YHA Wandarrah Lodge
8 Marine Parade, Merimbula, Australia

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Wandarrah is an aboriginal word meaning meeting place, and we focus all our attention on bringing people together, making friends and enjoying all that our area has to offer.

The communal recreational areas are a great way to meet new and exciting people from all around the world, with more than half our visitors coming from overseas.

Our facilities include a fully-equipped communal kitchen and dining area, two lounge rooms, pool table, table tennis, an outdoor courtyard, BBQ area internet facilities&laundry. Rooms are available in twin, double, dormitory or ensuite family rooms.

Located in Merimbula, an ideal destination between Sydney and Melbourne and only 2.5 hours from Canberra. Wandarrah Lodge is an excellent venue for family reunions and school excursions. Surrounded by beautiful National Parks and State Forests which feature an abundance of native wildlife and plant life, including rainforests and waterfalls. Customised Tours available.Information/ Slide nights from NPWS rangers.Bicycle,Surfboard & Kayak hire from hostel.


  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • BBQ 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Not Included 
  • Common Room 
  • DVD's 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Parking 
  • Games Room 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Internet Access 
  • Jobs Board 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Parking 
  • Pool Table 
  • Postal Service 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Washing machine 
  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Wii 


Bus: 400 metres to bus stop from the hostel ,however only Premier Coaches(form Sydney & Melbourne) use this stop.Countrylink buses from Canberra & V/Line buses from Melbourne only stop in the town centre (1 km form our hostel ,pickups by prior arrangment). 3am Melbourne bus arrivals (Premier) can access hostel by prior arrangement only.No pickups for 3am service,
Premier Motor Service PH 133410
V-Line PH 136196
Country-Link PH 132232

Plane: 1km to the airport. Rex air services from Sydney and Melbourne. ( check out the REX Backpacker Pass
for super cheap flights)