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.
Daily Express trains (XPT) depart from Sydney and Brisbane to Casino, then take a coach to Murwillumbah.
Daily Premier coach services between Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Bus stop is a 10-minute walk from the hostel.
30 km to Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast). Daily flights from Sydney.
Murwillumbah YHA is a great short and peaceful break from Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. The hostel has free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus, stunning views
of World Heritage listed Mt Warning and is located right on the shores of the
Tweed River. The house was originally a ferry captain's home (1922-1932) featuring riverside gardens, the staff and guests have
created a quirky décor and a homely atmosphere. Being a small
hostel, guests can meet and socialise easily. It’s famous for free ice cream provided
at 9pm most nights, gathering guests together.
This cosy backpacker accommodation
makes a great base to explore Mount Warning, National Parks, rainforest, and
waterfalls. Experience a typical Aussie community, see the murals and graffiti
wall, swim or kayak the peaceful Tweed River.
Free bike hire with every 2-night
stay, and free kayak hire with every 3-night stay.
The walking track at Mt
Warning is now open again to the public: Book our specials for hostel package
including transport out to the start of the walk.
Please note that this hostel is not suitable for
under 10 year olds.
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
Enjoy the rainforest and spectacular views from the top of Mt Warning, view one of the world's largest volcanic craters. Climb Mt Warning to see the first sunlight in Australia. Cycle through the peaceful Tweed River Valley and sugar cane country. Paddle a kayak in a nearby tranquil creek viewing wild ducks and native animals (free use with every 3-night stay). Swim at the hostel in the Tweed River without concern of stingers, rips or waves. Visit the Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah's refurbished museum and the World Heritage Rainforest Centre. Try unusual delights at Tropical Fruit World or go bushwalking in nearby National Parks. Join a river cruise, stand up paddle board or sightseeing tour. Excellent Thai, Mexican, Indian, pizza or good old fashioned pub grub can be found at over 33 cafes and restaurants close to your Murwillumbah accommodation. Enjoy live jazz, country, blues and rock bands in town.