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.
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.
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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.
Have fun and enjoy the flexibility that travelling with YHA can bring. YHA Australia is the largest budget accommodation network in the country, with hostels located in all major cities and regional destinations.
As many hostels are fully booked during peak periods, we recommend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Except for Wilderness hostels, all YHA hostels can be booked via yha.com.au up to 9 months before your arrival. Please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions for details about online purchases and cancellations.
Refer to the individual hostel page to check the opening hours of the hostel's reception, especially if you are planning to arrive early in the morning or late at night. All guests are required to provide photo ID or, if this is not available, sufficient alternative authentification of identity. Remember to present your YHA membership card to secure the member rate.
As hostels are intended for travellers, length of stay may be limited to 14 days, but can be extended at the hostel manager's discretion. Managers also have the right to ask guests to leave if there are any problems with behaviour or noise. Please be considerate of other guests during your stay.
Guests must use sleeping sheets or linen when staying in all Australian hostels. Except for Wilderness hostels,YHA hostels provide linen free of charge, however you can bring your own sleeping sheet or linen if you prefer. Blankets and pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own towels. Sleeping bags are prohibited due to Australian health regulations.
YHA hostels have fully-equipped kitchens where you can cook and store food during your stay. All guests are welcome to use the kitchen facilities, provided that they clean up after cooking and consider the needs of other guests.
Please respect the non-smoking policies of hostels and only smoke in designated areas.
We welcome travellers of all ages although children under 17 must always be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 21.
If you are 17 then you can stay unaccompanied if you have a letter from your parent/guardian stating that they are aware that you are staying at the hostel and that the hostel will not supervise your activities. Unaccompanied 17 year old guests are expected to pay the adult overnight rate.
Children 16 years and under are required to stay with their parents/legal guardians in private rooms, with children under the age of 2 staying for free.
Please note that some hostels cannot accommodate young children and you should check with the hostel at time of booking.
YHA Explore properties are not part of the YHA hostel network and therefore the standard and style of accommodation may vary from that of YHA hostels and YHA member discounts do not apply.
Save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels around Australia plus enjoy member rates at 4,000 YHA/HI hostels worldwide. There's also discounts on tours, transport, travel gear and more!