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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

86% average
Cleanliness: 85%
Condition of Facilities: 78%
Efficiency of Service: 88%
Friendliness of Staff: 92%
Location: 92%
Overall Atmosphere: 84%
Security and Safety: 84%
Value for money: 84%
626 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Angelika, November

    80% average
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    No Free Wifi .....very expensive

  • ingrid, November

    80% average
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  • Chris, November

    85% average
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    Great place to stay. We recommend getting some amazing pizza around the corner as well!

  • Katie, November

    92.5% average
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  • David, November

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    Wonderful characteristic. Highly recommended.

  • Kate, November

    70% average
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  • Geoffrey, October

    97.5% average
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  • Stephen, October

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    Great kitchen close to shops, bus and ocean or river walks. Thanks.

  • Barry, October

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    Great friendly and clean place

  • Marie, October

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  • Roy, October

    85% average
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    The Hostel looks & is a historic building, but is a bit tired decor-wise! The kitchen facilities were good, the large BBQ in the courtyard was great- very hot to sear our burgers! Staff friendly! The twin room we had above the stables was a good use of an old building , but was a bit draughty- due to the westerly gales! Port Fairy has a beautiful river boardwalk/moorings and island situation!

  • Anton M, October

    87.5% average
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  • Tracey, September

    100% average
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    This hostel was just like a home away from home. The kids were warmly welcomed which is always very comforting for a parent. The kitchen for me was the hub of the place where conversations amongst strangers took place and travelling ideas exchanged. What a gem this place is. I will defiantly be back!!!

  • Veronika, September

    85% average
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  • Jenny, August

    57.5% average
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  • Wenger, August

    75% average
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  • Magdalene, August

    70% average
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    Fan heater in the room was very dusty and did not seem in good electrical condition. Seemed a bit of a safety hazard to me. Otherwise a pretty good hostel with good bathrooms / hot water / common areas.

  • SK, August

    97.5% average
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  • Yik Man, August

    82.5% average
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  • Ingrid, July

    95% average
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  • yong keng, July

    82.5% average
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  • 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

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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.

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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