Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions and the average daily water consumption is 340 litres per person in Australia. We do everything we can to reduce our impact, with initiatives as small as energy-saving light bulbs and as large as solar hot water systems.
We believe in the afterlife. Besides recycling stations and swap shelves at every hostel, we’re always looking for other things to recycle – from composting to recycling whole buildings!
Doing our part doesn’t stop with the natural environment. We give back to the communities that have welcomed us, by being actively involved in local events and fundraising for various charities dedicated to reducing social inequalities.
When you book your next stay at YHA, consider donating $1 to the Sustainable Hostels Fund, and we will match your donation. The SHF has helped fund major projects such as solar hot water systems, LED lighting upgrades and more.
Check out sustainable projects throughout the network and which locations are our sustainability superstars -who are fully devoted to earth-friendly initiatives and practices, both small and large. Implementing these practices has had a visible impact in reducing the footprint our hostels leave on the environment.
We believe that every traveller can make a difference with their choices. Check out our top responsible travel tips for planning your next trip.
Learn more about our past and recent sustainability projects to reduce the impacts of our properties on society, ecology and the economy.
From solar power to rainwater tanks and key card activated air-conditioning, YHA Australia is committed to saving energy and conserving water.
With properties recycling, composting, setting up worm farms and focusing on minimising waste, we continue to find ways to operate more sustainably.
당신이 호스텔에서 지내는 하룻밤마다 약 9 킬로그램의 탄소가 배출됩니다. YHA의 지속가능성 호스텔 펀드는 호스텔에서 이루어지는 에코 프로젝트, 특히 태양열로 운영되는 온수장치에 쓰여집니다. 많은 연구들이 태양열로 온수장치를 가동했을 때 가장 많이 탄소를 줄일 수 있다고 합니다. 펀드는 이 외에도 재생가능한 에너지원을 만들기 위해 쓰여집니다.
YHA Australia is part of Hostelling International (HI) – the world’s largest network of hostels. HI is also dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism practices, governed by the HI Sustainability Charter and implemented at both grass-roots and on a major scale. Find out more