Thredbo YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    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.

    Nearest airport

    2.5-hour drive from Canberra Airport.


    No parking at YHA. A designated luggage drop off zone is located at the front of the YHA. It is strictly 10 mins and a $300 fine applies for exceeding this limit.
    Foot access via Jack Adams Pathway or down through public car park from Alpine Way. Please refer to Thredbo Village Map and park in designated areas only. 


    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • The Snowy Mountains
    • Mount Kosciuszko National Park
    • Thredbo Alpine Village


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Skiing
    • Whitewater Rafting
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Horseriding 
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tennis
    • Swimming

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Buckwong Place
    Thredbo, NSW 2625
    Phone: (+612) 6457 6376
    Hostel Manager: Bianca Bott
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Thredbo YHA

    Winner of 2015 Best Rated Small YHA Backpacker's Hostel as voted by guests

    Want to stay during the 2017 winter ski season? Click here for booking information. 

    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. 




    • Barbeque
    • Food store
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot   
    • Open fireplace
    • TV



    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Horseriding
    • Mountain Biking
    • National Park
    • Skiing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Whitewater Rafting


    Things to do in Thredbo


    1. Thredbo Saturday Night Flare Run

    2. 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.


    3. Go tobogganing and build a snowman during the ski season

    4. 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.


    5. Climb to the summit of Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko

    6. 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.


    7. Ride Thredbo's scenic mountain bike trails

    8. 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.


    9. Visit the Thredbo Ski Museum

    10. 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.


    11. Cook up a feast on the free barbeques by the beautiful Thredbo River

    12. 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.





    96% customer rating, based on 1066 Reviews
    • Bianca, the receptionist is very nice, she provided many great tips for snowboarding. Very tidy.
      Adrian M June 2017
    • Bianca and crew are great! Love the people love the place. Always look forward to coming back.
      Anneke L June 2017
    • Recently stayed for a second time, with a large group of family. We all had a fantastic time, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Thredbo. Looking forward to going back.
      Angela A April 2017
    • Staff very helpful, facilities are great, atmosphere is welcoming and warm. Would recommend to anyone visiting thredbo.
      John M April 2017
    • This hostel is a credit to the managers-everything is spotless.
      Lysia M March 2017
    • Excellent location, superb facilities, very helpful and friendly staff. Very good value for money. Definitely 5 star. Shall stay here when in Thredbo.
      John M February 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Buckwong Place
    Thredbo, NSW 2625
    Phone: (+612) 6457 6376
    Hostel Manager: Bianca Bott
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    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.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Thredbo

    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

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    FREE things to do in Thredbo

    1. Climb to the summit of Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko 2228m
    2. Ride Thredbo's scenic mountain bike trails
    3. Test your biking skills on the pump track
    4. Go toboganning in the snow play park and build a snowman during ski season
    5. Watch the Saturday night flare run and fireworks from the hostel balcony during the ski season
    6. Cook up a feast on the free BBQs by the beautiful Thredbo River
    7. Visit the Thredbo Ski Museum (limited opening hours year round)
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