YHA locations

If you are planning a trip in Australia and you want quality, fun, private or co-living budget accommodation then you will love YHA. We have the best standards, and the cleanest, most convenient properties in the country with a variety of options to suit any type of traveller from private rooms with ensuites to shared facilities and co-living options.
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YHA Sydney Harbour

Sydney | Gadigal Country

This modern, sustainable property in The Rocks draws an international crowd with its world-class harbour views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

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YHA Sydney Central

Sydney | Gadigal Country

Located in a heritage-listed building in the heart of Sydney, this bustling international hub is next to all major train & tram lines for easy access to the city's top attractions.

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YHA Byron Bay

Byron Bay | Bundjalung Country

Relax in good company at this state-of-the-art, sustainable YHA in Byron Bay. With gorgeous communal spaces & a great social vibe, you'll never want to leave.

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YHA Blue Mountains (Katoomba)

Katoomba | Gundungurra & Dharug Country

This historic lodge located right in the middle of Katoomba is as cosy as it is hospitable. Escape the city and make it your base for your next outdoor adventure.

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YHA Cape Byron (Byron Bay)

Byron Bay | Bundjalung Country

Just blocks from the beach, this laid-back oasis attracts a diverse crowd of global backpackers. Come for the surf, stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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YHA Pittwater Eco (Sydney)

Pittwater | Garigal Country

Perfect for those wishing to get out of the city without actually leaving Sydney, YHA Pittwater Eco (Sydney) is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park.

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YHA Thredbo

Thredbo | Ngarigo Country

Situated in Mt. Kosciuszko National Park, YHA Thredbo provides the ideal stay for hikers, skiers & mountain bikers looking to experience the Snowy Mountains.

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YHA Newcastle Beach

Newcastle | Awabakal Country

Opposite Newcastle Beach, and right in the centre of town, this friendly YHA is perfect for travellers looking for affordable accommodation.

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YHA Port Macquarie | Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

Port Macquarie | Birpai Country

Located halfway between Sydney & Byron Bay, Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers is more like a resort than a hostel.

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Samurai Beach Bungalows (Port Stephens)

Anna Bay | Worimi Country

Gorgeous beaches, lush bushland, stunning bay and sea views and a great chill-out spot - that's Port Stephens and its award-winning YHA.

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Riverside Backpackers (Murwillumbah)

Murwillumbah | Bundjalung Country

Riverside Backpackers (Murwillumbah) is a homely hostel with stunning views, riverside gardens, and quirky decor in a 1911 captain's cottage.


YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.