Grampians Eco YHA
Grampians Eco YHA hostel is a hidden gem in Halls Gap and does definitely NOT fit the average party-centric “youth hostel” stereotype!
With a warm, rustic luxe interior featuring polished concrete floors, rammed earth walls, raw timber panelling and huge glass windows looking out over the home-grown herb garden with mountain backdrop; this Scandi style, environmentally friendly, budget accommodation in Halls Gap is a short, easy walk to Halls Gap village.
This contemporary YHA was architecturally designed to utilise solar hot water, rainwater tanks and grey water recycling, along with a passive solar design and clever zoning techniques to use 50 per cent less energy and proudly generates 50 per cent less waste than standard hostels.
With two fully-equipped stainless steel kitchens side by side get the family chatting while the prepare a meal using fresh herbs from the garden and free range eggs from the chicken coop then get back to basics with some old-fashioned team building, washing and drying the dishes!
With no TVs in the rooms, of an evening get cosy in one of the two spacious lounges with wood heaters and play a board game, do a group puzzle or debrief after a busy day in the outdoor courtyard with fire pit.
The hostel is perfectly situated for access to attractions in the Grampians National Park. The friendly staff love to assist in organising a range of adventure activities in the Grampians, such as abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, and canoeing, exploring Aboriginal rock art and waterfalls.