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    Prior to arrival, please download and return the Mt Lofty Booking Agreement.

    Keys can be collected from Adelaide Central between 10am - 7pm (Monday - Sunday). A $50 cash refundable key deposit will be required.

    Due to bushfire safety requirements: minimum group booking 2 people, guests must have own car and access to a mobile phone.

    You will also need to bring your own bedding including sheets / linen, pillows, blankets / quilts and tea towels.

    Mt Lofty Rent-A-YHA Booking Agreement

    Mt Lofty Map and Floor Plan

    Bushfire Survival Plan

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Mount Lofty Summit Lookout
    • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
    • Australian Wildlife
    • Cleland Wildlife Park
    • Waterfall Gully

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Mount Lofty Summit Visitor and Information Centre
    • Summit Restaurant and Cafe
    Find us...
    Address Summit Road
    Crafers , SA 5152
    Phone (+618) 8414 3000
    Hostel Manager
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Mt Lofty YHA

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

    Mt Lofty YHA - a Rent-A-YHA property - has recently 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.  Entire cottage bookings only.

    • 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 August 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 August 2016
    • I utilised this property to celebrate with my sisters prior to my upcoming nuptials and it could not have been better!! Love the surrounding nature, the ability to house 8 girlfriends for less than $200 and have tables large enough to share a meal around. Love love loved it!! Thanks so much. PS Gate 25 is what you are looking for to enter in off :)
      Nat M November 2015
    • 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 August 2016
    • We went to the cottage for my daughters 13th surprise birthday party - she was very surprised. All the girls had a great time and they didnt have to worry about noise they made because we were out in the bush and no one could hear them. We also walked to the lookout and the girls all took photos. It was great being out in nature, we saw 3 kangaroos and a kookaburra. It was like being on holiday
      Debby L September 2013
    • 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 August 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 August 2016
    21 customers have reated this hostel


    • Sleeps 10 guests
    • Double / twin rooms


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


    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • National Park
    • Wilderness
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    Find us...
    Address Summit Road
    Crafers , SA 5152
    Phone (+618) 8414 3000
    Hostel Manager
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    Key pickup from Adelaide Central YHA - 135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

    Monday to Sunday 08:00am to 9:00pm

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

    Please bring the below document at check-in:

    Mt Lofty Rent-A-YHA Booking Agreement 

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