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February 2016


On Monday 14 December, 2015 YHA Australia hosted its very first Instameet in Sydney!
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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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10% off Accommodation for Noted Festival Attendees!

Noted is Canberra’s independent writers’ festival, boasting free, diverse and inclusive events for everyone. Canberra City YHA is offering attendees a discount on accommodation.
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10% off Accommodation for You Are Here Festival Attendees!

You Are Here is Canberra’s festival of experimental art. An entirely free 5 day curated showcase of art. Canberra City YHA is the official accommodation provider for the You Are Here Festival.
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Stay Anywhere From $27/Night

Travelling for 10 days or more? Buy a YHA ePack and save!
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Sydney Mardi Gras 2016

Sydney's world-famous Mardi Gras returns from 19 February to 6 March 2016. Sydney Central YHA has a fabulous parade weekend deal for you to stay close to the action!
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7 Reasons to Travel Solo

It is something every traveller should experience at least once.
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Aussie Summer Specials

So much to do, so little money... except when a special is involved! Check out some of YHA's deals around the country.
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Awards Season

2015 has proved a successful year for YHA, taking out top spot in the Backpacker Accommodation category at three State Tourism Awards!
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Backpackers Guide to Australia Day

Backpackers finding themselves in Australia for our national day, listen up! Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help you make the most of your first ‘Straya Day.
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Best Cheap Eats Near Sydney Central YHA

First-timers to Sydney may be surprised to discover a good, cheap meal can be hard to find. Here we've compiled 8 of the best cheap eats near Sydney Central YHA. ~noms~
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Blue Mountains Yulefest Deal

Blue Mountains YHA is tempting you out of hibernation and offering some mid-year cheer with this cool Yulefest deal to celebrate Christmas in July.
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Explore Australia with YHA

Looking to get off the beaten track? You can now book ‘Explore’ properties at These properties are in unique, harder to get to places such as Norfolk Island and the Flinders Ranges.
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Festivals, Festivals & More Festivals!

Adelaide's Festival Season is like no other in the world! The whole city is completely transformed into a world of colour, music, dance, laughter, food, drinks, art and more.
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National Kite Boarding League Grand Final

The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) Grand Final is coming to the Gold Coast's Main Beach from February 18 - 21, 2016.
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Ocean Adventures

Get on, in or close to the Ocean with these fantastic YHA deals, guaranteed to inspire you to hit the coast and make the most of our amazing beaches and experiences
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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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Seafood, Adventure, Port Lincoln

You’ll be spoilt for choice in the adventure AND seafood capital of Australia – Port Lincoln.
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Spotify's Musical Map - Music To Travel To

Explore Spotify's new Musical Map to hear playlists from around the world.
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Thredbo Summer Deals

Ski season doesn't return till June but the Snowy Mountains has so much to offer in summer, take advantage of our Thredbo summer deals before it's covered in snow again.
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Top 10 Uni Break Ideas

Don't just stay at home to binge watch TV shows and waste your holiday away, get out and see more of Australia with our great deals!
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Top 4 Urban Art Hostels

In Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, urban murals have been popping up everywhere, including at YHA - boasting the top 4 urban art hostels in Australia.
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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 things to do in Sydney this summer!

With the help of Destination NSW, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to do in Sydney over summer (and most are free!).
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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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White Night Melbourne 2016

Experience a dusk to dawn celebration of culture, art and creativity at White Night Melbourne.
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WIN An Oceans to Outback Adventure For 2

From Adelaide to Alice Springs, we have the ultimate SA to NT adventure up for grabs for a lucky uni student!
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World Science Festival in Brisbane

The World Science Festival is coming to Brisbane! Held at the Queensland Museum, this festival aims to bring art and science together.
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YHA’s Top Hostels for 2015

You stayed, you reviewed, now find out which YHA hostels rated top of the list!
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