Canberra City YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    6 km to Canberra station. Daily services to Sydney.

    Getting here by bus

    800 m to terminal/stop. Daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Serviced by Greyhound and Murrays Buses.

    Nearest airport

    7.5 km from hostel to Canberra Airport. Regular daily buses to the City Bus Interchange (10 minutes walk away) or Airport Express shuttle services pick up and drop off in front of the YHA. For more information refer to Canberra Airport Website


    Budget parking near the hostel, refer to the Canberra City YHA parking information sheet.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Australian War Memorial
    • National Gallery of Australia
    • Lake Burley Griffin
    • Parliament House
    • National Museum of Australia
    • Australian National Botanic Gardens
    • Questacon 
    • Old Parliament House
    • Mount Ainslie 
    • Royal Australian Mint
    • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
    • Commonwealth Park

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Restaurants and Pubs
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Cycle Paths
    • Golf Courses
    • Picnic Areas
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides
    • National Dinosaur Museum 
    • Big Splash Water Park
    • Sporting Events at Manuka Oval
    • Bushwalking Trails
    • Beautiful Gardens

    Find us...

    Address: 7 Akuna Street
    Canberra, ACT 2601
    Phone: (+612) 6248 9155
    Hostel Manager: Arthur Lee
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Cash

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  • Canberra City YHA

    Canberra City YHA is located right in the heart of the nation’s capital and is just five minutes from the interstate bus terminal.

    The hostel is well-serviced, featuring a cafe, indoor pool/spa/sauna, free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area, TV/games area, and an underground bar.

    If you’re looking for a fun and safe hostel that is centrally located, look no further than Canberra City YHA.


    • Sleeps 284 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Air-conditioning
    • Bar
    • Barbeque
    • Bicycles
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Disabled access
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot  
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus 
    • Sauna
    • Swimming pool
    • TV


    • City
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Shopping


    86% customer rating, based on 6084 Reviews
    • We stop at Canberra YHA each time we visit for conventions & exhibitions...many years now. Very convenient for older folk & such helpful staff every time!
      Jason F September 2017
    • Best ever YHA, they don't disappoint. Love the sauna and spa, great space to relax and meet so many people from all over the world! Great job, everyone, for making a welcoming atmosphere
      Leonor C September 2017
    • Nice hostel, good base to explore the city!
      Estelle H September 2017
    • Loved this hostel - great location and the reception staff were super friendly and helpful!
      Charlotte M September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 7 Akuna Street
    Canberra, ACT 2601
    Phone: (+612) 6248 9155
    Hostel Manager: Arthur Lee
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Cash

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Canberra

    More centrally located than any Dickson hostel, the YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital and its many free attractions. Visit the National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, and Questacon. Walk or picnic beside Lake Burley Griffin, and enjoy views from Telstra Tower or Mount Ainslie. Canberra plays host to plenty of festivals during the year, including Floriade, Multicultural Festival, Balloon Fiesta, and International Film Festival.

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    FREE things to do in Canberra

    1. Visit National Museum of Australia and learn about Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped this country.
    2. Hike up Mt. Anslie (30 min from War Memorial) to see what a planned city looks like from above. You can spot the kangaroos at sunset and sunrise as well.
    3. Take a tour at the Australian Parliament House and observe democracy in action. Free tours run about 5 times a day, don’t forget to visit the roof top before you leave.
    4. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial and listen to the stories about Australian soldiers.
    5. Be inspired by a large collection of Australian aboriginal art works at the National Art Gallery.
    6. Visit the Old Bus Depot Market on Sunday and taste all the free sample that is available. If you are lucky, that could be your lunch.
    7. Check out The Bootleg Sessions at The Phoenix Bar every Monday night from 8pm for some live music performed by Canberra’s up & coming artists.