3 Hostels in Apollo Bay, Australia

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Get to know Apollo Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Apollo Bay. To help you make friends with Apollo Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Apollo Bay is also named and spelled Great Ocean Road - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Apollo Bay is situated in Colac Otway Shire, Victoria, Australia. A quiet, pretty seaside town of about 2,000 people, Apollo Bay is along the Great Ocean Road and is a common place of stay for travelers and backpackers. Apollo Bay is one of the smaller places along the road, and is a great place to relax for a day or two if you have the time. Apollo Bay was founded in the early 19th century.

There is a good selection of Apollo Bay hostels, the prices are reasonable, and the quality of lodging is generally very nice. However, take into account the fact that in the high season (midsummer, December-January being the most busy time), it is highly recommended to book ahead. The Great Ocean Road and towns along it become packed with people and tour buses during that time of year.

When staying at an Apollo Bay hostel most of the entertaining activities involve the sea. Sailing is a favorite pastime, and surfing is also good in the area. Golf and "Aussie Footie" (Australian Football) are also a part of people's free time here. The town center is very compact and makes for a great walk, and you can truly feel the relaxed atmosphere and the nice attitude of the people in this small, relaxed town.

Apollo Bay hostels are also convenient places to stay when the city hosts festivals, of which the most known are the Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Sports Festival. Check ahead for details and ticket prices / booking.

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Written by local enthusiast for Apollo Bay hostels Miika

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Port Campbell Port Campbell (61 Km / 38 mi.)
Torquay Torquay (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Geelong Geelong (91 Km / 56 mi.)

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Travel Tips for Apollo Bay - from the Community

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I go to Apollo Bay each year and I love it. The local bakery is great! No matter where you stay, you'll never want to leave!

Hello my name is Bob

I thought that Apollo Bay was great. I never wanted to leave. It was good that everyone's friendly.


I haved visited Apollo Bay many times and I can honestly say that the town is only getting better. There are plenty of nice cafes and restaurants in the area (La Bimba is a personal favourite) and accommodation is easy to find. Also, it it a great place to base yourself if you wish to see the sights along the Great Ocean Road. If you're travelling with a group of friends, then I would recommend staying in a self-contained cabin in one of the caravan parks. By sharing the costs, it can be quite cheap.


I have visited Apollo Bay many times and I would like to recommend to EVERYONE that they must try one of the delicious treats from the local bakery. The food is excellent and the staff are delightful.


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Your Packing List for Apollo Bay

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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