Some hostels are temporarily closed and reception hours may vary due to current circumstances - please check individual hostels when booking.

Family Travel in Australia

If you’re looking for family friendly accommodation in Australia, stop your search right now – we’ve got the best YHA properties for families to stay at right here. Whether you want a seaside beach stay, a culture trip in the city or to get wonderfully lost in the bush, YHA has your family holiday covered.

Stay with your Family at YHA

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Sydney, The Rocks, NSW

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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Canberra, ACT

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Canberra City YHA is closed from 30 March 2020 until 30 June 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Katoomba, NSW

Only a 90 min train trip to Katoomba from Sydney. While you're here check out the Blue Mountains National Park, Scenic World and Jenolan Caves.

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Fremantle, WA

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Fremantle YHA is closed from 5th April to 1st July. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Halls Gap, VIC

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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Pittwater, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Sydney Pittwater YHA is currently closed until 30 June. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Port Lincoln, SA

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Port Lincoln YHA is currently closed until 1 July 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Apollo Bay, VIC

Midway along the famous Great Ocean Road, relax by the wood fire heater, and enjoy ocean views from the rooftop at Apollo Bay Eco YHA.

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Thredbo, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Thredbo YHA is currently closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Port Fairy, VIC

Port Fairy YHA is a heritage listed cottage situated in charming and historic Port Fairy at the end of the Great Ocean Road. Relax by the open fireplace after a day of exploring a piece of Victoria's history.

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Adelaide, SA

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.

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North Melbourne, VIC

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.


Hostel Activities for the whole Family

Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

See Sydney at its best - from dawn until dusk, the view is always different. Climbs are available from dawn right through to night. Don’t miss this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience.

Adventure time

Say “bye” to boredom in the Blue Mountains, with an outdoor adventure playground on your doorstep. If your family loves being active, exploring and the great outdoors, this is the place to be. 

Family BBQ on one of Sydney's best rooftops?

Let us cook for your family!

From Mexican to Sausage Sizzles and all that's in between, we'll serve you a feast and it'll only cost you a penny! See Reception for details

Monday Movie Night in a Prison

Had a big day and just want a cosy night in? Lucky for you Monday night is movie night! Join us for free popcorn and a movie at Fremantle Prison YHA

Happy Family

Whether you have a big, small or unique family we have a hostel that will suit you!

So the question remains – where will you go on your next family holiday?


If you’re travelling with other families or the whole extended family, consider our Rent-a-YHA scheme. When you Rent-a-YHA at selected properties around the country, your group will be able to rent the entire property to yourselves and enjoy complete privacy and exclusive access. Find out more

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