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Phillip Island YHA

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    Head to the beach!

Phillip Island YHA

Due to the shared nature of the facilities at YHA properties, YHA requires all guests to provide proof of vaccination. A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practices. More information can be found here.

Please check the government’s Covid guidelines for regional victoria before travelling here. Please BYO Mask and expect to wear it within the property common areas, as well as to sanitise your hands upon entry. You will require valid identification and proof of your current address in order to check-in. 

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 traveller hostel offers funky comfortable lounges, gourmet-style kitchen areas, free Wi-Fi hotspot, large balconies and a rooftop deck while still being environmentally friendly. 

Look over the map of Phillip Island to see some of the things you can do on Phillip Island. Fancy having the place to yourself? Head here for information on exclusive use bookings.

Please note: The kitchen area and TV Room are open from 6.30 am until 10.45 pm.

A 2-night minimum stay is required for public holidays, special events, and peak periods.

A 5-night minimum stay is required for MotoGP.

Private Room

All private rooms include:

  • Linen, fans and heaters
  • TV & DVD player
  • Access to kitchen, rooftop deck & balcony with BBQ
  • Access to ping pong tables & TV room with Xbox

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Premium Wi-Fi

Co-living Rooms

All co-living rooms include:

  • Linen, fans, heaters & lockers 
  • Access to kitchen, rooftop deck & balcony with BBQ
  • Access to ping pong tables & TV room with Xbox

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Premium Wi-Fi

Family Room

Family rooms include:

  • 1 Queen bed, 1 single bed & 1 set of bunk beds
  • Linen provided 
  • Fan and heater

Optional Extras:

  • Wifi


  • 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

More about Phillip Island

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. 


94% customer rating, based on 809 reviews
  • Lovely vibes and great facilities, had a great stay!
    Mercedes G 3/02/2021
  • Great location and customer service
    Michelle S 28/11/2020
  • Brand new facilities, good location, friendly staff, clean and tidy.
    Luiz H 26/06/2020
  • It is safe and clean. I was hoping to use common areas but due to restrictions it was closed and I have been informed after I booked.
    Ozan D 21/06/2020
  • We loved our stay at the YHA! We especially loved the receptionist Kathy! The best lady ever, so much fun and very informative.
    Connie P 7/06/2020
  • Excellent atmosphere, good facilities and very clean.
    Mark S 17/02/2020
  • I think is a little expensive. But its super clean and tidy
    Matilde F 2/02/2020
  • Last minute booking, great value
    Dave B 22/01/2020
  • Great hostel. Great location. Only criticism would be possibly on the expensive side due to this time of year. Other times of the year great value.
    Kent G 5/01/2020
  • Excellent budget accommodation
    Lisa C 3/01/2020
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Our location...

Address: The Big Wave Complex, 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Road Newhaven
Phillip Island,
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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 2PM
Check out until 10:00am daily
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YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.