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Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Alice Springs YHA
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 29 Speciality lodging in Alice Springs
A unique and friendly hostel located in an historic former outdoor movie theatre. Right in the centre of town, close to transport, shops and sights. Multi share, twin/double and family rooms available. Kitchen, laundry, pool and free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available).
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Property amenities
Free internet
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Kristy M wrote a review Aug 2021
7 contributions
We were very impressed with the YHA. Good prices, great location, the facilities were everything you needed and clean. The standout was the staff, they were lovely and super helpful. Open air movies every night (bring earplugs if you want a super early night, otherwise a great initiative).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Natnattyp wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice clean double room. Plenty of room for luggage etc, some hanging space and a little table in the room. Good shared bathroom. Great looking pool (although I didn't have time for a swim). Well equipped kitchen.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Alice Springs YHA
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hi - thanks for staying with us at our special hostel. Did you know it used to be an outdoor movie theatre? The reception and original screen is still there and adds to our outback atmosphere. Hope you enjoyed Alice and Central Australia.
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Katie O Donoghue wrote a review Jul 2019
Cork, Ireland5 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff here were lovely and the rooms were clean and warm (for the winter weather). The staff provided heaters for the room because nights were cold in July. The kitchen was bright, spacious and clean. I only stayed for one night but I really liked the hostel. I found the staff very obliging and friendly. This is a lovely hostel, in a great location too.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Alice Springs YHA
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Glad you enjoyed our hostel and hope you got a chance to explore Central Australia.
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Wex0075 wrote a review Jul 2019
35 contributions32 helpful votes
Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Wifi works pretty well and the kitchen was clean. Good location and good size lockers in rooms. Would stay again. Only downfall was no free breakfast and the bathrooms are outside and it gets really cold at night in the winter to take a shower. Airport transfer shuttle is also really expensive too.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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jenny230612 wrote a review May 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
The hostel is in a good central location. I found the accomodation to be clean including the dorm and kitchen. I loved the outdoor movies each evening especially watching Rabbit Proof Fence - I have watched this movie several times, but this was the perfect location for it. The staff at the hostel were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Alice Springs YHA
Responded 12 May 2019
Hi Jenny - that is certainly a great movie to see whilst in Central Australia! Our hostel used to be an outdoor movie theatre so we love to keep the tradition going with guest movies.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alice Springs YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Alice Springs YHA?
Nearby attractions include Yubu Napa Art Gallery (0.4 km), Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre (0.4 km), and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery (Alice Springs) (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alice Springs YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Alice Springs YHA?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Alice Springs YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Page 27 Cafe, Loco Burrito, and Epilogue Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alice Springs YHA?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Alice Springs YHA have airport transportation?
Yes, Alice Springs YHA offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Alice Springs YHA located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Alice Springs.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alice Springs YHA?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alice Springs YHA?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Alice Springs YHA?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve (2.9 km).