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Canberra City YHA

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

I booked a doublebed room for myself, it was a huge room, very clean and everything what you need. The hostel is good located, just a few minutes from the center. The Staff was very friendly and helpful👍🏼 If I would go again to Canberra, I would go again!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The Canberra City YHA is a terrific backpacker's hostel, or even if you are simply a regular traveller like myself. The hostel is very clean, tisy and well-maintained, and the staff are very friendly, polite, professional and courteous. The YHA has fast wireless internet, a pool, spa and a sauna, and a rooftop area where you can relax, meet people...

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

I stayed there one night only with my bf and housemates during our wknd in Canberra mid-april. We really had a good surprise! very clean room just like the bathroom, spacious showers, linen provided. Just a bit noisy as the building is facing a busy street but it's fine. The hostel equipements are great! Large kitchen with several fridge and...

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Have stayed here a few times with a group of friends. It's just what you need. Rooms are clean, bathrooms are very good and clean for a hostel. The YHA is in a great location, close to everything. Will be staying here again soon :)

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Perpignan, France
Reviewed 11 April 2015

If you are unfortunate enough to be in Canberra it must be the best place. Bikes half price ($10) on Wed but they are of an extremely wierd antiquated design and there is nowhere nice to cycle to anyway...except the war memorial. Watch your food..very overefficient staff. Also don't expect them to make a phonecall for you ... do expect...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

This was a spontaneous one night stay in Canberra therefore booked at the last minute. I got a great dorm. It was kept very clean and tidy. There's plenty of areas to go to have quiet time and also a great tv room. It is within walking distance to the main attractions in Canberra. Staff were very friendly. When I...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The staff wasn't as friendly as I would have hoped but otherwise it was a nice, clean and quiet hostel. Close to the shopping centre and atrractions. The kitchen was alright but many of the gas stoves didn't work. Sauna and spa were a plus.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Stayed here overnight as I was going to the cricket international at Manuka oval. Clean and friendly. Close to many bars and shopping areas in Canberra. Close to the bus station for the cricket. Parking was an issue had to park a fair way away.

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Forchheim, Germany
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Canberra is a town which is nice to where there, but it's not really necessary to go there ... The hostel is one of the "bigger" YHA's with all the pro's and con's ... (there are clean areas and some areas are not so clean, etc. - all kind which happens if you have a big YHA/hostel) In general the...

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Just as another YHA, a good place to stay. Met a lot of great people in this hostel which made it totally worth the stay. Hostel itself is fine, clean and it has great places to sit and chill, there are even good tvs and a big roof terras where you can also use the barbecue. Has a big kitchen...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canberra City YHA is right in the heart of the nation's capital, 5 mins from the interstate bus terminal. Hostel facilities include cafe, indoor pool/spa/sauna, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area, TV/games area, and underground bar. Hostel hosts weekly activities and BBQs in summer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canberra City YHA

Address: 7 Akuna St, Canberra 2601, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $40 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canberra City YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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