Mt Lofty YHA

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Mt Lofty YHA

Situated in a unique, peaceful location in the Cleland Conservation Park with stunning panoramic views through the trees over the city of Adelaide.

Due to the unique location within Cleland Conservation Park, keys for Mt. Lofty Cottage YHA can only be collected from Adelaide Central YHA before arrival.

Exclusive use bookings only, minimum two people, with at least one person over 21 years of age staying at the property for the duration of the stay.

Mt Lofty YHA Booking Agreement Form - Please bring the completed Booking Agreement Form and $50 key deposit to Adelaide Central YHA when collecting keys

Mt Lofty YHA - How to Get There


The Cottage

The cottage includes:

  • 2 double rooms
  • 6 person bunk room
  • Access to TV
  • Access to lounge area and large kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking



  • Three bedrooms
  • Kitchen/dining with microwave, stove top (no oven), fridge and all crockery, cutlery and utensils
  • TV / DVD / USB (no TV reception - just for dvd / usb)
  • Outdoor seating - great views
  • Lounge area
  • Male and female bathrooms
  • Parking


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More About Mt Lofty YHA

Mt Lofty Cottage YHA is available for exclusive use bookings only, allowing you to rent the entire cottage for up to ten people from $135 per night (that's just $13.50 per person).  This historic Rent-A-YHA property has undergone a floor to ceiling makeover with new kitchen, flooring, furniture, paint and decorations, making the attractive stone cottage (originally built in 1880) the perfect, comfortable and affordable getaway for small groups and families. 

Situated in a unique, peaceful location in the Cleland Conservation Park with stunning panoramic views through the trees over the city of Adelaide. Sleeps up to 10 people with 2 double rooms and one bunk room.  Surrounded by amazing bushwalks, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mt Lofty Summit and Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. 


93% customer rating, based on 59 reviews
  • The Mt Lofty Hostel is an awesome place to visit the atmosphere is always amazing up there and enjoyed the new room layout
    Victoria E 11/12/2018
  • Our experience was amazing! The cottage is very warm and comfortable ! I think is one of the place into the hills very awesome! I recommend this experience :)
    Domenico L 11/08/2017
  • great house in the middle of the bush
    Stewart G 21/07/2017
  • Beautiful place fir the family - a real Aussie experience with wallabies outside the front door and stone cottage surrounded by gum trees.
    Janette G 22/12/2016
  • A top place to celebrate a special occasion with friends, as you have exclusive use of the facilities. Excellent bush setting, great bushwalking, you can see koalas and kangaroos in the wild. No need to go to Cleland Wildlife Park.
    Michael M 5/12/2016
  • YHA Mt Lofty is a fabulous spot. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped to cater for a large group. Fantastic views. It would be a great getaway for families. So close to Adelaide. Really so cheap to stay in such a unique spot. Keep it a secret so that nothing changes !!
    Janet F 14/08/2016
  • The location is so beautiful, with trees as far as you can see, kangaroos, kookaburras, and views of the city lights. And a bonus at this time of year is that the cottage remains cool even during a heatwave in the city.
    Kate L 7/03/2016
  • Another great week at Mt Lofty, perfect for walking, mountain biking, road cycling or just plain relaxing. But I don't want to tell anyone so its not booked out next time we have an opportunity to stay there!
    Wayde H 9/02/2015
  • Terrific stay in the hills. Took a group of boys up for a 12 yo birthday treat. The walk up, fabulous night in the hills and back the following morning was a huge success. Great facilities.
    Kevin J 12/08/2013
  • Fantastic !Where else can 10 people share such a fabulous bush setting - with all the convienences required? We had an absolutely fabulous weekend !
    Tracey H 6/05/2013


Address: Gate 25, Summit Road
Crafers - within Cleland Conservation Park,
State: SA, 5152
Phone: (+618) 8414 3000
Hostel Manager: Adelaide Central YHA
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year Please note: Hostel will be closed on all total fire ban days - please see Bushfire Survival Plan under "Location" tab for more details

This YHA property is not staffed therefore keys need to be picked up from Adelaide Central YHA at 135 Waymouth St, ADELAIDE Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm Please bring the completed Booking Agreement (under property description) and $50 key deposit when collecting keys. Due to fire safety requirements, all guests must arrive by car and have a mobile phone.

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