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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time ever using a 'backpackers' style accommodation (at 66) and found it to be very good. Moto GP weekend meant every hotel was booked up for miles so took a chance on this, had a bed in a room of 4 bunks (made sure I got there early to get a bottom bunk) with it's own wc and shower.... More 

Thank keithhd888
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a backpackers with some private rooms (shower and toilet), in which we stayed. The rooms are basic (simple single mattress double bed) but of a good size. It is at the other end of the island to the penguins but the drive time is only 20 minutes. There was nothing great about the accommodation but also nothing terrible.

Thank Gecko1968
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

this is what other backpackers accomodation should be copying..if / when necessary it,ll need a bigger laundry maybe fridge and freezers ..BUT.. having just returned from travelling around England and Germany..this is HEAVEN for a traveller..none were anywhere near as good as this..

Thank Susan Su J
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53 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a great hostel for exploring Phillip Island (with a car). The kitchen is huge and well equipped and lots of food storage space. I was lucky enough to have a 4 bedded dorm with private bathroom to myself - perfect! The hostel was really empty during my stay. This would not be ideal if you wanted to socialise,... More 

Thank HelenCY
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214 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been here with friends and I can tell you that this hotel is crappy and in disgust. The beds were tiny, small ( only around 1 square feet per bed) without any private lamps for each person to use. Instead there is only a main switch where all lamps can be switched off in a touch of a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

My friend commented that this is one of the better hostels that she had tried so far. It's my first time staying at hostel and the stay is definitely better than my expectation. We booked 4-bedder with private bathroom. It's clean and convenient. Just a note to bring your own towel. It was just a little unlucky that the elevator... More 

Thank py_bh
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Island Accomodation is awesome. It's a really great place in a really nice location and we could spend ages there. The Hostel is very clean, spacious, staff is always friendly and helpful. This place actually has a big kitchen where quite a few people can cook at the same time. We already visited two times and would love to... More 

Thank Bjorno88
Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very clean and huge hostel! Bed so comfortable and kitchen very huge. Staff so nice. They have cafe and surf shop. Large parking lot. I seen wallabi in backyard! Bus stop in front of this hostel (new haven pitstop) I going to this hostel by public bus (vline bus) and so easy to find this hostel. Near to tourists center... More 

Thank RethaIndira
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Only stayed here a couple nights (and this review is long over due since it's been a few months since I was there) but I found the place to be clean, quiet, spacious, and in a relatively good location. Rooms felt modern and clean, and staff were really helpful. Nice kitchen and common areas too.

Thank Ben C
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The location is perfect. There wasn't much around that I quite like in the area that's got the right price. The hotel prices in Phillip Island was surprisingly expensive but the staff were very friendly, helpful and were always smiling. Our room was very basic - small window, tiniest TV I've ever seen, modest bed, barely any furniture but it... More 

Thank Maryel R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When it comes to accommodation, we at The Island believe that you can have it all. We have revolutionized budget accommodation by providing luxury accommodation at an affordable price that will make your stay truly comfortable. At The Island Accommodation backpackers, weekenders, school camps and special interest groups will discover true convenience and affordability without ever having to compromise on style and comfort. The Island is about having fun, new experiences, meeting new people and reacquainting with old friends. Our friendly staff will be able to provide you local knowledge of Phillip Island and introduce you to the secrets this magical island coastline has to offer. Providing your solution to stay longer and experience more of the people, places and events this Island has to offer. It is all about...you!!!Architecturally designed with eco friendly features to reduce energy and water consumption. Feel at home in your two fully appointed gourmet self catering kitchens. Open plan dining areas with large and spacious chill out lounges with roaring fireplaces and air conditioning for summer. Massive roof top sun deck with 360 degree ocean views and numerous balconies and decks including sun lounges and cafe style seating. Secure under bed locker storage in Multi-Share rooms. TV lounges with 50” Plasmas, High speed Internet cafe and Wi-Fi. Guest laundry, BBQ facilities, lift, disabled toilets and showers, onsite parking, swipe card security, ctv, linen, free onsite parking, bikes for hire and laid back and friendly atmosphere. Free advice and bookings on tours and activities and loads more...Things to do:The Island Accommodation is part of The Big Wave Complex- which also is home to The Big Wave Cafe and Islantis Surf.The Big Wave cafe serves delicious food and as some say- the best coffee in town.Islantis Surf is more than a surf shop- it is also a surfing museum, with many rare and intersting surf history memorabilia to check out.The Big Wave Complex is home to the famous BIG WAVE - a local icon, popular with tourists for photo opportunities. Recently added is the interactive surf scen- also fast becomeing poupular with tourists for that Phillip Island photo must have! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Island Accommodation

Address: 10 - 12 Phillip Island Rd | The Big Wave Complex, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Newhaven
Price Range: £41 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Island Accommodation 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Perfect location”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 May 2016 | Read review
“second level offers the best view”
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“sleep in your car”
 of 5 bubbles harrogatefoody-76, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“One far from the lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles margotm355, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“IWhat can I say, you shouldn't have to ask if the lift is working or the kitchen area available. You should also be clearly able to recognise it is a hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles lindapO3644TL, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
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