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Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge

Hotel Class
2 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
216 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Apollo Bay Harbour
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old Cable Station Museum
    3 min drive

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+64 9913 4658

    About this area

    Apollo Bay

    Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge is located in Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay Harbour and Great Ocean Road Waterfront are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Great Otway National Park and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Apollo Bay Harbour - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Old Cable Station Museum - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Skenes Creek Beachfront Park - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Great Otway National Park - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 155 min drive

    About this property

    Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge

    Hostel with free breakfast, near Apollo Bay Harbour
    This hostel features tour/ticket assistance, barbecues and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 10 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.
    Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge offers 10 forms of accommodation. This Apollo Bay hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.



    Check-in available 24 hours
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10 PM.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Payment types


    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Property is also known as

    • Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge
    • Backpackers Lodge
    • Apollo Bay Backpackers
    • Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge Great Ocean Road

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free nearby parking

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM

    Guest services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance


    • BBQ grill(s)

    Frequently asked questions

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Not far from beach.

    The person working there is on his own. The outside needs cleaning and painting desperately. There's dirt, dead leaves, garbage and cigarette butts lying around outside. The place would be so much better with a good clean. The inside wasn't overly clean either; not as bad as the outside. Also there was no one there when we arrived and it took 2 hours for someone to show up. The bed wasn't made properly; no top sheet or pillow cases. They were given when requested. The place smelled of damp cigarette butts in certain places which turns me off completely.

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness

    Convinent and in expensive

    Average room but close to shops and 2 minutes from the beach


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Cheap stopover

    We arrived in the dark and were rather confused by the sign which said 'Otway' lodge. I had to call a number to get somebody to come and check us in, and he told me the backpacker lodge was no longer operating. I was confused as to whether I'd booked the right place. Room was clean, in a shared apartment with 2 bedrooms and all amenities, very good. The common room was a different story - very shabby, and a dismal breakfast. Fine for a cheap stop!


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Comfortable, with well equipped kitchen

    Friendly and helpful hotel manager. Kitchen had good facilities. There was a lounge and dining area in addition to the bedroom. Breakfast is do it yourself in a common area (Though welcome to take food back to the room instead). A range of cereals, bread, jam. Notices in the room and handbook about the need to clean, dry, and put away all crockery, or face extra cleaning fees felt a bit draconian. Internet was Ok, but is on a timer and only available for a few hours each day.

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