Lancelin Lodge became a YHA in 1997 and is a clean and comfortable choice for accommodation in Lancelin. In fact, this brilliant, 4-star hostel has been voted the best YHA hostel in Western Australia three times! The owners, Trish and Trev, are super friendly and there is also a resident cat that won’t hesitate to cuddle up next to you on the couch.
With a variety of options from double, twin and family rooms to shared dorms, the capacity of the hostel is about 60 people. There is a fully equipped kitchen with heaps of storage space and utensils, a spacious dining area and lounge with TV and DVD hire, hummocks, board games, books and a courtyard with a wood fire pizza oven.
If you prefer to be more active, there is a 15m swimming pool, ping pong table and beach volleyball court, as well as bikes and gear for hire if you want to spend some time in the surf.
The beach is a quick 300m walk from the hostel so you have fishing, windsurfing, snorkelling, surfing, and SUPing right at your finger tips. There is a café about 250m up the road if you fancy a coffee and cooked breakfast and the shops with a bakery, surf shop, pharmacy, pizza shop and supermarket is a 10 minute walk up the road. If you like a bit of offroad action, there are some great sand dunes just outside of town.
Endeavour Tavern – about 5 minutes to drive or 20 minutes to walk, this is the closest pub to the hostel. A pint of Carlton Draught is about $9 and there is an awesome beer garden that overlooks the ocean, Lancelin Island and the town jetty. There is an outdoor stage for live music on the weekend and inside are two pool tables.
Moore River – if you prefer fresh water, about 30 minutes south is Moore River. Guilderton is the town where the mouth of Moore River meets the sea and while there isn’t much in town other than a roadhouse and a community of holiday houses, there is always the river for swimming, fishing and picnicking. We checked out the rest area further upstream next to Indian Ocean Drive and it was fully equipped with toilets, picnic benches, BBQs and bins and the clear, fresh water is a great way to cool off in the summer sun.
The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park – this is a great attraction about 45 minutes north of Lancelin. There is a great walking track that gives you a great opportunity to marvel at these mysterious limestone pillars. The national park also has beaches and is covered in pretty flowers during the springtime.
Check out our post on The Pinnacles.
Lancelin Lodge YHA
10 Hopkins Street, Lancelin
Phone: 08 9655 2020