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 Port Campbell. To help you make friends with Port Campbell before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Port Campbell is a small coastal town situated on the famous "Great Ocean Road" on the southern coast of Australia in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful, scenic drive that is often included on the bucket list of many people. The most iconic landmark of the Great Ocean Road is the Twelve Apostles, which is just twelve kilometers east of Port Campbell, making Port Campbell a popular overnight stop to visit the nearby attractions.
There are various accommodation types available in and around Port Campbell, including RV and camping sites, Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road) hostels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, resorts, and motels. If traveling to Port Campbell during the summer period or during any holiday weekend, make sure you book in advance, as accommodation can book up. Hostels in Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road) are generally the cheapest option for solo travelers. Hostels in Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road) are usually of high quality, with modern facilities, helpful staff, information about the local area, parking, and sometimes even tours available. Hostels in Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road) and campsites usually have a shared, communal kitchen, and there are plenty of supermarkets around the area. If you don’t fancy cooking, there are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Port Campbell is a lovely, quiet spot -- a great place to spend a few days relaxing in the sun on the beach or exploring one of the many coastal hiking trails. Whatever your plan, make sure you pack plenty of water, extra food, and a sense of adventure.
Written by local enthusiast for Port Campbell hostelsKelly Sheldrick