This property is much like a hostel in that rooms are simple, with linen and towels provided. Our rooms had a king bed and a single with a bunk bed. Some rooms interconnect which may be useful for some. The layout is interesting, with rooms set in a square with a sunny, open grassed area in the middle. There is a common room/kitchen with two TVs, two long tables, magazines, three fridges, microwaves, kettles, toasters, and sink, but no oven. Male and female bathrooms are each communal but facilities were clean and hot water abundant. Each day we were greeted by the owner Colleen who made us feel very welcome, as if we were guests in her home.
This is not luxurious by any means but did the job for us. We used it as a base for trips further afield in Victoria, and felt safe leaving our spare belongings locked in our rooms as there is a secure front door lock and a lock to each room. It is great for people who want something simple, cheap and close to public transport (Newport station is a ten minute walk), and even better for families and groups as there are plenty of rooms in close proximity, and plenty of space in the common room/kitchen. It's also close to Williamstown, which is a beautiful historic town worth visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Williamstown Junction Guest House & Lodge is Quality Affordable accommodation It is an attractive alternative for the price conscious Traveller being able to accommodate both small and large groups in comfort. Lodge rooms: $100 twin share or double (weekly rates apply) Apartment: $150 per night (weekly rates apply) House: $400 per night sleeps 6-8 guests (weekly rates apply. Group accommodation available, sleeps up to 40 guests in comfort. ... more less