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Reviews of Canberra YHA

Hostel | 7 Akuna Street, Canberra, Australia 2601

86.2% Overall Rating

133 out of 145 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/03/2014)

"Location. Central to everything and also a convenient parking area out the back. Old style meters that take 20c pieces 4mins per 20c."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.15
  • Towel USD 1.87

What's Included

  • Linen

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86.2%

Overall Rating

133 out of 145 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canberra YHA'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
76.0%
Safety
89.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Aleksander Petryk

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014 Aleksander would recommend this property

Liked: locatopn and cleanliness, good solid hostel

Disliked: like everything in Canberra, bit expensive

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

20 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Central to everything and also a convenient parking area out the back. Old style meters that take 20c pieces 4mins per 20c.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2014

Liked: It's central and very clean.

Disliked: The staff helped by questions but the advise they gave was wrong- ands that more than two times. So better study it by your selfe. And also the hostel dint have a luggig room to store your backpack, just locker but u have to pay to use them.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Greta Arundell

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 February 2014 Greta would recommend this property

Liked: Really lovely, plenty of space. Lots of areas to meet people and enough to have your own space. Incredible location as I was visiting a friend at ANU just next door and seems to be plenty of cool things going on around. Blonde lady on reception when I checked in was absolutely lovely and really helpful

Disliked: Only thing that was a negative was the man on reception when I left wasn't overly friendly it was as if I was interrupting him

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Ariane Zinneker

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Ariane would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and save.

Disliked: Ariane left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and the pool/sauna. And foxtel

Disliked: Some of the weird people staying there

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All was very good. Very good hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Muhammad Sadeq

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 January 2014 Muhammad would recommend this property

Liked: nery good location

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lili Dai

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2013 Lili would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen

Disliked: Lili left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2013

Liked: big kitchen.

Disliked: very noisy doors, noisy at night (people standing in front of entrance of yha whole night and shouting, breakfast in bar quite expensive. room very cold.chilly.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, easy to get to from Greyhound Station. Big, clean room. Helpful staff. Good facilities

Disliked: Had to pay for the internet - not clear when booking. $5 per day. Also had to pay for a locker as arrived before check in time- $4 for 4 hours but doesn't tell you it's only for 4 hours until you've paid and then you're stuck!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brendon Hill

Alone

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 October 2013 Brendon would recommend this property

Liked: the rooftop and the professional feel to the entire place :)

Disliked: the bloody cold spa! was so disappointed! :(

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: colour on the second level

Disliked: heater in room 113

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Centrally located, clean, with good facilities.

Disliked: One evening there was no hot water for the showers

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were really clean, the staff helpful and the kitchen was really well equipped.

Disliked: There were no scissors in the kitchen.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very modern and great location!

Disliked: The locks on the shower/bathroom doors!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ching lo

Alone

Business / conference

11 July 2013 ching would recommend this property

Liked: neat fabulous amenities facilities good internet services perfect location

Disliked: not much at all

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

19 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: computers were not the best

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Welcoming staff and helpful assistance.

Disliked: N/A

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bathrooms

Disliked: Pillow was too thin

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaning, quiet place.

Disliked: small toilets and showers!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 April 2013

Liked: the location but thats it.

Disliked: the hostel itself was too noisy ( a pub direct under and next to the hostel ) + while checking in there were no information about the hot water system maintenance which meant no hot water between 3am and 3pm. Tradesmen started at 5am in the morning with their work which was direct under our window. They charged the full price even though they knew about the hot water system maintenance. BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE! Worst night ever even we like to stay in YHA but never ever again in Canberra.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Canberra YHA is clean and tidy - I would even recommend it to families if they don't mind many young people around. At night, it was very quiet. There are many facilities: a pool, a kitchen, a TV, ... We hired bikes for $20 a day, which is very cheap. The staff was friendly and the location couldn't be better - it's in the city centre. There is a bar where you can get cheap food and drinks if you show your YHA room key.

Disliked: The bikes which we hired were not the best bikes ever. Otherwise, there is nothing to complain about.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 March 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: Too crowdy, small kitchen for too many guests. 8 bed dorm was too small. Dirty bathroom.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shinichiro Kawamata

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2013 Shinichiro would recommend this property

Liked: facilities.

Disliked: not particularly.