Explore Western Australia with YHA

Australia's largest state, WA is blessed with astounding natural beauty and diversity. From vibrant Fremantle and the stunning white beaches and forests of the South West, to the bright orange hues of Broome and the rugged allure of the outback, you could spend a lifetime exploring this vast place and never hope to see it all.

YHA accommodation in Western Australia


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YHA Fremantle Prison

Fremantle | Whadjuk Noongar Country

Part experience, part accommodation, spend a night behind bars at the UNESCO-listed YHA Fremantle Prison – a one-of-a-kind piece of convict history.

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YHA Broome | Kimberley Traveller's Lodge

Broome | Yawuru Country

Comfortable, stylish hostel in the centre of Broome with pool, garden bar and tropical surrounds.

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YHA Dunsborough

Quindalup | Wardandi Noongar Country

YHA Dunsborough is the ideal base to enjoy Margaret River. Close to the vineyards, amazing coastline and unspoiled national parks, you'll love it.

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Kalbarri Backpackers

Kalbarri | Nhanta Country

Kalbarri Backpackers is only minutes from the river and beach. Friendly & relaxed atmosphere & great base for exploring the Kalbarri National Park & Murchison Gorge.

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Albany Bayview Lodge

Albany | Menang Noongar Country

Located in the historical part of Albany, the hostel dates back to the 1800's. Old world charm cheerfully blends with modern amenities to create a relaxed atmosphere.

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Excape Backpackers (Exmouth)

Exmouth | Thalanyji Country

Situated in the heart of Exmouth, located on the grounds of the Potshot Hotel Resort, Excape Backpackers is the perfect place to plan your Ningaloo Reef experience.

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Margaret River Backpackers

Margaret River | Wardandi Noongar Country

Margaret River is the travellers capital of Australia’s South West, voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten regional destinations.

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Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Bunbury | Wardandi Noongar Country

You'll feel at home at the friendly Dolphin Retreat Bunbury. Walk to the city & beaches. Free daily breakfast, fully-equipped kitchen & common room.

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Blue Wren Lodge (Denmark)

Denmark | Minang Noongar Country

For those that like a cosy place with an intimate feel. Blue Wren Lodge (Denmark) is a great little property in a great little town, where atmosphere and community comes first.


Western Australia: Trip inspiration & tips

  • West is best: The perfect Perth to Broome road trip itinerary

    You’ll find wildflower-carpeted national parks, legendary dive spots, postcard-worthy coastal towns and beach after beach (after beach) on a memorable road trip from Perth to Broome. 
  • A guide to Broome and the Kimberley

    The vast, remote wilderness of the Kimberley is one of Western Australia's greatest treasures. Beginning in Broome, the region's coastal capital, we cover the highlights of this rugged landscape and some essential info for first-time visitors.
  • Best mountain biking trails in Western Australia

    While still possessing some of the neatly sectioned off parks and reserves of other states, the wild expanse of Western Australia features many long-distance trails and cross country dirt tracks. Here's our top picks for mountain biking in WA.
  • National parks near Aussie cities

    In Australia, you can have your big-city fix and a dose of nature, too. Beyond the city buzz, you’ll find a peaceful pocket of wilderness and wildlife just a short hop away at nearby national parks, from rainforests and waterfalls to wild beaches and coral reefs. You might even see a kangaroo or two! So pack some snacks and sunscreen and hit the trails at these must-see national parks near major Aussie cities.
  • First Nations food experiences in Western Australia & the Northern Territory

    Brimming with heritage and scenic vistas, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are richly entwined with Aboriginal culture and knowledge. These are two of the most immersive areas to learn about Indigenous Australians, and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing adventures unique to the region.
  • 21 free things to do in Perth

    You don’t need a mining magnate’s bulging bank account to see the best of the west, if you follow these hot tips...
  • Top LGBTQIA+ festivals and events around Australia

    LGBTQIA+ festivals and events are back, and there's something for everyone! From quiet reflections at multi-artform exhibitions to dancing and partying in step with a parade, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate queer identities and experiences with these festivities around the country!
  • 20 must-do backpacker experiences in Australia

    From wildlife to wilderness, Australia has no shortage of magnificent sights and epic experiences to discover. To help you make the most of your time Down Under we’ve rounded up 20 iconic things you have to tick off your Aussie bucket list.
  • 9 thrilling white water rafting spots in Australia

    Love the adrenaline rush that comes with staring down some roaring rapids? From fun day trips to epic, off-grid river odysseys, Australia has plenty of spots to get stuck into a froth-filled white water rafting adventure.
  • Australia's best coastal walks

    If you’re a lover of long walks over dunes, along windswept cliffs or with the tide lapping at your ankles, you may have come to the right place. In this article, we've dug up some of the best coastal and beach walks across Australia.
  • 11 awesome canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia

    Love doing your exploring with a paddle in hand? Us too. From sleepy canoe trips down wide, still rivers, to epic multi-day kayak trips to the country's wildest waterways, adventure's never far away when there's paddling involved. And the free upper body work out doesn't hurt either! Read on for a selection of the finest canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia.
  • 6 great mountains to hike in Australia

    Australia might not be home to the world’s highest peaks, but we sure have an incredible variety of mountains worth hiking. Here are just six spectacular summits to bag across the country and make it back to ground level in time for dinner.
  • Weird and wonderful natural phenomena in Australia

    Meteorite craters, coral spawnings and eye-popping pink lakes — Australia hosts some of the planet’s most mind-blowing natural phenomena. Whether you’re a science enthusiast, a thrill seeker or you just love nature, add these awe-inspiring spectacles to your Aussie itinerary.
  • 20 fun facts about quokkas, complete with adorable photos

    Educate yourself on everything you need to know about the world's happiest animal... And enjoy some heart-warming photos while you're at it!
  • The top whale watching spots in Australia

    Winter in Australia means whale watching season. As these majestic mammals set off on their epic mid-year migration up and down Australia's coastlines, Tom Smith discovered the best places to spot them around the country.
  • Western Australia: Tours & experiences

  • Rottnest Island Ferry Package Including Bike Hire

    Enjoy the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters and meet the famous Quokkas!
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour With Transfers From Broome

    You can now visit one of Western Australia’s must-do attractions! Visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm on this truly awesome half-day tour from Broome!
  • Exmouth Whale Shark Swim

    The only place in Aus where you can swim with whale sharks! Enjoy close encounters with loads of marine life including dugongs, turtles, dolphins, and even manta rays.
  • Top things to do in Western Australia

    1. For a once in a lifetime experience, snorkel with giant whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef.
    2. Cycle around to any of the 63 beaches on Rottnest Island.
    3. Enjoy the world class wineries, craft breweries, tall trees and walking trails of the Margaret River region.
    4. Tour the award winning World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison - day or night options available.
    5. Witness the 'Staircase to the Moon' as the full moon rises over Roebuck Bay in Broome.
    6. Enjoy a sunset swim and fish & chips on Perth's Cottesloe Beach.
    7. Enjoy vibrant waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River in Perth CBD.
    8. Immerse yourself in the history, beaches, music and colour of Fremantle.
    9. Travel the coast from Perth to Broome and be blown away by the diversity of scenery and wildlife.
    10. Journey the south west of the state for stunning beaches, tall-timber forests and ancient caves.
    11. Watch the sun rise over Perth's city skyline from high up in Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks in the world.
    12. Explore the true wilderness of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions and immerse yourself in the beauty of this magical landscape.

    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.

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