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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The apartment we had smelled like dogs had lived there. The benches were dirty with food and drink spills and the carpet was visibly dirty with hair and sand on it. Not cheap .. would not go back and would not recommend .. unless you're happy to clean the place yourself when you get there!!

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The place was nice, clean and well located in Apollo Bay. Warm lounge to hang out. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Good breakfast included and wifi worked perfectly! Great value for money.

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Mexico
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed here on July 2012. It was a very nice place to stay during our trip in the Great ocean road. The host was very friendly and helpful. He suggested us a couple of restaurants for dinner that night. The next morning, he went to the supermarket in front of the lodge and bought fresh products. The breakfast was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The lodge is quite affordable and can fit families to their convenience as there are shared kitchen facilities and living hall as well. Check in was easy and Raj the staff was friendly and helpful. Though the look and feel should be upgraded, as they look shabby and old, it serves the purpose and would recommend for few nights.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Really friendly hostel In a quiet town, got upgraded to a couples room by the host who was absolutely amazing. Alex, is hands down one of the loveliest managers we've met on our 4 month trip. She couldn't help enough and offered lots of advice for food/ drink/ where to stay on the next leg of the journey, as well... More 

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Thank tulipeparfait
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The lodge is a great spot, exellent facilities and great lounge room. Breakfast is an added bonus! Alex, who runs the place, is a complete hero. She went above and beyond to look after me for the whole time I stayed here (including being my nurse when I was sick!) - she is an absolute essential to Apollo Bay Lodge!... More 

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Saint-Grégoire, Bretagne, France
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Me and my girlfriend went there a bit desesperate to find a good and none expensive place to spend our night ant to take a rest in our Great Ocean Road trip and we were absolutly surprise ! The host was very warm and friendly, she told us the story about the place and the city, she gave us some... More 

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Thank Julien H
otwaylodge, Front Office Manager at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Julien! It was so lovely to meet you and your girlfriend, Thankyou for your friendly review. I am so happy that you found the hostel comfortable. Apollo Bay is such a beautiful town, I am glad you got to stop to recharge your batteries before you continued your travels! Hope to see you again some time, Alex More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

i have stayed at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge at Easter for the last 16 years and was very disappointed to find that this things had changed. When I arrived, the unit that we have looked like it had not been cleaned. There were personnel items left in the shower, tissues under the bed, the floor was dirty and the oven... More 

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Thank jocmason
otwaylodge, Front Office Manager at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi jocmason, I understand why you have left this review and I am very sorry for the inconvienience this has caused. We are currently going through staff changes and have a new housekeeping team starting next week, perhaps a little too late! As the new manager we are working together as a team to make some changes and updates. Stay... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My sisters and I stayed here for one night before tackling the Great Ocean Walk and one night after. Apart from used towels being removed, the room did not appear to have been serviced in the intervening 5 nights. Room unswept, no fresh towels until we collected them from the office, no dishwashing liquid (despite the insistence that dishes be... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
otwaylodge, Front Office Manager at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, I am deeply sorry for your experiences here at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge. I cannot say why there was an inconsistency for the pricing, but I do remember our telephone call and for some reason there was one booking for a backpackers dorm and one booking for the large private apartment. Again, I am very sorry for the... More 

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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Arrived in the evening after driving all day. Receptionist was very friendly. Accomadation was better than expected! Place was clean, supplied towels, tea and coffee. Had a tv and big bath tub in the lodge that slept 4! Supplied free breakfast- oats that's and cereal in Am! Perfect for one night while doing the great ocean road, could have stayed... More 

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otwaylodge, Front Office Manager at Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am a new manager here and I hope to make our guests stays pleasant! Warm regards More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge

Address: 23 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: £27 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Online booking available, but best to ring and explain what a com you would prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles 575malh, 5 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple or family, one of the front units are perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles reneeminx, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Unit 1 has more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles NibbanAh, 13 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Dependant on your budget however if you are a couple would highly recommend booking a unit where you have all your own facilities and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Tanlea, 19 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Just make sure you know what you are getting before you pay, your better off booking both bedrooms if you get the 'apartment'”
 of 5 bubbles melburn82, 3 Dec 2012 | Read review
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