YHA Apollo Bay Eco
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YHA Apollo Bay Eco

5 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 6 hostels in Apollo Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
YHA Apollo Bay Eco is a stylish and comfortable ECO Certified Nature Tourism accredited property located in Apollo Bay along the famous Great Ocean Road. Situated between the Otway Ranges and Apollo Bay surf beach, it is the perfect base for exploring this amazing region. Facilities include free Wifi, wood heater, spacious communal lounges and kitchens, shared bathrooms, TV and reading room, several outdoor balconies and rooftop deck offering spectacular views. Passive solar design, clever zoning and water consumption techniques are used to reduce the level of energy consumption at this property. Apollo Bay Eco YHA is a 2-minute walk from restaurants, cafes and beaches in Apollo Bay town centre and a 90-minute drive to the Twelve Apostles. The property can also be booked exclusively for large groups (half or the whole hostel).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

5 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Melbourne Airport
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jebskulker wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, NSW2,049 contributions478 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's in a perfect location just 5 minutes from the coach stop from Geelong & Melbourne, and just behind the main street and shops while also being very quiet. There is an IGA supermarket about 2 or 3 minutes walk away from stocking up on food. It's probably the best YHA I've stayed in for a very long time, it just meets all the things you'd want while travelling, and at a great price.
It has 2 main levels with very spacious kitchens and on both levels, and even a TV room with comfortable couches and free Netflix and free-to-air TV as well as a USB slot if you've brought your own movies and TV shows to watch. The BBQ is pretty decent as well, it's electric so it was as easy as turning a knob to get it started, I grabbed some sausages from a local butcher, very easy and delicious. The rooftop area was great for hanging out as well, as long as it isn't raining as it's open air.
I was lucky enough to be there on Christmas Day and met the staff who were friendly and welcoming enough to put on a bit of a Christmas lunch for the travelling guests. I did not expect such a gift of kindness, they had put out a few platters of hot food and sweets as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, which was a very thoughtful Christmas surprise. The staff also sat down and chatted to guests for a while as well which was lovely. It really made me feel at home.
The bathrooms were clean and well kept, the dorm rooms were fine and spacious enough, the bunk beds did move a bit but that's to be expected when they're free standing.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Definitely bring some meat or meat alternatives for the outdoor BBQ which is undercover
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Paul L wrote a review Sept 2023
Hallam, Australia999 contributions361 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice hostel this - a couple of blocks back from the beach so you are away from any noise and really immaculately clean and well laid out.

The staff are very friendly, there is heaps of information for travellers on notice boards and the like and the common areas looked quite nice. The rooms are of course quite basic but that's to be expected. They were very nice however and everything basically worked.

The facilities were vastly nicer than some hostels I've stayed in and while there wasn't enough parking next to the building for all the guests vehicles there was more parking on the street directly in front of the place.

Recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Eco-Beach Yha, General Manager at YHA Apollo Bay Eco
Responded 28 Sept 2023
Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, including the location and facilities! It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you again soon :) Becca, Dylan & Team Apollo Bay YHA
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Anne Krogh wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to drive the Great Ocean Road in two days, and the YHA in Apollo Bay is the perfect place to stop. We were four girls who shared a 4-share room. The room and the hostel itself was clean and well kept. Walking distance to restaurants and IGA.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adam wrote a review Feb 2020
Yamba, Australia17 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This YHA is perfectly located in Apollo bay on the Great Ocean road and the building itself is beautiful. The staff were happy to help and the room was adequate for our stay. However the bathrooms were a let down. The female bathroom had water all over the floor and the male one had a leaking shower that wouldn't turn on and one other shower cubicle. Luckily it wasn't busy but this could have been a massive issue.
While it may have just been us but the hostel had a very sterile, lonely atmosphere. This may have been due to the time of year we visited but still something seemed off. Overall it was a adequate stay that didn't blow our socks off but there were some things that let it down.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul F wrote a review Nov 2022
Darwin, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome hostel. Becca was so helpful. We arrived late and room key was already to go. We stayed in twin room. The 2 single beds were so comfortable. Room was so cosy we just kept sleeping cos we were so comfortable. Anyway close walk to all the shops for food and coffee and close to beach. Hostel opened in 2005 and still a modern looking eco building. Highly recommend staying here. Bathrooms were newly renovated and super clean. 5 stars.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try arrive earlier in the day so u can swim at beach
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Response from Apollo Bay YHA Management, General Manager at YHA Apollo Bay Eco
Responded 19 Nov 2022
Hi Paul! Thanks so much for the amazing review! It was a pleasure to host the two of you! Sorry we missed you on check in but glad to hear the late check in procedure worked well (: We hope you enjoyed your brief visit to Apollo Bay and hope to welcome you again some time! Becca and Dylan Apollo Bay YHA
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B T wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom1,174 contribution245 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 2 nights in the 4 bed dorm. They let us check in early (13:30) and the room was a good size, the whole place was very clean and it had lots of good common areas (lounges, good kitchen, laundry etc.). Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very good place, would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Apollo Bay YHA Management, General Manager at YHA Apollo Bay Eco
Responded 10 Nov 2022
Hi there! Thanks so much for your positive review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the facilities and the cleanliness (credit to our incredible housekeepers and volunteers!) Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to welcome you again! Becca and Dylan Apollo Bay YHA
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danielle c wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia33 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a great atmosphere and savvy design. Loved the lounge areas and the kitchens have everything you could ever need. Perfect location. I’d definitely stay again. The bunks however are too wobbly - not good for light sleepers or middle aged peeps.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GEB wrote a review Nov 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I actually drove past the hostel thinking, 'that house looks amazing, great balconies'. I went round the roundabout at the end of the road and the house with the great balconies' turned out to be the YHA! Result!

Apollo Bay was less touristy than Lorne, which made it better in my opinion. Really chilled and relaxed vibe. Guy on reception was great and welcoming. Hostel was spotless. Communal areas were the best I've seen around Aus. Defo recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Eco-Beach Yha, General Manager at YHA Apollo Bay Eco
Responded 8 Nov 2022
Hey! Thanks so much for leaving your 5-star review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities we have to offer here at Apollo Bay YHA. Have an amazing time on the rest of your travels and hope to welcome you again some time (: Becca and Dylan Apollo Bay YHA
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Denise R wrote a review Oct 2020
Kangaroo Flat, Australia25 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travel to Apollo Bay about once/year and I always stay at this hostel. The location and facilities are fantastic and the value for money is great. I always found the staff helpful and kind. It is a pleasure to return here. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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jmamm wrote a review Dec 2012
25 contributions33 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We read in other reviews here that, even though this is a youth hostel, it's the best place to stay in town. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful youth hostel. But we could have done better. As a couple on holiday, this all felt a bit studenty. You have to share bathrooms, communal areas smell of pot noodles, and you walk past pigeon holes full of plastic bags of people's food. It's all very much in the spirit of back-packing - which is great - but if you're here on holiday you'll be after a different sort of atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Leah K
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Hi Monika, The best place for information about the Great Ocean Walk is their official website. Google 'Great Ocean Walk' and it's the first link after the two ads (TripAdvisor doesn't allow me to post links in my answer)
moniquek1969 asked a question May 2015
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Are rooms heated and is bedding supplied please?
jebskulker wrote a tip Jan 2024
Sydney, NSW2,049 contributions478 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely bring some meat or meat alternatives for the outdoor BBQ which is undercover"
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Paul F wrote a tip Nov 2022
Darwin, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try arrive earlier in the day so u can swim at beach"
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Scott B wrote a tip Apr 2019
Orange, Australia92 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early or book elsewhere. Rooms facing the back are quieter."
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Mark P wrote a tip Dec 2016
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was travelling with a friend and the private room with two beds was perfect!"
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Norm G wrote a tip June 2016
Ferntree Gully, Australia40 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"North side bedrooms are warmer in winter. South side rooms are quiter & cooler."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$85 - AU$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
eco beach yha hotel apollo bay
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Eco Beach YHA
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaApollo Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yha Apollo Bay Eco
Which popular attractions are close to Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Nearby attractions include Great Ocean Walk (0.4 km), Bay of Apostles (0.2 km), and Great Ocean Road Brewhouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dooleys Ice Cream - The Ice Cream Tub, Apollo Bay Bakery, and Casalingo.
Is Yha Apollo Bay Eco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Apollo Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yha Apollo Bay Eco?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Yha Apollo Bay Eco accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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