Port Elliot YHA

Port Elliot YHA and Sustainability

Port Elliot YHA is committed to creating a more sustainable future, together. We aim to reduce our footprint through more sustainable practices including participating in Earth Hour and Clean up Australia Day each year, and a whole bunch more! Some of our commitments include:

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Energy reduction:

  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel
  • Motion sensor lighting in common areas
  • Use partial green energy from electricity supplier
  • Promotion of public transport including bike rental and free bike storage – the easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint!

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Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our 100% recycled paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, dead batteries and even organic waste for compost!
  • No plastic bottles or plastic bags on site, we only sell reusable
  • Onsite veggie garden so you can grab what you need  

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Water Saving:

  • Our showers and taps are 4 stars! 4 WELS stars that is… our toilets? They’re dual flush and our urinals are waterless for peak bathroom efficiency!
  • Drought resistant gardens not only do good, but they look good too

Did You Know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

How Can You Help?

Each time you book a bed online, you can choose to contribute $1 towards the Sustainable Hostel Fund.
By going green with YHA, you can help us turn our existing properties into eco-friendly hostels and be greenest hostel network in Australia.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

YHA is a member of Hostelling International
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