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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 City YHA Parking Information
*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.
superb location and lovely staff
Christina P. (March 2014)
Liked it more this stay than last stay, and I loved it last stay. Great atmosphere. Loved cooking and eating dinners in the top notch kitchen surrounded by people from all nations. Rooms comfortable. Right in the middle of the City Circle in Canberra...
Toni v. (March 2014)
Location was excellent, handy to transport and facilities.. definitely will be back..
Corrina T. (March 2014)
Great location in the city. Well maintained shared facilities.
Hannah S. (March 2014)
Great location close to funky restaurants and cafes. Loved the rooftop hammocks!
Silke K. (March 2014)
Quiet hostel, met some nice people here, the best hostel in Canberra, doesn't have a bar, has a good kitcten
Claire M. (March 2014)
Good location, safe and all day counter. Web booking is very easy and freindly staff. Thanks.
Wai Hong L. (February 2014)
it's a great place with friendly staff who are informative and will help you if they can we have a family room the only snag there is only 1 chair but we ask and now have a second
Jean G. (February 2014)
One of the best hostels I have stayed in! Only downside is having to pay for wifi!
Joel H. (February 2014)
Nice place with good outside roof space
Orla I. (February 2014)
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.
Please note: Between 24 March-4 April, Canberra YHA is having work done to enhance our guest facilities. There may be some noise between 7am and 5pm.
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
Great city if you give it a go!
(Just get a bike or else you'll have to do an aweful lot of walking :D )
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!
10% off Greyhound
passes and up to 10% off point-to-point express tickets.
Ph: 1300 473 946
Ph: 02 6285 4450
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)