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The rooftop of Sydney Harbour YHA will make all your Sydney dreams will come true! Picture ridiculously good vibes with your new best friends, with the sunset over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. By day, soak up the sun and laze around in a hammock or deckchair for some serenity right in the heart of the city, watching the twinkle of the Harbour reflecting the clear blue sky. The atmosphere on this unique rooftop must be experienced to be believed. Also - just quietly - during Vivid Sydney and New Year’s Eve...there’s no better place to be in the entire city.
Perfectly located right in the heart of cool-as-a-cucumber Canberra, Canberra City YHA’s rooftop is the ultimate spot to eat, meet people and take in the city. There’s no better way to start your night on the town – where you can enjoy some bevvies and a hearty meal before experiencing Canberra's incredible nightlife. The rooftop is also the perfect spot to spend a lazy night in – outdoor movie nights are a regular occurrence, but try not to be distracted by the incredible Canberra sunset happening around you! With its prime location and friendly vibe, Canberra City YHA is your ideal base for exploring the cultural, foodie and historic delights of the city – the five-star views at a budget price is just a perk!
Sorry not sorry to humble brag, but the view from the rooftop of Brisbane City YHA may be one of the best in the entire city. With Brisbane’s striking skyline and Brisbane River on full show, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for a FOMO-inspiring photo of your lovely self on holiday. But don’t just come for the Insta possibilities - with an enormous pool and plenty of deckchairs to vege on, the rooftop is the perfect spot to work on your tan and spend some quality time with yourself – whether you’re catching up on a book or just having a merry snooze.
By night, the rooftop is transformed into the place to be to meet and mingle, and it certainly helps that we’ve just opened a brand new Rooftop Bar, perfect for a cheeky nightcap or pre-drinking for an epic night on the town. We can't wait for the day we can re-open the bar and serve you a cocktail or two... more on that here!
Lucky you, you’re in Melbourne! One of the coolest cities in Australia where the shopping is to die for, and the café and bar scene is even better. When you stay at Melbourne Central YHA, you’ll immediately get a feel for just how bloody brilliant this city is, when you check out its impressive skyline from the hostel's rooftop.
Once we find our 'new normal' after these tricky times, you'll be able to enjoy some chill drinks or a BBQ as the sun goes down, lounge around on the comfy chairs and get to know some folks before you hit the town for the night – perhaps starting with the famous Thursday night bar tour? By day, the rooftop is an excellent spot to get some peace, quiet and sunshine right in the heart of the perennially bustling city.
Bondi Beachouse YHA is everything you want out of your Bondi digs – boasting some serious chilled-out beachy vibes and in the heart of all the action. But the rooftop is truly something special – with unrivalled views of Tamarama Beach, you'll be able to snap some serious shots at any time of day, whether it's sunrise, sunset or smack-bang in the middle of the day.
Enjoy some sunbaking after a long morning exploring the area, laze around on the beanbags and deckchairs, indulge in some dusk drinks with your fellow travellers, practise your surf stance or ignore the world and look at your phone for three straight hours! Whatever tickles your fancy, Bondi Beachouse YHA’s rooftop is the place to be.
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