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“Comfortable and relaxed ambience”
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Grampians Eco YHA
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Sydney
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125 reviews
78 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and relaxed ambience”
Reviewed 22 November 2008

The Grampians National Park is located 251 kms NW from Melbourne, or a comfortable 3 hour drive. Offering abundant flora, fauna, dramatic rock formations and waterfalls, the area is well worth exploring. Several bush walks commence from Halls Gap, the Pinnacles being the most spectacular. MacKenzie Falls, the Balconies, Clematis Falls and Chatauqua Peak are also recommended. Food can be bought from the "award winning" stores at Halls Gap, but while the bakery has fresh bread, and the Flying Emu Cafe has good coffee, bring your own provisions. The Grampians YHA is spotlessly clean, comfortable and takes eco tourism seriously. Shower water is collected, food scraps feed the worms and hens, and bicycles are provided FOC. The Gap Vineyard and Brambuk National Park and Aboriginal Cultural Centre make for enjoyable excursions. In the evenings, lounge areas with open fires provide a pleasant place to relax after viewing the many kangaroos that come to feed close by.

  • Liked — Just about everything gets recycled
  • Disliked — Some bikes needed attention
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2008

We have done a trip around the world and this was really the best hostel I have ever stayed in over this time. the location is really beautiful in the near of the grampians. one morning we could watch a kanguruh eating just in front of our window. the rooms were very nice, clean and quit. also was the kitchen verywell-equipped and we had everything to cook a good meal. in the morning we got fresh eggs from the hostel-own chickens. the owner were very welcoming and we could borrow some games, which we played in front of the chimney.
I would really recommend this hostel to everyone who ist travelling around in australia

  • Liked — location, rooms, kitchen, kitchen-facilities ...
  • Disliked — in halls gap is just one supermarket, which is rather expensive. buy sth in advance
  • Stayed May 2005, travelled as a couple
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2007

ECO -YHA, almost entirely self-sufficient.

Very welcoming staff who bent over backwards to help us. Not many others staying there (mid-week and mid-winter) but excellent atmosphere with a raging log fire.

Very comfortable queen room and exceptionally well equipped kitchens.

Would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grampians Eco YHA
Address: Corner Buckler Street and Grampians Road, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Halls Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grampians Eco YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable ECO Certified Nature Tourism accredited hostel that has been architecturally designed with the environment in mind. Situated in Halls Gap at the doorway to the beautiful Grampians National Park this hostel is the ideal base for your nature getaway. Hostel facilities include free on-site car and coach parking, two self-catering kitchens, two guest lounges with wood fire heaters for the winter months, a TV room, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available) and laundry facilities. Guests are also welcome to use the free range eggs from the resident chickens and organically grown herbs, vegetables and fruit from the garden when available. Environmental initiatives include solar hot water, reverse cycle fans, waste water management and rainwater collection for the gardens. Various room types are available including 3 and 4 multi-share, twin/double and family rooms. Many of the rooms have private balconies, with views of the Grampians National Park and the local kangaroos and wildlife that make daily appearances to nibble on the lawn. The Grampians National Park is thriving with native flora and fauna and has some of the most spectacular views in the state. Ask our friendly hostel Managers for the local's insider knowledge including directions to the best short walks and nearby waterfalls. Feeling adventurous? The Grampians is home to Victoria's best rock-climbing and a great place to try abseiling, hiking, cycling and canoeing. The Grampians region also has the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia. Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the rich native Aboriginal culture and history of the Grampians National Park, and witness ancient rock art and cave drawings. The Grampians Eco YHA is a Rent-a-YHA hostel as well, and can be hired exclusively for groups. Bookings can be made for either half the hostel, which sleeps up to 32 people, or the whole hostel which sleeps up to 64. Please contact the hostel manager for more information. ... more   less 
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