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  • Average customer ratings for this hostel

    • Average rating: 81%
    • Cleanliness: 76%
    • Condition of Facilities: 75%
    • Efficiency of Service: 80%
    • Friendliness of Staff: 87%
    • Location: 85%
    • Overall Atmosphere: 76%
    • Security and Safety: 88%
    • Value for money: 82%
    26 customers have rated this hostel.
  • Sovereign Hill Lodge YHA hostel is a cosy, original 1850's Goldrush Era building. Situated in a tranquil location facilities include a self-catering kitchen, television/common room, BBQ and deck. Near all the action your walking distance to Ballarat's main attractions including the Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum and Goldmining Township where you can experience how life really was like during Victoria's Gold Rush era.

     

  • Here are some of the satisfaction ratings we have received from previous guests:

    Ratings Guidelines

    Latest Reviews

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    Michael G, March 2015
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    Customer Rating92%
    PAO-HUA H, March 2015
    Very close to Sovereign Hill. A very good place to stay one night if you would like to visit Ballarat for two days. Ballarat is a good place to stay for more than one day besides Sovereign Hill, a lot of historic buildings and lovely countryside atmosphere!
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    Beverley M, March 2015
    I arrived 10pm. Had to call a security man to come and issue me my card to get in. Waited 25 mins and it was cold. I cannot understand why I couldn't just collect the envelope myself and enter the hostel, which has been usual at other hostels I have stayed. I love the affordability of hostels but this one has no lounge area just a kitchen and no separate toilet - annoying if someone in shower.
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    Kate J, February 2015
    Only person there, so had the place to myself. The bedroom was clean & tidy but the common room could do with some TLC. Good TV. Need some more pots & microwave items. Bathrooms fair; taps need new washers, good hot shower. Backyard very dilapidated.
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    Peter B, February 2015
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    Customer Rating90%
    wouter v, January 2015
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    Colleen B, January 2015
    Generally a great little hostel but in need of a thorough clean and maintenance (carpet in room dirty, windows and ledges coated with dust, flyscreens fallen off). Bed linen supplied was crisp and clean. Access to the park excellent.
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    John R, January 2015
    The rooms and overall hostel tired and neglected. One central kitchen eating space with tv which would be very difficult when all rooms occupied as one small table and four chairs only to service four family rooms
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    Customer Rating98%
    Ivan L, December 2014
    Its the cheapest Accomdation I found. Great location, good service, and appliances in hostel include microwave, electric stove, fridge. The only complaint I have was the blankets made my skin felt itchy if you didn't spread it on top of the sheet.
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    Jamie F, November 2014
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    Ann W, October 2014
    The YHA provided all that I needed for a comfortable night. The kitchen/dining area in the centre of this small hostel made an enjoyable friendly environment.
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    Customer Rating92%
    Marion S, October 2014
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    Customer Rating95%
    paul d, October 2014
    Great little hostel, well looked after, in a quiet location.
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    Customer Rating52%
    Meredith W, October 2014
    Run by Comfort Inn but separate building, right away from motel. Cold with bare floors. Stark and uninviting. No TV remote. Holes in sheets. NO internet in hostel. Noisy in the morning - inside Sovereign Hill block. No other guests and it was unnerving being alone and isolated.
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    Customer Rating95%
    Wei-Kan L, October 2014
    The hostel was really hard to find at night, especially the map is incorrect! On the map, it is on Magpie St between Bradshaw St and Gladstone St but it is actually south of Gladstone St about 100 meters and managed by Comfort Inn. Other than that the experience was pretty nice.
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    Megan S, September 2014
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    Yukiko S, August 2014
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    Customer Rating72%
    Belinda M, July 2014
    It's basic but fine and has everything you need for a short stay. No lounge area, but a communal kitchen/dining area in the middle of the four bedrooms. The facilities are tired (stained carpet) but clean and a more than adequate for an overnight stay.
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    Customer Rating68%
    Daniel C, July 2014
    Room could do with a good clean and vacuum. Beds not made. Sheets clean but blankets had other people's hairs on them. Bathroom was okay.
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    Customer Rating68%
    John D, June 2014
    Broken kitchen drawers, lack of bedroom heating. Find it hard to believe it is a 150 year old building as claimed on your web site