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.

A post shared by Jonnie (@jonniewong) on


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.



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.

A post shared by emily j (@emilysarahj) on



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?

A post shared by Dan Spivey (@spivlarr) on


Byron Bay

There’s not one, but two hostels in Byron Bay for people to choose from. Byron Bay YHA is currently undergoing a major expansion to be finished up in late 2017 which will add 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.

A post shared by Byron Bay YHA (@byronbayyha) on


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!

A post shared by Cape Yha (@capebyronyha) on



We wouldn’t blame you if upon walking into Rambutan Townsville YHA, you thought you were in a resort, it’s that luxurious. Relax in style by the rooftop pool surrounded by cabanas and lounges as well as an outdoor bar and restaurant, so you’ll be living the high life but paying only a fraction of the price – sweet.



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.



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?

A post shared by Kai B. (@k_bro94) on


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

    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Fremantle Prison YHA
    Fremantle Prison YHA is the only hostel in WA with world heritage status - a 19th century prison that’s been converted into modern accommodation for adventurous backpackers.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Hobart Central YHA
    Hobart Central YHA is the most centrally located Hobart backpacker accommodation, only a block from the city's waterfront.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Melbourne Central YHA
    Stay in the heart of the city at vibrant Melbourne Central YHA! This hostel features a newly renovated ground floor with a cafe/bar, funky communal areas, 24 hour reception and rooftop social space.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning views.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Townsville YHA
    'Stay + Play' in Townsville's oasis in the city at Rambutan. Mainland Australia's first 5 star backpackers located in the heart of Townsville with a short walk to the stunning Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a slice of Luxury, without the heavy price tag.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Perth City YHA
    The award-winning Perth City YHA offers everything you could want in backpacking accommodation: real heart, great value, safe and secure, central location and attention to detail.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA
    Byron Bay YHA Backpackers Hostel is just a short walk to the city centre. Large comfortable common areas, lush swimming pool and cruisy BBQ area make it the perfect spot to relax.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Friendly and relaxed Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne. The hostel is ideally located only minutes from the famous Queen Victoria Markets and new free CBD tram zone!
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Adelaide Central YHA
    This is it - the hostel you've been looking for! Located in the heart of Adelaide, this backpackers hostel is considered one of the best YHAs in Australia.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA
    Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built YHA hostel in the centre of town, just 200m to the beach and main bus stop.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage rooms in the heart of the city.
    hostel page thumbnail
    per night
    Brisbane City YHA
    Brisbane City YHA is an award winning backpackers hostel. This Brisbane hostel is located in a cool area close to Suncorp Stadium and Roma Street Transit Centre.
badge image