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, two spacious communal lounges complete with cosy wood heaters, two communal kitchens, a TV and reading room, internet station, DVD hire, several outdoor balconies and a rooftop deck complete with a BBQ offering spectacular views perfect for socializing with fellow travellers. The kitchen is fully equipped for the aspiring chef in all of us with all utensils, a bread maker, oven and even organically grown herbs available from the garden.
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. 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!
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.
Thank you for booking with Apollo Bay Eco YHA. Please note that check in time is between 5 PM & 10 PM and check out is at 10 AM. All hostel facilities can be used between these times and there is on-site luggage storage. If arriving outside these hours or if you have any questions please contact the hostel managers on +61 3 5237 7899.
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Lovely hostel, amazing building. Really good facilities, awesome lounges. My only 'complaint' would be the looong corridor; walking from our room (at the far end of said corridor) to the kitchen always seemed to take an eternity. *g*
I'm not all that much of a fan of the town of Apollo Bay itself, but it makes for a useful stopover along the Great Ocean Road, and this hostel definitely makes it a lot better than it could've been. Be sure not to miss the lovely short Mait's Rest rainforest hike (about a 15 minute drive west).
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