Port Fairy YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Regular trains run from Southern Cross Station to Warrnambool. From Warrnambool station, catch the connecting bus to Port Fairy. The bus stop outside the Port Fairy Visitor Centre is 300m from the hostel.

    Getting here by bus

    Buses from Melbourne, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Mt Gambier, Grampians and Apollo Bay stop at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre. The bus stop is located 300m from the hostel. 

    Call the hostel directly for information on timetables.


    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Griffiths Island
    • Port Fairy Lighthouse
    • Tower Hill State Game Reserve
    • Heritage village walk (70 historic buildings)
    • Fresh Local Seafood Dining

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Cycling including the local rail trail
    • Art Galleries & Antique Shopping
    • The shipwreck Trail Walk
    • Whale Watching
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Cruises around the bay & to the Seals
    • Surfing & Surf Lessons
    • Swimming
    • Fishing & Fishing Charters

    Find us...

    Address: 8 Cox Street
    Port Fairy , VIC 3284
    Email: portfairy@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5568 2468
    Hostel Manager: Alison & Kadir Zehir
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Port Fairy YHA

    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 and wander the wide streets lined with quaint nineteenth century cottages including our own YHA!

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

    Kick back and experience all charming Port Fairy has to offer today!

    Please provide your contact information in the Comments and Arrival time field when booking online.


    • Sleeps 50 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Self-Catering Kitchen
    • Communal Lounge with TV
    • Pool Table
    • Open Fireplace
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Laundry
    • Parking
    • BBQ With Outdoor Courtyard
    • Free Fishing Gear & Boogie Board Hire
    • Bicycle Hire


    • Griffith Island
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Galleries & Museums
    • Restaurants & Cafes
    • Whale & Wildlife Watching
    • Boat Cruises on the bay & to the seals
    • Beach
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Fishing
    • Golfing


    84% customer rating, based on 917 reviews
    • I love this hostel; great location, friendly and very comfortable.
      Leigh B May 2017
    • Great location. Lovely host. Highly recommended
      Andrew G May 2017
    • The hostel and hostel owners were lovely and very helpful.
      Laura G May 2017
    • Definitely one of the better hostels that I've stayed in a while very good 10 out of 10
      Ezra L February 2017
    • The hostel managers are very friendly and accommodating.
      Patrick K February 2017
    • A wonderful hostel within walking distance of almost all of the attractions Port Fairy has to offer.
      Scott C February 2017
    • It is a nice cosy place, close to the town center and the beaches.
      Karl B January 2017
    • Staff was so so friendly! Great location, Port Fairy is a magical place to visit.
      Jennifer K January 2017
    • always a pleasure to stay at Port Fairy YHA
      Ellen F May 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 8 Cox Street
    Port Fairy , VIC 3284
    Email: portfairy@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5568 2468
    Hostel Manager: Alison & Kadir Zehir
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    9:00am to 11:00am and 5:00pm to 10:00pm (peak)

    9:00am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 9:00pm (off peak)

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

    Check in from 5:00pm daily; if arriving outside of office hours please call the hostel first.
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Port Fairy

    Enjoy historic buildings, antiques and art galleries, shops, good food and popular music festivals. See the Australian wildlife at Tower Hill, walk to the lighthouse to see the mutton birds (summer) and view the whales and seals nearby. Port Fairy has all this and more located nearby to the hostel.

    Mingle with the locals! Port Fairy YHA is located close to four great pubs in the town centre. Watch closely as the sun goes down for great viewing opportunities of the beautiful Australian wildlife.

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