- YHA Locations
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. YHA offers 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 DREAM. BOOK. RELAX.
The easiest way to lock in your stay is 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 usually limited to 14 days but can be extended by the manager.
While staying in a YHA hostel all guests are expected to adhere to the YHA Guest Code of Conduct.
During the current global COVID-19 Pandemic YHA requires our guests to adhere to any government regulations regarding social distancing and other health directives which are described in the Guest Code of Conduct During COVID-19 Pandemic.
What YHA provides: bed linen, blankets, pillows, chill vibes. What you need to bring: your own towel, your own sleeping sheet or linen if you’d prefer to use them, and your million-dollar smile. And sorry, sleeping bags are prohibited by Australian health regulations.
If you consider yourself a bit of a backpacking Jamie Oliver, 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, consider the needs of other guests, and use more polite language than Gordon Ramsay.
Please respect the non-smoking policies of hostels and keep your butt in the designated smoking areas.
YHA welcomes solo travellers, groups and families of all ages . . . with a couple of conditions.
We have a minimum age of 18 years unless you are travelling with a designated guardian*. If a hostel has licensed bar areas we require all persons under 18 to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.
If you are travelling with children, please make sure you book a private room. We will not let you stay in a co-living (shared) room with children.
Children under two stay for free (lucky things!) – but please check with the hostel before you arrive or make a booking, as a few of our hostels aren’t equipped or suitable for youngsters.
*Designated guardians must have written permission from a parent/legal guardian - this includes school groups.
Never stayed in a hostel before? Check out our YouTube page to see what to expect and get inspired!
Last Updated 20th April 2021
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