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  • Best Hostels YHA 2015

    Top Hostels for 2015

    You stayed, you reviewed, now find out which YHA hostels rated top of the list!

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  • World Science Festival

    World Science Festival in Brisbane

    Held at the Queensland Museum from 9 - 13 March, this festival aims to bring art and science together.

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  • Backpacker Essentials Feb 16

    Backpacker Essentials

    New edition of Backpacker Essentials is out now!

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  • Thredbo Summer Deals

    Thredbo Summer Deals

    Ski season doesn't return till June but the Snowy Mountains have so much to offer in summer!

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  • White Night Melbourne

    White Night Melbourne

    Melbourne will become the city that never sleeps when White Night returns on Saturday 20th of February, 2016.

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Working in Australia

Planning a working holiday in Australia? YHA Australia encourages backpackers to holiday in Australia and supplement their travel plans through short-term employment.

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable travel

YHA Australia is commited to reducing its impact on the environment, minimising its carbon footprint and raising awareness of the benefits of low-impact travel.



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Backpacker Essentials Online

Backpacker Essentials

Check out the official FREE magazine of YHA Australia - the best guide to backpacking. Read online or print wherever you are in the world, or get the interactive iPad edition.

Accommodation Guide Promo 2016

Accommodation Guide

Pick up a free copy of the YHA Australia 2016 Accommodation Guide at your nearest hostel. It's full of information about hostels, maps, city guides, member discounts and loads of ideas about things to do.

New Zealand hostels

New Zealand hostels

YHA has many hostels throughout New Zealand, from remote locations such as Ahipara and Te Anau to the more popuated tourist spots such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and, of course, Queenstown.

International Hostels

International Hostels

YHA is a member of Hostelling International, with more than 4,000 hostels worldwide in fantastic and unique locations. Discover the real hostel experience and find your dream adventure with HI.