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 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.
Port Stephens Coaches depart Sydney and Newcastle daily, and stop directly in front of the hostel.
30km from Newcastle Airport, buses connect with the hostel.
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.
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.
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.