Hostel Blog

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

November 27, 2015

The Andrew Nicholson Interview

June 19, 2015
Cafe 182 at the Port Campbell Hostel

Coffee Shop is OPEN!

We make the best coffee in town
December 10, 2014

Echidna Walkabout

Since 1993 Echidna Walkabout has been providing high quality nature and wildlife experiences for small groups of international and domestic travellers.  Most of our tours are […]
December 10, 2014

Bunyip Tours

Bunyip tours have been offering fun, adventurous tours for over 10 years and provide a variety of trips to suit people’s needs in an environmentally responsible […]
November 18, 2014


Topdeck’s 12-day Down South & Outback is an amazing Australian coach tour between Melbourne and Alice Springs. Drive the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide, […]
November 18, 2014

Ride Tours

Ride is a small, proudly independent company set up for backpackers and adventurers to explore The Great Ocean Road the right way! I am Todd, and I have […]
November 18, 2014

Both Feet

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is an exclusive 4 day 3 night guided experience and is the perfect short break hiking holiday. Taking in the last half […]
November 17, 2014


Travelling with G Adventures is the very best way to get up close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your […]
November 9, 2014


If you are earning over $450 per month (before tax), you employer will pay a minimum of 9% of your earnings into a superannuation fund (retirement […]
November 9, 2014


If you’re working in Australia, you will have to pay tax on your income there. In most cases a traveller on a Working Holiday visa is […]
November 9, 2014

Work Visas

The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas are very similar programmes although the Working Holiday Visa is more flexible and usually easier to get. The […]
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
Wheelchair Friendly at Port Campbell Hostel

We’re Wheelchair Friendly!

The hostel was specifically designed and constructed to cater for guests who may face a few issues getting around. The entire ground-floor area is open-plan, allowing […]
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, 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 […]