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Canberra City YHA Reviews

7 Akuna Street, City, Canberra, Australia

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487 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Great hostel, brand new and very clean. However I was disappointed that all services are 'extra costs' and rather expensive: internet is $5 per day so is the breakfast.


Overall I was satisfy but did have a couple wiredos in our room but u can't help. that the lockers were flimsy and powerpoints where all at one end of room where they should be near each bed


Clean and tidy!! Awesome guests!


Hostel is generally good! But 36$ for a 10 bed dorm is too expensive. No free wifi and luggage storage. :( Bike hire 20$ per day. Omg!


room 221 terribly squeeky door with aloud bang as it shuts no good with 8 people coming & going all nite same on toilet door not so squeeky but bang on final shut ;

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Seriously hard to knock this place ! Super clean hostel with a big kitchen and all the cookin equipment you need . Bathrooms are super clean with good showers ! Location is right in the centre centre , right round the corner from the shopping mall . Super friendly staff ! Best YHA hostel Iv ever stayed in! Also best hostel iv stayed in ever!


Was a very safe and nice hostel. But with no free wifi and no free luggage storage, this hostel is definitely not up to the same standards as hostels throughout Europe and North America.


It was good. But Only 5 sockets were available in 8-female dorm And all the socket are in the corner of the room. It was very uncomfortable and silly.

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hi. Our stay was realy good. I forgot to ask for a receipt. Can you send it by mail? We were 2 people on 13th in a twin room. Hope its possible. Cheers

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The rooms were a bit to big (I staid in a 12 doorn), and there a lots of weird guests in the hostel. But the hostel it self has good facilities, it's secure and the staff is friendly.


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 :)

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