Port Elliot YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Interstate trains arrive at Keswick Station in Adelaide, only 90 kms from the Port Elliot Beach House Hostel.

    Getting here by bus

    Only 400m to the bus stop, Stateliner buses arrive in Port Elliot (on the Fleurieu Peninsula) from Adelaide 4 times daily from Monday to Friday, twice on Saturdays and once on Sundays. Travel time is approximately 1.5-2 hours.

    Nearest airport

    Interstate and international planes arrive at Adelaide Airport, 90km from the Port Elliot Beach House Hostel.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Horseshoe Bay
    • Fleurieu Peninsula
    • Boomer Beach
    • Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum
    • Harbourmaster's Walking Trail

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Flying Fish Cafe 
    • McLaren Vale Wine Region
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides
    • Whale Watching Tours
    • Goolwa Wharf Markets
    • Harbourmaster's Walking Trail
    • Encounter Marine Park

    Find us...

    Address: 13 The Strand
    Port Elliot, SA 5212
    Email: portelliot@yha.com.au
    Phone: (08) 8554 1885
    Hostel Manager: Richard and Anthea Gilroy
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Port Elliot YHA

    Great Port Elliot Beach House Accommodation! 

    Port Elliot Beach House YHA, on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, is in a breezy, historic building. It offers very comfortable budget accommodation, with shared dorms, double/twin and family rooms.

    The hostel has 270-degree views and a selection of beaches suitable for swimming, surfing, fishing and walking are just a short stroll across the road.

    A self-catering kitchen and spacious lounge/dining area provide plenty of options for relaxing, unwinding and breathing in the sea air.

    **NEW ENSUITE ROOMS - Due to popular demand, we've gotten busy and are now offering FIVE sparkly new ensuited private rooms - making paradise even more comfortable!



    • Barbeque
    • Bicycles
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Video


    • 4WD tours
    • Beach
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Flying
    • Swimming
    • Whale Watching


    98% customer rating, based on 945 reviews
    • A fantastic hostel, a beautiful location. Very well run! Thanks to the amazing, helpful and very friendly managers.
      Clarissa S March 2017
    • Great location and very friendly and comfortable hostel.
      Keith B March 2017
    • This is still the most amazing hostel!
      Val I March 2017
    • love the Port Elliot Beach house. the old stone building is warm and friendly.The vegi garden is tended and the views from the verandah ,balconies and many of the rooms glimpse the sea.Their are steps and walks to the shore rocks and ocean.There is also a great pub a few metres down the road.Too easy..I will be back,over and again ,many thanks !
      suzanne F March 2017
    • felt welcome from the moment i walked in - great hostel!
      Michael M March 2017
    • Awesome place to stay on a budget close to the beach great for a weekend getaway.
      Christopher T March 2017
    • The best hostel in Australia - you have to stay there at least for 1 night!!!
      Virginia E February 2017
    • Best hostel we have ever stayed in. Brilliant location, 2 mins from beach.Beautiful old building with fabulous views across the bay from the balcony. Very clean with an extremely helpful manager who has created a hostel with a great atmosphere.
      Caroline I February 2017
    • Great location above a good swimming beach with surf life savers, great building, with clean facilities. Cool on hot days. Great hosts, friendly, efficient and embracing. I booked for four days and stayed a week.
      Mike K February 2017
    • My daughter and I love this hostel; perfect location, welcoming manager and friendly atmosphere, fun ping pong!
      Robyn B February 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 13 The Strand
    Port Elliot, SA 5212
    Email: portelliot@yha.com.au
    Phone: (08) 8554 1885
    Hostel Manager: Richard and Anthea Gilroy
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:30am to 12:30pm and 4:00pm to 7:30pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 4:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Port Elliot

    Wander across the road from your comfy Port Elliot Beach House hostel accommodation to the beautiful Port Elliot beach, where you can surf, swim, kayak, or just relax!

    Spend hours whale-watching (winter months), go bike riding, explore the towns of Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, try sky-diving or ballooning!

    Take a daytrip to the McLaren Vale wine and produce region, or enjoy a meal at the beach-front Flying Fish Café.

    Heading to Kangaroo Island?  Port Elliot is just one hour's drive to the ferry and a great place to recharge your batteries before exploring the amazing island wilderness.

    Meet the locals at one of several fantastic pubs or restaurants, only a short walk from your Port Elliot Beach House accommodation. Meanwhile, the 'bright lights' of Victor Harbor nightlife is just a 10-minute drive or taxi ride away.

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    FREE things to do in Port Elliot

    1. Have a swim in the crystal clear waters of Port Elliot's pristine sandy beaches.
    2. Take a stroll along the esplanade and keep an eye out for whales.
    3. Enjoy great views on the harbour walk or the Port Elliot to Horseshoe Bay coastal track.
    4. Catch a local band at Hotel Elliot, just a 4 minute walk from Port Elliot YHA.
    5. The views from our front balcony are magical - don't miss seeing millions of stars on a clear night, or for the early risers, a beautiful morning sunrise.
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