YHA Port Elliot

YHA Port Elliot and Sustainability

YHA Port Elliot 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

Help protect the environment

With a donation of $2, you can help fund sustainability projects to reduce the environmental footprints of both our properties and our travellers.

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).

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.