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Reviews of Canberra YHA

Hostel | 7 Akuna Street, Canberra, Australia 2601

85.7% Overall Rating

140 out of 152 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/07/2014)

"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."

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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 5.17
  • Towel USD 1.88

What's Included

  • Linen

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85.7%

Overall Rating

140 out of 152 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canberra YHA'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
82.4%
Value
76.0%
Safety
88.8%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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!

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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%
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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%
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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!

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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%
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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