12 Awesome AF Hostels in Australia for Your Next Trip!

By Rohin Raj on Jul 15, 2016
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For all you backpackers and avid travelers, we at TripHobo have come up with a list of handpicked, awesome hostels in select cities of the Land Down Under which will make your trip exciting as well as light on the pocket! Now you can travel in peace without worrying much about straining your budget.
We have worked on the following cities for now but soon we will be coming up with a more extensive collection of hostels in Australia! So for now here are:



1. Railway Square YHA

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The Railway Square hostel offers accommodations set inside railway carriages! The rooms are actually dormitory train boxes and come with secure luggage storage and bed linen. Probably the fanciest hostel you might find in Sydney, or Australia for that matter!
Price: Starts from 29 USD
Facilities: Free WiFi, BBQ facility, outdoor pool and café
Nearby Attractions: Central Station, Darling Harbour and Chinatown

2. Bounce Sydney

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The Bounce Sydney is a very popular and comfortable hostel for travelers and backpackers in Sydney. Its convenient location and quirky, highly attractive interiors make it a major crowd puller. Head over to Bounce to make the most of your money!
Price: Starts from 31 USD
Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, BBQ area and rooftop terrace.
Nearby Attractions: Crown Street, Chinatown, Oxford Street and Darling Harbour.

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Also Read: Weekend Getaways from Sydney  

3. Sydney Harbour YHA

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Located at a very convenient spot in Sydney, the Sydney Harbour provides an excellent view and even better connectivity to the city. Rooms and common areas are very well decorated and make visitors feel totally at home!
Price: Starts from 39 USD
Facilities: Free WFi, BBQ area and fully equipped kitchen
Nearby Attractions: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art and Royal Botanic Gardens.

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1. United Backpackers

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If you want to stay in the very heart of Melbourne, then look no further than United Backpackers. This 41-room hostel is awesomely affordable and still isn’t lacking in any of the required modern amenities. Only downside is that rooms fill up quite early, so rush and book your accommodation right now!
Price: Starts from 24 USD
Facilities: Onsite Bar, TV Lounge, free WiFi and kitchen
Nearby Attractions: St. Paul’s Cathedral, Federation Square, Rod Laver Arena and Crown Casino.

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2. Yarra House

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Located inside the TAFE Campus, Yarra House is a little away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Travelers can make total use of the games and BBQ facilities to unwind after a day of touring and sightseeing. Private bathrooms and kitchenettes only add more appeal to these hostel rooms.
Price: Starts from 32 USD
Facilities: BBQ facility, Games room and communal kitchen
Nearby Attractions: Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo.

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Also Read: Must Do Treks in Australia

3. Habitat HQ

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Providing air-conditioned rooms with free parking, the Habitat HQ also has options for airport shuttle and booking trips to Great Ocean Road and Philip Island. The hostel offers family rooms too and at very affordable rates making it ideal for travelers of all ages. 
Price: Starts from 26 USD
Facilities: Free WiFi, Terrace, BBQ area and Lounge
Nearby Attractions: St. Kilda Beach, Luna Park and Melbourne city centre.

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1. The Witch’s Hat

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Easily one of the most fun and interesting location to stay in Perth, The Witch’s Hat has been awarded a number of times for being the best accommodation in Western Australia. This hostel in australia is based in a restored federation-style house which itself makes staying here extra fun!
Price: Starts from 23 USD
Facilities: Free BBQ dinner, free WiFi, lounge room and communal kitchen
Nearby Attractions: Hyde Park Lake & Gardens, Perth CBD and Robertson Park Tennis Centre.

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2. Kangaroo Inn

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The aesthetically beautiful Kangaroo Inn is the best option for travelers who want to be in the very middle of the city, close to shopping hotspots, restaurant, pubs and popular attractions. Room prices are very reasonable, but the only drawback is less number of rooms at the hostel, which finish up faster than a jar of cookies!
Price: Starts from 34 USD
Facilities: Free WiFi, terrace, games room and lounge
Nearby Attractions: Perth CBD, Hay Street, Murray Street and Swan River.

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3. Palmerston Lodge

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The Palmerston Lodge is based inside a beautifully restored 1890 building and located in one of the most happening areas of Perth. If you are on the look-out for a place which gives you great accessibility to beaches, nightclubs and sightseeing then don’t waste a single second and book the hostel before it’s gone!
Price: Starts from 19 USD
Facilities: TV and fridge in room, guest lounge and free WiFi
Nearby Attractions: Perth Arena, Perth CBD and Western Australian Museum.

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1. Adelaide Central YHA

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Located bang in the middle of Adelaide lies the award winning Adelaide Central YHA, that provides guests with modern, comfortable, air-conditioned rooms at rates that will make you look back in disbelief! The hostel is in such a great location that almost all major shopping areas, nightclubs, restaurants and markets are within walking distance. Undeniably this is one of the best hostel in Australia!
Price: Starts from 28 USD
Facilities: Free WiFi, internet kiosk, communal kitchen, lounge and tour booking service
Nearby Attractions: Tambawodli Park, Adelaide Oval and Victoria Square.

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2. Glenelg Beach Hostel

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The Glenelg Beach Hostel is the perfect place to board up if spending hours at the beach is a must-do in your itinerary! No other view can be better when you wake up in the morning, than a deep blue sea right outside you window! The hostel is housed in a building dating back to 1878 and is simply splendid, from the outside as well as inside.
Price: Starts from 23 USD.
Facilities: Free breakfast, DVD library, tour booking facility, courtyard garden and communal kitchen
Nearby Attractions: Glenelg Beach and Jetty Road.

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3. Hostel 109

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Hostel 109 is probably the best place for you to stay if you don’t want to spend a bomb on lodging, yet don’t want to compromise on all the basic comforts. The hostel is ideally located in the centre of the city close to popular restaurants, markets and nightclubs.
Price: Starts from 19 USD
Facilities: Free WiFi, BBQ facility and communal kitchen
Nearby Attractions: Adelaide Central Market, Victoria Park Racecourse and Adelaide CBD.
So do you know any more fantabulous hostels in australia that we might have missed in this list? Do write in the comments section below and tell us about them!
*Note: Prices may vary depending on dates and availability.
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