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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.
This is a fantastic hostel with great facilities and well located.
Alison W. (February 2015)
It's a nice hostel, the bus is very close and I loved the sauna and spa pool! Really great for that money!
Nadine W. (February 2015)
Location is great. Very close to Canberra Museum, Canberra Theatre, main shopping centre and nightspots, but still quiet inside.
Robert M. (February 2015)
Top location, great facilities & value. Been there a few times now. Definitely recommend.
Jane D. (February 2015)
staff could provide a bit more Info regarding public transportation but otherwise very friendly. Nice place, everything you are looking for in an YHA - of course most at extra cost (wifi, lockers)
Michele F. (February 2015)
This is the second time ive stayed here. First time i had the best time so decided to try it again, and this time was even better.
Facilities are great, people are great and you'd be joking to ask for a better location.
Best hostel ive stayed in ...
Matt S. (February 2015)
There are friends from all over the world without racial discrimination. We can talk and live with all kinds of people freely. Supermarket and public traffic are convenient too.
ZHETIAN W. (January 2015)
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
Just be ready to have fun.
Canberra overall is a quite place but bursting with things to do on your trip.
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
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.
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)