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Canberra City YHA

7 Akuna Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

26 y/o male, starting a PhD, stayed in YHA while finding houseshare. In a 4 males per room room I got sent up to the third level. There was no noise at night. I will mention my criticisms but remember I have given it 4 stars, so my review is more positive than just the criticisms! If you left the... More

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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been to one, you know the drill. So I'll give you the + and the -. On the plus side, for just a few dollars more you can avoid that hostel down the street, which is rickety, musty, looks and smells run down - just as their patrons do. This one's professionally run, and the bunks are not... More

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Canberra City YHA, responded to this review

Hi Blackpacker Thanks for your very detailed review of Canberra YHA. We think you may have confused a couple of details though with another hostel. There is no ping pong table at this property and all our bathrooms are up and running - no current renovations to cause any of them to be closed. They are only ever closed for... More

Jubail, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It provides most of the basic services, even when you have to treat yourself, it is a good choice for budget accommodation. Tiny pool and small sauna just if required. Don't forget to take out your sheets and towels! A towel may cost $2 each. You may rent a bike for some excursion as well for $20.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything within walking distance - Canberra centre, Bus terminal, restaurants/cafes. Only downside was lack of double glazed windows as it seemed every Friday night drunk felt the need to park themselves under our floor and yell their heads off!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My sister and I booked ourselves for two nights in a 4-bed quadshare room at YHA Canberra, and were disappointed when we were told during check-in that we were assigned to two separate (but neighbouring) rooms, seeing that we requested to please arrange for us to be in the same room. The reception staff offered us a choice to move... More

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Canberra City YHA, responded to this review

Hi Suzz Thank you for your feedback and YHA would like to apologise for the issues you faced with your stay. The manager has thoroughly investigated what happened, and there were errors made on our side as you should definitely have been accommodated in the same room. We have used your feedback to conduct further staff training on our systems... More

Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As far as backpacker hostels go, Canberra City YHA is as good as they come! Even in a 10-bed shared dorm, the room was large enough to give everyone their own space. The showers were warm, and all other facilities were great. Everybody has had a bad backpacker experience, though I doubt you'll have one here. Helpful, knowledgable staff and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed in a 4-bed dorm, for 10 days. The hostel served its purpose for a research trip, as it was a clean, relatively peaceful environment. The hostel is in a good location in Civic, within walking distance of some landmarks. A little bit more could have been done to ensure more involvement amongst guests, but this did not really take... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had been there for a couple of times in the year 2009,2010. Its a great place in the otherwise quiet city of Canberra. Not very far from war memorial. I had long walks during weekends. In 2009 the heating was not sufficient. But on 2010 I found it comfortable in deep aussie winter. Breakfast was great and sumptuous. Overall I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Good experience on customer service for an overnight stay; but room heating is not even standard which they are managed from central sydney. I also reckon ear-plugs to avoid noise at sleep-time. But definitely a very good-deal in the city to stay for a very short trip.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a great hostel - very clean, centrally located, good facilities. Very hotel-like in that respect. However, as is mentioned in other reviews, it is in a very noisy location (due to its proximity to the CBD) particularly in the middle of the night. Therefore, a good set of ear plugs is essential, and makes for a comfortable nights... More

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Address: 7 Akuna Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
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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, internet, fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area, TV/games area, and underground bar. Hostel hosts weekly activities and BBQs in summer. ... more   less 
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