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Ballarat Backpackers Hostel

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I have been attending Ballarat Swap meet since 1994 with the exception of 2015 yes 20 annual trips in a row. Please bear with me as I'm going to write a small history of my stays in Ballarat. The first year that we went we thought that we could just rock up to Ballarat on a Saturday lunch time, walk... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stayed at Ballarat Backpackers with a large group of golfers and found the facilities to be exactly what we needed. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well set out. The manager Lil was very helpful and forgiving for the inflexibilities that come with a large group, as we constantly had new inclusions and exclusions. Will definitely return to stay... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We were travelling back from a day in the Grampians to Melbourne and thought Ballarat was a perfect location for a pit stop overnight. We arrived at the hostel without a reservation but the owner was very happy to assist and we were promptly shown to our room and given information about local area. It cost 100 bucks for three... More 

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1 Thank hoodman123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had our netball trip in Ballarat this year, the backpackers was great for a large group of people, facilities were perfect for what we needed and the location was an easy walk into town! The owners were great to work with and everyone really enjoyed their stay! Thanks for the hospitality!

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1 Thank Caseyaweel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was in town for work when I stayed at the Eastern. It's a small hostel above a pub with good facilites and is reasonably priced. I stayed in a queen private room which had plenty of space. Lil(manager) was pleasant and very easy to deal with.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This hostel is nice, with very good facilities. Bathroom is clean and tidy, as were the bedrooms and the kitchen area. However, there was a live band in the bar when I stayed there on a friday night and it sounded like they were in my room, they were that loud. If I hadn't taken ear plugs and I wasn't... More 

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1 Thank Georgia H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Ballarat Backpackers Hostel 81 Humffray St Nth, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia Best budget accommodation in Ballarat. Very centrally located, close to the main street and great value for the price. Darren and Lil are excellent hosts and they care about providing good budget accommodation. Met some good characters there into the bargain. Would stay again again any time. Highly recommended.... More 

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Mornington, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were very happy with the hostel,very friendly and clean.Great Place if you have a lot of people that all want to stay at the same place,and a great price.....close to the main street about a 5 min walk.On and Off street parking witch i found very handy.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Have just spent 3 nights here and have been really impressed with how clean and cosy it is. Was dreading it after reading previous reviews but was pleasantly surprised. Brought my earplugs to drown out the sound of trains but there have only been a couple. Rooms are spotless and comfy and cosy, can't fault that. Would definitely recommend!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights. Nice comfy bed. Very close to train line, but it was actually quite a comforting noise. Pub downstairs had some live music for a while but I fell asleep through it so don't know what time it went till. Probably not too late.

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Additional Information about Ballarat Backpackers Hostel

Address: 81 Humffray St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Price Range: $27 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Ballarat Backpackers Hostel Victoria
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