Port Stephens YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    From Sydney take the train to Hamilton (Newcastle) then a Port Stephens Coach to hostel.

    Click here for detailed instructions on how to get to Port Stephens by public transport.

    Getting here by bus

    Port Stephens Coaches depart Sydney and Newcastle daily, and stop directly in front of the hostel.

    Nearest airport

    30km from Newcastle Airport, buses connect with the hostel.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Tomaree Head
    • Gan Gan Lookout
    • Stockton Sand Dunes
    • Soldiers Point Marina
    • One Mile Beach


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Beach Camel Rides
    • Sandboarding
    • Swim with Dolphins
    • Wine Tasting
    • Parasailing
    • Fishing
    • Surfing/Snorkelling/Diving
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Whale Watching
    • Speedboating 
    • 4WD Tours
    • Horseriding 
    • Cycling
    • Rainforest Bushwalking/Hiking

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Robert Connell Close
    Anna Bay, NSW 2316
    Email: portstephens@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 4982 1921
    Hostel Manager: Mark & Sandy Munday
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Port Stephens YHA

    Gorgeous beaches, lush bushland, stunning bay and sea views and a great chill-out spot - that's Port Stephens and its award-winning YHA.

    Escape to this YHA hostel set in rainforest gardens - stay in the bungalows nestled amongst the trees, spot a koala from your balcony and chill by the hostel swimming pool. This hostel has free Wi-Fi, BBQ facilities, pool table, sand boards, and bikes available for hire.

    Port Stephens is a great short break from Sydney – only 2 ½ hours by road, or use your Opal card to travel by train to Newcastle and then by Port Stephens coaches to Port Stephens from only $8.30.

    Family rooms: Family room prices are for a maximum 1-2 adults and at least one child under 18. Extra costs apply to family room bookings for 3-4 adults and no children. Prices will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.




    • Barbecue
    • Bicycles
    • Food store
    • Games room
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • TV
    • Tour Desk
    • Free Wi-Fi


    • 4WD tours
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Sandboarding
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Dolphin/Whale Watching
    • Wilderness
    • Parasailing
    • Horse riding


    91% customer rating, based on 317 Reviews
    • Great staff, beautiful location!
      Shona H February 2017
    • Set in a garden - it's leafy, it's lovely!
      Hadie M February 2017
    • The staff is so friendly and always willing to help.
      Derick December 2016
    • Lovely spot. Great to hide in the rainforest setting
      Priska H August 2017
    • Hostel in the heart of the forest. Very quiet. Staff nice. Room confortable and spacious.
      Jean-Francois K November 2016
    • Such a great atmosphere right in the middle of the bush. Loved it, wish I could've stayed longer..
      Marina B October 2016
    • Sandy the owner couldn't have been more helpful. Loved the forest setting and all the facilities
      Jan f August 2017
    • Stunning location with a great vibe. Loved the outdoor kitchen and retro games room. Staff were very friendly and helpful and accommodation was clean and comfortable.
      Lilian C August 2016
    • Superb place with laughing Kookaburrahs at your door. No problem at all. We were welcomed by a person just return to job after 7 years. She has been great with us.
      Francoise L August 2016
    • Great place to stay. Highly recommend. More like a tropical resort than a YHA hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff.
      Phil W April 2016

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Robert Connell Close
    Anna Bay, NSW 2316
    Email: portstephens@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 4982 1921
    Hostel Manager: Mark & Sandy Munday
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year


    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

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

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    Things to do in Anna Bay

    Take a dolphin/whale cruise, quad bike trip, horse riding tour.  Try sea kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, or sand boarding. Discover Tomaree National Park by walking or cycling or visit the local wineries for some wine tasting. 

    If you are after nightlife other than the wildlife kind, and perhaps a night around the campfire, then you will need to head to Nelson Bay (5km away), which has numerous clubs, pubs and restaurants.

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    FREE things to do in Anna Bay

    1. Climb Tomaree Headland to enjoy breathtaking views of the whole of Port Stephens
    2. Try your skills at Kingsley Beach's Jump Rock, jump into the ocean from a small cliff
    3. Body board at One Mile beach with the hostel's free equipment
    4. Explore the amazing Sand Dunes of the Worimi Conservation Area and stay till sunset for awesome photo opportunities
    5. Snorkel at the stunning Fly Point Marine Park
    6. Visit Nelson Bay Golf course and spot the kangaroos best seen in the late afternoon