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Featured Hostels in Canberra

Canberra City YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
7 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT
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Located in Canberra City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Centre and National Convention Centre. Lake ...

4.1/5Very Good! (252 reviews)

"pleasant youth hostel association easy to find central close to tourist bus stop"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

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Little National Hotel
Little National Hotel
4 out of 5
21 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
The price is RM311 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,242 reviews)

"Modern, lush and cosy. The rooms are small but comfy. The most comfortable bed I've ever been in. And so cool being in a bay window bed with electric blinds. The lounge and library are brilliant. I think the housekeeping service was a little lacklustre. Items weren't consistently replenished, we ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Little National Hotel
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
The price is RM266 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,146 reviews)

"Very good room, comfy bed, good bathroom and kitchen. Unfortunately no restaurant or any access to food"…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Madison Capital Executive Apartments
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
The price is RM366 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (2,678 reviews)

"The hotel is very well located and has most of the amenities that you expect. The staff were very helpful. The fridge in the room was very small and filled with mini bar items. This takes time to remove so our stuff can be put in the fridge. There is no ice draw in the fridge which meant we had to ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 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 accommodation options 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 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.

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 28° C and night-time temperatures average 10° C
  • April-June: 21° C is the daytime average and 1° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 17° C and night-time averages are around 1° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 26° C during the day and 5° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 579 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
  • EPIC
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
Natural Features
  • City Hill
  • Glebe Park
  • Commonwealth 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 centre. When you're out and about, you might want to make use of public transport. 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?
If you’re looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Canberra, a hostel could be a great option. Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money 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 identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
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 desks.
What's the seasonal weather in Canberra?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Canberra is 592 mm.
What is there to see and do in Canberra?
Overall, Canberra is known for its restaurants, museums and art. Major attractions include Canberra Centre, National Museum of Australia and Australian War Memorial. Get out into nature with places such as Lake Burley Griffin, National Arboretum Canberra and EPIC. Cultural attractions include National Gallery of Australia, Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre) and Australian Institute of Sport.
What's the best way to get around Canberra?
You can fly into the nearest airport in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), located 4 mi (6.4 km) away from the city centre. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. Train stations including Kingston Canberra Station and Queanbeyan Railway Station make it easy to see more of the area.