Phillip Island YHA

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Phillip Island YHA

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.


  • Sleeps 155 guests
  • Multi-share dorms
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Group bookings
  • Rent-a-YHA exclusive use


  • Self-Catering Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Rooftop Deck
  • Balcony with BBQ
  • Ping Pong Table & Games
  • TV Room with Xbox
  • Air conditioning
  • Onsite Cafe/Restaurant
  • Tour desk
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-Fi Plus available)
  • Surfboard Hire
  • Bike Hire
  • Free Parking


  • Beach
  • Surfing (onsite surfboard hire)
  • Islantis Surf Experience
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Bushwalking/Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Motor Sports
  • Boat Cruises to the Seals & Around the Island
  • Fishing
  • Cycling (onsite bike hire)
  • Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
  • Winery Tours
  • Wildlife Tours


90% customer rating, based on 477 reviews
  • The staff were very friendly & helpful. I enjoyed staying in the hostel - colourful, airy, nice, welcoming feeling in the place.
    Polly J 30/12/2017
  • Really enjoyed stopping at this hostel. Free parking, great location, relaxed atmosphere
    Jade S 28/12/2017
  • Friendly staff and knowledgeable of the local area and attractions. Will stay again. Thank you.
    Shannon R 24/12/2017
  • Great place, super cafe underneath. Very modern, no complaints
    Colin W 30/08/2017
  • well located, nice equipment, friendly
    LAILA A 19/07/2017
  • The place was very good and cozy. Very conveniently placed close to the stores. Breakfast very good.
    Nicky S 6/07/2017
  • Perfect for what we wanted. Great location, Great room thanks Really enjoyed it
    Rossini P 13/06/2017
  • Very clean, well equipped kitchen and very friendly & helpful staff!
    Simon H 8/06/2017
  • Friendly staff, modern and very clean and spacious facilities.
    Carol H 7/04/2017
  • Very friendly reception staff. Excellent bedroom and kitchen facilities.
    Edward J 18/02/2017


Address: The Big Wave Complex, 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Road Newhaven
Phillip Island,
State: VIC, 3925
Phone: 03 5956 6123
Hostel Manager: Larson Henderson
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

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.

Check in 1PM - 5PM; 9AM - 12PM
Check out until 10:00am daily