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YHA Organisation

  • yha organisationYHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI), providing more than 4,000 YHA hostels in over 90 countries. YHA Australia is a membership-based, not for profit association, with all profits going back into the hostels and the experience they provide.

    YHA in Australia is a federated structure, made up of a number of organisations who run the hostel network in their area and a range of member services, such as YHA Travel.

    A national body, YHA Australia, represents the organisation at both national and international levels. The YHA movement has over 60,000 members in Australia and records more than 1.5 million overnight stays annually.

    When you join YHA in Australia, you become a member of the organisation covering your state. Membership includes the opportunity to participate in the organisation’s governance through Annual General Meetings and Board elections. For more information on this go to your relevant organisation’s page.