Where are you sleeping this festival season?

Getting your ticket to a festival is just one part of organising your festival going experience. If you’re travelling inter or intrastate, you’ve got to then figure out where on earth you’re going to sleep!

We’ve got you covered. YHA has festival accommodation at camping prices in an abundance of locations, which means you don’t need to sleep on a deflated blow up mattress next your mate Ryan who reeks because he hasn’t showered in 3 days. Ew.

If your festival is in…


Melbourne Central YHA is going to be your Melbourne festival hub – centrally located with so much going on, beds here are going to book up quick. Grab you and your mates a dorm or if you want to live that fancy life, book yourself into one of their private rooms #noregrets. Plus, there’s a bar, a bunch of activities, super rad people and sweet vibes, so you know you’re going to have an ace time.

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If you prefer something a little more low key, in a less hectic but still very happening area, consider Melbourne Metro YHA. With activities like kickboxing, rooftop yoga and wine and cheese night, you’ll be looking fine and be super fly since you’re not drinking your wine out of a goon sack like every other backpacker.

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Adelaide Central YHA is the place to be. Large spacious common areas mean there’s more room for you and your mates to chill out after a long day of partying. Or if you want to keep the party vibes going on, pump yourselves up with some table tennis or pool before heading out to one of the nearby bars to groove the night away.


Insanely close to Salamanca and Hobart’s primo nightlife spots, Hobart Central YHA is perfect for those looking for a post-festival party. Wind down in their common room or for those who want to keep going, challenge your mates to a game of drunk Monopoly. Whoever can catch the banker stealing extra cash wins.

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There’s no better spot in Freo than Fremantle Prison YHA, especially if you’re going to Falls Festival. Falls Festival will be rocking out on Parry St and Fremantle Oval, which is on Fremantle Prison YHA’s doorstep. We bet that if you’re relaxing on the grass at the hostel, you’ll be able to hear all the sweet tunes from Falls…



Large communal spaces, knowledgeable staff and a central location all wrapped up in an art deco building – that’s Perth City YHA. In the heart of the city and a short walk from hip, funky Northbridge, it’s a great place to stay if you want the festival feels to continue after it has left town.

Port Fairy

Oozing charm and that small town vibe, Port Fairy YHA is located in the heart of Port Fairy, making it perfect for festival goers. With a variety of rooms, a great outdoor area and super friendly and helpful staff, how could you not book your bed at Port Fairy YHA?

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Byron Bay

There’s not one, but two hostels in Byron Bay for people to choose from. Byron Bay YHA has undergone a major expansion which added a bucket load more beds, plus some sweet new communal spaces. There’s also a swimming pool and deck for you to relax by after a long day of partying.

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Cape Byron YHA is located in the centre of town and embodies those chilled out, surfer vibes that Byron Bay is so famous for. With a swimming pool, BBQ, café, dive, centre and surf school, your festival going experience will be taken to the next level!

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Loads of weekly activities to keep you entertained and meeting awesome people, an onsite café to keep you fed and a rooftop pool with stellar views of Brisbane to keep you cool – that’s Brisbane City YHA in a nutshell. Festival goers will love its chilled out vibes and comfy, comfy beds.

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Festival goers, you have so many hostels to choose from in Sydney, that it’s a little ridiculous. We’re just going to focus on the big 3, but if you want to check them all out, they’re here

The big daddy of Sydney’s YHA hostels is Sydney Harbour YHA. Located in the historic Rocks district with stunning million dollar views of Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge from its rooftop, this YHA combines amazing facilities with a historical experience.It’s within walking distance of Sydney’s top sights, so how could you not stay here?

Sydney’s most chilled out hostel (so you know you’re in the right place), Railway Square YHA, has a spa, café, foosball tables, sweet communal spaces and a deck for you to soak up the sunshine. Plus what hostel gives you the opportunity to stay in former train carriages? This one.

Last, but definitely not least, is Sydney Central YHA. Opposite Central Station, it has everything a festival goer could want – onsite café, movie theatre, pool table, an excellent rooftop that hosts many a rooftop party in summer, swimming pool, sauna and a basement bar. What more could you want from your festival accommodation?

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So what are you waiting for? Hop on it and book your YHA today because these babies won’t remain empty for long. Plus you get the cheapest rates for booking direct on yha.com.au, so that’s just an extra bonus for your festival experience!

Nearby Hostels

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    From $20 per night
    Fremantle Prison YHA
    Fancy a historic and unique stay? Fremantle Prison YHA 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 $20.5 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 $24.5 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 $38.95 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 $31.35 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 $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
    Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA thumbnail
    From $30 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.
    Melbourne Metro YHA thumbnail
    From $22 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.
    Adelaide Central YHA thumbnail
    From $26 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.
    Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA thumbnail
    From $25.5 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 $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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    From $21 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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