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Yamba YHA

Yamba, NSW

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 the most famous surf breaks.

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    Reviews (476 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    No free WiFi, a bit filthy but great hostel
    Dirk R July 2015
    My husband and I had the most memorable time in yamba and it was mostly due to Shane and his staff at Yamba YHA. Hands down - Shane's tour and morning surfing lessons captured the best Yamba has to offer. His staff were always friendly and Derek even offered to drop us off at dolphin beach during his brief work break. The Block Cafe served a wicked flat white and the place was filled with happy go lucky travellers and the vibe was just always positive. Clean and spacious private room. Great common areas and ready to go hot water in the kitchen. Overall - would stay here again next time in Yamba and definitely send people as well.
    Angel L July 2015
    Loved the all-age acceptance here and the relaxed ambiance. The room was excellent, clean and well-appointed and as a solo older traveller I appreciated the use of a private, ensuite room. I have already recommended this hostel to younger friends with children but feel this hostel can cater to a variety of travelers. Top spot!
    Susan D July 2015
    Best place on the entire East coast! Such a chilled, happy surfer vibe.
    Hector H June 2015
    Great family owned hostel - loved the welcome and the amenities. Great value for money.
    Frank L June 2015
    My stay at the hostel was off season and was thus quiet and relaxed. Just what I needed. Staff were exceptional even during their refurbishment day.
    FAITH H June 2015
    Great stay in Yamba, shame we could only stay for one night! They even changed my booking after I booked the wrong date...opps! Shane's tour was great fun and a must do!
    Leigh-Anne J June 2015
    We spent a whole weekend in a bed dorm. Honestly it felt like a hotel. Clean, spacious, equipped and with super friendly and helpful staff. The location is ideal and the cheap board renting, definitely a plus.
    Lea L June 2015
    Great place to stay in Yamba.
    Bob G June 2015
    Amazing spot, fantastic place to stay, easy going, fun and friendly..
    Chris S June 2015
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