Discover the Hostels & Backpackers throughout Central Australia

Travelling through Central Australia doesn't have to break the bank. The region hosts many hostels and backpackers that offer quality facilities at affordable prices. These not only save you money but also offer the chance to interact with locals and fellow travellers to help you enjoy an authentic experience of Australia’s centre.


Alice Springs


YHA offers quality facilities and amenities including an outdoor pool, air conditioning, self-serve laundry and barbeque grills to ensure you have a comfortable stay while visiting the big red. Parking is available onsite if you are travelling around in a vehicle.

YHA provides a central location for any tourist being only minutes from main attractions including Adelaide House, Todd Mall, and the Olive Pink Botanic Garden.

Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Located 20km from Uluru, Ayers Rock Resort offers a variety of accommodation options, with the below ones best suited for a backpacker/budget price point. Your stay also includes a free Indigenous Activities Program to provide insights into the local cultures and free use of the Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service is available to connect you to the Resort's restaurants and bars, shops and art galleries so you can see all Uluru has to offer.

Outback Pioneer Lodge

Outback Pioneer Lodge offers comfortable, affordable hotel rooms in relaxed surroundings. The rooms feature air-conditioning and heating in comfortable beds. As a guest at the hotel, you have access to all the facilities the resort has to offer, including shopping, visitor centre, tour desk, and more. 

Ayers Rock Campground

Ayers Rock Campground offers a unique location to experience the beauty of Uluru with its accomodation. Choose from air-conditioned cabins, hook up your caravan or motorhome at one of the powered campsites, or pitch your tent under the shade of native desert oaks to sleep under the stars. The camping ground also provides a range of facilities including a swimming pool, playground, bbq facilities and outdoor kitchen and self-service laundry facilities to ensure your stay is the ultimate experience. 

Kings Canyon

Discovery Parks - Kings Canyon

Discovery Parks - Kings Canyon offers a selection of budget rooms with the Red Centre at your doorstep. The Lodge Rooms offer a budget friendly option for travellers with different bed configurations available. Enjoy all day casual dining, breakfast buffets and moonlit serenades under the stars that will ensure you have a unique experience during your stay. 

Kings Creek Station

Located against the spectacular backdrop of the George Gill Ranges, Kings Creek Station offers comfortable Bush Tents for budget travellers. Their accommodation provides an authentic experience with quality tents fitted with air conditioning units, light and power with all linen provided. Toilet and shower facilities are available with a camp kitchen for you to cook. The tents are surrounded by native trees to provide shade and the tranquillity of the bush.

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek Caravan Park

Ten­nant Creek Car­a­van Park offers a range of accommodations including cabins and pow­ered camp­ing and van sites to suit all travellers and their budgets. Available cabins include stan­dard rooms and rooms fitted with ensuites to suit the whole fam­i­ly. The caravan park has a range of options to choose from including dou­ble, queen beds, or bunk beds. If you choose to camp, you have a selection of shad­ed and grassed sites avail­able, with or with­out power depending on your needs. 

Outback Caravan Park

Set among glorious shady trees and tropical gardens, Outback Caravan Park is a great destination after a long drive through the breathtaking Northern Territory outback. The caravan park offers a choice of serviced accommodation options including motel style cabins that can sleep up to 2 people and are equipped with basic tea and coffee making facilities. 

Should you have a caravan or motor home, they offer a large selection of long sealed powered sites so that visitors can park without unhitching. If you are looking to camp, grassed camping areas are available to provide an authentic experience of the Australian bush with comfort and safety. 


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