Alice Springs YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    2 km to Alice Springs station. Regular 'Ghan' services available to and from Adelaide, and on to Darwin. Town shuttle bus to hostel $9 per person.

    Getting here by bus

    All long distance and tour coaches drop off and pick up close to the Alice Springs YHA Backpackers Hostel.

    Nearest airport

    15 km to Alice Springs Airport.
    Airport shuttle available operated by Alice Wanderer.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Alice Springs Desert Park
    • Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre
    • Larapinta Trail
    • Olive Park Botanic Gardens
    • Western MacDonnell Rangers 

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Kangaroo Sanctuary
    • Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum
    • Alice Springs Reptile Centre
    • Central Australia Aviation Museum
    • Royal Flying Doctor Service
    • Road Transport Hall of Fame
    • Kings Canyon
    • Horseriding 
    • Camel Rides
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Mountain Biking

    Find us...

    Address: Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace
    Alice Springs, NT 0870
    Phone: (+618) 8952 8855
    Hostel Manager: Roger Wileman
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Nearby hostels

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      Ayers Rock - Outback Pioneer Lodge
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  • Alice Springs YHA

    Alice Springs YHA is built within the grounds of an historic outdoor movie theatre, in a great location in the centre of this atmospheric outback town.

    Our hostel has a big outdoor movie screen showing movies nightly under the stars.

    All rooms are air conditioned, and there is a free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), BBQ area, swimming pool and tour desk offering a full range of discount backpacker tours to see the West MacDonnell Ranges, Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon.

    Base yourself in this centrally located hostel and explore Australia’s famous outback.

    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.



    • Sleeps 108 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Air conditioning
    • Barbeque
    • Bicycles
    • Food Store
    • Games room
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot 
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk     


    • 4WD Tours
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Horse riding
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Mountain Biking
    • National Park
    • Shopping
    • Wilderness
    • Wildlife


    87% customer rating, based on 2019 Reviews
    • Very quiet and clean hostel, well equipped, good experience!
      Estelle H September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace
    Alice Springs, NT 0870
    Phone: (+618) 8952 8855
    Hostel Manager: Roger Wileman
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    7:00am to 8:30pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily; after hours arrivals - ring for check-in details
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Alice Springs

    Alice Springs, an outback town full of character, is the capital of Australia's Red Centre.  

    • Explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges including Simpson's Gap, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen and Ormiston Gorge.  
    • Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 
    • Go camel riding and hot air ballooning. 
    • Alice Springs YHA Backpackers Hostel is the perfect stopover before exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon.

    Enjoy outdoor movies at night on the hostel's big screen. Try one of several restaurants, including Bojangles or the Overlander Steakhouse, with menus that offer camel, emu, crocodile and kangaroo, among more traditional dishes. Backpackers who want to check-in back home should visit Bojangles, which has a live streaming webcam! Alternatively, grab some take-away and dine under a thousand stars!

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    FREE things to do in Alice Springs

    1. Walk to Anzac Hill at sunset excellent view of Alice Springs and sunset over the West McDonnell ranges
    2. Walk to the Telegraph Station along the river
    3. Kangaroo feeding at Heavitree gap
    4. Sightseeing at the Flying Doctor Service
    5. Visit the desert Botanical gardens.