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  • Mid Year ePack Sale

    Mid Year ePack Sale

    Stretch your backpacking budget with YHA ePacks. These accommodation packs allow you to stay with us from just $23* per night.

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  • Travel Writing Scholarship

    Travel Writing Scholarship

    Win a 10 day travel writing road trip across Australia, plus be mentored by a Lonely Planet author.

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  • Vivid Sydney 2016

    Vivid Special Offer

    Vivid Sydney returns on 27 May for the biggest international music, art and light festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

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  • Accommodattion Guide 2016

    2016 Accommodation Guide

    Discover Australia and the YHA hostel network with the 2016 Accommodation Guide.

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  • Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016

    Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016

    Now in it's 16th year and the largest festival of its kind, the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is going to knock your socks off.

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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.