Hostel in Warrnambool, Australia

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

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

On the southwest coast of Victoria, Australia, Warrnambool is about 265 kilometers away from Melbourne, the state capital. Warrnambool is on the Prince Highway, and is home to a population of about 28,000 people. The city was founded in the mid-19th century.

There is an airport about 15 km north of the Central Business District, although the flight schedules are a bit thin at the time of writing. There is also a train service from Melbourne (via Geelong), and the state public transport operator, V-Line, also goes to Warrnambool. Having a rental car while staying in a Warrnambool hostel is of course a great advantage because distances in Australia are vast. The prices for rentals are reasonable, and traveling in a group makes it a great option since the price per traveler goes down significantly.

Many travelers stop to stay in a Warrnambool hostel while on the Prince Highway, but some of them also take The Great Ocean Road which, as its names suggests, goes along the coast. Many tour operators arrange trips down the great coastal highway. You can check their websites for details if you're interested. Alternatively, if you have rented a car, you can do the trip yourself, and stop wherever you wish.

Hostels in Warrnambool are about the same price as most places in Victoria: you'll pay about 25 AUD for a dorm bed. The quality is generally very good and the hostel owners / staff are a great source of information when planning your daily activities, or the trip to Great Ocean Road.

Written by local enthusiast for Warrnambool hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Warrnambool hostels Miika

FAQ about Warrnambool Hostels

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

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Your Packing List for Warrnambool

Your Packing List for Warrnambool

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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.

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Warrnambool 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 Warrnambool, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Warrnambool
Warrnambool Beach Backpackers is the best rated
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

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

Warrnambool is an ok place. Not really spectacular, but still nice to see. There are some nice bars, beaches, and walking tracks, but nothing really spectacular.

Max, NL

Warrnambool is awesome! The locals are great, the town is small enough to explore easily and not get lost in yet large enough to spend a minimum of a few days there and still have more to explore. Fishtales Cafe is a friendly wee cafe with great service and food. The beach is beautiful, especially with the whales in June. Great wee place and will return there for longer next time I'm over!

Kiwi Chick, NZ

Warrnambool is a great place to live and visit... the beaches are fantastic!!!


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