Backpacker Hostels in Apollo Bay, Australia

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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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A hostel in Apollo Bay costs $32 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Apollo Bay costs $111. (based on price comparison)
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Apollo Bay Hostel Cheatsheet

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3 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$111 Average private room price
$29 Cheapest hostel in Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Backpackers is the cheapest
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

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