Port Campbell Hostel
Our hostel - opened in late 2009 - is proudly independently owned and run.
Our little town of Port Campbell (pop. 400) is a tiny fishing village located 12 km west of the iconic 12 Apostles on the famous Great Ocean Road in south-western Victoria.
Our hostel provides state-of-the-art amenities in a safe and very clean facility catering for budget conscious traveller and backpackers. We have a huge range of beds in 4, 6, 8 and 10-bed dorms, with female-only dorms available on request, for no additional charge. We also have a large range of standard private rooms (singles, twins, doubles and triples) and two ensuited rooms.
Off street parking is FREE, and all bedding is supplied.
We have got a large, fully-equipped kitchen, huge outdoor BBQs/grills and a massive, warehouse style dining hall. You can unwind while watching a DVD from our library, or catch up on the daily news from one of three daily Australian newspapers.
We have a guest laundry ($3.00/wash-cycle, $4.00/dry-cycle), and high-speed Wi-Fi internet ($1.50/30 min).
Our hostel is the only hostel in the world owned by a volunteer Surf Life-Saving Club. The Port Campbell Surf Life-Saving Club provides an emergency coastal rescue service along a 60km length of local coastline, including around things like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Bay of Martyrs.
Port Campbell lies in a beautiful horse-shoe-shaped bay inside the Port Campbell National Park, with The Arches Marine Sanctuary only 1km off-shore, and the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park less than 10km away. The village is really close to some of the most spectacular coastal attractions in Australia. To its west are the Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, the Grotto, London Bridge and the Arch; and to its east are Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles, Gibsons Beach and Moonlight Head.
The district around Port Campbell provides the opportunity to indulge in a large number of outdoor activities to suit the young, or young at heart - especially during the summer months!
For around $50pp, book a seat on a 2-hour boat tour on the Orca III, skippered by 'Fuzz'. His trip offers you the chance to see thing like the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge from the Southern Ocean - a site you will never forget! Also, if sea conditions permit, he will poke his Orca into iconic attractions such as the Loch Ard Gorge, or navigate under over-hanging arches… awesome experiences! He can also take you to some of the best cool water diving spots in Australia. So, if you are certified, you may wish to dive on one of the 15 known wrecks along Port's immediate stretch of coastline.
If you like extreme surfing, one of Australia's largest surfable waves exists on Port Campbell's doorstop. It's a 40-foot monster called 'Two Mile' that normally roars into life around Easter each year, over what the locals call 'Easter Reef'. There is also a gentler wave just east of Port Campbell Bay, and heaps of great surfing breaks dotted all along the coastline.
As you can probably tell, we are pretty proud of this stretch of coastline and welcome you, from wherever you call home, to Port Campbell, and our Hostel so you can experience it for yourselves. Hope to see you soon!
Port. Campbell . Hostel. Opened November 2009 Victoria, Australia.
Also: if you book a bed in our hostel, please read the email that will soon lodge into your email account that confirms your booking and reinforces the terms and conditions relating to your booking. That email also provides information and recommendations about Port Campbell and the surrounding area that may help with your journey. Among other things, we outline the opening hours of the fuel and grocery outlets in town (remember, Port Campbell is a tiny village, so businesses do not usually trade for as long as you may expect) and where to buy alcohol. We comment about mobile telephone reception in the area (not good news for all of you carrying a Vodafone 'phone!), and provide information on a brilliant walk along the cliffs close to Port Campbell.
While it is not mandatory to read that email, it does provide valuable local knowledge if you want to make the most of your time in Port Campbell, and this part of Australia.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in: 5pm to 8pm. If you will be arriving outside of these hours please contact us ahead of time so that there's someone on hand to check you in. Check-out: 10am. Please notify us of your estimated arrival time. We will hold your booking for 90 minutes after this time. If you're running late, please get in contact so you don't lose your booking! If you're arriving by car, don't underestimate the time it takes to drive the length of the Great Ocean Road. We accept Visa and Mastercard, subject to a 2% surcharge. Please see our FAQ in the confirmation email for further information.
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No matter how you get to Port Campbell, finding our hostel is dead easy. We are located just across the street from Port Campbell's Visitor Information Centre (VIC, also known as the i-site). Find the VIC, which is in the centre of town, and you have found us.
The Bay of Islands National Park: 18km west, via the Great Ocean Road (GOR)
The Bay of Martyrs: 14km west, via the GOR
Peterborough: 12km west, via the GOR
The Grotto: 8km west, via the GOR
London Bridge: 7km west, via the GOR
The Arch: 6km west, via the GOR
2-Mile, at Easter Reef: directly adjacent to the mouth of Port Campbell Bay. 2-Mile is recognized as one of the largest surfable waves in Australia. It normally comes to life in April and May each year, throwing up a glassy face around 40-feet high NOT a wave for rookies. Excellent viewing of big-wave surfers riding 2-Mile can be had from the western end of the Discovery Walk.
Discovery Walk: a 2km walk following the cliff face along the western edge of Port Campbell Bay. It provides excellent views of the bay, and eastern views along the cliffs, towards the 12 Apostles.
Eastern Reef (not to be confused with Easter Reef): directly adjacent to the mouth of Port Campbell Bay. This reef provides a much gentler, left-hand wave.
Double Bay Track: 4km east, via the GOR
Sherbrook River Mouth: 6km east, via the GOR.
Loch Ard Gorge (incl. The Razorback, Island Archway, Muttonbird Island, The Blowhole, Thunder Cave and Broken Head): 8km east, via the GOR.
The 12 Apostles: 12km east, via the GOR.
Gibsons Beach (and, Gibsons Steps): 13km east, via the GOR.
Princetown: 18km east, via the GOR.
Wreck Beach (Moonlight Head): 40km east, off the GOR.