COVID-19: Safe stay measures are being taken at all of our hostels and YHAs are following all relevant State based travel restrictions.
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NSW & ACT

From Sydney Harbour to the outback - no other state combines surf beaches, rainforest, rugged bushland, snow-capped mountains, big rivers and the colours of the outback like New South Wales
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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!

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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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Bondi Beach, NSW

Live the dream! Stay at Sydney Bondi Beachside Inn YHA backpacker hostel with stunning ocean views

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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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Byron Bay, NSW

Bookings are available from September 30th. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lavington, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Albury-Wodonga YHA is currently closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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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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Murwillumbah, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Murwillumbah YHA is currently closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Tamworth, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Tamworth YHA is currently closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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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, NSW

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

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Pittwater, NSW

This hostel is perfect for those wishing to get out of the city without actually leaving Sydney! Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park.

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FREE things to do in NSWACT

  1. Discover Aussie surf culture in Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point.
  2. Marvel at the Blue Mountains' iconic Three Sisters and ancient Jurassic monument.
  3. Sandboard the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Stephens.
  4. Walk to the top of Australia Mt Kosciusko, from alpine adventure hub in the Snowy Mountains, Thredbo.
  5. Share unspoiled beaches with friendly kangaroos on the South Coast.
  6. Indulge in Hunter Valley wineries and gourmet food in the country's oldest wine region.
  7. Get a taste of the country at Tamworth's music festival and jackaroo/jilaroo schools.
  8. Learn to surf with the professionals on Newcastle's famous surf breaks.
  9. Relax in alternative Belligen and Nimbin to see which one wins 'cruisiest town in Oz'
  10. Visit the world's only koala hospital in Port Macquarie for free
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