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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 CA $82 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

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 Mar. 13, 2020

Canberra City YHA - Hostel
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Deco Hotel

Deco Hotel

4 out of 5
214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30
4.7/5Exceptional! (614 reviews)

"The hotel is amazing very modern and the staff are amazing very attentive to all your needs. And it is lovely when you come back and they remember you like co ming home. Wouldnt go anywhere else in Canberra."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Deco Hotel
Crowne Plaza Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra

4 out of 5
1 Binara Street, Canberra, ACT
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9
4.2/5Excellent! (962 reviews)
short stay

"Central location perfect for shopping and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2020

Crowne Plaza Canberra
Novotel Canberra

Novotel Canberra

4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
3.6/5Good! (986 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 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 accommodations 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 a 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.

Hostels in Canberra

Ready to book a hostel? These top picks get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start:

Canberra City YHA - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Canberra Centre and National Convention Centre. Guests can enjoy an indoor pool, a bar, and a sauna. Rooms come with desks.

Dickson Central - Hostel - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

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 82° F and nighttime temperatures average 49° F
  • April-June: 70° F is the daytime average and 34° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 63° F and nighttime averages are around 34° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 79° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 22.80 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
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Australian War Memorial
Natural Features
  • Lake Burley Griffin
  • City Hill
  • Glebe 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 center. When you're out and about, you might want to make use of public transit. 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 more 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 exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social environment.
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?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 45°F. Average annual precipitation for Canberra is 23 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 like 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. Once you’re on the ground, you may want to use public transit to get around. Train stations including Kingston Canberra Station and Queanbeyan Railway Station make it easy to check out more of the area.

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