National Hostel Directory

 Aboriginal Hostels Limited operates more than 50 hostels Australia-wide to provide accommodation for Indigenous people who need to be away from home for a range of reasons. Our hostels are safe, comfortable, affordable and offer three meals each day during your stay.

Our Accommodation Options

Short-term (multipurpose) hostels

Short-term accommodation in towns and cities for individuals and families waiting for housing, seeking employment or meeting general business and other commitments away from their homes and communities. Many residents in these hostels stay with us until they are able to access long-term accommodation.

Secondary and tertiary education hostels

Accommodation for secondary and tertiary students which is close to educational facilities.

For secondary students this affordable accommodation assists students to attend school and achieve their education goals, including their Year 12 Certificate. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study in a safe, comfortable environment with access to study assistance, sporting facilities and organised outings.

Students may even be eligible for ABSTUDY living away from home allowance to help with the cost of secondary education hostel accommodation. For more information call the ABSTUDY information line on 1800 132 317 (Freecall).

AHL also provides tertiary education accommodation for Indigenous students undertaking higher education and training - opening doors to degrees, diplomas and employment opportunities.

Secondary Hostel Boarding Application packs are available below;

Health and medical hostels

These hostels cater specifically for Indigenous people who need to be away from home to access medical treatment, renal dialysis, or antenatal and postnatal care for mothers.

Financial assistance and help with transport through the Patient Assistance Travel Scheme is also available.

Our Hostels 

Western Australia     Contact
Perth Allawah Grove Hostel Short Stay (08) 6109 2030
Perth Derbal Bidjar Hostel Medical (08) 6109 2021
Derby Kabayji Booroo Hostel Short Stay (08) 6109 2050
Kalgoorlie Trilby Cooper Hostel Short Stay (08) 6109 2060
South Hedland South Hedland Hostel Medical/Renal (08) 6109 2040
Broome Broome Hostel Renal (08) 6109 2010
Top End     Contact
Katherine Corroboree Hostel Short Stay (08) 7904 0280
Katherine Fordimail Student Hostel Secondary Education (08) 7904 0110
Katherine Katherine Women’s Medical Hostel Antenatal (08) 7904 0290
Darwin Silas Roberts Hostel Short Stay (08) 7904 0270
Darwin Daisy Yarmirr Hostel  Short Stay (08) 7904 0210
Darwin Galawu Hostel Short Stay (08) 7904 0230
Darwin Gudang Dalba Hostel Antenatal (08) 7904 0220
Darwin Nagandji Nagandji-Ba Renal (08) 7904 0240
Nhulunbuy Nhulunbuy Hostel Short Stay (08) 7904 2120
Wadeye Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel Secondary Education (08) 7904 0260
Kununurra Kununurra Hostel Secondary Education (08) 7904 0250
Queensland     Contact
Brisbane Yumba Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8730
Brisbane Elley Bennett Hostel Tertiary Education (07) 3151 8750
Brisbane Musgrave Park Hostel Tertiary Education (07) 3151 8740
Rockhampton Neville Bonner Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8760
Townsville Tonky Logan Hostel Renal (07) 3151 8770
Townsville Iris Clay Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8720
Thursday Island Jumula Dubbins Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 4710
Thursday Island Canon Boggo Pilot Hostel Secondary Education (07) 3151 4720
Mount Isa Kabalulumana Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8780
Cairns Kuiyam Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8790
Mackay Mackay Hostel Short Stay (07) 3151 8710
NSW     Contact
       
Sydney Tony Mundine Hostel Tertiary Education (02) 9043 9520
Sydney Biala Hostel (for girls) Secondary Education (02) 9043 9530
Sydney Kirinari Hostel - Sydney (for boys) Secondary Education (02) 9043 9510
Newcastle Kirinari Hostel - Newcastle (for boys) Secondary Education (02) 9043 9560
Newcastle Durungaling Hostel Tertiary Education (02) 9043 9540
Armidale Ee-Kee-Na Hostel Tertiary Education (02) 9043 9580
Dubbo Grey Street Hostel Secondary Education (02) 9043 9550
Tamworth Tamworth Hostel Short Stay (02) 9043 9570
Victoria     Contact
Melbourne William T Onus Hostel Short Stay (03) 9036 4510
       
       
South Australia     Contact
Adelaide Luprina Hostel Short Stay (08) 8269 5254
Adelaide Nindee Hostel Short Stay (08) 8332 2352
Adelaide Mulgunya Hostel Medical (08) 8234 2488
       
Central Australia Contact
Alice Springs Akangkentye Hostel Short Stay (08) 7905 8720
Alice Springs Apmere Mwerre Visitor Park Short Stay (08) 7905 8710
Alice Springs Ayiparinya Hostel Short Stay (08) 7905 8730
Alice Springs Topsy Smith Hostel Renal (08) 7905 8740
Alice Springs Sid Ross Hostel Medical (08) 7905 8750
Alice Springs Alyerre Hostel Medical/Renal (08) 7905 8760
Tennant Creek Wangkana Kari Hostel Secondary Education (08) 7905 8770