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Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street
Canberra City 2601
Phone: (+612) 6248 9155
Fax: (+612) 6249 1731
Manager: Wim Hanse
Reception Hours: 24 hrs
Arrival Times: Check-in from 1pm
800 m to terminal/stop. Daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Serviced by Greyhound and Murrays Buses.
6 km to station. Daily services to Sydney.
7.5 km from hostel to Canberra Airport. Regular daily Airport Express shuttle services pick up and drop off at West Row Civic. Tickets available at the YHA.
There is plenty of reasonably-priced parking near the hostel, if you're driving to Canberra.
Canberra City YHA Parking Information
*Suitable for groups - see information pack on group enquiry page.
Hostel welcomes families with children, but please contact the hostel direct to discuss your booking first.
The best backpacker I have ever been to! Best value for your money !
Alice C. (September 2014)
Central to shops, transport, festivals, live entertainment, the arts and the beginning of tourist trails.
Judith T. (September 2014)
Clean hostel, fantastic location and friendly staff!
Daniela G. (September 2014)
Well maintained hostel, high level of cleanliness and well maintained through out.
Premkumar A. (September 2014)
This place ticked all my boxes, for great location, facilities, warm, clean room, friendly staff and reasonably priced.
Glyn P. (September 2014)
- Clean and nice room space,
- friendly and helpful staff
- good location, very close to mall and restaurants
- parking space available
Edberth V. (September 2014)
I enjoyed my stay owing to the friendliness of staff and cleanliness of the facilities and the cafe attached to the facility.
Kathleen G. (August 2014)
Canberra City YHA is located right in the heart of Australia's capital city and just five minutes
from the interstate bus terminal.
The hostel is well serviced featuring a cafe, indoor
pool/spa/sauna, internet access, fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area,
TV/games area, and underground bar.
To keep you entertained the backpacker accommodation hosts weekly activities
and BBQs in summer.
If you’re looking for safe hostel that is
centrally located, look no further than Canberra City YHA.
Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.
Centrally located, the YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital and its many free attractions. Visit the National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, and Questacon. Walk or picnic beside Lake Burley Griffin, and enjoy views from Telstra Tower or Mount Ainslie. Canberra plays host to plenty of festivals during the year, including Floriade, Multicultural Festival, Balloon Fiesta, and International Film Festival. Read about the hostel's history.
Home to four tertiary institutions, Canberra has a lively entertainment scene. The Australian National University hosts a variety of bands during the year, while nearby Garema Place and Northborne Avenue are home to a number of pubs, multi-level clubs and cocktail bars.
The YHA hostel in Canberra is 250m from the nearest food store
Hiking up to the top of Mount Ainslie was really great. You have a fantastic view over the city and on the way we even met some wild kangaroos.
Stay at Canberra City YHA and explore the attractions of Australia's capital city by bike or bus. Don't miss Parliament House, the War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia and so much more!
YHA members save $3 off tickets when you book online. Simply enter the promo code 'YHA' to redeem the discount. Plus, every Sunday is a 'Sundae Session' with FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream for all.
FREE Paddy Pallin club membership, entitling you to 10% off all purchases, and exclusive member sales of outdoor and travel clothing, footwear and equipment for 12 months. Excludes sale items.
Ph: 1300 654 259
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)