Canberra City YHA

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    Reviews (5876 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    A very convenient place to stay when visiting Canberra. The staff were super friendly & helpful. Facilities & services are good & access (at a cost) to bicycles in bike friendly Canberra is a bonus. Canberra is well served by public transport & the hostel is very close to theses services.
    Nicholas B May 2017
    It's a shame the rooftop was closed. Would have enjoyed a drink up there
    Jennifer L May 2017
    Beautiful Experience
    Peter R May 2017
    Friendly staff, bike hire for good price. Very quiet.
    K May 2017
    For large families for budget our family room with bathroom was awesome. Basic but all you need. Great location nice and quiet with great food options close by. Highly recommend, we always stay here when in ACT and we have 5 children.
    Kim S May 2017
    I had a lovely stay at YHA Canberra, I was sad to leave after only two nights. The hostel is located in a very convenient part of the city, it's easy to get around. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and tidy, lockers provided + individual light for each bed + charging points. There's also a lovely pool and sauna! A good place to relax and see more of the capital city. Recommended!
    Suzie V May 2017
    It was ok. good location.
    Lujene L May 2017
    Your employee with a Spanish (?) accent was particularly helpful when I was negotiating a problem with the lockers. I didn't learn her name, but she was very friendly, patient and helpful.
    Tim G May 2017
    Comfortable & clean with good facilities & helpful staff. Good central location for exploring Canberra.
    Norman Donald W May 2017
    The hot water system took ages to warm up, and then seemed to go through some kind of cycle of being warm but then cooling right off, then being warm again. Very annoying and uncomfortable first thing on a cold morning! BUT WORSE THAN THIS: the cubicles are very small and the toilets and showers are right next to each other- WHICH MEANS that - as I experienced this morning- I was having my shower to get clean and refreseshed and then someone came in and used the toilet the WHOLE time of my shower - and was in the cubicle RIGHT NEXT TO ME. It wasn't a pleasant smell or experience when I was trying to have a shower. I think this is not good enough at all and should be redesigned along with the other renovations currently underway. Not sure if I would stay again because of this issue which was very unpleasant.
    Georgia J May 2017
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