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4.4 out of 5

"A typical backpackers hostel, with appropriate amenities. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 May 2019

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Hotel Description

At The 13th Apostle Backpackers you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Port Campbell National Park and 4.6 km (2.8 mi) from Moonlight Head. Highlights at this hostel include free self-serve breakfast and free self parking.

You can enjoy balconies, featured in all 5 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers a terrace, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Other amenities include a microwave in a common area and a refrigerator in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this Princetown hostel include The Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park.

Private Room (Tri-bunk)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$104* Per night/room 19 May - 20 May

Small Dorm 2 (Bunk + Tri-Bunk)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Small Dorm 1 (Bunk + Tri-Bunk)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Large Dorm (7 Bunks)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The 13th Apostle Backpackers ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The 13th Apostle Backpackers

Everyone (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
A typical backpackers hostel, with appropriate amenities.

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the communial area and the outdoor space. Looks very pretty and welcoming from the front. Was welcomed into the house as if it was my own. The only thing I had difficulty with was the bathroom, particularly the shower.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location! Super friendly staff. Very tidy and comfortable. Would happily stay again! Thank you!

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

Great ending to the Great Ocean Road

Pros: The staff, they are warm, nice and welcoming. And the views in the morning from the balcony to which all rooms have access.
Cons: I would remove the TV from the common area. By no means, I see how can it help, since the owners have left there a guitar, books and board games.
This is a great place to stay at. The staff is cheerful, friendly and helpful, and this for me is worth more than the availability of other commodities. If the hostel is a little bit packed you will be tight in the common areas, and the kitchen is located outside, so do not leave for too late all the cooking! Beyond that, if you are doing the Great Ocean Road, strongly consider finishing here for the last night!

Posted by , from Madrid on 30 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Friendly Hostel

Excellent staff. Quiet clean, very comfortable. Excelllent location with some great hikes to the 12 Apostles.

Posted by , from Australia on 4 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Very Nice hostel in beautiful surroundings!

Very friendly staff. The hostel is perfect when travelling the great Ocean road. Great location for watching the sunset/sunset at the 12 apostle.

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 2017 by Kim and Mat

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do love the location of the hostel as we are away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets but close enough to all the beautiful attractions. Located only a 5 minute drive from the 12 Apostles! Because of our location we have the joys of having around 300 kangaroos living in our "backyard" and the river and beach are just a 5 minute walk away. There are many secret sunset/sunrise viewing spots around the hostel which not many other people know about, so if you are looking to get off the beaten track then this is definitely a place to come and visit. Kind regards, Kim and Mat.

About the The 13th Apostle Backpackers

Location 28 Old Post Office Road, Princetown, VIC 3269

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a vending machine are also featured at The 13th Apostle Backpackers. Self parking is free. This Princetown hostel is smoke free.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The 13th Apostle Backpackers offers 5 accommodations with air conditioning. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • 13th Apostle Backpackers Hostel Princetown
  • 13th Apostle Backpackers Hostel
  • 13th Apostle Backpackers Princetown
  • 13th Apostle Backpackers
  • The 13th Apostle Backpackers Princetown
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.