Hostel in Torquay, Australia

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

Torquay is a town in Victoria, Australia. Situated on the Bass Strait, Torquay is often referred to as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the most scenic highway in all of Australia. Torquay has a population of approximately 7,000 people and was founded in late 19th century, first under the name of Spring Creek.

Travelers usually arrive in Torquay via tour buses or rental cars. There are plenty of tour operators around to choose from, and it is highly recommended to do some research and make comparisons before choosing one. Rental cars are always a good option, because of the freedom of travel they provide. It is also a cheap option if you're traveling in a group, because you can share the expenses (daily rate, gas etc.).

Hostels in Torquay are maybe a bit on the expensive side if you look at Australia as a whole, but are average for hostels on the Great Ocean Road and the quality is good. You'll be paying about 25 AUD or a bit more for a dorm bed, and somewhat more for double / twin rooms. It is a good idea to ask the Torquay hostel staff about tips on what to do around town.

The best thing to do when staying at a Torquay hostel is of course: go to the beach. Torquay has arguably the most famous surfing beach in Australia, called Bells Beach. Torquay is also home to many widely known surf brands, such as Rip Curl and Quiksilver. The town area is really nice and makes for a great walk, especially on a sunny summer day.

Written by local enthusiast for Torquay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Torquay hostels Miika

FAQ about Torquay Hostels

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

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

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Your Packing List for Torquay

Your Packing List for Torquay

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Torquay 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

Torquay 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 Torquay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
7.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Torquay - 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 Torquay. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Torquay. 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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