Being so remote we were not expecting much and were pleasantly surprised. The lounge area was very homely and the owner seemed very nice. However, while it may be due to the weather, it was very cold during the night. To be fair to the hostel extra blankets were provided. Breakfast is included which was a nice touch but the kitchen is simplistic. While it didn't bother us, the lack of free WiFi is worth noting. Overall, it's a nice hostel to see the 12 apostles from and has adequate facilities for a short stop over.
We stayed here one night as part of the Great Ocean Road tour with Groovy Grape tours. First impressions, the lady that run the hostel was friendly. The hostel was cleaning including the bathroom. We slept in a 14 mixed dorm room. As it was low season the hostel wasn't full and therefore managed to get some sleep. Only negative there was no wifi.
I really wasn’t expecting much staying in a hostel on the great ocean road for that price and 5 minutes away from the 12 apostles, but it was actually really good! The place is clean, spacious and nice, the lady at the reception is lovely and very helpful! There is free breakfast too! I really recommend to stay there if you’re planning to spend a night near the 12 apostles during your road trip on the great ocean road!
On first glance this hostel looked to be the best that we had experienced, after being told about the free breakfast and cupboard to help yourselves from, lovely outdoor cooking area and view into the garden of sheep. The lady that showed us round was so lovely! We were in a large dorm which was sort of split into sections of two bunk beds which gave us group of four a bit of privacy. There were lots of spiders which put off one of our group but we sorted that out. A group of tourists took over the entire kitchen and at breakfast took the only toaster to their table and all of the bread and jams which isn't the hostel fault but made it a bit awkward for the rest of us. We used the washing machine which turned all of our clothes a rusty orange, totally ruining them. The lady asked why we used it because it was broken but there was no sign and it took our money! When we arrived the lady said the door to our room had fallen off so was out of use which meant walking past thr poor people st the other end constantly. The bathroom was clean but I got up to shower at 7am and the water was ice cold which really was not pleasant. There was a girl shouting in the communal area at midnight which woke up me up so expect it to be very loud out. We woke in thr night absolutely freezing so more blankets would have been good. Also there is no Wi-Fi which was not ideal when we had been on the road for a couple of days. The hostel is a 10 minute walk to see wild kangaroos which was excellent. There aren't any supermarkets nearby so bring food with you if you plan to cook, otherwise there is a pub down the road. …
We wish that the first thing we were told when we arrived was not to drink the tap water. It is not posted anywhere and we each drank a litre before being told that we "shouldn't trust the water." This is also unfortunately as it means using single-use plastic bottles. The hostel itself great, if somewhat pricy, near a great trail to 12 Apostles.