YHA Port Fairy

  • Wildlife watching at Tower Hill
    Wildlife watching at Tower Hill
  • See the sun set at the Passage
    See the sun set at the Passage
  • Go surfing with Go Surf
    Go surfing with Go Surf

About YHA Port Fairy

This charming fishing village is a must see. Port Fairy is located at the end of the iconic Great Ocean Road and is one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria. Watch the fishermen unload their catch for the day, laze on the beach, learn to surf or stand up paddleboard with Go Surf and wander the wide streets lined with quaint nineteenth century cottages including our own YHA! 

Please provide your contact information when booking online. Cancellation is 48 hours before arrival date.

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

Linen & individual bed lights | Fan & heater | Access to kitchen & BBQ courtyard | Shared bathroom (ensuite with King room only)


Self contained Cabin including lounge & garden with BBQ area

Co-living Rooms

All co-living rooms include:

Linen & individual bed lights with powerpoint | Fan & heater | Access to kitchen & BBQ courtyard


Stables room with small lockers

*Guests must be over 18 years of age to stay in a co-living room

Family Rooms

Family rooms include:

1 King bed or 2 single beds & 2 sets of bunk beds

  • Shared Bathroom (4 bed Family room)
  • Private Bathroom (6 bed Family room only)
  • Fan and heater


  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Communal lounge with TV
  • Pool table
  • Gas fireplace
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • BBQ in outdoor courtyard
  • Free fishing gear
  • Free boogie board hire
  • Bicycle hire
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas

YHA Port Fairy features

  • A piece of Victorian history and former home to the town founder, YHA Port Fairy is one of the oldest heritage buildings in the seaside town.
  • Ideally located, the property is walking distance to the town centre, lovely restaurants serving fresh locally caught seafood, beautiful beaches and picturesque Griffith Island Lighthouse.
  • The YHA is your comfortable home away from home with an open fire place, pool table, cosy rooms, free Wi-Fi in common areas, friendly managers and free boogie board and fishing gear hire. 

Reviews of YHA Port Fairy

  • "Brilliant! We loved the homey touches and welcoming atmosphere of the place ...comfortable , clean, well equipped kitchen and gorgeous courtyard garden. Jess the manager was very helpful and friendly." - Kim
  • "Friendly, homey well-kept historic hostel in idyllic fishing village. This is my favourite hostel in Australia, I’ve been going to it for years. The rooms in the premises are kept immaculately clean, and comfy and will set out. The kitchen is a wonderful space to not only cook but swap stories and travel advice with like-minded people. The hostel itself is situated perfectly within the town. One street away from a picturesque Moyne River with sailing and fishing boats, 10 mins walking is a turquoise swimming beach. Five minutes walk the other way is the town's main street, which offers scrumptious meals, general provisions and delicious ice cream. The hostel itself has a mixture of family, double and single rooms as well as dorm rooms, all our beautifully kept and very comfortable. The hostel boasts 1840’s grandeur - a large Victorian lounge room is cosy and comfortable and a great place to meet other travellers." - Jennifer


For over 80 years, YHA Australia has been a safe and inclusive place for travellers from all walks of life. Guests are required to abide by YHA's house rules when staying at our properties.

Our location...

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, the Eastern Maars Peoples of the Gunditjmara Nation. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Gunditjmara Country

Address: 8 Cox Street
Port Fairy,
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State: VIC, 3284
Email: portfairy@yha.com.au
Phone: (+61) 0486 048 925
Hostel Manager: Jessica Gardner
Payment: MasterCard,Visa

Opening Times

Hostel Open all year

10am-11am & 4pm-5pm | Out of hours arrivals: contact property for alternative arrangements.

Check in 3pm-7pm
Check out until 10am

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 3,000 hostels across 59 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.