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.

Featuring works by famous Aussie street artists such as ‘Vans the Omega’, ‘Beastman’ and Dan Wenn from 90 Degrees Graffiti, YHA provides a great base to experience contemporary artwork in and around the hostels.

 
Adelaide Central YHA

Adelaide wall art

Freshly spray-painted is a three-storey work by ‘Vans the Omega’ adorning the side of Adelaide Central YHA. This portrait of local girl, Flower, took three days to complete and was supported by the City of Adelaide.

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 Melbourne Central YHA

Melbourne Central wall art  

This trendy hostel located in downtown Melbourne is just a short walk away from the city’s famous laneway art. Inside the YHA, local artist Dan Wenn from 90 Degrees Graffiti has created a unique mural featuring all the attractions and activities that make Melbourne great. 

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Railway Square YHA

Railway Square YHA_TV room

Inside award-winning Railway Square YHA is a collaborative mural by legendary Sydney artist ‘Beastman’. His mural works can be found around the world, from the UK to the USA, Germany, Israel, Hong Kong and New Zealand. 

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Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City YHA Urban Art

Drapl is a renowned Brisbane graffiti artist who is in hot demand.  His dynamic style is versatile, edgy and innovative and the artwork located at the Brisbane City YHA is no exception!

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Canberra City YHA

 Top Urban Art Hostels Canberra

Canberra City YHA got a free facelift in 2016 thanks to a government project to make the capital’s laneways a little more interesting and welcoming, and beautify the capital. The brief was to create something fun and funky with a travel flavour thrown in, and local artist Dai Cameron certainly produced that.

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Bondi Beachouse YHA

 Top Urban Art Hostels Bondi

As if the jaw-dropping views from the Bondi Beachouse YHA rooftop couldn’t be improved, this colourful mural made the scenery even better. Local artist Kelli Twinkle – who’s also painted murals on the iconic Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall near the skate park – added the mural in 2016, injecting a splash of colour to the beachside hostel.

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    Adelaide Central YHA
    Adelaide, SA
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    Melbourne Central YHA
    Melbourne, VIC
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    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    Sydney, NSW
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    Canberra City YHA
    Canberra, ACT
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    Sydney, Bondi Beachouse YHA
    Bondi Beach, NSW
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