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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    From $26.5 per night
    Sydney Glebe Point YHA
    Glebe Point YHA backpacker hostel offers a relaxed inner city location, just a short tram ride to Sydney CBD. Explore Glebe markets, cafes and restaurants.
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    From $26 per night
    Sydney Bondi Beachouse YHA
    Live the dream! Stay at Bondi Beachouse YHA backpacker hostel and learn to surf at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach.
    Phillip Island YHA thumbnail
    From $29 per night
    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.
    Nimbin Rox YHA thumbnail
    From $26 per night
    Nimbin Rox YHA
    Have you ever wanted glamp in a tent? Well you'll enjoy the unique accommodations at Nimbin Rox YHA backpackers hostel. Situated in the lush sub-tropics of the magical Nimbin Valley.
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    From $30.5 per night
    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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    From $33 per night
    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.
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