Hostel in Canberra, Australia

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Get to know Canberra (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Canberra.

 Telstra Tower view

Canberra is the official capitol of Australia and full of arts and culture. It was chosen to be the capitol after Melbourne and Sydney could not agree which one of them should have that honor and, as a result, is an entirely planned garden city, modeled after Washington, D.C.

If you are looking for a Canberra hostel, there are basically two good areas to stay: the city center north of Lake Burley-Griffin where the majority of accommodation options are located, or the area around the Parliamentary Triangle in the south.

Canberra hostels are within easy reach of the airport which is close to the center of the city and can be reached by shuttle bus or taxi. You can also travel around Australia from Canberra by train or bus. There is frequent service to Sydney and Melbourne. The public transport system in Canberra is comprehensive and very tourist-friendly since it covers all major attractions on one bus route. Discounted daily tickets are available.

Canberra hostels in the southern part of the city are very convenient because they're close to where most of the main attractions are. It is easy to walk around the area since distances between sights are not too far. We highly recommend the free parliament tours. Also, make sure to visit the impressive art and history museums the city has to offer. Another good thing to do is to take a boat ride on Lake Burley-Griffin and enjoy the picturesque landscape.

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FAQ about Canberra Hostels

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A hostel in Canberra costs on average $32 for a dorm. A hostel in Canberra with private rooms costs on average $113.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Canberra, Australia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Canberra Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Canberra, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$113 Average private room price
$32 Cheapest hostel in Canberra
The Village Canberra is the cheapest
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Canberra - from the Community

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