The Port Campbell Hostel Blog contains posts on the surrounding area, tourist operators, items of interest, getting a job, and things to see whilst visiting

October 27, 2014
Port Campbell Hostel 12 Apostles

Why are they called ‘The Twelve Apostles’?

Why the name? It is not known exactly when the limestone stacks became known as the Twelve Apostles… or why.  Local folklore suggests that because they seem […]
October 27, 2014

Victoria, Australia

Victoria is Australia’s second most populous state (pop. 5,550,000 at June 2010), but is also the countries smallest mainland state, with a total land area of […]
October 27, 2014
Port Campbell Hostel 12 Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles are world-recognised icons of the Great Ocean Road.  These giant rock stacks soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean and are […]
October 27, 2014
Modern Kitchen at Port Campbell Hostel

We’re Clean

Based on the ratings and reviews we’ve received from thousands of guests who booked through hostelworld.com, our hostel regularly rates as one of the cleanest hostels in Australia. […]
October 27, 2014
Lookout View of Port Campbell Hostel

Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a small seaside village in Victoria, Australia, set amidst some of the country’s most spectacular coastline.  It lies towards the western end of Victoria’s […]
October 27, 2014
Port Campbell Hostel 12 Apostles

How were the Apostles formed?

The rock stacks are the temporary remnants of a retreating limestone coastline, under constant attack by the sea.  Cliff faces are being eroded at the rate […]
October 27, 2014
Port Campbell Hostel 12 Apostles

How many Apostles are there?

Although the name is probably based on the biblical term “the 12 Apostles”, it is unlikely the name refers to the number of rock stacks.  According […]
October 27, 2014
The coastline of the Great Ocean Road near the Port Campbell Hostel

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Warrnambool.  The road was […]
October 27, 2014
Port Campbell Beach just a short walk from Port Campbell Hostel

Things to see…

Port Campbell is a tiny village nestled into a small horse-shoe bay towards the western end of Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road. The village provides a […]
October 27, 2014

Corangamite Shire

Corangamite Shire is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia, and located in the south-western part of the state.  Its largest towns, in order of size, are […]
October 27, 2014

GOW100s

Great Ocean Walk 100s . Apollo Bay – Twelve Apostles. For the past couple of years, the hostel has (figuratively speaking!) laced up a rancid old pair of Nikes […]