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
$31
per night
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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$36
per night
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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$34
per night
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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$38
per night
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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$30
per night
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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$33
per night
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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$30
per night
Bondi Beach, NSW

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

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$30
per night
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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$33
per night
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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$26
per night
Nimbin, NSW

Have you ever wanted glamp in a tent? Well you'll enjoy the unique accommodations at Nimin Rox YHA backpackers hostel. Situated in the lush sub-tropics of the magical Nimbin Valley.

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$22
per night
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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$35.5
per night
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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$35
per night
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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$32.5
per night
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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$36
per night
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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$35
per night
Bellingen, NSW

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

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$34
per night
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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$32
per night
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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$32
per night
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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$29
per night
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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$29
per night
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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$38
per night
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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$32
per night
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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$31
per night
Port Macquarie, NSW

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

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$36
per night
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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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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