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YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI), providing more than 4,000 YHA hostels in 90 countries around the world. The YHA group in Australia includes YHA Ltd, Hostelling International Australia Inc (trading as YHA Australia) as well as YHA WA Inc and Youth Hostels Association of Tasmania Inc.
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    YHA Organisation

    YHA’s history, find your nearest YHA State office, view annual reports and information on board nominations, board elections and voting.
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    Contact YHA

    Can't find the answers to your questions or want to know more? Get in touch with an expert at YHA. Contact YHA as well for all media image requests, interview requests, other PR related enquires, or for agent related enquires.
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    News

    Stay up-to-date what's happening in the budget travel world, and find out about events happening in the cities you visit!
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    Marketing with YHA

    YHA is where travellers, accommodation and technology meet. Our website alone reaches thousands of people each day and we are one of the best known youth brands across Australia. We are the number 1 backpacker network in Australia with the largest distribution of printed resources.
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    Sustainability

    Are you wondering how you can reduce your impact on the environment while travelling? We have some answers!
    Jobs at YHA

    Jobs at YHA

    Passionate about travel? Then maybe you'd like to work for YHA. From customer-focused work in one of our hostels, to management positions and office-based roles in our state and national offices, YHA has plenty of opportunities, all across Australia.
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    How hostels work

    Never stayed at a hostel before and curious how they work? Learn about the features available and what to expect.
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    YHA members save $$$

    Save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels around Australia plus enjoy member rates at 4,000 YHA/HI hostels worldwide. There's also discounts on tours, transport, travel gear and more!

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    Backpacker Essentials

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