YHA Alice Springs

YHA Alice Springs and Sustainability

Out in the bush, sustainability is more important than ever. From environmental initiatives to social and community engagement, here at YHA Alice Springs we’re proud to be a sustainable hostel.


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Energy reduction:

  • We’re powered by the Sun! Photo-voltaic system (solar panels) generate between 10-50% of our energy needs, with partial funding lead by YHA’s Sustainable Hostel Fund guest contributions.
  • Low energy and timed lighting: no need for lights on in empty rooms
  • All unused computers and monitors turned off at night
  • Promotion of public transport, the easiest way to be eco-friendly

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Waste minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers
  • Bulk-Buying our hostel products reduces a bunch of our packaging waste

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Water Saving measures:

  • Our showers are 5 star! Well, WELS 5 stars for water efficiency. Our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency
  • Get educated with our signs encouraging guests to minimise water usage in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Hostel gardens are filled with drought resistant plants to not only save water, but look cute while they do 

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Social sustainability:

  • We love our community, and partner with education providers to offer work experience to students each week
  • Community sponsorship for fundraising events across Alice Springs
  • Unclaimed lost property is donated to the Kallaringi Community Op-Shop

    Help protect the environment

    With a donation of $2, you can help fund sustainability projects to reduce the environmental footprints of both our properties and our travellers.

    Did You Know?

    Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
    (Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

    YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

    YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.