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Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street
Canberra City 2601
Phone: (+612) 6248 9155
Fax: (+612) 6249 1731
Manager: Wim Hanse
Reception Hours: 24 hrs
Arrival Times: Check-in from 1pm
800 m to terminal/stop. Daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Serviced by Greyhound and Murrays Buses.
6 km to station. Daily services to Sydney.
7.5 km from hostel to Canberra Airport. Regular daily Airport Express shuttle services pick up and drop off at West Row Civic. Tickets available at the YHA.
There is plenty of reasonably-priced parking near the hostel, if you're driving to Canberra.
Canberra Parking Information (156kb, PDF)
*Suitable for groups - see information pack on group enquiry page.
Hostel welcomes families with children, but please contact the hostel direct to discuss your booking first.
Good place & staff
Gordon G. (December 2013)
I loved it here. Location is very good. It's some very good beds - you get some good nights sleep.The bathrooms were very clean - think they got cleaned twice a day. When I arrive I got help to finding + book my next hostel and getting a bus to next ...
Lykke F. (December 2013)
Spacious and very clean and comfortable. Nice to have the Bytes cafe for cheap good breakfasts too.
Joanna M. (November 2013)
Clean, friendly and efficient
Miranda L. (November 2013)
I was delighted to experience the historically sustained atmosphere - I have enjoyed over 25 yrs of accessing international YHAs - of harmoneous co-habiting of people of all ages and backgrounds with tollerance, friendliness and respect. Great locati...
Simone P. (November 2013)
Great location, easy to find plenty of cheap food places and supermart close also.
Claire M. (November 2013)
I had a room on the first floor which was very noisy from the late night revellers walking past, very vocally, on the street below. The location is brilliant and makes it easy to access many locations in Canberra. Good parking close by.
Helen S. (November 2013)
The overall experience was good.
Sarah C. (October 2013)
Very good hostel! Nice recycle stuff!
Anne B. (October 2013)
Canberra City YHA is right in the heart of the Australia's capital city, five minutes from the interstate bus terminal.
This Canberra Backpackers Hostel features a cafe, indoor pool/spa/sauna, internet access, fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area, TV/games area, and underground bar.
The hostel hosts weekly activities and BBQs in summer.
If it's budget backpacker accommodation you're after, then look no further.
Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.
Centrally located, the YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital and its many free attractions. Visit the National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, and Questacon. Walk or picnic beside Lake Burley Griffin, and enjoy views from Telstra Tower or Mount Ainslie. There's also plenty of festivals during the year, including Floriade, Multicultural Festival, Balloon Fiesta, and International Film Festival. Read about the hostel's history.
Home to four tertiary institutions, Canberra has a lively entertainment scene. The Australian National University hosts a variety of bands during the year, while nearby Garema Place and Northborne Avenue are home to a number of pubs, clubs and cocktail bars.
250m from the nearest food store
Make sure you try the cheap Burmese Curry house take away on one of the main strips nearby (sorry I forget the street name). I make a beeline for it whenever I'm in town.
This small group 3-day tour explores Canberra and the national parks en-route from Sydney to Melbourne.
Stay at Canberra City YHA and explore the attractions of Australia's capital city by bike or bus. Don't miss Parliament House, the War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia and so much more!
Ph: 02 6287 8400
Ph: 02 6285 4450
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)