesitation.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and what a good one at that ! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you get to come back one day or tell lots of people about your experience with us! Keep on travelling and keep on smiling. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is far too splendid, too well kept, too clean to be a hostel, so surely not....? But lo, it is. And it is a delight! The clean, modern amenities, the friendly owner-couple staff and the decor all make this YHA, as voted and well-deserved, #1! A pleasure to stay in. You'll not find any better

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

What a lovely end to our week to read your review! Robert and I try really hard to give all of our Guests their best experience while staying with us. It has been a bit quiet lately with no sharks but they are back now! Glad to hear that you had a great stay with us, keep on travelling and... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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