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No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
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rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
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From Melbourne, catch the train from Southern Cross Station to Ararat. From Ararat, catch the bus heading towards Warrnambool. Get off at Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre. The hostel is 1.2km away.
Catch the bus from Ararat to Warrnambool and get off at the stop at the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre. The hostel is 1.2km away.
Tours also run to the Grampians, have a look at our travels and tours section to see what's available.
Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable eco-certified hostel that has been architecturally designed with the environment in mind. Situated in Halls Gap at the doorway to the beautiful Grampians National Park this hostel is the ideal base for your nature getaway and even has wild kangaroos relaxing right next to the hostel!
The hostel has all the features and more you need for an amazing stay including free on-site car and coach parking, two self-catering kitchens, two guest lounges with cosy wood fire heaters, a pool table, free Wi-Fi hotspot and a herb garden.
Our friendly hostel Managers are always happy to help with the local’s insider knowledge on all the best hikes and activities. So what are you waiting for! Book your bed today experience the magic of the Grampians for yourself.
Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.
8:30am to 10:30am and 5:00pm to 8:30pm (winter)
8:30am to 10:30am and 5:00pm to 9:30pm (summer)
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
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The Grampians was made for city getaways! Halls Gap in the Grampians mountain range is the perfect destination for both travellers on a budget and those looking for the ultimate nature adventure.
Grampians Eco YHA is walking distance from some of the areas best hikes and most spectacular views including the Venus Baths Loop which takes you past delightful rockpools, the Grand Canyon Loop with its impressive rock formations and the awe inspiring vistas found on both the Pinnacle and the Chatauqua Peak walk. Travel a little further afield and see the amazing Mackenzie Falls, the area's best waterfall.
Feeling even more adventurous? The region is also one of Australia's best rock climbing areas. Halls Gap has two rock climbing companies who can show beginners the ropes or help the more the experienced climber discover the area's best lines. If you prefer being a little closer to the ground you can also explore the region via horse back and or go on a kayaking adventures
No visit to Halls Gap is complete without checking out the Brambuk Cultural Centre. The centre showcases the areas extensive aboriginal history with the region itself having the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia.
After all that adventure indulge in a meal at one of the local restaurants or why not relax at Grampians Eco YHA with a glass of the regions delicious wine in front of the wood fire heater, swap stories over a game of pool and watch the wild kangaroos grazing on the hostel lawn right in front of your eyes.
To make the most of your stay in the region check out Points of interest Apollo Bay Eco YHA to Grampians Eco YHA.