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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: 90%
Condition of Facilities: 82%
Efficiency of Service: 88%
Friendliness of Staff: 94%
Location: 95%
Overall Atmosphere: 88%
Security and Safety: 87%
Value for money: 89%
700 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Jordan, May

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    The staff were really lovely and it felt like a home from home.

  • Peter, May

    97.5% average
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    Allison made us very welcome.

  • Gillian, May

    97.5% average
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    Great place to stay in a very interesting, lovely sea-side country town.

  • Patrick, April

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    Stayed here in a private room with partner and three kids...Great place, very friendly staff... good value.

  • Debbie, April

    85% average
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    It was good for a family, well priced and enough space for the 6 of us. Kitchen was good and it is in a quiet location but within a couple of minutes walking to the main shops.

  • Anthea, April

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    Amazing location, amazing hostel, amazing staff. Would highly recommend.

  • Anita, April

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    I highly recommend Port Fairy Hostel for its heritage atmosphere and the local knowledge and hospitality of owners Alison and Kadir Zehir and its perfect location just a short walk from the town center.

  • John, April

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  • Giuseppe, April

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  • Marc-André, April

    55% average
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  • Emma, April

    60% average
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    Everything you need but very dated

  • Phil, April

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    Great location facilities and friendliness. What more do you need.

  • Heather, April

    92.5% average
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  • nev, April

    87.5% average
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    Staff member was very acommodating of my request to change rooms from an upstairs to a downstairs. This made my stay so much more enjoyable. Staff memeber was also knowledgable about local events and places to eat.

  • Reg, April

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    A very well run hostel

  • Henry, March

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    One can unwind, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and meet some friendly people.

  • Nastasia, March

    92.5% average
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  • Verity, March

    87.5% average
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  • andrea, March

    92.5% average
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  • Robert, March

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  • Janette, March

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    Lovely historic building located in great central position.

  • Stephen, March

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    I had the pleasure of staying three nights over the Labour Day long weekend. The hostel is centrally located with easy access to the festival, beaches, bars and restaurants. Great place to stay.

  • Marnie, February

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    Super nice staff, nice place and big and tidy kitchen. We liked it

  • Tobias, February

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  • Walter, February

    87.5% average
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  • robert, February

    82.5% average
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  • Claude, February

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  • Richard, February

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    have stayed here on four separate occasions after long trips and it has been like "coming home". I like the place very much. The nice little touch of fruit in the communal kitchen which was available to all was much appreciated.

  • David, February

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    Alison was friendly and extremely helpful. The facilities were clean, quiet and pleasant, and our stay was comfortable.

  • Naomi, February

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    I really liked staying at this hostel. It was a beautiful old character building right in downtown Port Fairy. The location couldn't have been better, the people staying there were lovely and the hosts were very kind and helpful. I was really impressed with the stay.

  • Anetta, February

    57.5% average
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    Heritage here means small, cramped rooms with walls super thin. You'd get much better value for money at more modern hostels. I also think it's outrageous you have to make your own beds.

  • Matthew, February

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    Awesome cute hostel! Lots of history. Very friendly host. Loved our stay, would stay again.

  • Gabby, February

    85% average
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    A beautiful hostel, with the most friendly people! Lovely, simple furnishings - somewhere to just relax and feel at home.

  • Terence, February

    75% average
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  • Ryan, February

    95% average
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    Great hostel. Room upgraded for free and the staff were incredibly friendly. Would definitely recommend if passing through Port Fairy. Definitely visit Griffith Island to see the wallabies.

  • 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

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  • Keryn, January

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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

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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

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  • Ivan, January

    67.5% average
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  • Vera, January

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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

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Port Fairy YHA

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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