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Apollo Bay Eco YHA

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5 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia (Formerly Eco Beach YHA)
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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Having stayed at several hostels in Australia & New Zealand, I booked into the ECO for just over a week during a particularly cool early Spring. It's a contemporary grey concrete brick building just one block, or a short walk back from the main shopping strip & beachfront. The bedrooms are cozy, but purpose-built for sleeping and nothing more. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at late evening, quite check-in, price was reasonable with comfort bed as we only stay for a night touch and go! Around the basin in share bathroom was flood with water and many hairs, the mess was still there till the next day morning standard check-out time!! One of the basin was chocked also! We only stay for... More 

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Leah K, Public Relations Manager at Apollo Bay Eco YHA, responded to this review

We’re sorry that the facilities of the hostel were not as clean as possible for the duration of your stay as cleanliness and providing quality facilities are important to us. We've passed your feedback on to management as part of our continual improvement program. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've stayed in many hostels over the years and without a doubt, this is one of the best! The layout is phenomenal with all the shared rooms and the rooftop space. The bedrooms, bathroom and shared spaces were all immaculate. The location is brilliant, Apollo Bay is a really great town along the Great Ocean Road and a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay on the GOR. It has a good location in Apollo bay, has excellent facilities (about four different shared living rooms for guests as well as a large kitchen and clean bathrooms). We had a very comfortable night here! Check in staff were friendly, other travellers were nice and the place was incredibly well looked after.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I traveled the world and this has got to be one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff were so hospitable and accommodation I didn't want to leave. The toilets were super clean and hygienic as was the kitchen and bedroom. I felt like I was in a 5 STAR Hotel without the expensive price tag. The... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is an amazing YHA, great facilities, comfy rooms with a balcony. The best bit was the lounge area with a wood burning stove this was great to come home to at the end of the night. Very good value, we had a family room for four with a double bed and one set of bunks. Rooms and all shared... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Great low budget option if you're exploring the Great Ocean Road. Central location, good facilities. Just one street back from the beach, lots of restaurant and cafe options within walking distance. Has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, was clean and well maintained.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Youth hostels aren't just for young people anymore! We saw many older people and families. (When I was a young backpacker, many hostels banned anyone over 35) The building is designed so that the common areas are totally separated from the rooms. There was partying until 3am but we didn't hear a peep. We stayed in a double private room,... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The hostel was spotless and comfortable. I had a private room for the night and although quite spartan in its design had everything you would expect from a hostel. The place is designed in a sustainable manner and guests are encouraged to follow this principle. Staff were very friendly and helpful, communal areas were comfortable and well equipped. Location is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

It was my first experience in a hostel. I stayed one night in a private double room, which is basic, but comfortable. The shared bathroom is very clean.There are two large and equipped kitchens and 2 cozy living rooms. The building is beautiful and modern. Great location, right behind the main street. Don't bring heavy bags, there are no lifts.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Apollo Bay Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable ECO Certified Nature Tourism accredited hostel located in Apollo Bay along the famous Great Ocean Road. Situated between the rainforests of the Otway Ranges and the Apollo Bay surf beach Apollo Bay Eco YHA is the perfect base for exploring this amazing region. Hostel facilities include free on-site parking, free Wifi Hot Spot, a wood heater, two spacious communal lounges, two communal kitchens, shared bathrooms, a TV and reading room, DVD hire, several outdoor balconies and a rooftop deck complete with a BBQ offering spectacular views. Passive solar design, clever zoning and water consumption techniques are used to reduce the level of energy consumption and give you a great getaway with the knowledge your bed doesn't cost the earth! Various room types are available including 4 multi-share, twin/double and family rooms. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Please note that all bathroom facilities are shared for all room types. Apollo Bay Eco YHA is close to all the action with only a 2-minute walk from restaurants, cafes and beach in Apollo Bay town centre and a 90-minute drive to the Twelve Apostles. The region is nature lover's haven with deserted beaches, Cape Otway Lighthouse (Australia's oldest lighthouse), the Great Otway National Park complete with rainforest and waterfalls and of course the Great Ocean Road drive! Head further into the Otways to try your luck spotting glow worms at Melba Gully, the elusive platypus at Lake Elizabeth or the wild koalas at nearby Kennet River. Feeling adventurous? Activities in the area include surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, horse riding along the beach, hiking, paragliding, kayaking out to the seals and the Great Ocean Road walk. Apollo Bay Eco YHA is also a Rent-a-YHA hostel, and can be booked exclusively for large groups. Bookings can be made for either half the hostel, which sleeps up to 36 people, or the whole hostel which sleeps up to 72 people. Please call the hostel Manager for more information. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apollo Bay Eco YHA

Address: 5 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia (Formerly Eco Beach YHA)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: $48 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apollo Bay Eco YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Eco Beach Yha Hotel Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Eco YHA Great Ocean Road
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