Wollongong YHA

Check in
Check out
  • Getting here by train

    1 km from Wollongong station, multiple trains from Sydney every hour.

    Getting here by bus

    500 m from bus stop.

    Nearest airport

    72 km to Sydney Airport.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Grand Pacific Drive
    • Wollongong Botanic Gardens
    • Sea Cliff Bridge
    • Nan Tien Temple
    • Five Islands Nature Reserve
    • Mount Keira 
    • Macquarie Pass National Park
    • Wattamolla Beach
    • Science Centre and Planetarium

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • WIN Entertainment Centre
    • Skydive the Beach
    • Symbio Wildlife Park
    • Motorcycle Tours
    • Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
    • Jamberoo Action Water Park
    • Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track
    • Hangdog Climbing Gym
    • Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
    • Golfing
    • Speciality Shops
    • Restaurant and Bars
    • Cycling
    • Bushwalking/Hiking

    Find us...

    Address: 75-79 Keira Street
    Wollongong, NSW 2500
    Email: wollongong@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 4229 1132
    Hostel Manager: Mary Sparks
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Nearby hostels

    • Distance   km
      per person
      Sydney Central YHA
      Sydney, NSW
  • Wollongong YHA

    A friendly YHA hostel located right in the centre of Wollongong and great for backpackers. Close to the shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment and beaches. 

    Modern facilities, most hostel rooms with ensuites. TV lounge, premium Wi-Fi Plus, coffee, drink and snack machines. Garden with waterfall and BBQ. Security parking. Wollongong has superb beaches and outdoor backpacker activities including skydiving and horse-riding. YHA member discounts locally.

    Wollongong is less than 2 hours south of Sydney by road, or go by train using your Opal card from $8.30. 


    • Sleeps 32 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Barbecue
    • Disabled access
    • Games room
    • Parking
    • TV
    • Tour desk
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus


    • Surfing
    • Swimming 
    • Skydiving
    • Shopping
    • Museums and galleries
    • Bushwalking
    • Botanic Gardens
    • Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
    • Nan Tien Temple
    • Science Centre


    82% customer rating, based on 388 Reviews
    • It's like a home away from home
      Milosavt L August 2017
    • Great Location, friendly and attentive staff!
      Sanjay S September 2017
    • Great experience, staff was very friendly and approachable. Absolutly no problems with the hotel
      joshua l April 2017
    • It was a peaceful and calming atmosphere and it was really nice to be here.
      Amrutha V April 2017
    • Excellent - thank you!
      Robert J January 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 75-79 Keira Street
    Wollongong, NSW 2500
    Email: wollongong@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 4229 1132
    Hostel Manager: Mary Sparks
    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 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

    Save with YHA membership

    YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.

    Things to do in Wollongong

    Variety of sights and activities for backpackers including skydiving (YHA discount), motorcycle tours and Nan Tien Temple. Enjoy sweeping views along Grand Pacific Drive from the Royal National Park. Go to Jamberoo Recreation Park and Illawarra escape tours. Visit the Science Centre, Planetarium, museums, galleries and the Botanic Gardens. Great local surf beaches or check out the nightlife - there are clubs, nightclubs, pubs and an excellent selection of restaurants & cafes.

    Read More