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YHA is the leading provider of discount accommodation in Australia with almost 100 hostels nationwide. We provide over 1.6 million overnights for backpackers each year. Our website alone reaches thousands of people each day and we are one of the best known youth brands across Australia.
  • Testimonials

    “Over the last 7 years I have been advertising with YHA, a reliable and dependable medium to attract customers. Marketing with YHA enables me to quantify my dollar spend, and track continual sales growth”.
    Craig 'Hassie' Haslam, Nullarbor Traveller

  • Testimonials

    "We have been very pleased with the sales generated as a direct result of advertising with YHA Australia through their various publications as well as the awareness it has created for the Greyhound Brand. Exposure on YHA's website has also assisted us to gain significant market share of our core FIT market. We will continue to market our business with YHA in the future."

    Gagandeep Singh - VP Marketing, Greyhound Australia

  • YHA Discount Provider Program

    DPP 2016 Cover  

    The YHA Discount Provider Program is a great way to promote your business and reach a market that spends double the average tourist. As part of this program, all discounts are listed free of charge on and a select number of high value discounts are featured within the annual YHA Accommodation Guide.

    Discounts are also promoted at local hostels, in member e-newsletters and within the YHA member magazine, Backpacker Essentials.

    Discounts offered are available to all YHA & HI (Hostelling International) members and are one of the key benefits to our membership program.

    To become a discount provider is simple! Just download the application form and return it to your state contact and they will do the rest! If you want your discount listing to be considered for the 2016 Accommodation Guide make sure you return it by 1 June 2015.

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  • YHA Free Map and Hostel Guide

    YHA Map 2015  

    Produced in October each year, this quality product includes a detailed Australia map, travel tips and a complete list of YHA hostels in Australia.

    150,000 copies of the Australia Map are published annually and are widely distributed throughout the YHA domestic and international network.

    20,000 copies of the Australia Map in Chinese are published annually and distributed widely throughout the YHA hostel network, English language schools, Australian universities as well as internationally to over 200 hostels.

    Targeting the independent traveller to Australia this map allows the traveller to plan their trip and can promote some of YHA's key partners who offer special deals to YHA members.   

    Contact YHA to express your interest in advertising on the 2016 YHA Australian Map at

    2016 Media Kit  

  • YHA Accommodation Guide

    Accommodation Guide 2015  

    Published annually on 1 October, the YHA Accommodation Guide is a comprehensive DL size guide, packed with information on YHA hostels around Australia, plus listings for hundreds of YHA member discounts.

    Approximately 80,000 copies are published annually, and distributed to all new YHA members, through 80+ Australian hostels, to university students, visitor info centres, and independent tour operators. Additionally many thousands are distributed globally through our international agents and Hostelling International networks. The Accommodation Guide is also now available as a digital 'flip' version and can be downloaded at

    Invest in one advertisement in this guide and your business will not only reach this huge target market for 12 months but will enjoy the benefits of aligning with YHA, the industry leader.

    Contact YHA to express your interest in advertising in the 2015 YHA Accommodation Guide at

    2016 Media Kit  

  • Backpacker Essentials

    Backpacker Essentials is the official magazine of YHA Australia. It is available bi-monthly as an iPad and iPhone app edition via Newsstand, as a digital ‘flip’ version  and a pdf.  

    The magazine is sent to members and is downloadable at

    Advertising in the magazine includes hyperlinks to your website. It is the only magazine of its type in Australia that reaches this mix of budget travellers. 

    Contact YHA to express your interest in advertising in the Backpacker Essentials magazine at

    2016 Media Kit