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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$36.00
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Description

Visiting Sydney? Stay smack bang in the city centre at Sydney Central YHA Hostel close to all the action! 

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Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

Our hostel offers panoramic rooftop with awesome city views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, free wifi hot spot, travel agency and so much more.

Sydney Central YHA is a three-time winner (and Hall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards and is housed in a heritage-listed building.

It's the backpackers hostel that never closes with 24-hour security access. Group accommodation and disabled access is also available.

Getting to Sydney Central YHA (72kb, PDF)

Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival. 

YHA Grading: 5

Facilities

  • Airconditioning
  • Bar
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Internet/E-mail
  • Parking
  • SwimmingPool
  • Television
  • Tourdesk

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

90% average
Cleanliness: 90%
Condition of Facilities: 87%
Efficiency of Service: 92%
Friendliness of Staff: 93%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 87%
Security and Safety: 93%
Value for money: 86%
8907 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • M, May

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Overall clean and quiet. The staff were helpful and polite. Was on a brief, midweek stay; only 3 in share room. Roommates were courteous; floor was tidy. Sheets in good condition. Excellent location next to Central.

  • A J, May

    95% average
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  • Jeanette, May

    97.5% average
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    Great movies!

  • Alvaro, May

    87.5% average
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    Convenient location, near trains, market, subway

  • WAI LENG, May

    77.5% average
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  • Simone, May

    95% average
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    Great for easy safe clean city stay

  • Pin Sing, May

    80% average
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  • Cliff, May

    95% average
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  • Samantha, May

    100% average
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  • Brian, May

    100% average
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    A brilliant location, close to the public transport network, and a short walk to a range of restaurants. We had a twin room with ensuite, so not as cheap as staying in a dorm; but it was still cheaper than a private room elsewhere in downtown Sydney!

  • Knut, May

    82.5% average
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  • Gemma, May

    100% average
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  • Ruiyuan, May

    100% average
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  • Caroline, May

    100% average
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    Most convenient location. Very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff.

  • Lauren, May

    100% average
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    I use this hostel from time to time and I've always had positive experiences. Even when sharing a room with strangers I felt safe and secure, everyone is so friendly and happy to be there. 10/10 will continue staying with YHA.

  • Jared, May

    50% average
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    Beds weren't changed - seemed normal practice. Very expensive for what you get. Not many plugs near beds. Wifi doesn't stretch about 1st floor. Staff were nice.

  • Kevin, May

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    It's a very clean hostel with all the facilities one would need. Clean, great kitchen facilities, ... On the other hand I wouldn't recommend it to solo travelers, the hostel lacks atmosphere and everybody seems to be doing it's own personal thing. So I was a bit disappointed as a value people over facilities. I also disliked the fact that you have to pay (a lot imo) for storage the day you leave, sure it's secure but costly if you are on a budget... Overall nice hostel, perfect location but lacks atmosphere.

  • Swathi, May

    95% average
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    This was my first experience with YHA and I really loved it. The staff is polite and helpful. The kitchen facilities are extensive. It was a great experience. The information on things to do in Sydney was extremely helpful.

  • Lyn, May

    90% average
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    Had a great time meeting new friends and found staff very helpful. Many thanks!

  • Ka Po Florence, May

    80% average
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  • Ruiyuan, May

    100% average
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    impressive experience

  • Kendra, May

    77.5% average
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    Great hostel with special activities/promos each day. Love the hangout lounge and theatre

  • Yee Kien, May

    67.5% average
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    The reception staff was friendly. I would rate my stay as average.

  • Shonagh, May

    72.5% average
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  • Ray, May

    87.5% average
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  • Colin, May

    100% average
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  • WISON, May

    72.5% average
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    good location

  • Natasha, May

    87.5% average
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  • julian, May

    87.5% average
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    Excellent facilities and very professionally run. My only gripe was the seemingly rock bottom entry requirements. Some of the peoe I encountered in the lift looked like down and outs. They stank of booze and could barely stand up and didn't look like bona fide travellers. I was just grateful they didn't stay in my dorm! It is clear some people only staying a Friday or Saturday night to "get pissed" in Town before leaving.

  • Trang, May

    92.5% average
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    Lovely ! I will definitely come back and recommend YHA to others.

  • Anne, May

    92.5% average
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    Great location and friendly staff. Wifi did not extend to our room and "continental breakfast" rather lacking.

  • Henry, May

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  • Donal, May

    100% average
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  • Ben, May

    95% average
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  • Rebecca, May

    97.5% average
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  • Mark, May

    100% average
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    Very friendly people, all ages. Great location, quick walk into town. Good views from the top floor. From the 8th floor very little road and railway noise- ignore others comments as they seem a bit precious. Clean and tidy hostel. I would have no hesitation in staying again. Thanks to all staff.

  • Jessica, May

    95% average
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    In the heart of the City, right near all transport. Very clean, great staff and really generous sized rooms.

  • Timothy, May

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  • MISEON, May

    97.5% average
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    it' very nice place.

  • Georgia, May

    95% average
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    Although only staying for one night, I loved my YHA experience! Loved the atmosphere and the trust of everyone sharing the dorms!

  • Jon, May

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  • Chika, May

    90% average
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  • James, May

    92.5% average
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  • Neil, May

    87.5% average
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  • Jeanette, May

    97.5% average
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  • Mark Ellis, May

    90% average
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    Large, sometimes crowded, but excellent rooms and incredible staff!

  • Anjuman, May

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  • Karen, May

    80% average
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    Always good service - never any problems - good that you can check in any time.

  • albert, May

    82.5% average
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    Strategic location at the heart of Sydney. I had a good stay during my trip for a wedding.

  • Amy, May

    92.5% average
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Sydney Central YHA

11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
NSW 2000

Call (+612) 9218 9000
sydcentral@yha.com.au

Reception hours:

24 Hours

Directions

 

Bus:

100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.

Train:

100 metres from hostel to station. Sydney Central YHA hostel is located opposite Central Railway Station.

Nearest Airport:

10 km to airport. Take train to Sydney Central Station, or catch taxi or shuttle bus to the door of the hostel.

Other:

From the city centre, take any bus down George Street and alight at Rawson Place beside Sydney Central YHA.

Undercover parking available for $25 per day. Bookings essential. Small/medium cars only.

Our hostel in Sydney is suitable for group accommodation. For more information, download the group accommodation info pack.

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