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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

87% average
Cleanliness: 86%
Condition of Facilities: 79%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 94%
Location: 94%
Overall Atmosphere: 86%
Security and Safety: 85%
Value for money: 86%
664 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Ming Wei, January

    77.5% average
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    Old building that is maintained well. Good for short term stay. Beautiful town and worth visiting.

  • Jon, January

    82.5% average
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    Got what I paid for: a no-frills, cheap place to stay in Port Fairy for a night.

  • Claire, January

    80% average
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  • Keryn, January

    95% average
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    We were only able to stay one night, unfortunately, but we enjoyed the experience. Alison on the desk was very helpful and cheerful and our beds were solid and comfortable. We enjoyed eating in the courtyard out the back and appreciated how well situated this lovely historic building is to everything there is in Port Fairy. We hope to be back for a longer stay next time. Thank you.

  • Regine, January

    85% average
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    Very homely and friendly feel. Excellent central location. Basic but very adequate facilities. Noisy chatting outside kept me awake, but it did stop at a reasonable time. Not sure that only one shower for all the females is sufficient, esp when closed between 10.15 and 1pm.

  • Michael, January

    77.5% average
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    a bit out of the time but with a lot of character

  • Lalith, January

    90% average
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  • Ivan, January

    67.5% average
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  • Vera, January

    85% average
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  • Treacey, January

    82.5% average
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    Basic but clean accommodation. We booked a 6-bed ensuite dorm for our family of 4. The single pedestal fan worked hard to relieve us in the heat but beds comfy for a decent night's sleep.

  • Michael, January

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    Actual bedrooms are not totally separated from other rooms (wall does not go to ceilling) so you can hear people outside which is bad if you are easily waken up. Kitchen, bathroom etc were clean and good equipped.

  • Fran, January

    87.5% average
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  • Richard, January

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  • Kirstie, January

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  • Laurel, January

    80% average
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  • Lone, January

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    This is one of the best hostels I ever stayed at. A lot of people only stay one nigth and is a shame. Stay longere, I stayed a week. The hostel is nice, clean and have a big kitchen. The managers Alison and Kadir are very nice and very helpfull. So go there !

  • Tamara, January

    90% average
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  • Chris, January

    92.5% average
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  • Britta, January

    65% average
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  • Marta, January

    72.5% average
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    The hostel was nice and well located but the bathrooms weren't always clean.

  • Benoit, January

    82.5% average
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  • Bonaventure, December

    72.5% average
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    Having travelled a long & exhausting day, we arrived at YHA Port Fairy to be greeted by friendly & helpful staff, knowing exactly what our tired soul needs & wants to settle for the evening. The common kitchen is well equipped however evidence of the lack of care from fellow travelers. Fresh linen & bedding and comfortable mattress provided us with quality night sleep.

  • Sophie, December

    90% average
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  • Christina, December

    80% average
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  • Maria, December

    65% average
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    Stayed in a 4 bed dorm, bunks were comfortable, space was minimal but ok for me as I only had a daypack. Walls are thin so talking can be heard from other rooms. Courtyard was nice, had breakfast out there.

  • Vikky, December

    90% average
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    - Nice hostel but do have the following notes - - The Dorm rooms are pretty small so not much room to put your things - In the Dorm rooms there is no individual light for your room, it is a shared light between rooms and also can get a bit noisy as the partition between the rooms doesn't go right up to the roof.

  • Karina, December

    92.5% average
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    Very friendly and helpful!

  • Donald, December

    95% average
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    We arrived very late and left early, so we didn't even get to meet our host, but we're very thankful they held our room.

  • Kristine, December

    85% average
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    The staff were very nice, and the rooms very clean. The giant TV was a winner. We had a lovely courtyard out the back where we had dinner. The manager was very helpful. Overall, it was a pleasant experience for us. Carys

  • Matheus, December

    95% average
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  • NICOLE, December

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  • Peter, December

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  • David, December

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  • xiangping, December

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  • Fiona, November

    90% average
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  • Valeria, November

    92.5% average
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  • Susan, November

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    I love this YHA, this was a return visit and hopefully there are more in my future. A great place to break up to SA-VIC trip and a lovely, clean, well staffed and perfectly placed YHA.

  • david, November

    85% average
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  • walter, November

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    Great and very friendly staff. very knowledgeable of local and surrounding areas Cleanliness is of the highest standard.Hostel is in a very quiet area with many eating places to choose from.Great beaches and plenty of walks local. Children very welcome.My wife and i have stayed here a number of times.

  • Angelika, November

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

  • ingrid, November

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  • Chris, November

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

  • Katie, November

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    Wonderful characteristic. Highly recommended.

  • Kate, November

    70% average
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  • Geoffrey, 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

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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!

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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