Yamba YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Daily services from Sydney and Brisbane to Grafton, then take a coach from Grafton to Yamba.

    Getting here by bus

    Daily Greyhound buses from Sydney and Brisbane stop at the hostel. Cheap Greyhound direct from Byron Bay.

    Nearest airport

    50kms to South Grafton Airport.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Angourie Beach's Famous Surf Breaks
    • Pippi Beach
    • Clarence River


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Nightclubs, Pubs, and Breweries
    • Fishing Charters
    • Scuba Diving
    • Windsurfing Lessons
    • Cycling Trails
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Rainforest Trekking
    • Shane's Yamba Tour

    Find us...

    Address: 26 Coldstream Street
    Yamba, NSW 2464
    Email: yamba@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 6646 3997
    Hostel Manager: Shane & Justin Henwood
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Yamba YHA

    Yamba YHA hostel resides on the NSW mid-north coast, making it a great stop off between Sydney and Brisbane. This seaside town has fantastic beaches and one of Australia's most famous surf breaks.

    Yamba YHA is a purpose-built backpacker hostel with a mix of multi-share and twin/double accommodation. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus, great-vibe bar/café and relax next to the rooftop pool overlooking the town. The hostel is on the main street, within easy walk of beaches, local pubs and shops. Don't miss Shane's famous $20 tour.

    If you want to get a taste of Australia's famous east coast beach culture, Yamba YHA is the backpacker hostel for you.


    • Sleeps 90 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    •  Barbecue
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Disabled access
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus
    • Swimming pool
    • Parking
    • TV


    • Beach
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Whale Watching
    • Windsurfing
    • National Park
    • Shane's Yamba Tour


    92% customer rating, based on 787 Reviews
    • Friendly people, family place
      Jeremias D August 2017
    • Great Place, good friendly vibe.
      Peter N August 2017
    • Super friendly staff
      Anna August 2017
    • Super friendly staff and service!
      Aman H August 2017
    • This was a brilliant hostel. The staff and guest were all so friendly and welcoming. I loved my stay here and I really enjoyed the surfing and Shanes Tour. I was sad to leave
      Kelly P August 2017
    • Beautiful place, friendly people, we had a short but incredible stay! We'll be back!
      Audrey P July 2017
    • Awesome Hostel. The owners are amazing, friendly and were so helpful. Probably the best experience I've had yet in any hostel.
      Darren L August 2017
    • Extremely friendly owners and staff, good situated, reading lamps at the bed A pearl to be discovered!!
      Dagmar K April 2017
      Jemima O April 2017
    • This a very good hostel. The owner is a fantastic host and the staff are very friendly and helpful. highly recommend.
      Thomas W April 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 26 Coldstream Street
    Yamba, NSW 2464
    Email: yamba@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 6646 3997
    Hostel Manager: Shane & Justin Henwood
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year


    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Yamba

    Yamba is a town celebrated for its surf - so you're spoiled for choice when it comes to free, super fun things to do! Make sure to spend as much time in the sun as possible with walks, surfing, diving, or just relaxing; and if you ever grow tired of that (as if!), there's always some laid-back, bohemian entertainment kicking on. 

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    FREE things to do in Yamba

    1. Close to the Yamba YHA you can surf one of Australia's most famous breaks at Angourie Beach
    2. Play beach cricket
    3. Whale watching
    4. Head to one of the local pubs overlooking the beach/river feature top Aussie acts, live bands, and karaoke.