The 13th Apostle Backpackers


The 13th Apostle Backpackers is situated just 5-minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles, so is your perfect home-away-from-home to explore the Great more.


28 Old Post Office Road, Princetown, VIC, 3269
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The 13th Apostle Backpackers is situated just five-minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles, so is your perfect home-away-from-home to explore the Great Ocean Road.

Set-amongst beautiful bushland, every guest room has private access to our large balcony with views across to the incredible sand dunes. You can hear the ocean and taste the salty sea air from the moment you arrive.

The accommodation’s bright and clean rooms feature new inner-spring mattresses, in a 14-person petition style dorm configuration, or four-person dorm-style options. They also have private rooms, sleeping up to three people.

With newly renovated male and female bathrooms and a comfortable common-room with DVDs, magazines, books and fooseball you’ll feel right at home.

Free self-service breakfast is available to all guests in our fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, with an outdoor kitchen also available.

Perfectly situated just off the Great Ocean Road -only minutes from the 12 Apostles, Gibson’s Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, Gellibrand River, The Great Ocean Walk, and walking distance to view wild Kangaroos, we are ideally located for all of your Great Ocean Road adventures.

With off-site parking available, and 24-hour contact, we look forward to welcoming you into our modern and vibrant hostel.

The 13th Apostle Backpackers is located 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne (via inland route), or four hours drive from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road.



  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Barbeque
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Carpark
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Family Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.