1 Hostels in Canberra, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Canberra, Australia. You can choose from 1 Canberra hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in Canberra such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $40 for a dorm.

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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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Canberra before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Australian Parliament 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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Tumut Tumut (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Adaminaby Adaminaby (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Batemans Bay Batemans Bay (106 Km / 66 mi.)
Jindabyne Jindabyne (134 Km / 83 mi.)
Narooma Narooma (138 Km / 86 mi.)

FAQ about Canberra Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Canberra. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Canberra. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Canberra Hostels

A hostel in Canberra costs on average $40 for a dorm. A hostel in Canberra with private rooms costs on average $145.

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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Travel Tips for Canberra - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Canberra. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Canberra. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Crime free and clean, this would be a great place to bring your family. Rock climbing and hiking can be had through a short trip out of town. Lots and lots of roos.


Canberra is a beautiful garden filled city. The government buildings are set in park-like surroundings. LOTS of walking is involved to get from place to place, but it is pretty. The war museum is particularly good.


Canberra is the oddest place I have been to in my life! I only really went to see some rugby and felt like I had walked onto a film set, everything is so new it looks fake. And when I got up on satuday morning to have a stroll around the town there was a distinct lack of people. Only go if you want to see some decent rugby or you want to feel like you're on the Truman Show.


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Your Packing List for Canberra

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Canberra and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Canberra