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    Reviews (4556 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    This is a very good hostel. The location is excellent.
    Thomas W February 2016
    Nice hostel but Canberra is a strange city.
    Sylvain F February 2016
    Very disappointed I had to pay for luggage storeage. I have not had to pay at any other hostel I have stayed at.
    Abi F February 2016
    Within reach of many attractions. Even some galleries close by. The live music on Sat night was an anti-climax as was being woken up by a room mate in the small hours after they had come in. Lovely to talk to the guests and relax. Reception only to pleased to help in any way possible.
    Ms Linda B February 2016
    A good hostel in a great location.
    Dean S February 2016
    It's very modern hostel, but have some expensive, rent bike half day need spend 10 AUD , although is cheapest, except all good
    River J January 2016
    Super clean, need keys to get into rooms and bathrooms which means they are safe and clean as not everyone is using them. Not the greatest atmosphere in the world as a lot of the guests are older and I don't think Canberra is the biggest place for backpackers, so was a bit quiet. That being said, the hostel was great, beds were super comfy and staff were helpful and knowledgeable.
    Samantha M January 2016
    convenient location close to bus terminal and bus to railway station.
    PATRICIA K January 2016
    Very good hostel which is well located.
    Keith M January 2016
    It's a terrific YHA & I've stayed here many times before when traveling.
    Michelle Q January 2016
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