Stay a little longer this festival season

Travelling for a music festival this summer? Take a couple extra days of annual leave and stay a little longer - you never know what adventures you may have!

Byron Bay

Famous for its beaches and laid back lifestyle, Byron Bay is the perfect place to chill after a festival. Full of gorgeous beaches, hit the water and surf, kayak with dolphins, swim or snorkel or just laze about on the beach. For those who want to explore, there’s an abundance of great walking and cycling trails.

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Sydney is blessed with sunshine and lots of things to do. There’s great beaches, fantastic walks, an abundance of shopping, bars to drink in and nooks and crannies to explore. Plus our hostels have a stack of activities to keep you entertained every day!



The good vibes don’t end when the festival is over in Brisbane. Embrace Brisbane’s party lifestyle by hitting the many restaurants, bars and clubs it plays home to and then nurse your hangover the next day poolside at Brisbane City YHA.



Thanks to the influx of young people working in Canberra, our nation’s capital is becoming a funky place to visit. Home of the original freakshake, Canberra has fantastic cafes and restaurants to munch your way through, plus some beautiful gardens to chill in. Picnic anyone?



Victoria’s capital is an adult wonderland – there’s bars, clubs and pubs galore, restaurants with food that’ll make your mouth water and your stomach rumble, festivals dedicated to best things in life - food and alcohol - and 24 hour public transport on weekends, so once the festival is over, the party never has to end.



Where mountains meets the harbour and where weird and wacky art meets whisky bars, Hobart is an experience itself. Once you’ve recovered from the craziness that is Mofo, immerse yourself in Tasmania’s impressive national parks, gorge yourself on the state’s finest produce and relax with a whisky or two.

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Port Fairy

The end of the Great Ocean Road, this sleepy town has festival fever hard in the summer. It’s also a great place to relax, take it easy, get some art and culture or hit the water! Port Fairy is great for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming so water babies will feel right at home.



If you happen to be in Adelaide during March, you’ll probably just hop from one festival to another, there’s that much stuff going on in Mad March. But if that sounds a little too exhausting, never fear. Adelaide is a great place to slow down, chill out and indulge your inner foodie. Visit the Central Markets, try one of the new happening cafes opening up and don’t forget a day trip to the Barossa.



Sunshine, beaches and gardens are three highlights of spending your post-festival days in Perth. It has gorgeous weather all day and into the night, magnificent Kings Park that you could spend hours exploring and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Watch the sunset on Cottesloe beach and see the sunlight dance across the water.

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Charming, historical Fremantle has a unique vibe of its own. The Cappuccino Strip and the divine food it provides, beautiful beaches with crystal blue water and its proximity to Rottnest Island and those #quokkaselfies are just some of the few reasons that Fremantle is a great place to stay in after a festival.

Nearby Hostels

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    From $24.5 per night
    Hobart Central YHA
    Hobart YHA is the perfect base for all of Hobart's galleries and museums including MONA. Located only a block from the city's waterfront.
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    From $25 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 $31 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.
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    From $20 per night
    Fremantle Prison YHA
    Fancy a historic and unique stay? Fremantle Prison YHA backpackers hostel has what you are after! With the option to stay in the prison itself or the colonial cottages you're in for a comfy stay.
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    From $25 per night
    Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA
    Looking for the perfect hostel to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.
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    From $35 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 $35.5 per night
    Canberra City YHA
    Whether you're travelling solo or with family there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy in Canberra. Located just 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.
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    From $34 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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    From $25 per night
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Located right in the centre of the city, Adelaide Central YHA backpacker hostel is only a 7-minute walk to Adelaide Central Market and a short bus ride to Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
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    From $23 per night
    Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA
    Cape Byron YHA backpackers hostel is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day in the surf. Bike and boogie board hire is available.
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    From $23.5 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 $23 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 $25 per night
    Perth City YHA
    Perth accommodation in the centre of the CBD. Perth City YHA is central to The Perth Mint, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth Zoo
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