Iris Clay Hostel

Multipurpose hostel in Townsville with various unit configurations.


261-269 Sturt Street

Townsville QLD 4810

 (07) 3151 8720


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.

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. 

Resident beds40
Accommodation18 residents' units (3 units with 1 single bed, the remainder units contain 2 or 3 single beds per unit) with attached bathroom.
AccessibilityDisabled toilets
Property amenities

Dining room

Resident laundry

TV lounge

Recreation room

BBQ area

Onsite parking

Local facilities

Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health Services (4.7km)

57-59 Gorden Street, Garbutt QLD

(07) 4759 4000


Mater Hospital Pimlico (5.1km)

21-37 Fulham Rd, Pimlico QLD

(07) 4727 4444


Coles North Ward (1.6km)

26-28 Mitchell Street, North Ward QLD


Tariff Rates – Effective 01-09-2022


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 rate                                                                            $65 per night


Children – 2 to 20 years of age                                           $10 per night per child

Infant – under 2 years of age                                                     No charge


Tertiary Education Students                                                 $30 per night per student

AHL tariff includes all meals.

AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.