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Acknowledgement of country
AHL acknowledges the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Hostel details
About this hostel

18 resident units (3 units with 1 single bed, the remainder units contain 2 or 3 single beds per unit) with attached bathroom. Disabled toilets available. 

Unemployed residents
Single rate - shared room
$36 per night
Single rate - sole occupancy
$52 per night
Partnered rate - both partners in-room
$32 per night, per person
Employed residents
Employed rate
$65 per night
Children and young people
Children - 2 to 20 years of age
$10 per night, per child
Infant - under 2 years of age
No charge
Tertiary students
Tertiary education student
$30 per night
AHL tariff includes all meals. AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.
Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health Services
4.7km away 57-59 Gorden Street, Garbutt QLD 4814
Mater Hospital Pimlico
5.1km away 21-37 Fulham Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812
Coles North Ward
1.6km away 26-28 Mitchell Street, North Ward QLD 4810
Hostel amenities
  • Laundry
  • BBQ Area
  • Dining Room
  • TV Room
  • Games Room
Hostel story

Iris Clay was born on Palm Island, an Aboriginal reserve off the coast of Queensland, near Townsville.  Iris Clay Hostel honours a courageous Aboriginal woman who was a campaigner for her people’s legal rights and argued strongly for more Aboriginal social services.  Iris was also a Director of AHL from 1974 to 1976.  Iris Clay passed away in 1979.

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