Australian Hostels and Backpackers

If you are planning a trip around Australia and you want quality, fun and budget accommodation then you will love YHA. We have the best standards, cleanest and most convenient hostels in the country.
$37
per person
Sydney, NSW & ACT

Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

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$30
per person
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW & ACT

Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning views.

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$38
per person
Sydney, NSW & ACT

Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage rooms in the heart of the city.

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$37.5
per person
Collaroy, NSW & ACT

Sydney's northern beaches YHA hostel is a high quality traveller's resort only 50 metres from one of Sydney's best surf beaches.

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$31
per person
Glebe, NSW & ACT

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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$33
per person
Pittwater, NSW & ACT

An easy escape from the busy city of Sydney, Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled in Morning Bay, Ku-ring-gai National Park.

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$30
per person
Bondi Beach, NSW & ACT

Bondi Beachouse YHA is located right near Australia's famous Bondi Beach and is a backpacker favourite.

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$30
per person
Byron Bay, NSW & ACT

Byron Bay YHA Backpackers Hostel is just a short walk to the city centre. Large comfortable common areas, swimming pool and BBQ make it the perfect spot to relax.

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$30
per person
Byron Bay, NSW & ACT

Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built YHA hostel in the centre of town, just 200m to the beach and main bus stop.

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$30
per person
Murwillumbah, NSW & ACT

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

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$26
per person
Nimbin, NSW & ACT

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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$29
per person
Yamba, NSW & ACT

Yamba YHA hostel resides on the NSW mid-north coast, making it a great stop off between Sydney and Brisbane. This seaside town has fantastic beaches and the most famous surf breaks.

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$35.5
per person
Canberra, NSW & ACT

Canberra City YHA is right in the heart of the nation's capital, 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.

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$35
per person
Thredbo, NSW & ACT

Thredbo YHA is situated in the heart of Snowy Mountains, a short walk from Thredbo Ski Resort. The award-winning hostel is a purpose built lodge with stunning mountain views.

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$26
per person
Katoomba, NSW & ACT

In the adventure capital of NSW, stay at this award-winning YHA hostel and enjoy the log fire and cosy warm rooms.

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$31.5
per person
Hawkesbury Heights, NSW & ACT

This solar powered, eco-friendly, purpose-built YHA hostel is in the lower Blue Mountains, next to the National Park; with stunning views back towards Sydney.

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$36
per person
Lavington, NSW & ACT

Albury Motor Village YHA backpackers hostel is a quiet YHA where you can relax and unwind. Great location for a stopover between Sydney and Melbourne.

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$28
per person
Tamworth, NSW & ACT

The YHA hostel has a relaxing atmosphere in a quiet, friendly, clean and safe environment, located in the centre of this country town. The hostel provides backpackers with the best connection to Jackaroo and Jillaroo schools and farmstays.

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$30
per person
Bellingen, NSW & ACT

Bellingen YHA is one of Australia's most laidback backpacker hostels. It's a beautiful and homely YHA set amongst beautiful country!

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$29
per person
Coffs Harbour, NSW & ACT

Mid way between Sydney and Brisbane, the purpose-built Coffs Harbour YHA hostel makes a great stopover for backpackers travelling the east coast.

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$27.5
per person
Port Macquarie, NSW & ACT

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

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$33
per person
Nulkaba, NSW & ACT

Escape the city and head to the heart of the wine country for your next group trip or family get-together.

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$31
per person
Newcastle, NSW & ACT

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

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$33
per person
Anna Bay, NSW & ACT

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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$31
per person
Wollongong, NSW & ACT

A friendly YHA hostel located right in the centre of Wollongong and great for backpackers. Close to the shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment and beaches.

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$29
per person
Batemans Bay, NSW & ACT

Batemans Bay is one of the most popular seaside towns on the NSW South Coast. The YHA hostel is situated in a camping/caravan park surrounded by trees and gardens and an easy stroll to town and beaches for backpackers.

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JOURNEY TIMES
IN HOURS

Sydney to
Adelaide
1.4
24
26
Canberra
0.35
3.15
4.17
Melbourne
1.1
14.3
13
Canberra to
Melbourne
0.55
9.3
9.15
Melbourne to
Adelaide
1.05
9.3
10.15
Broken Hill
1.5
9
12.45
Adelaide to
Alice Springs
2
20
21.1
Perth
3
35
38
Brisbane
2.15
33.3
36.45
Darwin to
Alice Springs
1.5
19
23
Kakadu
0
4.3
0
Alice Springs to
Ayers Rock
0.45
6
0
Cairns to
Brisbane
2.05
25
25
Brisbane to
Sydney
1.15
17
16
Melbourne
1.55
25
26.55
Melbourne to
Hobart
1.55
0
0
Devonport
1.05
0
0
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YHA Hostels

All YHA hostels must meet a set of basic criteria to ensure your stay is fun, comfortable and safe.

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YHA Explore Property

This property is not a member of the YHA network however you can still book your accommodation here. Hostels standards may vary.

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

Pick up a free copy of the YHA Australia 2018 Accommodation Guide at your nearest hostel. It's full of information about hostels, maps, city guides, member discounts and loads of ideas about things to do.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

HI-Q, Hostelling International's Quality Management System, takes practice from quality systems around the world and tailors them to the specific needs of hostels. HI-Q enables hostels to consistently improve and deliver high standards to ensure you have a great hostel experience.

CUSTOMER RATINGS

When you make a booking at YHA you have an opportunity to rate your stay and leave comments and tips for the hostel staff and other travellers. Your rating will be published whether you give us good or bad marks. Each hostel's average rating is calculated from the most resent 50 submissions to keep it as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

YHA is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and an increasing number of our hostels are wheelchair accessible. YHA hostels come in all shapes and sizes, so wheelchair access will vary. To make sure you have an enjoyable stay we recommend you contact the hostel directly to discuss your specific requirements.

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