- Australian Hostels
The long-anticipated trans-tasman Travel Bubble is finally open, bringing with it free travel between Australia and NZ and the opportunity for Kiwis to finally check out everything their massive next door neighbour has to offer! Dazzling sun, turqoise seas, luscious rainforests and the best beaches in the world... These are just some of the things you can expect to find in the Land Down Under.
With links to super useful info, travel inspo and our New Zealand guests' top destination picks, this page is your springboard for planning your trip to Australia! So, curious traveller - come and explore our gorgeous country. We can't wait to see you!
Safe stay measures are being taken at all of our properties and YHAs are following all relevant State based travel restrictions. Find out more here.
From tourist visas to COVID restrictions - this is your step-by-step guide to everything need to know to get here and get exploring!
Sick of long, bleak winters, grey skies and scraping frost off your windscreen? This is why you should pack your bags and thaw out Down Under.
You're not in Kansas anymore! Australia is a massive, diverse country with a wealth of adventure waiting to be discovered - these basic hints and tips should set you up for success...
Got a question about Australia? Hold that thought... We've compiled a list of some of most frequently asked questions about this Sunburnt Country, so you're covered for all the essential info!
Australia isn’t only full of sharks and spiders and snakes – there are plenty of animals that aren’t trying to kill you, and a lot of them are absolutely adorable.
Ever wondered where to find the best mountain biking in Australia? We've broken down the best mountain bike routes, trail networks and dedicated parks in EVERY STATE, plus some beginner tips!
There's nothing like seeing some of the best scenery in Australia by foot. Better still, you can use some great YHA properties as a base for your next exploration. Click through for our guide.
As hard as it was to choose just 14, here are the beaches in our fair country you need to see before you die.
With the Great Barrier Reef on your door step, this centrally located hostel is the perfect base to explore Tropical North Queensland, offering a tranquil outdoor pool area, communal kitchen, large common areas and air conditioned rooms.
Looking for the perfect hostel to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.
Coolangatta YHA hostel is located just 500 meters from the Gold Coast Airport. You can check in & be on the beach within 30 minutes of landing.
The only hostel in Sydney that has views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney Harbour YHA is the best place to stay in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks!
An award winning travellers' hostel, Brisbane City YHA is close to Suncorp Stadium, Roma St Transit Centre, South Bank, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum. Oh, and did we mention that we have a pool overlooking the Brisbane River?
This authentic 1880s National Trust and Heritage Listed backpacker hostel is set in the heart of Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast.
Cape Byron YHA is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day in the surf. Just across the road from the beach - bike and boogie board hire is available.
Airlie Beach YHA hostel is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and Airlie's thriving nightlife. All rooms are air-conditioned.
Only a short free tram ride to the CBD and close to the University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne.