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The Island Accommodation
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hostel is relatively clean. We had a late check in but it was done with ease. There is a common TV room and kitchen for you to cook your stuff. The toilet is clean but there is only a common toilet which I felt a little upset as when I booked through a 3rd party website, they stated there were rooms with private bathrooms. But from the looks of it, no rooms had private bathrooms. The place is also very quiet, and quite cheap for a 4 bedder room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1IslandAccommodation, Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Thanks for your kind words. Over 50% of our room have a private en suite in the room. Its a fantastic to come down to Phillip Island in Low or Mid season and avoid the summer crowds. Love to know which 3rd party website you booked so we can check listing to ensure no confusion. If you happen to read this response feel free to email us direct. Thanks The Island

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Fantastic hostel! We stayed overnight in an ensuite room with 2 twin beds. It was everything we needed. Very quiet (especially for a hostel) and we slept with the window open. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Courtney-and-Friends
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

You are welcome! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks so much for your lovely review :)

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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

The hostel was really clean and organized. The amenities were also good. They have a nice TV, computer and study room. The toilets were also new and clean. However one negative point was that the TV and study rooms were locked by 1045pm.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank tanjd
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay, and were impressed with the facilities. Thank you very much for your review! :)

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed for 1 night in 12 bed dorm. Was very clean and comfortable.
The facilities are good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. 1st floor balcony was closed which was a shame but 2nd floor was open and there were kids running up and down the corridor which is strange for hostels but over all had a great time.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank liltravellerAus
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

So great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks so much for your review!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Just came back from 2 days in Phillip Island. Easy to drive from Melbourne, just 2 hours.
We stayed at the YHA Phillip Island. Very beautiful, spacious and comfortable Backpacker. We had a private ensuite room with my partner. Nice room, quiet and comfortable bed and the bathroom very clean and new.
I really enjoyed these 2 days, visiting the Penguin Parade, Koalas and Seals.
The last day we enjoyed a 2 hour trek in the beautiful Cape Woolamai National Park.
The team of the YHA backpacker was awesome.
They recommend and explained to us how to get around the island and enjoy all the best activities.
Its a small island but full of history, nature and wild adventure so I will definitely recommend to stay at least 2 or 3 days.
It that least the time you need for enjoy totally all the beautiful beach, lookout, national park and the visit the museum and Farm.
Guaranteed a good time to discover the wild animals of Australia just 2 hours from Melbourne.... That's amazing I definitely recommend to go to Phillip Island with friends and family. xoxo Enjoy the Life, love and Voyage!!!! Jalila and Jasper.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JalilaMelbourne
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
So lovely to hear our team took care of you, and helped you make the most of your stay!
Phillip Island is amazing, we are very lucky to live here. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and saw so much of our beautiful Island home! Maybe we will see you here again one day! Take Care :)

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

An outstanding place for groups with the ability to hire a whole floor with self catering kitchen and lounge areas. Rooms are very clean and the staff are only too willing to help. Also great for a cheaper accommodation option - particularly with kids. I will use again.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thanks so much for your kind review :) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! See you next time.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I’ll close this entry with some pictures and a little bit on the Big Wave Complex Hostel that I have stayed at for the past two days. It is considered one of the nicer ones that one can stay at in Australia. It has all the modern amenities - a huge kitchen for making meals, common spaces on each floor for people to just hang out, etc. It is very clean – no concerns you were going to have something crawling on you here. The bunk was comfortable, although not long enough for someone my size (per normal). Sharing my room with seven others that first night was not too much of a hassle – and the price is right - $30 per evening. After membership discount, it was $27.00. Not too shabby. It gets my highest marks and regard.

Room Tip: A big complex with many families. No alcohol allowed is a nice touch.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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1IslandAccommodation, Front Office Manager at The Island Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Wow what a lovely review! Thanks so much for your kind words, and for your images of the complex also. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, maybe we will see you here again soon :)

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Address: 10 - 12 Phillip Island Rd | The Big Wave Complex, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Newhaven
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Newhaven
Price Range: £34 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Island Accommodation 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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 
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