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.

YHA accommodates a variety of groups from schools to universities, sporting teams to social clubs, and almost everything in between. With group accommodation options located across Australia, including all major cities and many rural areas, there is bound to be a hostel in your preferred location.

What is rent-a-YHA?

Rent-a-YHA gives your family, friends or group the opportunity to rent a whole building for a short break. The accommodation is safe, clean and comfortable; exclusive for your group's use only. Rooms sleep between 2-10 people depending on the property; some hostels can accommodate up to 155 people. 

Pick a YHA below and start planning your next group getaway! 

New South Wales favourites

Blue Mountains - Hawkesbury Heights YHA

Located a short 90-minute drive from Sydney, Hawkesbury Heights YHA in the Blue Mountains is the ideal weekend escape. Enjoy time with family or friends in a comfortable, peaceful and private environment. Hawkesbury Heights YHA offers all the facilities you need to create a homely stay while exploring the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Only 10 minutes drive up the road you will find the Yarramundi Reserve. Great during the warmer summer months for a day trip of bird watching, bush walking, swimming, fishing and even kayaking.

Sleeps: up to 12

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Hunter Valley YHA 

Escape the city and head to the heart of the wine country for your next group trip or family get-together. Set on 26 acres of land nestled in its very own vineyard, Hunter Valley YHA is perfect for any kind of group excursion, function or family affair.

Sleeps: up to 46

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Sydney - Pittwater YHA 

Pittwater YHA is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney, making it an excellent choice for any family occasion or group function. Enjoy a relaxing getaway at this comfortable bush property boasting spectacular views over Morning Bay and the surrounding Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Hike, mountain bike, kayak, swim or fish during the warmer months or relax and enjoy the views and cosy open fire place during the cooler months.

Sleeps: up to 32

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South Australia favourites

Mt Lofty YHA

Mt Lofty YHA is a lovely little stone cottage built in the 1880’s offering basic but modern facilities in a bush setting. It is situated in a peaceful location in the Cleland Conservation Park with panoramic views over the city of Adelaide. It’s a great escape for groups of bushwalkers, schools, families and friends. Explore during the day then relax and unwind. Sit on the verandah and watch the local wildlife in their natural habitat in the evenings.

Sleeps: up to 10

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Port Elliot YHA

Port Elliot YHA is located on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula over-looking Horse Shoe Bay. This renovated historic building offers modern facilities and amazing views. The beach is just a short stroll across the road so you can fish, swim and surf in the warmer months or spend hours watching the winter ocean swells and whale watching out the windows in the comfort of your room.

Sleeps: 60

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Victoria favourites

Grampians Eco YHA

Grampians Eco YHA is an eco-friendly property that features rammed earth walls, utilises solar hot water and electricity, grey water recycling and rainwater collection, along with wood heaters, to limit its environmental footprint. Located in a peaceful bush setting at the entrance to the Grampians National Park, it is great for school excursions, bushwalking groups or any type of group that would like to experience nature at its most beautiful right on your door step.

Sleeps: up to 64

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Phillip Island YHA


Located in the Big Wave complex, the award-winning Phillip Island YHA has all need for a comfortable group getaway to the beach. Home to the famous nightly parade of Little Penguins, the island’s natural beauty and laid back lifestyle make it the perfect place to relax. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre, walk deserted beaches, explore the rugged coastline or take a wildlife cruise.

Sleeps: up to 155

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See the full list of Rent-a-YHA properties here.

Nearby Hostels

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    Blue Mountains - Hawkesbury Heights YHA
    This solar powered, eco-friendly, purpose-built YHA hostel is in the lower Blue Mountains, next to the National Park; with stunning views back towards Sydney.
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    Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA
    Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish eco-certified hostel. Watch wild kangaroos relaxing on the lawn and explore the stunning Grampians National Park.
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    Hunter Valley YHA
    Escape the city and head to the heart of the wine country for your next group trip or family get-together.