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Featured Hostels in Canberra

Canberra City YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
7 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,971 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

Located in Canberra City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Centre and National Convention Centre. Commonwealth ...

4.1/5Very Good! (252 reviews)

"pleasant youth hostel association easy to find central close to tourist bus stop"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Canberra City YHA - Hostel
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Other property types in Canberra

Deco Hotel

Deco Hotel

4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is Rs6,397 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (554 reviews)

"Great hotel in a central location. Very spacious apartment perfect for our family stay."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Deco Hotel
Crowne Plaza Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra

4 out of 5
1 Binara Street, Canberra, ACT
The price is Rs6,719 per night from 12 Oct to 13 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"We were happy with our stay. The bed was comfortable although the down/feather pillows were not. The set up of the room was great for relaxing and watching the TV. We paid a bit extra to include parking, it also came with breakfast which was a bonus."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Crowne Plaza Canberra
Novotel Canberra

Novotel Canberra

4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is Rs6,871 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep
3.6/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Lovely stay, staff were pleasant. Location excellent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Novotel Canberra
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for low-cost places to stay in Canberra, a hostel could be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodation options all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Canberra for good value, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Canberra?

The weather can be a big factor when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 28° C and night-time temperatures average 10° C
  • April-June: 21° C is the daytime average and 1° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 17° C and night-time averages are around 1° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 26° C during the day and 5° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 579 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Canberra?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • EPIC
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
Natural Features
  • City Hill
  • Glebe Park
  • Commonwealth Park
Cultural Attractions
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Canberra Theatre Centre
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery

Overall, Canberra is known for its:

  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Art
  • Parks
  • Tours

How to Get to Canberra and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the closest airport in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. When you're out and about, you might want to make use of public transport. Train stations including Kingston Canberra Station and Queanbeyan Railway Station make it easy to explore more of the surrounding area.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Canberra?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for fun things to do. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and art galleries.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Canberra?
While you’re deciding on a place to stay, take a look at this top Canberra hostel: Canberra City YHA - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Canberra Centre and National Convention Centre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and an indoor pool, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, TVs and desks.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Canberra?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Canberra is 592 inches.
What is there to see and do in Canberra?
Overall, Canberra is known for its restaurants, museums and art. Major attractions include Canberra Centre, Commonwealth Park and National Museum of Australia. Get out into nature with places such as Lake Burley Griffin, National Arboretum Canberra and EPIC. Cultural attractions include Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre).
What's the best way to get to and around Canberra while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Canberra on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), located 4 mi (6.4 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. Train stations including Kingston Canberra Station and Queanbeyan Railway Station make it easy to see more of the area.