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Reviews of Canberra YHA

Hostel | 7 Akuna Street, Canberra, Australia 2601

88.5% Overall Rating

146 out of 159 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2015)

"Close to greyhound bus station Good city bus access Close to Canberra centre Staff were super helpful"

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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 4.01
  • Towel USD 1.46

What's Included

  • Linen

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88.5%

Overall Rating

146 out of 159 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canberra YHA'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
86.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
91.2%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ian Paterson

Alone

Visiting friends or family

12 June 2015 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Clean room Friendly staff

Disliked: No on sight parking

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

hayley robinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2015 hayley would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and clean. Seem organised and staff seem.very friendly.

Disliked: That it doesn't have free tea and coffee!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to greyhound bus station Good city bus access Close to Canberra centre Staff were super helpful

Disliked: Free tea/coffee would have been nice More gatherings for backpackers to meet one another

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and Nice. And there is a Pool

Disliked: The Pool could have been a little bit warmer

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2015

Liked: It was very clean.

Disliked: There is no free wifi. You have to pay for it. But in the city there is everywhere free wifi. The swimming pool is very small! You can't swim in it..

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

04 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, facilities

Disliked: Price

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean place with helpful staff. My first hostel so not so much to compare but for me it was a positive surprise!

Disliked: Couple bathrooms were disgusting and sooner of the kitchen utensils.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and friendliness of the staff

Disliked: Men going into women's bathrooms, roommate getting arrested due to drunkeness

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved this hostel. In nearly 10 years' of hostelling, this has without doubt the best kitchen I've ever seen. (Generally) friendly staff, spacious rooms and feels very safe and clean.

Disliked: No free breakfast (although it's very reasonably priced), no free wifi.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location , well equipped kitchen, overall very good facilities.

Disliked: Not great for meeting new people. not a very social hostel, but doesn't help that most people are only there for one or two days.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find and within walking distance of popular attractions, food, night life, and the public transportation.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Closest hostel to the bus station. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were good and the whole place was very clean.

Disliked: Expensive for a hostel in Australia. Extra cost for luggage storage which I resent having paid to stay there, but had no other option. There aren't even enough lockers provided to cater for the number of people using the facility. Not enough large lockers considering the size of most people people's luggage. Aso resent having to pay to wash clothes in cold water.

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

Chris Howarth

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

12 June 2014 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: I came down in the afternoon with a mate as we were seeing a concert that night and we left next morning early. We were in and out but the impressions that I did get was that it's a great hostel and I would easily stay there again

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

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

Louise Goode

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2014 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, spacious, secure.

Disliked: Louise left no negative feedback.

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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!