The YHA difference
If you're planning a trip within Australia and want high-quality and low-cost accommodation, then you'll love YHA. Our properties are fun, clean, friendly and conveniently located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the country. We offer a variety of options to suit any type of curious traveller, from private rooms with ensuites, to shared facilities and co-living spaces. With great flexible rates at our properties across Australia... YHA makes it easy to plan, book and explore.
The easiest way to lock in your stay is by being signed into MyYHA on our website, where you’ll always find the best rates and largest range of available rooms.
Many of our properties can get booked out during busy periods so we recommend booking your stay in advance to avoid missing out. Read our Booking Terms and Conditions for more details about bookings and cancellations.
Check opening hours for your destination to make sure there’s someone at reception to check you in when you get there, especially if you’re arriving early in the morning or late at night. Let us know in advance if you plan to arrive early or late so the team can arrange things for your arrival.
You’ll need to provide valid photo ID when you arrive.
YHAs are pretty easy-going places, but there is one simple rule you need to follow: be respectful. Please be considerate of other guests during your stay, and managers have the right to ask guests to leave if there are any problems. Length of stay is limited to 14 days.
While staying in a YHA property all guests are expected to adhere to our house rules.
Each property has different parking facilities. Find out if your next YHA stay has bookable parking or other parking options nearby.
- We provide: bed linen, blankets, pillows
- What you need to bring: your own towel, your own sleeping sheet or linen if you’d prefer to use them
- Sleeping bags are prohibited by Australian health regulations.
If you consider yourself a bit of a chef, you'll find fully-equipped kitchens where you can cook and store food during your stay. All guests can use the kitchen as long as they clean up after cooking and consider the needs of other guests.
Please respect the non-smoking policies (including tobacco and e-cigarettes/vapes) of properties and keep your butt in the designated smoking areas.
100% smoke-free properties: YHA Byron Bay | YHA Cape Byron | YHA Sydney Harbour
We welcome solo travellers, groups and families of all ages - with a few conditions.
We have a minimum age of 18 years unless you are travelling with a responsible adult. A responsible adult is defined as: A parent, guardian, or step-parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse who is over the age of 18 years, a person 18 years or over who is acting in place of a parent and who could reasonably be expected to exercise responsible supervision of the minor – for example, a sporting coach, responsible carer or supervisor or teacher. Please refer to YHA's Child Safety Policy for full details.
Guests under the age of 18 years must never be booked or stay in co-living rooms. If you are travelling with children, please make sure you book a private room. Children must be directly supervised at all times while on property.
If a property has licensed bar areas we require all persons under 18 to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian in these areas.
Children under two stay for free (lucky things!) – but please check with the property before you arrive or make a booking, as a few of our properties aren’t equipped or suitable for youngsters.
Never stayed at a YHA before? Check out our YouTube page to see what to expect and get inspired!
Page last updated: 9 January 2023
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