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Blue Mountains YHA

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One of our favourite YHA hostels in Australia, the Blue Mountains YHA is within a restored National Trust building with a beautiful art deco interior.  It was built in 1918 as a guesthouse called Homesdale, but during the 1920s and 1930s, it underwent a series of extensions, including a huge ballroom.  The building then became home to the Wentworth Cabaret, a popular club for music and dancing.

 

In the 1960s, tourism slowed down in the Blue Mountains and the building was sold to Illawarra Bible College.  Eight years later, it changed hands again to the Assemblies of God and the ballroom was used as a chapel.  YHA purchased the building in 2000 and a year later, the Blue Mountains YHA was opened.

 

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Facilities

The Blue Mountains YHA is huge and is perfect for groups and families.  It sleeps 200 people and has a variety of room options.  We were in the Blue Mountains during winter so it was fairly quiet.  We had a 6 share dorm all to ourselves.  All the rooms have heaters that become your best friend in winter, and plenty of lockable cupboard space per guest.

 

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The common areas are bright and spacious.  The old ballroom has been decked out with gas fire heaters and lounges, and the side rooms include a quiet reading room, a games room and a checker floor kitchen with gas cooking.  Outside is a giant chess board and a few sun chairs for when the weather is warmer.  There is also free Wifi available in the common areas.

 

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Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • Café – less than 100 metres from the hostel is a cosy little café called the Yellow Deli.
  • Supermarket – there’s a discount supermarket just around the corner only two minutes away, but if you’re looking for a major supermarket, you’re going to have to walk an extra 400m up the road.
  • Street Art Walk – a collaboration with local graffiti artists, the Street Art Walk is 150m from the hostel and exhibits some fantastic works of art.
  • Bottle shop – less than 200m up the street is a bottle shop.
  • Katoomba Station – if you need to catch the train in or out of Katoomba, the railway station is only 800m up the road.

Surrounding Attractions

  • Echo Point and the Three Sisters – only 1.7km down the road, this is the most iconic landmark of the Blue Mountains.
  • Sublime Point Lookout – one of our favourite lookouts in the Blue Mountains is only 6.6km from the hostel.
  • Bakehouse on Wentworth – Enjoy pie? This bakery does some ripper savoury pies and they’re only 11km away in Blackheath.
  • Sydney – the largest city in Australia is only 130km away.

 

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The Essentials

The Blue Mountains YHA is located at 270 Katoomba Street in Katoomba and is open all year. Reception is available from 7:30am to 8pm daily, but they stay open for an hour later on Friday and Saturday nights. Breakfast is available for $6.50 per person.

 

To enquire about accommodation, phone 02 4782 1416, email bluemountains@yha.com.au or go to the website.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Harbour YHA

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Sydney Harbour YHA is not your ordinary YHA.  It’s a new purpose-built hostel with state of the art facilities that’s located within the historic Rocks precinct of Sydney.  It boasts incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and has won more than 30 awards, but the real feature of this hostel is that it is built on top of the archaeological remains of colonial Sydney.

 

The Hostel

When Sydney was first established, most of the convicts were sent to the Rocks to live.  Houses were built on actual rocks (hence the name), and the suburb earned itself the reputation of being a rough neighbourhood.  The bubonic plague hit Sydney in the early 1900s, and because the Rocks was densely populated, it was assumed that it would suffer the most casualties.  Despite the deaths of only three people, most of the buildings were demolished and those who survived the plague were moved to other suburbs.

 

The current YHA site was not used much between 1901 and 1994, it was mainly an empty lot for car parking.  In 1994, excavations of the current YHA site began and the foundations of over 30 colonial homes were found, as well as thousands of artefacts.  The insight that these discoveries have provided show that perhaps the Rocks wasn’t such a scummy place after all, with some of the artefacts quite fine and expensive, and evidence of a healthy diet.

 

The area was in limbo because of its archaeological significance so the public was invited to make suggestions on how to utilise the land.  YHA submitted a tender which was approved, and in 2008, construction of the hostel began.  The hostel was built around the archaeological dig, and officially opened in April 2010 with only 2% of the site being affected due to construction.  Over a million dollars were spent to make the hostel environmentally friendly and sustainable, and many of the archaeological remnants are displayed in cases within the hostel.

 

The adjacent The Big Dig Archaeology Educational Centre also opened at this time and accommodates large educational groups from primary school students through to uni groups.  About 30% of the guests at the hostel are educational groups and there’s a separate dining room for large groups.  A great part of The Big Dig is the façades around the building that simulate a glimpse back to colonial times.

 

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Facilities

There are 354 beds in the Sydney Harbour YHA, and a percentage of your accommodation fee goes to the archaeological upkeep and development of The Big Dig Centre.  Accommodation options include air conditioned multishare dorms and double/twin accommodation, and all rooms have ensuites – some with separate toilet and bathroom.  Many rooms also have views of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

 

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The common areas are colourful, modern and spacious.  There’s a large fully-equipped kitchen with plenty of storage space and a huge lounge and dining area.  The rooftop has a BBQ area and sun chairs, as well as unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and CBD.  The hostel has accessibility access, free Wi-Fi hotspots for guests and a coffee bar at reception.

 

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Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • BridgeClimb – one of the most unique Sydney experiences is only 300m down the street.
  • The Fine Food Store –located on the corner of Mill and Kendall Lane, this café makes great coffee and a tasty croque le grill.
  • Supermarket – there is a major supermarket in the Metcentre on George Street, about 700m south of the hostel.
  • Circular Quay – one of the major terminals of the Harbour City Ferries is only 750m away. Catch the ferry to Manly! It is also a busy bus terminal serviced by the free city bus.

 

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Surrounding Attractions

  • Martin Place – 1.2km away in the heart of Sydney, Martin Place is a pedestrian mall with an entrance to the underground railway station.
  • Sydney Opera House – while you can see the Opera House from the rooftop of the hostel, there’s no harm walking 1.6km to see it up close. While you’re there, why not have a beer at the Opera Bar.
  • Sydney’s Luna Park – the 2.2km walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge will warm you up for a day of fun.
  • Market City – south of the city, 2.5km away is Market City. While there are stalls that sell stuff, the best thing is the food court upstairs that dishes out great value Asian meals.

 

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The Essentials

Sydney Harbour YHA is located at 110 Cumberland Street in The Rocks.  Reception is open 24 hours.  For more information about accommodation and availability, phone 02 8272 0900, email sydneyharbour@yha.com.au, or visit the website.

 

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Glebe Point YHA, Sydney NSW

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Our first night in Sydney was spent at Glebe Point YHA, a relaxed hostel in Sydney’s inner city area. With public transport nearby, it’s just minutes from the city centre and there’s plenty to do within walking distance, like restaurants and cafes, pubs and shopping centres.

 

Facilities

The hostel sleeps 151 guests and has a variety of accommodation options, such as multi-share dorms, double/twin rooms and ensuite rooms.  There’s plenty of space around the hostel, so it’s great for families too.

 

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On the ground floor, you’ll find the reception area and tours desk, with jobs and car sales noticeboards nearby.  There’s also a funky games room with a few consoles for any gaming nerds.

 

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Downstairs is another games area, with a ping pong table, pool table and fusball table.  If you’re looking for a more quiet stay, there is a study area and free Wi-Fi.  The kitchen is fully decked out with gas stoves, toasters and microwaves, and there’s heaps of storage space for food and fridge stuff.

 

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One of our favourite parts of the hostel was the rooftop area.  With BBQs, sun chairs, comfortable lounges and an awesome view of city, you could spend all day up there.

 

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Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • Bus Stop – 35m from the hostel. How good is that!  The 431 bus will take you through the guts of the city, all the way to the Rocks.
  • Supermarket – The closest supermarket is Lucky 7, about 270m down the road. If you want a bigger supermarket, IGA is 800m from the hostel, while the major supermarkets are 1.6km away at Broadway Shopping Centre.
  • Pub – the Toxteth Hotel is only 400m away and does trivia, cheap meals and live music.
  • Light Rail – The Glebe Light Rail is a 750m walk away towards the Toxteth and takes you all the way into the city.

 

Surrounding Attractions

  • Market City – 2.7km. Markets and the best Asian food court in Sydney.
  • Martin Place – 4.2km. The heart of Sydney and the location of the Channel 7 studios and Lindt Café.
  • Young Henry’s – 4.2km. A great craft brewery in the backstreets of Newtown.
  • Bridgeclimb – 5.6km. For a unique Sydney experience, check out Bridgeclimb.  If you have an Opal card, it’s a short bus trip away.
  • Sydney Opera House – 5.6km. Australia’s most famous icon.
  • Sydney’s Luna Park – 7km. Just for Fun!

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The Essentials

Glebe Point YHA is located at 262-264 Glebe Point Road.  Reception is open in the morning from 8:30am-12:30pm and in the afternoon from 4:00pm-7:30pm.  To make a booking or enquiry, call 02 9692 8418, email glebe@yha.com.au or visit their website https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/sydney-surrounds/glebe/

 

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Newcastle Beach YHA

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The Newcastle Beach YHA is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore Australia’s second oldest city.  This friendly hostel is located in the heart of the city CBD and offers comfortable accommodation in a historic building, which at one point used to be a gentlemen’s club.

 

We shared our dorm room with two other guys, one of which was staying in Newcastle for work.  We liked Blake immediately, and ended up spending the night with him downstairs in the lounge room, sharing honey bourbon, wine and stories from our lives.  We finally went to bed at around 1am, but when we woke in the morning, he had already left for work.  We were sad that we didn’t get to say good bye properly, and he must have felt the same way because he had left a very heart warming note on the Troopy.  We truly hope that we cross paths with Blake again…

 

Facilities

The Newcastle Beach YHA sleeps 99 guests in a variety of multi-share dorms, double and twin rooms.  It can cater to families and large groups as well.  Some rooms even open out onto a communal balcony.

 

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The main lounge room is huge, and is cosily furnished in rich wooden furniture, mahogany chesterfield lounges, traditional rugs and a grand fireplace.  There are a few other little nooks and crannies where you can lodge yourself if you prefer a smaller space.  There’s a billiard table in the main lounge room, but there’s also a games room with a ping pong table and internet access, as well as the outdoor courtyard.  There is also a great selection of books under the majestic staircase.

 

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The kitchen is downstairs in the basement and has plenty of storage and seating.  The long, narrow kitchen has gas cooking and all the utensils you need to cook a nice meal.  There’s also a laundry and toilet downstairs too.

 

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Information about tours, surrounding attractions, and weekly hostel activities like BBQs and pizza nights is available on the ground floor.  The Hunter Valley Wine Region is so close – book yourself in for a tour so you don’t have to be a designated driver!  If the beach is more your style, you can hire surfboards and body boards for free from reception.

 

Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • Good Brother Espresso 200m – quite possibly the best coffee in Newcastle, conveniently located around the corner from the hostel.
  • Lock Up Cultural Centre 250m – the old jail has been converted into an art gallery, so you can appreciate creativity and Newcastle’s criminal history all in one go.
  • Supermarket – the closest supermarket is 300m away but it’s a little one, so if you need something in particular, the closest major supermarket is at Marketown Shopping Centre, 2.2km away.
  • The Grand Hotel 400m – the closest pub that offers awesome lunchtime specials. Get the New York sandwich – it’ll blow your mind.
  • Harry’s Café de Wheels 900m – great for lunch, a snack, or a seedy hangover cure, this historic food outlet is worth a look, if not a taste.
  • The Obelisk 1km – this landmark offers a little insight into the history of the area, as well as awesome views of town and the coast.
  • Foghorn Brewhouse 1km – set in a spacious warehouse with trendy fittings, the Foghorn Brewhouse offers a great selection of beers, but if you can’t decide, then go with a tasting paddle.

 

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Surrounding Attractions

  • Newcastle Museum 1.5km – one of the best museums we have visited in Australia. The interactive science section is so much fun.
  • Darby Street Precinct 1.5km – cafes and restaurants set along a funky street with plenty of street art.
  • Bogie Hole 1.6km – carved out by convicts in the early 1800s, this is the oldest surviving ‘construction’ in the city.
  • Nobby’s Lighthouse and Breakwater Walk 2.5km one way – this is a very nice walk, or run if you’re into fitness, and there’s a giant pencil.
  • Hunter Valley YHA 60km – Base yourself here while you explore the Hunter Valley Wine Region.

 

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The Essentials

The Newcastle Beach YHA is located at 30 Pacific Street.  The reception is open from 7am to 10:30pm, with check out at 10am and check in from 2pm.  To enquire about accommodation, contact them on 02 4925 3544, email newcastle@yha.com.au or visit their website.

 

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The Hunter Valley YHA

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The Hunter Valley YHA is located in the heart of the wine country and is the perfect place to stay while you taste the region.  The purpose built hostel is set in a quiet location and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.  The onsite vineyard yields grapes that are sent to local winemakers for bottling.  The resulting wine is available for purchase at the hostel.

 

We spent only one night at the Hunter Valley YHA.  It was a great way to get settled in the area and with the winter chill settling in, having a warm meal and a warm bed was priceless.

 

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Facilities

The hostel sleeps 48 guests, and each room opens out onto a veranda that wraps around the whole building.  During the winter, extra blankets are provided to keep you toasty and warm.

 

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Recent renovations have brought new life to the kitchen, bathrooms and lounge area, with plush faux leather couches, new tables and a brand new conduction stove.  Outside is a BBQ area that overlooks the vineyard, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see a cute bunny or two grazing on the grass.

 

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The adjacent shed houses the laundry, which costs $3 per load for washing and another $3 to dry.  There’s a clothes line as well if you have the time.  There is also a swimming pool with hammocks for the warmer months. While you’re at the Hunter Valley YHA, book yourself in for a wine tour.  Alternatively, get a big group together and rent out the entire hostel!

 

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Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • The Hunter Beer Co. – only 700m away, enjoy a night out drinking craft beer. Next door is the Potters Hotel and Brickworks Brasserie that pours Hunter Beer Co. brews and has a nice menu.

 

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Surrounding Attractions

  • Cessnock – only 2.7km away, this is the closest town to the hostel and has supermarkets, cafes and various other services that you may require. Hotel Cessnock does a great cheap lunch deal if you’re hungry.
  • Wineries – the closest cluster of wineries is around 3.5km away to the west.
  • Kurri Kurri – 15km to the east is Kurri Kurri, a cute little town with one of Australia’s newest big things, the Big Kookaburra.
  • Newcastle – the closest city to the Hunter Valley, Newcastle is only 1 hour away.

 

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The Essentials

The Hunter Valley YHA is located at 100 Wine Country Drive in Nulkaba.  Reception is open from 8am to midday, then from 5pm to 8pm.

 

To make an enquiry, call 02 4991 3278 or email huntervalley@yha.com.au.  Alternatively, you can visit their website.

 

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Bellingen YHA

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Bellingen YHA is one of our favourite hostels in Australia.  It’s so laidback and homely, occupied by friendly guests, and set amongst the beautiful lush country of the Waterfall Way.  The nearby village is just as carefree, featuring a few cafes, eateries and pubs.  The atmosphere is alternative, artistic and environmentally passionate, and it’s also home to a few music festivals, like the Bello Winter Music Festival, Jazz Festival, and Folk and Bluegrass Festival.

 

Facilities

With the capacity to accommodate up to 32 guests, the Bellingen YHA is one of the smaller hostels in the country.  There are twin, double and multi-share rooms available, and if you have a big group, you can even book out the entire hostel.

 

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The common areas include unisex toilets, a cosy kitchen with gas cooking, and a balcony overlooking the Bellinger River.  There are plenty of places to relax and enjoy the beautiful serenity of the surrounding landscape.  There’s even a lurking kitty that loves to laze around on the balcony.

 

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To book a tour of the Dorrigo National Park or organise some canoeing along the river, just see the friendly tour desk at reception.  Also, Bellingen village is just a stone’s throw away.

 

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Things Nearby

Within 1km

  • The Federal Hotel is barely 80 metres from the entrance to the hostel. Grab a beer or cheap meal with one of their weekly food specials.
  • 5 Church Street – 140 metres around the corner, next to a wholefoods store is a funky little eatery that hosts live music gigs and pours the local beer made by the Bellingen Brewing Company.
  • The Supermarket – there is no main supermarket in town, which adds to the charming appeal of the little village. The local IGA is located on the main street, a few doors down from the Federal Hotel.

Surrounding Attractions

  • The Honey Place – only 18 minutes away in Urunga, the Honey Place stocks honey of varying flavours, has a great display of honey bees and native bees, and you can watch a riveting documentary about bees in the back room. Definitely worth the visit, even just to see the Big Bee Hive.
  • Dorrigo – a 28 minute drive to Dorrigo is worth the trip. There’s the nearby Dangar Falls, which are a beautiful sight, and in town is the Red Dirt Distillery – apparently the only distillery in Australia to make potato vodka.  Tastings are available, so make sure you try their Nocino liqueur.
  • Coffs Harbour – just over 30 minutes up the coast is Coffs Harbour, featuring the Big Banana, the Clog Barn and Sealy Lookout.

 

The Essentials

Bellingen YHA is located behind the Federal Hotel at 2 Short Street.  There is plenty of parking available in the adjacent car park.  The reception desk is open from 8am to 7pm, check in is after 2pm and check out is at 10am.  For more information, contact 02 6655 1116, email bellingen@yha.com.au or visit the website.

 

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Alice Springs YHA

Alice Springs YHA

Alice Springs YHA

 

Alice Springs YHA isn’t your ordinary hostel.  The building that it lives in is soaked in history.

 

In the early 1940s, the only cinema in Alice Springs was Capitol Theatre.  In 1942, a guy named Snow Kenna built an open air theatre on the other side of town called the Old Pioneer Walk-In.  The screen faced south to minimise the light from the sun and moon, a light tower was built at the back to project the movies, and Kenna also built his home on the site.  This venue became really popular but after Kenna’s death in 1965, it changed ownership many times and due to the competition with a new drive-in theatre and the introduction of colour television, it closed in the early 1980s.

 

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In 1983, the building was leased out and converted into a market.  About 20 shops were built into the seating area but due to bad weather and poor ventilation within the walls, the project failed after a year.

 

By this time, there were talks about having the building demolished but the community protested.  Luckily, YHA bought the site in 1988 and nearly a year later on the 50th anniversary of YHA in Australia, work commenced to convert the old cinema to a hostel.  By June 1990, Alice Springs YHA was officially opened, with many of the old features still intact.  There’s even a picture of the building in the reception area taken in the 1950s.

 

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These days, you can still see the building where the movies were projected, and Snow’s old home is now known as the Kenna House, providing accommodation for travellers that come through Alice Springs.  Also, in 2012, a new desert-style accommodation house with a solar powered electricity system was installed with assistance from the Federal Government’s Solar City project and YHA’s Sustainable Hostels Fund.

 

The hostel takes pride in not being a party hostel so that accommodation is appropriate for all travellers.  Besides, the hostel is right in the centre of town so it makes sense to do your partying at the nearby pubs and bars.  That doesn’t mean it’s not a social hostel – movie nights, homemade scones and pancake breakfasts are some of the delights that guests enjoy.  There is also a resident kangaroo that hops around the site.

 

Facilities

Alice Springs YHA had a great selection of air-conditioned rooms that include mixed, male and female only rooms, double and twin rooms, as well as a four-bed family room.

 

The common areas include BBQ facilities, a swimming pool, games room, laundry, lounge with TV, and a spacious, clean kitchen.  There is access to the internet in the reception area and you can also get access to WIFI.  The tour desk offers a wide variety of discounted backpacker tours to nearby attractions like Uluru and Kings Canyon, and bicycles are available for hire.

 

But the really cool thing about Alice Springs YHA is the big outdoor movie screen that shows Australian indigenous movies every night.

 

 

 

Things Nearby

On Foot

  • 100m from the hostel is Todd Mall where the fortnightly markets are held.  Browse the craft tables, food stalls and aboriginal art.  The Visitor Centre is also on Todd Mall, on the corner from the hostel.
  • 400m south on Todd Street is Rocky’s Pizza.  You’re not going to get a better pizza for 1000s of kilometres in any direction.  If you walk through Todd Mall, you’ll pass a few cafes that are open for breakfast.  Epilogue Lounge is also great for a cocktail.
  • 500m away on Hartley Street is your closest supermarket, Woolworths.  It’s within the shopping centre that also contains clothing stores and food outlets.  The post office is across the road.
  • 600m north is the base of Anzac Hill.  Climb to the top for great views of Alice Springs.
  • 1000m south on Bath Street is the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.  This is a great place to meet some reptiles from the Northern Territory, from snakes to lizards and crocs!

 

 

 

By Car

  • 5 minutes away and over the river is Lasseters Casino.  Enjoy a steak with sweet potato chips at the Juicy Rump before trying your luck on the Pokies.
  • About 10 minutes away, along Larapinta Drive, is Flynn’s Grave.  While the grave isn’t anything to write home about, this location is the beginning of the walk to the peak of Mount Gillen.  Make sure you have your hiking boots on – this is an epic climb and will take about 2 hours return.
  • The train station is about 2km from the hostel. Regular Ghan services are available to and from Adelaide and Darwin but its not cheap. There’s a travel agency opposite the Visitor Centre that can give you more information.
  • The airport is about 15km to the south.  An airport shuttle is available and costs $12.00 each way.

 

The Essentials

Alice Springs YHA is located on the corner of Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace.  Reception hours are from 7am to 8:30pm.  To make a booking, visit http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nt/central-australia/alice-springs-backpackers-hostel/

 

Phone: (08) 8952 8855

Email: alicesprings@yha.com.au

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Darwin YHA

Darwin YHA

Darwin YHA

 

Located only a few hundred metres away from the heart of Darwin’s nightlife, Darwin YHA gives you the convenience and affordability of an inner city hostel while still providing a quite place to rest your head.

 

Unlike the hostels further down Mitchell Street, Darwin YHA is not a rowdy party hostel – even though they have a public bar adjoining their building!  The Darwin YHA is a former motel that was converted to a hostel around seven years ago and has a friendly atmosphere that caters for guests of all ages.

 

FACILITIES

There are 168 beds available, with mixed or single sex dorms containing either four or six beds, as well a private double and family rooms.  Each room has air conditioning, a fridge and an ensuite, instead of a large shared bathroom.

 

The communal areas include a cosy kitchen and large outdoor BBQ area with lots of seating, a swimming pool surrounded by sun chairs and a dedicated TV room.  There is also wifi available, off-street parking and a well equipped laundry room.

 

The Dry Season is the best time to visit Darwin, so don’t be surprised if the Darwin YHA gets super busy during this time.  Book ahead to ensure you get a bed or come a little earlier in April.  Carolyn and her team at Darwin YHA also run social events (BBQs, etc) during the Dry Season and are more than happy to help you arrange tours and day trips.

 

 

THINGS NEARBY

To the South

Bus stop – 200m – Darwin’s public transport system is a network of buses that run from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston interchanges to service Greater Darwin and some rural areas.  For more information on bus times and routes, visit http://www.transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin

Fox Ale House – 220m – This is a great spot for a cheap feed and late night live music on the weekend.

Ducks Nuts – 220m – across the road from the Fox Ale House, Ducks Nuts Bar and Grill is a favourite amongst the locals and tourists.  It’s great for breakfast and coffee, and if you feel like dressing up and dancing when the sun goes down, there is a vodka bar at the back.

Crocosaurus Cove – 400m – an absolute must see destination when in Darwin. Experience of a lifetime!

Shennanigans – 450m – this is a great drinking location with awesome trivia on Tuesday nights.  Try the Sweet Potato Salad or Chicken Parmigiana.

Waterfront Precinct – 1.5km – with a great selection of pubs and restaurants, the Waterfront is a great place to spend your Sunday afternoon.  Have a picnic next to the Recreation Lagoon or have a dip in the Wave Lagoon.

Deckchair Cinema – 2km – another great attraction that is open during the Dry Season, the Deckchair Cinema is a great way to relax while enjoying a movie under the stars.

 

 

To the North

Aquascene –550m – this attraction relies on the tides so check their website for fish feeding sessions. The gardens are wonderful as well.

Nirvana – 700m – one of Darwin’s popular destinations for food and live entertainment. http://www.nirvanarestaurantdarwin.com/default.html

Mindil Beach – 2km – during the Dry Season, enjoy the Mindil Beach Markets on Thursday and Sunday nights.  Territory Day, the Beer Can Regatta and various cultural events are also celebrated at Mindil Beach.

 

Tours are also available to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve.

 

THE ESSENTIALS

Darwin YHA is located at 97 Mitchell Street in Darwin city.  Reception is open from 6am to 10pm – to make a booking, visit the YHA Australia website: http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nt/darwin-surrounds/darwin-yha-backpackers-hostel/

 

Phone: (+618) 8981 5385

Email: darwin@yha.com.au

 

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