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.
Direct buses from Manly Wharf (156) or from City (E86 - weekday afternoon service). Alternatively, L88 / L90 form city to Mona Vale, then change to the 156 to Church Point.
Church Point Ferry Service timetable with bus connections.
Getting here by ferry:
From Church Point, catch a ferry/water taxi to Morning Bay and the YHA is a 15-minute uphill walk. YHA members receive 10% off full return ticket with Church Point Ferry Service.
Getting here on foot/mountain bike:
Via West Head Road/Towlers Bay Track. We recommend to pack lightly, preferably using a backpack.
Information and map to Pittwater YHA .
Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning
Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy
city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bushwalks to
lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, you can see native
birds, wallabies, possums and goannas from the hostel.
This backpacker hostel is perfect for those wishing to get
out of Sydney without actually leaving Sydney. Escape for a week or just a
IMPORTANT: Bring your food supplies as there are no shops in the national park. Please read the Pittwater YHA Information & Map for how to get to the hostel and other important information.
8am - 10am
Arrivals from 12pm and after 8pm by prior arrangement only
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
Kayak and picnic around the beautiful Morning Bay. Bushwalk to lookouts, aboriginal engraving sites, and waterfalls. See native animals in their natural setting. Try twilight sailing or just doing nothing! The bushland and the azure backdrop of Pittwater's bays have attracted YHA hostel users since World War II.