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Canberra - Canberra City YHA

7 Akuna St, Canberra, 2601, Australia

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In the city centre, Canberra City YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital, and most nearby museums and attractions are FREE, just like our Wi-Fi hotspot!

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Canberra Hostel

Hostel Canberra

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the city centre, Canberra City YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital. Hire a bike from reception or walk to many major attractions by day (loads of attractions are free). Enjoy the lively nightlife of this university city at the YHA's underground bar. A huge range of shops, cafes, restaurants, banks, nightclubs, cinemas, and theatres are just around the corner., Canberra City YHA is suitable for families with children. We require that all children under 16 are accommodated in private rooms, and that all children under 18 travel with their parent or guardian. Please contact the hostel directly to book rooms for your family.

YHA/HI members receive a minimum 10% off standard accommodation rates.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 13:00 to 23:45

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-2-6248-9155

Fax. +61-2-6249-1731

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Parliament House (5 to 10km)
  • Australian War Memorial (2 to 3km)
  • Questacon (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Staff not the friendliest but efficient. Kitchen wasn't really clean and I preferred not to cook there. Unfortunately only cold water in one shower. The facilities to do the laundry are not ideal - no hanging lines to dry the clothes. It still was clean enough, spacious rooms, lockers with power plugs inside. Great location!


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Mon 19 Nov 2018

the hostel is very nice. huge room and huge locker. very safe and secured and facilities to cook is available easily.


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Mohd Ameerul Aizat,

Wed 07 Mar 2018

Nice hostel in good location. The only thing which was very bad was Wi-Fi connection. Even we paid the WIi-fi to have it in our room it was wery slow, we could not load any webpage.


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Thu 21 Dec 2017

Es wird zu wenig recycling angeboten.


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Sun 19 Nov 2017

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed, compare to the other ones I stayed in Amsterdam and Rome, this is the cleanest, biggest and most comfortable hostel. The kitchen is very well equipped and easy to use, dining room is very spacious as well. The room is clean and we have a huge baconly for take a 'breath'! If I have another chance to Canberra I am gonna stay here again.


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Wed 12 Apr 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

7.5km to Canberra Airport.
800m to terminal/stop. Daily services from Sydney Melbourne and Adelaide. Serviced by Greyhound and Murrays Buses.
Alternate Transport
From bus terminal turn right onto Northbourne Avenue towards city. Turn left onto London Circuit then left at Akuna Street. Paid Parking Station available close to hostel. Free parking available evenings and weekends.
Budget parking is available near the hostel refer to the Canberra City YHA parking information sheet. Secondly the Culture Loop Shuttle leaves right next door to Canberra City YHA allowing buses easy access to everything our capital has to offer.
6km to train station. Daily services to/from Sydney.

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