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  • Student Stays

    Sleep in and walk to uni! Our flexible terms mean you can pay rent only when campus is open. Get social on your hoilday breaks - why not share and save with us?

  • Family Friendly

    Pools, kitchens, laundries and common areas – our family rooms are an affordable way to take the whole family on holiday up the coast or into the city.

  • Group Bookings

    Our professional group booking co-ordinators will help ensure your event runs smoothly. From as few as 10 to as many as 180 guests, we work with you every step of the way.

  • Work & Travel

    Whether you're taking your freelance skills on the road, rolling up your sleeves to do some farm work or just need a change of scene while you work, YHA has you covered!


  • Dreamtime Gorge Walk

    Don’t miss out on the Dreamtime Gorge Walk when you visit the Mossman Gorge! This must do activity takes visitors on a journey through the rainforest to gain access to sacred Indigenous land.

  • 1 Day Daintree Rainforest Tour

    Discover Tropical North Queensland's world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest on this full day tour to Cape Tribulation departing from Cairns.

  • Famous 5 Day Tasmania Tour

    The original Tasmania backpacker tour and the perfect way to see the best of this amazing island over 5 epic days. Includes 2 nights at Hobart Central YHA.

  • Mt Wellington Downhill Bike Tour

    Take in the beauty of Mt Wellington before cycling a breathtaking 21km journey past alpine scenery and mountain rainforests. Standing tall at 1272 metres above sea level, this is Tasmania's ultimate downhill bike ride.

  • Byron Bay Dolphin Kayaking

    Take a guided kayaking tour in the stunning Byron Bay Marine Park. Come face to face with dolphins and other marine life as you paddle around the most easterly point of Australia.

  • Tully River Full Day White Water Rafting Adventure

    Experience World Heritage Rainforest whilst paddling the rapids with a highly trained guide who will teach you techniques & share the wonders of this magnificent untouched landscape.

  • 3 Day 2 Night Fraser Island 4WD Getaway

    See the magical Lake McKenzie, marvel at the towering rainforest and cruise along endless golden beaches as you learn how to 4WD and share the best of this world heritage wonder!

  • Great Barrier Reef 5 day scuba diving course

    Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water diving course in Cairns. Includes 4 FREE NIGHTS at Cairns Central YHA.

Get Curious

  • Eco-Friendly Travel Guide to Seeing Australia's Icons

    Ever wanted to see Uluru, Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, but balk at the environmental impacts your travel might have? YHA has the answer! In this article, we've researched detailed ways you can minimise your footprint while visiting the top destinations in the country.

  • 10 Unique Things to Do in Sydney

    When you've already done the Harbour, the Zoo and Bondi and you're hungry for more, there's only one thing for it - do as the locals do.

  • The Most Beautiful Places in Queensland

    Queensland is Australia's very own tropical paradise. Home to stunning beaches, dense rainforests, and a staggering quotient of biodiversity, QLD is an impressive testament to our country's natural beauty. Here's our picks for the stunning pieces of nature across the Sunshine State.

  • The Most Beautiful Places in Victoria

    Known for its rugged highlands, towering forests and dramatic coastlines, the Tasman Sea-straddling state of Victoria can be simply breathtaking at times. Here's our list of the most beautiful landscapes from across Victoria!

  • 5 Things to do in Thredbo that aren't Skiing

    You don't need skis to discover the magic of Thredbo. Needing more excuses? Here's our top things to do in the Snowies!

  • Great Australian Walks

    There's nothing like seeing some of the best scenery in Australia by foot. Better still, you can use some great YHA properties as a base for your next exploration. Click through for our guide.

  • Best Mountain Biking Trails in Australia

    Ever wondered where to find the best mountain biking in Australia? We've broken down the best mountain bike routes, trail networks and dedicated parks in EVERY STATE, plus some beginner tips!

  • Top 5 Eco-Friendly Escapes

    YHA has made it our mission to make travel as sustainable as possible, and we've gone to great lengths to kit out our properties to reduce their ecological impact. For environmentally-conscious travellers, these 5 sustainable YHA getaways might just hit the spot – so if that sounds like you, read on...

  • 10 Unique Things to Do in Melbourne

    When you've already done the Queen Victoria Markets and had your fill of rooftop bars, there's only one thing for it - do as the locals do.

  • 10 Best Small Bars in Sydney

    There’s just something about a small bar that warms the soul, and it’s not just the booze talkin’.

  • Brisbane Like A Local

    With a sub-tropical climate, friendly atmosphere and vibrant outdoor spaces it’s no wonder the locals stay out late.

  • Escape from the city

    Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle? Let YHA help you escape your capital city with one of these great weekends away.

  • 5 Swaps to Reduce your Plastic Waste

    Wondering how to be plastic free while travelling? Here's five simple swaps to help make your travels a little more sustainable, keeping plastic out of landfill, and some extra cash in your pocket

  • State Travel Vouchers

    'Holiday Here' is our new motto when it comes to travel, and governments are providing great incentives for us to get out and about - helping to boost our tourism & hospitality industries. Find out what is available for you.

  • Indigenous Festivals Around Australia

    Experiencing some of the ancient traditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples provides a rare and uniquely meaningful glimpse into some of the oldest practised cultures on Earth and is an absolute must for anyone exploring Australia. Read on...

  • Meet Your Hosts at Blue Mountains Katoomba YHA

    Kylie is manager of Blue Mountains Katoomba YHA and area manager of regional NSW and ACT. We spoke to Kylie about her background in the Blueys, what makes her tick and what she enjoys about being part of the YHA family...

  • Meet Your Hosts at Grampians Eco YHA

    BJ and Tara have uprooted their lives to follow their passion and take over Grampians Eco YHA. Though new to the business, they bring with them a deep appreciation for the area and a love for what YHA is all about. We spoke to them to hear more about their history, their travel chops and what makes them so excited to be at the helm of this special property...

  • Meet Your Hosts at Hobart Central YHA

    Sarah is a veteran traveller, originally from Germany, who has worked on the front desk at Hobart YHA on-and-off for three and a half years. We sat down with Sarah to hear about her travel exploits and what makes YHA special to her…

  • Meet Your Hosts at Pittwater Eco YHA

    Late last year, Bergia and Katie took over management of Pittwater Eco YHA, and they're bringing a whole new energy to the place. We asked them for a little interview to find out more about what motivates them, and their hopes for the future of the YHA!

  • Meet Your Host at Murwillumbah YHA

    Meet the amazing Tassie and learn about the history he and his hostel hold with YHA!

  • Meet Your Hosts at Port Elliot YHA!

    Learn more about the people behind the Port Elliot YHA, local power-couple, Jill and Graham

  • YHA and Sustainability

    At YHA, the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic - are at the core of absolutely everything we do.

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YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.