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“Clean rooms close to the CBD with a 24 hr check in.” 4 of 5 stars
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Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street, Canberra 2601, Australia   |  
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Clean rooms close to the CBD with a 24 hr check in.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Chose to stay here on our way down to an epic weekend at Thredbo. Booked around 11pm afetr leaving Sydney late on a Friday night and the staff were great offering us a four bed dorm room. We found the room really clean and modern with everything you need to just crash for the night. The ammenities were close to the room and the YHA is really close to the CBD WITH it's own bar and breakfast restaurant. Perfect for a quick stopover.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at this hostel and enjoyed a lot! Its building looks new and well preserved. Very good housekeeping. It's just 700 from the bus station. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everythig is clean and organised. No bedbugs found!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dijon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The room and bathroom were clean, location is convenient (not far from jolimont center of you travel by bus trough Australia), friendly staff. Very good value for money. I would highly recommend this hostel and could return there if I had to come back to Canberra.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Cleanest hostel I've been in. Very good showers, nice and modern. Very cheap breakfast next door as well. It would be 5 stars but I don't appreciate being told on check in as a group to 'behave ourselves' and just 'do what we're told'. Perhaps they're used to dealing with children but the choice of words should have been more appropriate when speaking to guests, I nearly told her to get stuffed. Also the pillows are useless, may as well not provide any at all. Bring your own.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very good facility with first class accommodation and amenities situated in heart of Canberra. Buses and taxis close by as is the excellent shopping and restaraunt area. Service was first class from a very friendly staff - meals were excellent, again from a very accommodating kitchen staff. Lifts appropriate for building of this type.Shared shower and bathroom facilities very good although the showers stalls are not designed for anybody of more than average body size. The rooms are adequate for shared accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Being the only hostel in Canberra, I wasn't really spoilt for choice, but luckily this place didn't really disappoint. It was generally quite clean all over, having plenty of great facilities that I made good use of. Only downsides were when on one of the days housekeeping staff had removed all the clothes I had hanging on the railings of my bed, for some reason thinking I had checked out and left them there when I didn't! Luckily I got them all back but it was a little annoying at the time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed in a private room with shared bathroom for 2 nights. The location of this hostel is great, really in the center of Canberra. Kitchen facilities OK, cheap breakfast available in café if wanted. Nice bar under the hostel with pizza deal if you stay in hostel. You can also rent bikes (although a bit expensive at 20$ a day). Worth staying here!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Canberra City YHA

Address: 7 Akuna Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Greater Canberra > Canberra
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 65
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, 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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