Apollo Bay Eco YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    V/Line services depart daily from Melbourne and drop off outside the Visitor Information Centre, 600m from the hostel. Call PTV 1800 800 007 for more information about bus services.


    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is located at 5 Pascoe Street, just one street back from the Great Ocean Road. There is on-site parking available.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • The Great Ocean Road
    • Great Otway National Park
    • Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary 
    • Cape Otway Lighthouse
    • 12 Apostles

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Rainforest & Waterfalls including Mait's Rest
    • Apollo Bay Fishing & Adventure Tours
    • Apollo Bay Hotel
    • Scenic Flight Tours
    • Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak
    • London Bridge 
    • Loch Ard Gorge
    • Bells Beach
    • Wild Koalas
    • The Great Ocean Walk

    Find us...

    Address: 5 Pascoe Street
    Apollo Bay, VIC 3233
    Email: apollobay@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5237 7899
    Hostel Manager: John & Gail Affleck
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Apollo Bay Eco YHA

    Stay warm, comfortable and connected this winter by relaxing in front of our wood fire heater with free Wi-Fi.

    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is the perfect hostel for your road trip along the famous Great Ocean Road. Have fun exploring the region kayaking with seals, swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking in the Otways Ranges or doing the Great Ocean Walk. Throughout the winter, you can spot whales along the Great Ocean Road as they migrate north. 

    Accommodation includes a wood heater, 2 lounges, 2 kitchens, free Wi-Fi hotspot, a rooftop deck with beautiful views and balconies for relaxing or cooking on the BBQ. Choose from a range of rooms including 4 person multi-share, twin/double and family rooms.  

    Enjoy your comfortable stay in the knowledge you're also doing your part for the environment. Apollo Bay Eco YHA is eco-certified and uses a range of energy and water saving techniques to reduce its impact on the environment while maintaining functionality and comfort. 

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.



    • Two Self-Catering Kitchens
    • Two Communal Lounges
    • Wood Fire Heater
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-Fi Plus available for purchase)
    • Free On-site Parking
    • Television Room
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Tour Desk
    • Barbeque
    • Shared Bathrooms


    • Surfing
    • Swimming (beach)
    • Fishing
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Horse riding
    • Windsurfing
    • Kayaking
    • Wildlife Watching
    • Restaurants & Cafes


    92% customer rating, based on 3139 Reviews
    • WE LOVED IT!!! Very modern, great facilities and perfect location. Years since I stayed in a Youth Hostel and what a pleasant surprise it was. Would definitely do it again.
      Maria D September 2017
    • The location is perfect with many restaurants and shops within 5 minutes walk. The hostel has a homely feel and such beautiful sceneries surrounding it. Staffs are friendly and nice.
      Connie L September 2017
    • Great facilities, awesome, friendly, caring staff, top place to stay.
      Rebecca M August 2017
    • Loved this hostel! Clean, quiet and good atmosphere.
      Susan S September 2017
    • I came for one night but liked it so stayed for three! Clean rooms, big log fire in the common area, friendly staff. Just a lovely atmosphere overall. I'm sure I'll be back!
      Cathryn H September 2017
    • Beautiful experience, thank you!
      Ilya B September 2017
    • Really great and well designed hostel. Spent the night talking to other travellers on a great soft sofa near a wood fire. Big, clean, cooking facilities and clean bathrooms.
      Tonia C June 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 5 Pascoe Street
    Apollo Bay, VIC 3233
    Email: apollobay@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5237 7899
    Hostel Manager: John & Gail Affleck
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:30am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 8:30pm

    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 11:00am daily

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     Eco Certified Nature Tourism      
    Things to do in Apollo Bay

    Apollo Bay is a nature lover's haven with deserted beaches, luscious, green rainforests, abundant wildlife and the amazing natural sights along the iconic Great Ocean Road drive.

    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is located midway along the Great Ocean Road making it the perfect base to explore all the famous drive has to offer. Must see sights include the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Hopetoun Falls, Mait's Rest rainforest walk and the wild koalas at Kennet River.

    The town of Apollo Bay has plenty of things to see and do including surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, horseback riding along the beach, hiking, paragliding, kayaking out to the seals and wildlife watching in Great Otway National Park.

    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is ideally situated within easy walking distance of the local cafes, restaurants and pubs. After sampling some of the fresh local produce relax by the hostels wood fire heater and watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace.

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    FREE things to do in Apollo Bay

    1. There's more to Great Otway National Park than just Mait's Rest. Explore Beech Forest, get lost among the towering California Redwoods, fly through the trees at the Otway Fly or visit a waterfall or two and enjoy the serenity.
    2. Cruise the Great Ocean Road and stop off at all the look out points - the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, London Bridge and the Grotto. If you're after smaller crowds and stunning photos, visit at sunrise for an amazing once in a lifetime experience.
    3. Apollo Bay has a great beach that is perfect for lazing about on. If lying on beach doesn't really appeal to you, hit the water and go swimming, snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding or enjoy a nice stroll on the sand.