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The 13th Apostle Backpackers

28 Old Post Office Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia
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#6 of 9 Specialty lodging in Princetown
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT We are the closest hostel to the 12 Apostles, Australia’s most picturesque and iconic tourist attraction, a 5 minute drive or an hour and a half hike along the Great Ocean Road Walking track. Leaving Melbourne, it is a scenic 3 hour drive along the Great Ocean Road. Great accomodation, clean and simple at reasonable prices, a common room, fully equipped kitchen and lounge area. Large balcony with beautiful views and an outdoor cooking area perfect for those wanting to cook their own feast and enjoy the atmosphere. A few hundred metres to the Gellibrand River for a swim, and a short walk to Champagne Heads, a giant secluded beach with magnificent views, which offers the opportunity to see some of our most famous wildlife including kangaroos, ecidnas, many types of birds and even seals. We offer free breakfast and off street parking and we are just across the road from the local pub which also offers great meals. We have 24 hour contact, so feel free to call and arrive late.
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Denise R wrote a review Oct 2020
Kangaroo Flat, Australia27 contributions9 helpful votes
I had an incredibly stay at this hostel and could not recommend it enough. I stopped at this hostel while I was doing the Great Ocean Walk and the staff was extremely kind and helpful. As the local pub and general store were closed, they helped me organise snacks and a delicious dinner or roasted lamb and mashed potatoes. The hostel was spotless and they have a lovely outdoor area overlooking the fields around, which would be perfect for a BBQ in summer. They own 2 sheep which were lying around while I was having brekkie and there is a huge kangaroo colony not far from the hostel as well. Absolutely recommend. Thank you so much for all your help and kindness during my stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Adam wrote a review Feb 2020
Yamba, Australia17 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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I ❤️Europe wrote a review Aug 2019
United Kingdom79 contributions45 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Robin H wrote a review May 2019
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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!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
marthiex wrote a review Feb 2019
Diss, United Kingdom175 contributions90 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The 13th Apostle Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to The 13th Apostle Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Twelve Apostles (3.5 miles), Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park (4.0 miles), and Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The 13th Apostle Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at The 13th Apostle Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The 13th Apostle Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The 13th Apostle Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The 12 Apostles Inn, Princetown General Store and Cafe, and Talk of the Town Tavern.