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Port Fairy YHA

Port Fairy , VIC
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AUD$23.00
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Description

This charming fishing village is a must see. Port Fairy is located at the end of the iconic Great Ocean Road and is one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria. You can watch the fishermen unload their catch for the day or wander the wide streets lined with quaint nineteenth century cottages, including our own YHA!

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A piece of Victorian history and former home to the town founder, Port Fairy YHA backpackers hostel is one of the oldest heritage buildings in the seaside town. Ideally located its walking distance to the town centre, beaches and river. Why not eat fresh fish and chips on the beach from the local store and wander to Griffiths Island and see the lighthouse and colony of birds.

In addition to multi-share and private rooms Port Fairy YHA also has a self contained apartment with a Queen Room and Twin Room (sleeps 4) that can be booked by calling the hostel directly. Prices start from $200 for 4 people, please call for more information or to book. Terms and Conditions Apply.

YHA Grading: 3

Facilities

  • Barbeque
  • Bicycles
  • Boat/Canoe
  • Disabled Access
  • Games room
  • Internet/E-mail
  • Open Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Television
  • Video

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

89% average
Cleanliness: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 82%
Efficiency of Service: 91%
Friendliness of Staff: 94%
Location: 93%
Overall Atmosphere: 87%
Security and Safety: 88%
Value for money: 86%
604 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • SUMMER, July

    97.5% average
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    great location. Friendly and helpful staff. The kitchen is very clean. Strongly recommend this hostel to everyone.

  • Jean, July

    70% average
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    The walls of my single room were just not adequate. I could hear everything that was said in the next room. Sleep was impossible until I banged on the wall and then they kindly stopped talking. Mould on the window frame was not acceptable plus the heater in the room was very dirty and very, very old. Having to get dressed to go to the toilet as a fore mentioned was in another building. Not good!

  • Stephen, July

    97.5% average
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    Really enjoyed our stay Helpful staff Comfortable room

  • C, July

    52.5% average
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    Good location. Warm room. But the lady at the reception was not very welcoming or friendly. And she made a fuss when I asked her for some matches to light the stove in the kitchen!

  • Kueh, June

    60% average
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  • Su, June

    60% average
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  • Emma, June

    92.5% average
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  • Suzanne, June

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  • Henry, May

    87.5% average
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    I have been visiting the hostel regularly over the years. I enjoy the place and regard it as home away from home. Meeting interesting people and discussing with different issues.

  • Willard, May

    90% average
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  • FLORENT, May

    87.5% average
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    Nice hostel, a bit run down, in a charming little village. The lady at the front desk was nice and our room was clean too. It was a nice stay for one night.

  • Kenton, April

    97.5% average
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  • David, April

    97.5% average
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  • Chitiur, April

    87.5% average
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  • Stephen, April

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    All good thanks. Neat, clean, secure and reasonably priced. Will stay again!

  • catherine, April

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  • geoff, April

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    excellent

  • Annabel, April

    97.5% average
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    Kadir and Alison provide a warm, friendly, accommodating and courteous service. The hostel is run efficiently and is well equipped, appointed and positioned. We would definitely consider returning and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Stephen, April

    95% average
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    Easily accessible by public transport. Shops 5 minutes, cook up a storm in the big kitchen. Short walk (15 minutes) to long ocean (eastern) beach, walk for (2 hours)! Thank you.

  • Katharina, April

    75% average
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  • Christophe, April

    52.5% average
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  • Henry, April

    85% average
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    I enjoying staying at this hostel because some natural character, meeting other hostellers the friendliness of the town. This is one of favourite hostels. I have here a number of times of the years.

  • Marjo, April

    90% average
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  • Mi, March

    72.5% average
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    Nice old house, kitchen looked ok, room was basic but linen and doona provided. My friend in the bottom bunk bed got sand or dust aver her when II moved in the upper bed, maybe a good cleaning under the matresses would be good. Friendly staff, the lafy pointed us to the best coffee in town, very nice. all in all a nice place.

  • Robert, March

    77.5% average
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  • Philip, March

    95% average
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    Port Fairy was the first youth hostel that we stayed at during our holiday in Australia. We were very impressed with the high standard of the double room that we had and the facilities of the hostel. Especially good was the very warm welcome at reception.

  • A, March

    72.5% average
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  • suzie, March

    97.5% average
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    I loved this hostel. It was such a homely place and we met a nice bunch of people staying there. Port Fairy itself was a nice change to some of the less interesting towns we passed through on the Great Ocean Road.

  • Emma, March

    90% average
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    Cute old hostel though the beds are quite small as they seem to be the original hostel beds from the 70's.

  • Lisa, March

    82.5% average
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    Excellent for a one night stop of driving the ocean road

  • sally, March

    92.5% average
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    Really lovely hostel. Owners very helpful and friendly. Everything clean and my single room was small but cosy.

  • peter, March

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  • Thorsten, January

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  • Roz, November

    97.5% average
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    Highly recommend staying here. A delightful place

  • John, November

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  • Roberto, October

    77.5% average
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  • Oliver, October

    97.5% average
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  • Richard, October

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    This hostel has old world charm - we slept in a room made in the hayloft over the barn. Alison and Kadir were very welcoming and interesting to talk to. The facilities were exceptionally clean and the kitchen facilities were first- rate. We enjoyed our stay so much we decided to stay there on our return journey.

  • Margaret, October

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    It was such a beautiful, clean and comfortable place to stay. We had a little white loft room from where we could hear birds outside calling in the morning (which was lovely). I slept better in my comfortable bed than I have for ages. Perhaps it was the sea air and the distant boom of the Southern Ocean waves on the rocks. Great location too: central to everything. Perhaps best YHA stay ever

  • David, October

    95% average
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    An excellent Youth Hostel, in the true spirit of the organisation which many new hostels .

  • Jean, October

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    A lovely clean friendly hostel. I came down from Melbourne for the Spring Festival which was very enjoyable.

  • Ludmilla, October

    97.5% average
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  • Terry, October

    85% average
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    First stay for 45 years. Peaceful.

  • KOK KENG, October

    77.5% average
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  • Matthew, October

    92.5% average
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  • Belinda, October

    82.5% average
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  • ZE SHEN, September

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  • Helen, September

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  • Richard, September

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    This time I had to cancel my stay there before I arrived. I have stayed there a few times previously and the Port Fairy YHA is always a most excellent place to stay. Centrally located, but it is still in a quiet area. Lovely old heritage building. Great staff who are informative and ready to help with local advice. Excellent value for money, don't miss it!

  • Gray, September

    97.5% average
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    I stayed at Port Fairy YHA after riding from Warrnambool on the Rail Trail. It was the perfect place to stay - conveniently located, a warm welcome from Alison, and good facilities. Highly recommended!

Port Fairy

8 Cox Street
VIC 3284

Call (+613) 5568 2468
portfairy@yha.com.au

Reception hours:

9am-11am and 5pm-9pm

DIRECTIONS

Bus:

The hostel is located 200 metres to the bus stop. Port Fairy to Warrnambool/ Ballarat /Mt Gambier/Apollo Bay/Melbourne.

Call the hostel directly for information on timetables.

There is also a bus service that runs to and from the Grampians to Port Fairy three times weekly. 

Train:

The hostel is located 28 km to station at Warrnambool. Connecting bus will bring you to Port Fairy.

Other:

Please provide your contact information in the Comments and Arrival time field when booking online.

 

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