Snowy Mountains Backpackers

Hostel in Jindabyne

Set above the town's best cafe, this little hostel has a central lounge, private rooms and well-spaced dorms sleeping up to eight. There's underfloor heating and fans to battle the variable mountain climate. It's sparkling clean, linen's included, and the helpful hosts can arrange after-hours check-in remotely. Rates rise during ski season (from $45/120 per bed/room).

Book six weeks ahead or more during snow season; there's a minimum two-night stay at weekends.