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Canberra City YHA Reviews

7 Akuna Street, City, Canberra, Australia

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462 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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wifi should be free


Excellent location, in the Canberra CBD area which is walking distance to supermarkets and Jolimont bus station. Dorm room is huge, so feels comfortable. Limited shower room though with low water pressure, could have improve on that.


A clean no thrills hostel. By world standards this one is pretty awful. The owners have gone to IKEA and do not know how to make a hostel beyond its basic functions. YHA typically hosts families anyway so its more of a basic 2 star hotel. Its ok but you will get bored and Canberra is not the most exciting city. Still the people are very nice :)


Beds and rooms were fine, bathrooms were spacious and clean, however I was surprised to have to pay for WiFi and disappointed that there was no luggage room to store luggage after check out. Excellent location near the National Convention Centre, but also close to the city centre.


Beds were very comfy! Would have liked to have individual outlets next to the bed, rather than in just one corner

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


was so spacious and warm. definitely would stay again.


Fantastic hostel, staff were friendly and helpful, location is superb. The pool , spa and sauna are all a welcome luxurious addition to a great hostelling experience. Thank you so much.


Nice hostel. It's not the most social. That's probably because Canberra isn't the most interesting place to visit and hang out. I would have rated it Excellent for cleanliness, but my bunk had an old, dirty blanket. The dorm lockers don't seem very secure. If someone was determined, the lockers can be broken into. I recommend staying here.


The good: the staff were helpful, the kitchen is really big, well stocked, and kept clean, the whole hostel is spotless, it's close to the bus station and the mall, and a little bit of a walk from all the major sights. The bad: It's fairly expensive but what can you do, it's Australia and everything is expensive.

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