Our Hostels

Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) has 43 hostels across Australia, providing a home away from home for First Nations people.

Our purpose is to provide safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for First Nations people needing a place to stay to access education, employment, health or other services.

AHL offers more than 1,700 beds to First Nations people each night of the year in urban, regional and remote areas. 3 meals a day are included.

Groups are welcome. Just call ahead of time to check what rooms we have available.

We are pleased to confirm our 3 hostels which only took tertiary students before– Durungaling Hostel in Newcastle, Tony Mundine Hostel in Sydney and Elley Bennett Hostel in Brisbane – have been transformed into multipurpose hostels, which means any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person and/or their family can now come and stay there.

AHL’s first hostel, Yumba Hostel in Brisbane, was officially opened on 12 January 1974 and AHL will celebrate its 50th anniversary on 6 June 2023.