Backpacker Hostels in Phillip Island, Australia

1 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Phillip Island

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"…The design of the kitchen area and the dining spaces is fabulous. It is airy and built for interaction with friends or soon to be friends. Big chunky oversized sofas dot social spaces, magazines … More
from $16.10

Campsites in Phillip Island

"…One of the best! - I and my teenage children had a seven-week odyssey to Down Under during late Spring and Summer 2006. Our very first hostel was here, which I had reserved for one night only upon … More

Backpacker Hostels in Phillip Island, Australia

1 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $35.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Phillip Island (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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Phillip Island, on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, is a spectacular place to visit -- it is equipped with some of the most amazing wildlife and is abuzz with things to see and do. The top of the list of things to do is the Penguin Parade. It is a good idea to stop off at the visitor center, which is just off to the left after you cross the bridge onto the island. You can purchase your Penguin Parade tickets here; it is best to get in early. It is quite a magnificent sight to watch up to a thousand little penguins run up the beach and into their burrows every night at sunset.

The Nobbies Centre is also good for a visit -- seals frequent the rocks around this area, so you may see some lazing about. There is a koala sanctuary with treetop walks that allow you to get up close to the koalas in the trees as they lounge about, sleep, and eat. And then there is also the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, containing only Australian animals. There is a section with free-roaming emu and kangaroos -- you get a free feed bag upon entry so you can feed the kangaroos and get up close and personal and pet them. At Churchill Island, you can get a feel for how Australian farms were run -- there are exhibitions on old-school farming techniques such as blacksmithing.

The largest town on Phillip Island is Cowes, where all Phillip Island hostels are located. Here you will find a large supermarket and most of the other amenities that you will need. Getting to and around the island without one is very difficult and you won't get the most out of the experiences to be had here on the island. Given that there are so many things to see and do, be prepared to spend a couple of days here if you want to get around it all, and the visitor center will have information on what to see, where everything is, and how to get there.

Written by local expertz for Phillip Island

Written by local expertz for Phillip Island Globetrotter

Phillip Island 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 Phillip Island, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $36
Average private room price $124
Cheapest Hostel in Phillip Island Hostel Phillip Island YHA – The Island Accommodation with $36.5
Most Phillip Island hostels are located in Newhaven
Average rating of all hostels 8.9

FAQ about Phillip Island Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Newhaven (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Emerald (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Oakleigh (66 Km / 41 mi.)
Glen Waverley (68 Km / 42 mi.)
Melbourne (78 Km / 48 mi.)
Torquay (81 Km / 50 mi.)
Brunswick (83 Km / 52 mi.)

Travel Tips for Phillip Island - from the Community

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