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.
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Sydney, NSW

Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.

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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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Sydney, NSW

The hostel that literally has its own platform at Sydney Central Railway Station. You won't have an excuse for missing your bus, train or plane, with direct access to the Sydney Airport Train line and bus terminals at your doorstep.

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Glebe, NSW

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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Bondi Beach, NSW

Live the dream! Stay at Bondi Beachouse YHA backpacker hostel and learn to surf at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach.

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Sydney Collaroy Beachouse YHA tile image
Collaroy, NSW

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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Pittwater, NSW

Situated at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River in Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, Pittwater YHA backpacker hostel is perfect for escaping Sydney.

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Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA tile image
Byron Bay, NSW

Cape Byron YHA backpackers hostel is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day in the surf. Bike and boogie board hire is available.

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Byron Bay, NSW

Looking for the perfect hostel to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.

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Nimbin, NSW

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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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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Canberra, ACT

Whether you're travelling solo or with family there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy in Canberra. Located just 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.

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Thredbo, NSW

Located in the heart of the Mount Kosciuszko National Park. Hit the slopes in winter and hike up Mt Kosciuszko in summer. An award-winning hostel with stunning mountain views.

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Hawkesbury Heights, NSW

An Eco-friendly, sustainable hostel, suited well for group accommodation. Located in the lower Blue Mountains, check out the lookout, it has amazing views over the Hawkesbury river and the greater Sydney region.

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Lavington, NSW

A great accommodation stopover between Melbourne and Sydney. Check out the Murrary River, hire a canoe and don’t forget to check out the famous Ettamogah pub.

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Bellingen, NSW

One of Australia's most laidback backpacker hostels. An affordable, relaxed, boutique guesthouse set amongst beautiful country!

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Nulkaba, NSW

Escape to the Hunter Valley, the heart of NSW's wine industry. Close to Pokolbin, this YHA is the perfect place to bicycle between the vineyards.

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Yamba, NSW

Located on the NSW north coast, Yamba is a seaside town that has fantastic beaches and the most famous surf breaks. A great stop between Sydney and Brisbane.

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Murwillumbah YHA - Mt Warning tile image
Murwillumbah, NSW

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

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Tamworth, NSW

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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Coffs Harbour, NSW

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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Newcastle, NSW

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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Batemans Bay, NSW

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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Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers tile image
Port Macquarie, NSW

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

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Anna Bay, NSW

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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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

YHA AUSTRALIA MAP 2019

Pick up a free copy of the 2019 YHA Australia Map at your nearest hostel or download the digital version. 

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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