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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great modern hostel with friendly staff, comfy beds and pillows and a good supply of hot water. We had a private room for two and it was perfect for a cheap weekend away. Highly recommended. The two pubs in town offer great meals and the bakery is perfect for a quick takeaway coffee and breakfast to eat in the sun...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one if the nicer hostels we stayed at. The facilities were very clean and our double room was nice with a balcony. The kitchen was very well equiped and clean. The common area was very cozy with the fireplace. Unfortunately there were only two toilets and two showers each for boys and girls for the whole floor. Also...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the nicest hostel I've stayed in yet! All the facilities were modern and well maintained, the beds were comfy and there's a lot of space for everyone to relax. It's really close to the Main Street with all the shops, cafes, bars and the beach. We made friends with the lovely backpackers who were working at...

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is a great place to stay about halfway on the Great Ocean Road. You are a short drive from the Koalas at Otway NP. The hostel offers great amenities, big kitchen, lots of dining space and lots of 'hanging out' space, many board games. The hostel is quite in the evening, as rooms and common areas are well...

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Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful common areas, especially liked the blazing fire on a rainy winter's evening. Kitchen is modern and has everything you'd need. Dorm room got a bit warm during the night but bed was comfy and there were big lockers and places to hang jackets. Met some lovely girls staying in the same dorm. YHAs tend to cultivate good chats! Plenty...

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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, great staff. I have spent a time of my life there. Hostel with soul not only for backpackers. I must come back with the earliest possible chance. I was amazed by the herbs in a garden. Regards from Poland.

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

I ve been here with my girlfriend just for 1 night,because we were doing the Great Ocean Road. Below the details of the hostel: STAFF: 10 - Really nice,available,always ready to help u out with everything need to know!! POSITION: 10 - Beautiful! 5 mins far from the beach and shops! And it s REALLY PEACEFUL !!!! CLEANING: 10 -...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Solid good hostel here, huge place and the quality of the rooms and bathrooms etc was superb! There's even a bath to use! Only gripe is that the kitchen was left in a disgrace, but that's mainly down to the people staying there as opposed to the hostel itself

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Hillam, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Welcome comfortable hostel with good facilities. very comfortable log burner focussd lounge. Kitchen adequately equipped on a quiet night. Hob control guidance none exiistant. Turn on and guess. Silly and un-necessary irritation which needs sorting. Action, not good intentions needed.

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sedgeberrow
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

First YHA travelling as a family with 2 boys (10 & 12), so didn't know what to expect. The plus side: This YHA is clean and well equipped especially in the kitchen with plenty of cubby holes for storage, lots of fridge space, and lots of cooking utensils plus space to eat and cook. 2 really comfy lounges with wifi,...

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

Thanks for your review and we're glad that overall you had a positive experience staying at Apollo Bay Eco YHA. We're sorry that our staff weren't welcoming and friendly as having high levels of customer service is really important to us. We've passed your feedback on to management as part of our continual improvement program.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $50 - $104 (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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Also Known As:
Eco Beach Yha Hotel Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Eco YHA Great Ocean Road
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“I was travelling with a friend and the private room with two beds was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles F4439VImarkp, 2 days ago | Read review
“North side bedrooms are warmer in winter. South side rooms are quiter & cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles normgray6, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“Close to the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles valnaturaltherapies, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
“ask not to stay in the cave rooms like we did, but don't stay here at all!”
 of 5 bubbles kirsty024_11, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
“Girls, go for a female dorm rather than mixed.”
  • 4 Bed Female Dormitory
 of 5 bubbles Night_Raiders, Nov 14, 2015 | Read review
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