400 metres to stop.
Summer season: weekday CountryLink and school bus connections from Canberra (excluding school holidays).
Winter season: Murrays, Greyhound and Transboarder Alpinexpress offer regular daily services.
2.5-hour drive from Canberra Airport.
Winner of 2015 Best Rated Small YHA Backpacker's Hostel as voted by guests
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Thredbo YHA Hostel is situated in the heart of Australia's
Snowy Mountains, just a short walk from the famous Thredbo Ski Resort. This
award-winning backpacker hostel is a
purpose built lodge with stunning mountain views, comfy lounge and dining room,
full kitchen, free Wi-Fi hotspot and a mix of accommodation options.
Don't waste time travelling to the fields, save time by being in the middle of it all - and walk to the ski lifts!
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.
During the ski season, watch the magical Saturday night firework and flare run display. Join in and be amongst the Thredbo night life as skiers and snowboarders light up ski trails with flares as they descend down the slopes. This is a magical Saturday night tradition which is sure to leave you with fond memories.
For those that prefer to unwind at night the flare and fireworks display can be seen from the comfort of the hostel balcony.
For those that love to play in the snow, here is your chance!
Try your hand at making a snowman that will become a prized photo on your Instagram account. Get silly and toboggan down the hill, make a snow angel and generally just have fun playing in the snow.
Thredbo Snow Play Park is free for all to experience. Bring your own toboggan and snow gear or hire from nearby rental facilities.
If you’re visiting Thredbo in the warmer months, climbing Mt Kosciuszko is a must-do. Enjoy the experience of climbing the highest peak in Australia, which stands at a grand scale of 2,228m above sea level. At this height, it is almost exactly a quarter the size of Mt Everest (8,848m).
From your Thredbo YHA accommodation you can choose to get to Mt Kosciuszko by either walking from the town centre or alternatively catching the Thredbo Kosciuszko Express chairlift (open 365 days a year). If you do decide to take the chairlift, get ready for the elation of the 1.8km uphill ride to the closest access point to Mt Kosciuszko before commencing the summit climb.
Weather can be unpredictable, so it is always important to prepare for all conditions. Remember to bring drinking water, hat, snacks, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and clothes for all weather conditions.
Thredbo is well known during the warmer months for having some of the most scenic bike trails available in NSW. You have the choice of either challenging yourself with intermediate and advanced bike tracks or more leisurely scenic rides.
For those that are up for a challenge, try one of Thredbo's Gravity trails such as the "Thredbo All-mountain Trail" for intermediate level enthusiasts. It starts at 1930m above sea level and will take you on a 10km ride down through the mountains.
Alternatively, for those seeking a scenic ride, Thredbo Valley track takes you across three amazing suspension bridges to the old Rangers Station. This bike ride will take you through pristine open grasslands and amongst thick eucalyptus bushland that meanders along the banks of the famous Thredbo River.
Learn about the rich history of Thredbo and how it became Australia’s most iconic ski destination. Glimpse into the past and see treasured items that date all the way back to 1890s, such as skis, boots, clothing, the original Crackenback chairlift seats and fascinating images and video footage. With free admission available to all visitors Thredbo Ski Museum is a great activity to include within your holiday itinerary.
Try out your cooking skills with free public BBQs at the Thredbo River picnic area. This picnic area is located in an idyllic river setting and is a popular rest stop while walking and fishing within the nearby area.
This location has many unique experiences to offer. If you keep quiet when approaching the riverbank at dusk, you may spot wild platypuses. Also, for those that like to fish, you can throw a line in the water and try your luck with catching a prized trout. Fishing licences are required for all anglers, they are available online from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Oct-May: 8:00am-10:00am and 3:00pm-8:00pm
June-Sept: 7:00am-10:00am and 4:30pm-9:00pm
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.
Explore the Snowy Mountains from Australia's only alpine-style village, Thredbo. Walk to Australia's highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko; go mountain biking or horse riding; bushwalk or just relax on the YHA's verandah with its stunning mountain views. Lots of summer events from November to March.
YHA is in the heart of Thredbo village - easy walk to pubs, cafe and restaurants