I've been a YHA member for 30 years and have traveled extensively around the world and I have never stayed at such a wonderful place as the Grampians YHA. The lay out and planning is superb -- spotlessly clean with 1st class kitchens and a friendly atmosphere, which have left a lasting impression on me. This is definitely a place to stay if you are coming to Victoria.
Awesome hostel. Very clean, friendly, and social with excellent facilities (Plasma TV, big garden, Lounge) and free bicycles and herbs from their garden. Kangaroos and deer are running around free in the backyard. Friendly staff.
I only stayed here one night but I loved how organized and peaceful this place was. In the morning I could even see some wallabies! but most of all i loved the Places where you just could read a book or look a film. I loved this hostel, it was a very peaceful one. I would certainly come back! (by the was very nice facilities also.)
This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. It's very modern, clean and well equipped. I'll definitely stay here again.
Totally amazing. Fresh herbs and free-range eggs left free of charge by the lovely owners who were so friendly and helpful. I'd definitely stay there again and again. Beautiful setting, great hostel.
We've been two months in Australia and the YHA Eco-Hostel is the best of all!!! Quiet, extra-clean, great staff. The building is wonderful, everything is clean, great bathrooms, rooms are spacious, beds are real beds, and the kitchen is very well equipped. You'll love this hostel, and the Grampians are beautiful.
Annie and Alex from Quebec
This hostel was planned so intelligently it has two nice living rooms with fireplaces, two open and very, very clean kitchens and a "chicken-hilton." :-) The daily weather forecast is printed out every morning and staff are very helpful with finding hiking tracks and organized tours. Thanks for a very nice stay this is how a hostel must be. Go on like this, and you travelers keep it as it is.
Niki & Tobias from Munich
This hostel is beautiful. It is clean tidy and eco-friendly. The sleeping areas are quiet and it is pitch black at night. I would highly recommend this place.
Best hostel Ive experienced in Australia. It feels as new as it did when it was first opened.
I had a great stay at this hostel and definitely recommend it! Since I went in the fall/winter time it was nice and quiet which I loved and was a nice break from busy hostels and I didn't have to worry about noise from anyone. The owners are so kind and inviting and I hope I get to come back someday.
Perfect hostel to come back to after exploring a bit of the Grampians. Close to the bus stops too.
Loved our stay! Thanks for having us
This is the second time Ive stayed here, Id recommend to anyone for cleanliness and presentation. Nice open, light modern kitchen facilities and communal living areas. Close to lovely walks. Ill be coming back.
What a special few days in the Grampians. This hostel absolutely contributed to that. BJ and Tara are fantastic hosts and make you feel welcome from the get go. Fantastic facilities, two lounge rooms, two outdoor areas at the foot of the mountains. BJ and Tara take great pride in making sure everyone has a great stay and it definitely shows.
I will definitely be back :)
Great location. Lovely hosts.
Wow oh wow. This was a fabulous hostel. So close to walks and forests, with fresh eggs and herbs available, clean as a whistle, wood fires and comfy lounges. Staff (BJ and Tara (and Kujo!)) were super friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome. I have nothing negative to say about this hostel or my time during my stay here. Highly recommend it.
I was very impressed with my stay at the Grampians Eco YHA. The building and landscaping was pleasant and well cared for. The staff were reliable and welcoming. We werent used to the cold weather and it took us a little while to acclimatise to it. We had such a great time and this accommodation was the perfect.
Incredible hostel! Above and beyond. The common area is warm, comfortable and homely. My stay here was pleasant :)
Brilliantly designed, great location, spotlessly clean. Fantastic place to stay
Amazing hostel in the middle of the mountains! It was magic there and the people we met there were gorgeous! Best time ever!
Beautiful peaceful perfectly clean place. Loved my stay with my 8 year old.
Liked: It is great place to stay there. Didn't like: Nothing
Very quiet, very clean and amazing kitchen facilities.
Liked: It was well located and had a really comfortable atmosphere. Not too crowded and welcoming of families. Didn't like: Didn't really see the staff much. Nobody around to make suggestions on best things to do in the local area.
living room is very nice
Liked: Had a great time here! Love this place!!! Open Mic Night in the local pub was amazing! The best place in Australia for me... The ownercouple is really easy going and friendly,... NO other Germans in the hostel! :-) Didn't like: Nothing!!!
Liked: It was cosy & warmPeople were friendlyEverything needed was there,cooking facilities etc. Didn't like: Nothing
The stylish and comfortable Grampians Eco YHA backpacker’s hostel incorporates architecturally designed features that protect and compliment the beautiful environment of the Grampians, while providing guests with a truly unique travel experience. Situated in Halls Gap at the doorway to the Grampians National Park, the Grampians Eco YHA backpacker’s hostel is the ideal base for your nature getaway with the knowledge your bed doesn’t cost the earth!
The Grampians Eco YHA backpacker hostel facilities include a wood fire heater, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available), two guest lounges, two self-catering kitchens, free on-site car and coach parking, a TV room and outdoor BBQ area.
Various room types are available including 3 and 4 multi-share, twin/double and family rooms. Many of the rooms also have private balconies, with views of the Grampians National Park.
The Grampians National Park is thriving with native flora and fauna, and has some of the most spectacular views in the state. At dusk, head out to the hostels landscaped gardens and enjoy some wildlife spotting with the local kangaroos grazing right next to the hostel! The Grampians National Park is also home to Victoria’s best rock-climbing, and a great place to try abseiling, hiking, cycling and canoeing. Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the rich native Aboriginal culture and history of the Grampians National Park, and witness ancient rock art and cave drawings. Ask our friendly hostel Managers for the local’s insider knowledge including directions to the best short walks and nearby waterfalls.
The Grampians Eco YHA is also a Rent-a-YHA hostel, and can be hired exclusively for groups. Bookings can be made for either half the hostel, which sleeps up to 32 people, or the whole hostel which sleeps up to 64. Please contact the hostel manager for more information.
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Location and Contact
• This hostel is located on the Corner Buckler & Grampians Road, Halls Gap. • Bus tours run from Melbourne YHA hostels most days, call Melbourne Metro YHA on 03 9329 8599. • Alternatively daily PTV train from Melbourne to Ararat connects with local bus towards Warrnambool, which goes through Halls Gap. Contact PTV on 1800 800 007.
14-16 Grampians Road, corner of Buckler Road, Halls Gap, Grampians (The Grampian Mountains and Halls Gap),
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