10 Best hostel views

Champagne views on a beer budget? Here are the Top 10 YHAs with the best views of the Land Down Under.

Sydney Harbour YHA

The list rockets out of the gate with a picturesque view of one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, the Sydney Harbour.  As you wind your way to the top of Sydney Harbour YHA, the view of Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge steadily crescendos until reaching its beautiful pinnacle on the rooftop patio. For a view that will surely make you say “crikey!” look no further than this YHA.  

Bondi Beachouse YHA 

How does having one of the best views of one of the world’s most famous beaches sound? At BondiBeachouse YHA in Sydney, this fantastic view is a daily routine. Come join fellow backpackers and experience the breathtaking views of sun and surf for yourself. 

 

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City YHA Backpackers Rooftop

Queensland’s bustling metropolis, Brisbane, has a vibrant downtown that nestles itself along the Brisbane River - which just so happens to be the backdrop for Brisbane City YHA. This award-winning YHA lets guests soak in the view (literally) from the rooftop outdoor pool.

 

Stradbroke Island YHA

If a great view of nature is more your style, check out the tropical views from Stradbroke Island YHA. Come relax at this beachfront property just north of Queensland’s famous Gold Coast. Get lost in your thoughts as you watch the waves roll in.  

 

Murwillumbah YHA

 

Tucked between the Tweed River and Mount Warning (or ‘Wollumbin’ – cloud catcher - as the local Aboriginal people call it) is Murwillumbah YHA in Northern New South Wales. Take it the awesome views from the hostel’s veranda, or better still, while lazily floating down the river in a tyre tube. 

Melbourne Central YHA

Melbourne is home to not one but TWO of YHA’s best views. Melbourne Central YHA in the city centre has cool areas to hang out on the rooftop and take in the urban panorama. There are even private rooms up there painted in the style of local Mornington Peninsula ‘bathing boxes’.  

Melbourne Metro YHA

Melbourne Metro YHA, just north of the city, has 300+ degree views from its rooftop. Come lounge in this urban oasis, complete with astro-turf and bean bags to chillax on. 

Bellingen YHA

Located near the beautiful Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen YHA in mid-New South Wales takes the eyes for a journey off the beaten track. Overlooking the mighty Bellinger River, there isn’t a better seat in the house to view the Aussie landscape.  

Port Elliot YHA

Port Elliot Beach House YHA offers a picture perfect setting to enjoy a 270-degree view of the South Australian coast. Sit down, relax, and feast your eyes upon Encounter Bay and the Great Australian Bight. 

Pittwater YHA

If the hustle and bustle of city life is starting to weigh heavy on your pupils, escape to the tranquil views of Pittwater YHA. Situated in Sydney’s outskirts on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park, this YHA is the perfect place where the bush meets the sea. Look around and you’ll meet plenty of Aussie wildlife, including friendly wallabies coming right up close.

Nearby Hostels

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    From $52 per night
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    The only hostel in Sydney that has views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney Harbour YHA is the best place to stay in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks and the Vivid light festival.
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    From $26 per night
    Sydney Bondi Beachouse YHA
    Live the dream! Stay Bondi Beachouse YHA backpacker hostel and learn to surf at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach.
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    From $22 per night
    Brisbane City YHA
    An award winning backpackers hostel, Brisbane City YHA is close to Suncorp Stadium, Roma St Transit Centre, South Bank, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum. Oh, and did we mention that we have a pool overlooking the Brisbane River?
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    From $19 per night
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Only a short free tram ride to the CBD and close to the University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne.
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    From $30 per night
    Port Elliot YHA
    Great Port Elliot Beach Accommodation! Port Elliot Beach House YHA, on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, is in a breezy, historic building.
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    From $32 per night
    Murwillumbah YHA - Mt Warning
    Murwillumbah YHA is a homely hostel with stunning views, riverside gardens, and quirky decor in a 1911 captain's cottage.
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    From $33 per night
    Sydney, Pittwater YHA
    Situated at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River in Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, Pittwater YHA backpacker hostel is perfect for escaping Sydney.
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    From $29 per night
    Melbourne Central YHA
    A short walk from Southern Cross Railway Station and the Skybus Terminal, Melbourne Central YHA backpacker hostel is right in the heart of Melbourne.
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    From $30 per night
    Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse
    One of Australia's most laidback backpacker hostels. An affordable, relaxed, boutique guesthouse set amongst beautiful country!
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    From $30.5 per night
    Stradbroke Island YHA
    Stradbroke Island YHA is a hostel and scuba dive centre providing beachfront backpacker accommodation with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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