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December 2016
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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.
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Stay Anywhere From $28/Night

Travelling for 5 days or more? Buy a YHA ePack and save!
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Australia Day at Sydney Harbour

There aren’t too many corners of this wide brown land that aren’t decked out in green and gold on January 26 – but Sydney Harbour is definitely the life of the party.
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Falls Festival in Fremantle

Fremantle is set to become the next awesome location for the ridiculously popular Falls Music Festival.
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How to make the most of your YHA membership this summer . . . and save!

The weather's hotting up and so are YHA's great-value member discounts.
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Celebrating love and diversity!

YHA celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras with a LGBTQI-friendly and fun atmosphere.
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MONA FOMA Festival

The avant-garde festival of music and art brings 200 artists to Hobart over five days this January.
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New Hostel - Rambutan Townsville YHA

Meet the newest kid on the block – Rambutan Townsville YHA. This newly built, stylishly designed property is the latest hostel to join the YHA network, offering a new stop over for backpackers travelling along the east coast of Australia.
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Rent-a-YHA All To Yourself

It’s perfect for family reunions, special events, or just an excuse to get a group of friends away together.
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The Best FREE Activities in Sydney this Christmas

Your hip pocket cops enough of a hammering over the festive season, so enjoy a few of these free events around the Harbour City in the lead-up to Christmas this year.
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Top 5 Oz Experiences

You haven't really seen Australia unless you have ticked all of these unique experiences off the list. What are you waiting for?
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Top 6 Urban Art Hostels

Urban murals are popping up everywhere around Australia, and YHA is no exception to the contemporary art trend, with urban art adding a splash of colour to hostels in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.
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Top Tips for Working Holiday Makers

There are many different things to consider when planning a working holiday in Australia. Here’s some details on the most common questions YHA is asked.
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Tunarama Festival 2017

Prepare yourself for some serious fun at Port Lincoln's annual Tunarama Festival.
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Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

A little slice of French luxury is being transported 17,000km to Canberra this December for the National Gallery of Australia’s blockbuster summer exhibition.
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WIN a YHA Womadelaide Festival Weekend

Don't miss your chance to win an amazing weekend of music, dance, food and fun at the Womadelaide music festival. Prize includes two four day weekend passes, flights and accommodation!
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YHA Australia Launches App!

'Appy Days, with the NEW YHA Australia App you can unplug and travel Oz with ease.
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