From koalas to canines, are hostels are enjoying plenty of animal encounters . . .

It's been a big month for wildlife across the YHA network, with emus, koalas, snakes and dogs paying us a visit around Australia. 

Glebe Point YHABondi Beachouse YHA and Phillip Island YHA trialled a few canine receptionists . . . 

. . . but Nimbin Rox YHA's new friend wasn't quite as fluffy.

These cuddly koalas dropped in on Manta Lodge YHA at Stradbroke Island . . .

. . . while one half of Australia's coat of arms explored Grampians Eco YHA.

Book a stay at one of our 80 properties around the country and rub shoulders with these intrepid animals yourself!

Nearby Hostels

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    Sydney Glebe Point YHA
    Glebe YHA is a relaxed hostel located in Sydney's bohemian leafy inner city area. A great hostel for the working holiday maker or for those wanting to take their time in Sydney.
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    Sydney, Bondi Beachouse YHA
    Bondi Beachouse YHA is located right near Australia's famous Bondi Beach and is a backpacker favourite.
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    Phillip Island YHA
    Award-winning Phillip Island YHA is your gateway to one of Australia’s most famous islands. This hostel offers comfortable lounges, a gourmet-style kitchen area and a rooftop deck.
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    Nimbin Rox YHA
    Nimbin Rox YHA hostel is an island of tranquility nestled in lush tropical gardens amidst 25 acres of the magical Nimbin Valley. Enjoy amazing views of the nearby national parkland and keep a look out of friendly native wildlife.
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    Stradbroke Island YHA
    Stradbroke Island YHA is a hostel and scuba dive centre providing beachfront backpacker accommodation with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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    Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA
    Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish eco-certified hostel. Watch wild kangaroos relaxing on the lawn and explore the stunning Grampians National Park.