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State of Origin 2020 Kicks Off!

Set over three stellar locations in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, catch all the action of this year's State of Origin - where the biff's too good to miss!


It may be running late this year, but the revised 2020 State of Origin is being held over three action packed nights! Catch every tackle and every thrilling goal on the 4th, 11th and 18th of November.

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This year, the Blues and Maroons are touring across SA, QLD and NSW.

  • The first match will be held in Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, less than 2km from Adelaide Central YHA! 
  • Catch game two in Sydney, at ANZ Stadium, in Sydney's Olympic Park. Jump the train or bus to a cozy bed at Sydney Central YHA, 
  • Wrap up the action with the final game being held in Brissy's Suncorp Stadium, a mere eight-minute walk across Roma St from Brisbane City YHA

With all three venues a hop skip and a jump away from a safe, comfortable and central bed that's got all the great value perks you've come to expect (think rooftop pools, bike hire, BBQ's and more..) - consider your stay sorted!

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Keep an eye out for COVIDsafe businesses across the territory, and expect to sign in and mask up! Across our properties, you’ll find clean and secure rooms, restricted capacity in common areas to allow for physical distancing, helpful staff who can assist with any safety or travel questions. Check out our Safe Stay Promise and relax knowing that you and your family are being well taken care of in your home away from home.

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We've got you covered! There's never a dull moment in any of these cities, and with restrictions continuning to ease, our cities are coming back to life and we're here to celebrate (while keeping our distance!)


  • Hire a free bike from Adelaide Central YHA, or at BIKESA stops around the city
  • Load up on locally made pre-game snacks at the famed Adelaide Markets
  • Rest off the night's revelling at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, with plenty of shady spots to take a nap, or have a picnic!


  • Rediscover Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House without the hoards of tourists, and plenty of attractions within walking distance from Sydney Harbour YHA (including our very own stunning rooftop!)
  • Relax at Paddington Reservior Gardens, an underground oasis hidden off the bustling Oxford Street
  • Extend your local getaway a little longer and head up to the Blue Mountains for hikes, arts and a new brewery all close to our Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

Blue Mountains Hike - YHA Australia


  • Get pumped before the game at our rooftop bar and BBQ, with views stretching out across the Brisbane river, you can see the stadium from our rooftop too!
  • Wander through the New Farm and Roma Street Parklands
  • Soften up and cuddle a Koala in the only state where you can hold our marsupial friends at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane City YHA Rooftop


However you travel, we've got a room and an experience for you. Book confidently and travel safely, with great deals available for your trip. Check out our Flexi-Saver rates to see how to get 10% off your next stay. Travelling in a group or with family - our group and family rooms are the best deal on beds for you and your crew.

    Adelaide Central YHA
    From $26 per night
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Located right in the centre of the city, Adelaide Central YHA is only a 7-minute walk to Adelaide Central Market and a short bus ride to Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
    Brisbane City YHA
    From $21 per night
    Brisbane City YHA
    An award winning travellers' 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?
    Sydney Central YHA
    From $31.5 per night
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    From $32 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!
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    From $32 per night
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    The hostel that literally has its own platform at Sydney Central Railway Station. You won't have an excuse for missing your bus, train or plane, with direct access to the Sydney Airport Train line and bus terminals at your doorstep.
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