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“Lovely hostel”
Review of Port Fairy Hostel

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Port Fairy Hostel
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely hostel”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of my Great Ocean Road tour. It is a lovely hostel although like other have said it could do with a bit of investment in the decor. Very friendly, great location. Really enjoyed my stay here.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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MANSFIELD
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Having stayed at a lot of YHAs around Australia and New Zealand this one is OK, but needs some money spent on it. It's in an old historic house, which should be a great attraction. It's in a fantastic location close to the Main Street shops and cafes and the port area too. What great selling points. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the place is clean, but the amenities are pretty tired and old, not being quite up to the standard we expect of YHAs. The decor is exactly as it would have been when it was opened as a YHA, several decades ago, so a freshen up is overdue. Although our room was large, the bed was uncomfortable. All round the kitchen needs an update, but particularly the cooking facilities. That said, it is a fascinating old building that has a tale to tell, and as previously mentioned, the location is great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed in YHA Port Fairy hostel one night as part of our Great Ocean Road trip. The lady in the reception was very friendly and welcoming, she gave us a map of the town and pointed out highlights and other helpful bits. We stayed in a mixed dorm, but there was only four beds, so it was great. It was in the backyard of the hostel, which was very cute as an outdoors area too. The bathroom and shower was just opposite our room across the hallway and it was also clean and tidy, good water pressure.The kitchen is large, clean and tidy and has a lot of utensils, like a coffee press!! I would definitely recommend this place, great value for money. And Port Fairy is such a charming little town, it's like a picture post card!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a gorgeous little hostel but the service is terrible.

I tried to book a room for Family members over Christmas break. I emailed my booking enquiry weeks prior to stay but needed to call thru Credit card details to confirm booking- Reception/Office never seems open. I did leave 1 voice message and call was returned but I missed it and it went to my voice mail. Trying to get on to a human that works there is near impossible. We needed the room for 27/12/12. We physically went into Hostel on the 25/12 at around 8.30pm- Reception closed but plenty of tired and annoyed travelers standing in hallway- confused and ringing contact number to no avail . Returned again on 26th at 9pm- as per sign on Reception door stating Office hours- Again reception closed!! Finally got a call morning on 27th,with relatives already in transit to Port Fairy, and told that there was no record of my booking and no rooms available that night. What!! I have emails and voice message that contradict this statement. Good Grief!!! I had to run around town for the next hour or so and try to find suitable accommodation in a busy holiday town -not fun

What a complete waste of time trying to book a room at this hostel!!! Finally got a room for under $100 at the Caledonia Inn- Basic, but clean, neat and staff available

Port Fairy is a great town, and there is plenty of really good spots to spend your holiday- plenty of great deals to suit most Budgets. Don't waste time trying to book in to the Hostel

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The hostel is in a listed building with lots of history and a really nice and helpful host, but the rooms need renovation indeed. Neither beds nor the ensuite shower were very comfortable, so compared with other YHA hostels this is below standard.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elblag, Poland
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very dirty, needs renovation, staff was nice. Not recommend - only for one night and only if you need it necessity.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Stayed at the Port Fairy YHA. The town was lovely, and we enjoyed the YHA. The owner was very welcoming and chatty, and the place, while not modern and up-to-date, was clean and comfortable. We only stayed one night, but I would have been happy to stay longer.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Port Fairy Hostel

Property: Port Fairy Hostel
Address: 8 Cox Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 , Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Port Fairy
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Port Fairy Hostel Victoria

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