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Batemans Bay YHA Shady Willows Caravan Park
Corner Old Princes Highway and South Street
Batemans Bay 2536
Phone: (+612) 4472 4972
Fax: (+612) 4472 4045
Manager: Francis McLaughlin and Brent Bruen
8 am to 9pm
1 km to stop. Daily services operate to/from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
20 km to airport at Moruya
Free pick-up available, please call ahead.
Nice staff, old school DVD player for relaxing at night, great common room, good kitchen set up, nice setting surrounded by native birds, close to town centre, all very easy.
S M. (May 2014)
Nice, secure hostel.
Sarah P. (April 2014)
Hostel is ok, they have a good system with dishes and cups by assign a designated set to you on arrival.
Kaye C. (March 2014)
Caravan was really old and not so clean. Isolation was very bad, we were freezing. Bathroom was ok. Room LH is too little, looks like a prison cell.
Roberto A. (September 2013)
Nice atmosphere, nice people, very clean. We really enjoyed our stay and it is a really good value!!
Lucie P. (April 2013)
A lovely location with a great atmosphere, a definite must if you want to unwind for a few days! The staff here are so friendly and helpful and make you feel right at home!
rachel h. (March 2013)
A nice small hostel, with very friendly staff!
Christian D. (January 2013)
nice place,room very pleasant and king size
garden full of parrots! super
PHILIPPE D. (December 2012)
The tiny heater worked very well!
Sarah S. (July 2012)
We opted for a caravan as our "room" and though it was obviously past its prime, it was certainly adequate, clean and lovely and quiet. The only drawback was the distance from the loos and showers but the comfortable common area and clean k
Adam M. (April 2012)
Batemans Bay is one of the most popular seaside towns on the NSW South Coast. The YHA hostel is situated in a camping/caravan park surrounded by trees and gardens and an easy stroll to town and beaches for backpackers. Homely, clean and friendly hostel with a large kitchen and outside deck. Swimming pool, BBQ, laundry facilities, free tea/coffee.
Trips are available from the YHA to Pebbly Beach where you can laze around with kangaroos. Heaps of bushwalking in national parks and state forests. Swim on beautiful beaches, cruise the Clyde River, experience sea kayaking, dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, diving or learn to surf. Shops, pubs and cinema all within walking distance.
2 pubs and 3 clubs with easy walking distance.
900 metres to the nearest food store
BB is a nice little town. There are a few bars and restaurants around town and on the esplanade, we ate an excellent Thai meal and lovely food at Mariners. You can get a Courtesy Bus from the RSL to the hostel or grab a cab at the rank which is centrally located and a good drop-off point. There is a fun open-air club which closes at 12. The beaches are lovely, though the best ones are a dive away.
5% off jet ski & kayak hire
Ph: 02 4472 5649 or 0410 526 594
$4 off entry
Ph: 02 4474 2123
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)