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.

    Nearby

    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
    Email: phillipisland@yha.com.au
    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.

    Accommodation

    Facilities

    • 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

    Activities

    • 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

     

    Reviews

    89% customer rating, based on 436 Reviews
    • Great place, super cafe underneath. Very modern, no complaints
      93%
      Colin W August 2017
    • well located, nice equipment, friendly
      100%
      LAILA A July 2017
    • The place was very good and cozy. Very conveniently placed close to the stores. Breakfast very good.
      95%
      Nicky S September 2017
    • Perfect for what we wanted. Great location, Great room thanks Really enjoyed it
      100%
      Rossini P June 2017
    • Very clean, well equipped kitchen and very friendly & helpful staff!
      100%
      Simon H September 2017
    • Friendly staff, modern and very clean and spacious facilities.
      100%
      Carol H September 2017

    Find us...

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

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    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 the annual Australian MotoGP.

    Phillip Island is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and those on a budget. 

     

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