V/Line buses depart from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Cowes frequently each day. The Newhaven bus stop is right outside the hostel.
Phillip Island is a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Take the Monash Hwy (M1) to Cranbourne exit, then South Gippsland Hwy (M420) to Bass Hwy (A420). Follow to San Remo. The hostel is just across the bridge onto Phillip Island in The Big Wave complex on the left.
The award-winning Phillip Island YHA hostel is your gateway to one of Australia’s most
famous islands. Located in Newhaven, the first town on the island, this
stylish, modern, purpose-built backpacker hostel offers funky comfortable
lounges, gourmet-style kitchen areas, free Wi-Fi hotspot, large balconies and a rooftop deck while
still being environmentally friendly.
There’s a great café next door for
breakfast and lunch and onsite surfboard and bike hire. Accommodation includes multi-share and family rooms, some
with ensuites, and group accommodation.
Home to the famous nightly parade of Little Penguins, Phillip Island
also offers a host of other attractions and events. The island’s natural beauty
and laid back lifestyle makes it the perfect place to relax. Visit the Koala
Conservation Centre, walk deserted beaches, explore the rugged coastline or
take a wildlife cruise. The island is also famous for its events including various motor sport meets and music festivals.
Look over the map of Phillip Island to see some of the things you can do while you stay here.
Summer: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Winter: 9:00am to 5:00pm
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
There's so much to see and do at Phillip Island! The island has lots of wildlife attractions including the world-famous nightly parade of the Little Penguins, the Koala Conservation Centre, the Nobbies Centre detailing everything there is to know about the Australian Fur Seals and Churchill Heritage Farm.
Phillip Island is also blessed with beautiful natural beaches, great surf breaks, rugged coastal views, great bushwalks and cute local cafes and restaurants. For the sports enthusiast the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a must see and is home to a busy motor sports event calendar including the annual Australian MotoGP.
Phillip Island is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and those on a budget.