Phillip Island YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    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.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Penguin Parade
    • Phillip Island Nature Park
    • The Nobbies Centre
    • Koala Conservation Centre
    • Churchill Island

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Islantis Surf Experience
    • A Maze 'N Things
    • Helicopter tours
    • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
    • Motor Sport Events
    • Winery Tours
    • Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
    • Bike Hire
    • Scenic Cruises
    • Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
    • Surfing (onsite surfboard hire)
    • Kayaking
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Fishing

    Find us...

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

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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.



    • 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



    87% customer rating, based on 405 reviews
    • Friendly staff, modern and very clean and spacious facilities.
      Carol H May 2017
    • Very friendly reception staff. Excellent bedroom and kitchen facilities.
      Edward J February 2017

    Find us...

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

    Opening times

    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 from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Newhaven, Phillip Island

    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 Australia’s annual MotoGP.

    Phillip Island is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and those on a budget. Our top free things to do include -


    • Walk Cape Woolamai Trail. This two hour walk takes you to the islands highest point and is very picturesque. Starting at Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving carpark you will walk along beautiful Woolamai beach, past the old granite quarry, through the islands largest shearwater bird rookery and get a great view of the rock formation the Pinnacles.  Be on the lookout for migrating whales between June and October!
    • Feed the pelicans. See these beautiful and funny birds get excited over a free lunch at midday every day at San Remo near the jetty. As a bonus a family of giant stingrays that live near the jetty often make an appearance hoping for scraps!
    • Explore Nobbies Centre. Nobbies Centre showcases everything that is wonderful about the Australian Fur Seal. Although you have to pay to take a boat ride out to the Seal Rocks the beautiful boardwalk walk is free and home to magnificent views. 
    • Go for a surf. The island is famous for it's amazing beach breaks. Whether your a beginner or a pro our friendly front desk staff can give you all the tips on the best breaks for you.

    Experience amazing Phillip Island for yourself today!


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