YHA Australia has great hostels all around the country. From Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, and everywhere in between - there's a YHA hostel for you!
No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for affordable, quality group accommodation, lots of city and
rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI),
providing more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries.
Purpose-built YHA hostel accommodation with great city skyline views in a bush setting. Eco-friendly, with solar electricity.
In the adventure capital of NSW, stay at this award-winning YHA hostel and enjoy the log fire and cosy warm rooms.
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.
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.
Byron Bay YHA Backpackers Hostel is right in the heat of town - just a short walk to the beach, cafes, shops and bars. Large comfortable common areas, swimming pool and BBQ make it the perfect spot to relax.
Cape Byron YHA has a relaxed backpacker atmosphere and great common areas around the pool. Purpose-built YHA hostel in the centre of town, just 200m to the beach and main bus stop.
Murwillumbah YHA is a homely hostel with stunning views, riverside gardens, and quirky decor in a 1911 captain's cottage.
Canberra City YHA is right in the heart of the nation's capital, 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.
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.
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.
Mid way between Sydney and Brisbane, the purpose-built Coffs Harbour YHA hostel makes a great stopover for backpackers travelling the east coast.
Bellingen YHA is one of Australia's most laidback backpacker hostels. It's a beautiful and homely YHA set amongst beautiful country!
Located halfway between Sydney & Byron Bay, Ozzie Pozzie backpackers is more like a resort than a hostel.
Gorgeous beaches, lush bushland, stunning bay and sea views and a great chill-out spot - that's Port Stephens and its award-winning YHA.
Escape the city and head to the heart of the wine country for your next group trip or family get-together.
Opposite Newcastle Beach, and right in the centre of town, this friendly YHA is perfect for backpackers looking for affordable accommodation.
Norfolk Island’s only backpackers! Come and visit our World Heritage island, explore the beautiful beaches and stunning forests. Norfolk Island is an adventure for backpackers of all ages!
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.
A friendly YHA hostel located right in the centre of Wollongong and great for backpackers. Close to the shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment and beaches.
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.
Take a step back in time with a visit to this YHA hostel located in a charming former Edwardian guesthouse. Spacious verandah to sit on and relax during the warmer months.
Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.
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.
Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney and ideal for groups.
Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning views.
Sydney's northern beaches YHA hostel is a high quality traveller's resort only 50 metres from one of Sydney's best surf beaches.
Bondi Beachouse YHA is located right near Australia's famous Bondi Beach and is a backpacker favourite.
Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage rooms in the heart of the city.
Kings Canyon Resort is designed to blend in with the environment and complement the beauty of this unique area. The 36 hostel lodge include a mix of double and 4-share rooms.
Special booking and cancellation conditions apply to this hostel.
Alice Springs YHA is built within the grounds of an historic outdoor movie theatre, in a great location in the centre of this atmospheric outback town.
Located in the heart of Yulara township, the Voyages Outback Pioneer Lodge has air-conditioning, a pool, restaurant, kiosk, internet, laundry facilities, foreign currency exchange and car rental company on site.
Located in the heart of the Northern Territory's tropical capital, Darwin YHA is the friendly, quieter option on popular Mitchell Street in the city's entertainment precinct.
Brisbane City YHA is an award winning backpackers hostel. This Brisbane hostel is located in a cool area close to Suncorp Stadium and Roma Street Transit Centre.
Manta Lodge YHA backpackers hostel provides beachfront backpacker accommodation with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on Stradbroke Island.
Located centrally to 14km’s of golden sands, Mission
Beach YHA is the adventure capital for those looking to explore, challenge
themselves and unwind in the beautiful, lush, tropical setting of Mission Beach.
Winner of the 2014 Best Backpacker Awards in the Queensland Tourism Awards, Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel has all a backpacker needs for a comfortable stay.
Pam's Place YHA backpackers hostel, is located in Cooktown and the hostel provides complimentary tea and coffee to guests. Multi-share, private rooms and self-contained units are available.
Cape Trib Beach House YHA Hostel is nestled deep within the 110 million-year-old Daintree Rainforest on seven acres of beachfront.
Winner of the 2014 and
2015 Best YHA in Queensland, YHA Port Douglas is more like a travelers resort.
Luxurious private and share rooms and just a 5 minute walk to the beach.
1770 is a clean and inviting hostel with a variety of room types, all dorms have their own en-suite and are air-conditioned. The Agnes Water Beach is only a short 200 meter walk through an environmental park.
Childers Eco-lodge offers sustainable budget accommodation in a country setting near Childers, Queensland.
At Baralaba, Myella backpackers hostel you can experience the true outback way of life on this genuine cattle farm, just 125kms from Rockhampton.
Rockhampton YHA backpacker hostel is located a short walk from the Fitzroy River and the CBD. The hostel has multi-share and double/twin rooms, some with ensuites, which are suitable for all backpackers.
This multi-award winning hostel in the seaside town of Hervey Bay is conveniently located within an easy walk of nearby beaches.
Surfers Paradise YHA Hostel is a great base for backpackers to explore the Gold Coast. This is your ticket to all the thrills on the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise for all travellers.
Coolangatta YHA hostel is located just 500 meters from the Gold Coast Airport. You can check in & be on the beach within 30 minutes of landing.
Mt Barney Retreat is a wilderness escape located only two hours from Brisbane. Get back to nature and enjoy magnificent views a tranquil location.
This authentic 1880s National Trust and Heritage Listed backpacker hostel is set in the heart of Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast.
This award-winning YHA hostel has all the facilities of an island resort. Set on beautiful Magnetic Island, this backpackers hostel includes an Asian Wok and Curry House, open air bar, funky night atmosphere and hammocks surrounding the pool.
Airlie Beach YHA hostel is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and Airlie's thriving nightlife. All rooms are air-conditioned.
This is it - the hostel you've been looking for! Located in the heart of Adelaide, this backpackers hostel is considered one of the best YHAs in Australia.
Mt Lofty YHA - has recently undergone a floor to ceiling makeover making the attractive stone cottage (built in 1880) the comfortable and affordable getaway for groups and families.
Port Lincoln YHA is based in an adventure-lover's paradise. Whether it's shark cage diving, swimming with tuna or sea lions or maybe a surf or a swim, this hostel can deliver!
Great Port Elliot Beach Accommodation! Port Elliot Beach House YHA, on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, is in a breezy, historic building.
McLaren Vale is a friendly backpacker hostel located in the heart of wine country, surrounded by gentle rolling hills covered in vine yards and dotted with charming cellar doors.
Rawnsley Park Station is a multi-award winning property that adjoins the Flinders Ranges National Park and overlooks Wilpena Pound.
Hobart Central YHA is the most centrally located Hobart backpacker accommodation, only a a block from the city's waterfront.
Bridport is a small seaside village in Tasmania's sunny north coast, on the shores of Anderson's Bay nestled in a picturesque setting of natural bush with beautiful sheltered beaches.
Situated in the Coles Bay Township, 1km from the Freycinet National Park, the Iluka Backpackers YHA is over the road from Muirs Beach. On-site backpackers facilities at the hostel include tavern/bistro and bakery. There is also a playground for children.
Located in a parkland setting, Strahan YHA provides clean and basic facilities with a friendly atmosphere and all within an easy walking distance to the village centre.
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.
Apollo Bay Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable eco-certified hostel situated midway along the famous Great Ocean Road. Relax by the wood fire heater, enjoy ocean views from the rooftop and cook on the BBQ.
Cosy and peaceful Prom Coast Backpackers YHA hostel is centrally located in the township of Foster, gateway to stunning Wilsons Promontory National Park.
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.
Stay in the heart of the city at vibrant Melbourne Central YHA! This hostel features a newly renovated ground floor with a cafe/bar, funky communal areas, 24 hour reception and rooftop social space.
Friendly and relaxed Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne. The hostel is ideally located only minutes from the famous Queen Victoria Markets and new free CBD tram zone!
Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish eco-certified hostel. Watch wild kangaroos relaxing on the lawn and explore the stunning Grampians National Park.
Kimberley Klub YHA is a 5 star backpackers resort located within walking distance to both the airport and Chinatown. The hostel is surrounded by tropical gardens and African Gazebos overlooking the swimming pool.
Kimberley Croc YHA is a multi-award winning hostel that offers value accommodation in the heart of Kununurra. At the hostel, backpackers have access to shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries and the many unique local attractions that are in and around Kununurra.
Lancelin Lodge YHA is only 1.5 hours drive north of Perth. The hostel is close to windsurf/kitesurf/surf beaches, town attractions and facilities. Friendly, relaxed home atmosphere, free use of bikes and other activity equipment. Log fire in winter and 15 metre swimming pool.
The Kalbarri Backpackers YHA is centrally located to town and only minutes from the river and beach. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, tour bookings and information desk. The hostel is a great base for exploring the Kalbarri National Park and Murchison Gorge.
Experience Kalgoorlie, famous for its gold mining history, ghost towns and historic pubs. During your stay at the Kalgoorlie YHA hostel, see the 500m deep super pit, the largest working open-cut gold mine in Australia.
Fremantle Prison YHA is the only hostel in WA with world heritage status - a 19th century prison that’s been converted into modern accommodation for adventurous backpackers.
The award-winning Perth City YHA offers everything you could want in backpacking accommodation: real heart, great value, safe and secure, central location and attention to detail.
Situated in the heart of Exmouth, located on the grounds of the Potshot Hotel Resort, Excape Backpackers YHA is the perfect place to plan your Ningaloo Reef experience.
Esperance YHA hostel is a great base for exploring the Cape Le Grand National Park where kangaroos laze on the pristine beaches, only 15 minute walk to town.
A warm homely atmosphere awaits you at Tingle All Over YHA. This Walpole hostel has a spacious kitchen and wood fire in the lounge during winter, as well as heaters in most rooms.
Pemberton YHA, the only hostel in town, is situated in an original mill house cottage, that has been fully refurbished with modern kitchen and bathroom, wood fire, and a gas barbeque.
Margaret River is the backpacker capital of Australia’s South West, voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten regional destinations.
Dunsborough Beachouse YHA is the ideal base to enjoy the attractions of the Margaret River. Close to the vineyards, amazing coastline and unspoiled national parks, you'll love it!
For those that like a cosy place with an intimate feel, this is the baby of all WA hostels. A great little YHA in a great little town, where atmosphere and community comes first. The huge table in the dining room is infamous for its stimulating conversations.
You'll feel at home at the friendly Dolphin Retreat YHA hostel. Walk to the city and beaches. Free daily breakfast, fully-equipped kitchen, common room and travel information.
Located in the historical part of Albany, the hostel dates back to the 1800's. Old world charm cheerfully blends with modern amenities to create a relaxed atmosphere. Magnificent views over Princess Royal Harbour from the top story.
YHA members receive at least 10% off accommodation at all YHA hostels around Australia.
This property is not a member of the YHA network however you can still book your accommodation here. Hostels standards may vary and YHA member discounts do not apply.
Pick up a free copy of the YHA Australia 2016 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.
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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.