YHA Apollo Bay Eco

YHA Apollo Bay Eco and Sustainability

Apollo Bay Eco YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and being a responsible community member through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services. Initiatives include: 

Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Passive solar design with thermal storage banks throughout building
  • Solar hot water system with gas booster
  • Low energy lighting used within the hostel
  • Sensor activated lighting in common areas
  • Bathroom exhaust linked to lighting
  • Low energy electric heating
  • Computers turned off at night
  • Promotion of public transport
  • Participate in Earth Hour


Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas.
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges.
  • All Organic kitchen waste collected and composted on site through worm farms
  • Recycle waste from grease trap
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • On-site herb garden


Water Saving Measures:

  • Rainwater tank on site used to water gardens
  • 5 star WELS rated taps and showers
  • Dual flush toilets and waterless urinal
  • Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage


What is ECO Certification?

The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 3,000 hostels across 59 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.