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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.
23 year old girl being put in a room of middle aged men and no other girls. Just not a nice experience. Left early
Kitty M. (August 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)
Good kitchen and lounge facilities. Excellent location. Very warm - heated too high in rooms for my liking, but windows can be opened in consultation with room-mates.
Katherine B. (August 2014)
My five year old enjoyed the family room and so did the adults. Location is superb - near shopping, cafés, and carpark.
DIANA L. (August 2014)
Great hostel. The room was cozy and warm enough. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The location was great -- only minutes walk from canberra shopping center. The Wifi was good though it was 5 dollars a day.
Lu Y. (August 2014)
Wow, I couldn't be more impressed. The hostel managers & staff were uber friendly & helpful & the rooftop bar was great, not to mention expert cappuccino skills. The building is shiny & new, well located to everything important. I would totally rec...
Tanya S. (July 2014)
Canberra City YHA is a fantastic base from which to explore the city of Canberra. It is welcoming, secure, comfortable, affordable and provides great facilities.
Mary D. (July 2014)
Great new facilities very clean. As with all hostels bring earplugs especially if staying on a sat night. Comfortably warm in the cold Canberra winter. One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at!
Rachel W. (July 2014)
Similar to other YHAs - good facilities, lack of atmosphere. A lot of school groups in the hostel contribute to this. Wifi not included in the (high) price. Earplugs available at reception. No breakfast included but there is a cheap/crappy cafe in th...
Eileen E. (July 2014)
I had a great experience at YHA Canberra! Friendly staff, good location and clean facilities. I love Canberra!
Juan S. (July 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
very interesting and free museums.
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!
10% off Greyhound
passes and up to 10% off point-to-point express tickets.
Ph: 1300 473 946
Ph: 02 6287 8400
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)