YHA Australia has great hostels all around the country. From Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, and everywhere in between - there's a YHA hostel for you!
No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out
the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for affordable, quality group accommodation, lots of city and
rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI),
providing more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries.
From Sydney take a train to Hamilton (Newcastle) or Maitland then a Rovers Coach to Cessnock. Please visit www.cityrail.info to plan your trip.
Sydney - Buses depart daily to Cessnock.
Rovers Coaches depart Newcastle and Maitland regularly to Cessnock. Free pick up to the Hostel available on request.
60 km to Newcastle Airport.
Visit the nearest wine-growing region to Sydney - the Hunter Valley. This purpose built YHA hostel is right in the heart of wine country. The hostel recently completed major renovations, now with free Wi-Fi (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), brand new bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area; and a lovely new outdoor area with pool, BBQ, hammocks and brand new cafe and reception area. Wine tours are available from the hostel; and it's only a short walk to the local pub with meals and nightlife.
There is a 2-night minimum for weekend bookings.
Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.
8:00am - 8:00pm
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
There are many activities and attractions in the Hunter Valley for everyone to enjoy. Go Horse riding, hot-air ballooning, bushwalking, or bike riding. Visit the local zoo and national parks, or go on one of the many fabulous wine tours Hunter Valley is so famous for!
Potters Brewery is an easy 400 metre walk from the hostel, a pub with great food, pool tables, and entertainment. More pubs are located 2 kms into the town of Cessnock.