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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Brisbane City YHA
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!
Canberra City YHA
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
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.