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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$36.00
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Visiting Sydney? Stay smack bang in the city centre at Sydney Central YHA Hostel close to all the action! 

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, 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

89% average
Cleanliness: 90%
Condition of Facilities: 86%
Efficiency of Service: 88%
Friendliness of Staff: 90%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 85%
Security and Safety: 90%
Value for money: 82%
8481 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Isabelle, January

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Peter, January

    67.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 40%
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    Security and Safety: 20%
    Value for money: 60%

    Great central location and pleasant staff. Often had trouble with the security door cards working and they were replaced twice. Lift not working on the first day which was a bit inconvenient.Enjoyed the cinema facilities but probably wouldn't stay there again.

  • Martyn, January

    75% average
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  • Harold, January

    100% average
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    The best Yha i ever did. Sure we were in double room so more quiet but it was perfect. Sauna, swimming pool were the top haha.

  • James, January

    80% average
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  • Catherine, January

    90% average
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    I enjoyed the book exchange, there were some interesting books which was good as I was travelling alone.

  • Magdalena, January

    95% average
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  • HUILUN, January

    82.5% average
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  • Joanne, January

    92.5% average
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  • William, January

    82.5% average
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    Bonne hotel et propre. Ambiance moyenne, hotel de passage.

  • Joaquin, January

    85% average
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  • Federica, January

    82.5% average
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  • Chun Wai Nicholas, January

    50% average
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    Value for money: 40%

  • Lesley, January

    80% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Tariff is expensive compared with other YHA hostels, but location is ideal. Glad to see kitchen hours extended for travellers arriving late or departing early.

  • Gaby, January

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Good experience for backpackers:) but families or guest of differents age could be segregated in different floors, in case of noise or get late arrivals :)

  • Adriana Souza, January

    97.5% average
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  • Jordie, January

    100% average
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  • Joanna, January

    100% average
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    确实是一个地理位置绝佳的地方,各种交通工具近在咫尺。省钱又省力。更好的是: 软硬设施堪称一流。 强烈推荐给各位驴友!!!

  • Richard, January

    80% average
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    Value for money: 40%

  • Sharon, January

    85% average
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  • Katharina, January

    87.5% average
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  • Adeline, January

    75% average
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  • Paolo, January

    80% average
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  • Yan, January

    82.5% average
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  • John, January

    97.5% average
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    Nice and friendly, clean and felt safe the family.

  • Honor, January

    95% average
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    Lovely big dining and kitchen area , good facilities, family friendly too.

  • Eric, January

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    A big plus is de location: next to Central Station and within walking distance of many attractions, shops, restaurants, bars, etc. The rooms have big lockers (which fits large backpacks), and the shared bathroomfacilities are good, clean and only accessible for guest of the hostel. The eatingarea is very big and contains 3 big kitchens with all equipment.

  • Carly, January

    100% average
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  • Chloe, January

    97.5% average
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  • John, January

    95% average
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  • Anja, January

    80% average
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  • HYUNSEOK, January

    100% average
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    Room was kept very clean and quiet. The hostel has nice facilities. I enjoyed very pleasant stay there. I would love to stay there again.

  • Daniel, January

    87.5% average
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    Very clean hostel. Well worth what we paid per night. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Aircon could be set a bit cooler or higher fan setting

  • Jennie, January

    95% average
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  • Zhenyu, January

    92.5% average
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  • Martin, January

    100% average
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    Good location and great hostel/facilities. Haven't tried the pool, but overall a very enjoyable stay. Only downside is that there were no reasonable sized pans in the kitchen. Free wifi is nice and worked very well. Highly recommended

  • Mim, January

    87.5% average
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  • Helene, January

    100% average
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  • Laura, January

    77.5% average
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  • Robert, January

    90% average
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    A secure and quiet place to stay in the busy city

  • andrea, January

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  • Rebecca, January

    100% average
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    Such a cool little place, so close to everything and everyone is so friendly. The squishy couches in the lounge, cinema night and Scubar downstairs totally made my first night in Sydney, would totally do it again!!! Recommend! :)

  • Holger, January

    70% average
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  • Sean, January

    90% average
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  • Ross, January

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  • Melanie, January

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    Centrally located hostel. Double room with ensuite excellent and great value for Sydney CBD.

  • Kate, January

    82.5% average
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  • Chad, January

    82.5% average
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    Good HOTEL. Though when you think backpacking you think of young people. Not a retirement village

  • Elisabeth, January

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  • Terence, January

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Sydney Central

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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