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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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Seek the Sun this Winter

    Don't put away the summer clothes just yet! If you're not one for the cooler climate that's headed our way why not book yourself a winter exodus at one of our northern Australia YHAs today and dodge the chills this June-August!

  • 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.

  • Blue Mountains Yulefest

    There’s no better place to celebrate Christmas in the Mountains than at Blue Mountains YHA! Find out what the team at Blue Mountains YHA have planned this winter.

  • The Top Whale Watching Spots In Australia

    As the majestic mammals set off on their epic mid-year migration, let YHA help you to discover the best places to spot them.

  • 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 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

  • 5 Best Hostel Rooftops in Australia

    Home of free BBQs and accidental-on-purpose naps in the sunshine, hostel rooftops are the place to be! Here are 5 of the very best - tick 'em all off!

  • 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.