Some hostels are temporarily closed and reception hours may vary due to current circumstances - please check individual hostels when booking.

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 and the Vivid light festival.

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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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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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Bondi Beach, NSW

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

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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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Pittwater, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Sydney Pittwater YHA is currently closed until 30 June. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Byron Bay, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Cape Byron YHA will be closed from 1 April 2020 but Byron Bay YHA remains open and all current and future guests will be transferred there. 

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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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Nimbin, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Nimbin Rox YHA is currently closed until 1 June 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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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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Canberra, ACT

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Canberra City YHA is closed from 30 March 2020 until 30 June 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Thredbo, NSW

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

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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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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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Bellingen, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Bellingen YHA is closed from 28 March until 1 May. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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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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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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Murwillumbah, NSW

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Murwillumbah YHA is currently closed until 15 May 2020. 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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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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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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Batemans Bay, NSW

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

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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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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 NSW

  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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