Hostel in Geelong, Australia

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Get to know Geelong (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 Geelong. To help you make friends with Geelong before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

Geelong is the second-largest city in the state of Victoria and you will find much to see and do while you are here. If nature tickles your fancy, you will love taking a trip down to Eastern Beach for a swim and a relaxing day. From there you can take a stroll through the Geelong Botanic Gardens, which is home to species of plants from around the world, or take a trip out to the You Yangs. The You Yangs is home to some great hiking and impressive views. It is also not far from the Serendip Sanctuary where you will find a range of different habitats from the wetlands and get to explore that flora and fauna within it.

For a bit of culture, you can head on down to the Waterfront Geelong and enjoy the new developments and the hip restaurants, cafes, and bars along the water. The Geelong Art Gallery is home to some outstanding Australian artwork and is also well worth a visit. For those really wanting to get into the Aussie culture, you can head on over to Kardinia Park to watch the Geelong Cats football team play at their home stadium if it is during the AFL season.

Geelong is only a short distance from the beginning of the Great Ocean Road drive and is a great place to explore before setting off on this journey from here.

Hostels in Geelong are located scattered on or around the Ryrie Street area close to Eastern Beach. Your hostel staff should be able to point you in the direction of anything that you may need and to the different attractions from here.

Written by local enthusiast for Geelong hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Geelong hostels Globetrotter

FAQ about Geelong Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Geelong. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Geelong. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Geelong, Australia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Geelong, Australia.

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Your Packing List for Geelong

Your Packing List for Geelong

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Geelong and Australia.

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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Geelong Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Geelong, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Geelong
Irish Murphy's Hostel is the best rated
7.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Geelong - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Geelong. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Geelong. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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