Backpacker Hostels in Thredbo, Australia

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Get to know Thredbo (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 Thredbo. To help you make friends with Thredbo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Thredbo is located in the Snowy Mountains about two hours from Canberra. In winter, the town is one of Australia's most popular ski resorts, so book your hostel in advance. With a good lift system, there is enough terrain to keep intermediate-advanced skiers and boarders entertained for three days. There are plenty of easy trails for beginners and some tree runs and some steep black runs for those with more experience. All equipment can be rented in Thredbo or in other towns along the route from Sydney and Canberra such as Cooma and Jindabyne.

Your options for hostels in Thredbo are limited and most hotels are quite expensive. Other budget accommodations are located in Jindabyne, about twenty minutes' drive from Thredbo. For those who decide to stay in Thredbo, there are some excellent restaurants along the pedestrianised street. There are some nice bars also, but these are very quiet during the week. Apres ski is popular and there are some good apres ski venues at the bottom of the slopes to grab a beer, coffee, or hot chocolate after a day on the mountain.

In summer it is possible to climb Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain on mainland Australia. The climb can be started from Thredbo or from the top of the chairlift. From Thredbo it is four-and-a-half kilometers to the top of the chairlift up steps and along trails. From the top of the chairlift, is is an easier six-and-a-half kilometer walk to the top of Kosciuszko along a raised metal grid walkway. The views from the summit are impressive. There are lots of other activities to do here in summer -- bobsled, climbing and abseiling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, and quad biking. So any time of year is a good time to stay at a Thredbo hostel.

Written by local enthusiast for Thredbo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Thredbo hostels RayJ

FAQ about Thredbo Hostels

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Your Packing List for Thredbo

Your Packing List for Thredbo

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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:

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Thredbo 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 Thredbo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Travel Tips for Thredbo - from the Community

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