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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$33.00
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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, 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

86% average
Cleanliness: 87%
Condition of Facilities: 86%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 86%
Location: 96%
Overall Atmosphere: 79%
Security and Safety: 85%
Value for money: 80%
7996 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Jean-Luc, October

    60% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Jann, October

    100% average
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  • Valentin, October

    77.5% average
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  • Francois, October

    77.5% average
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  • Noemi, September

    65% average
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  • Kath, September

    92.5% average
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  • kirstie, September

    75% average
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    Good location for travelling to various parts of Sidney. Room was fine but shared facilities were not very clean compared to other hostels we have stayed in. Lots of noise after 11pm on some evenings.

  • Max, September

    97.5% average
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    Brilliant location. Close to public transport and plenty of food outlets nearby. Great place to stay. Only thing wrong was the pillows were a bit too thin. Would definitely stay there again.

  • K, September

    97.5% average
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  • George, September

    82.5% average
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  • Judy, September

    45% average
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    Unfortunately my granddaughter and I were subjected to drunken university students running riot till 4am. Our complaints at 11.30 and I.45am did not curtail their unbelievable behavior. ON querying the front desk on departure. I was informed that alcohol was not tolerated and that security was aware of the problem.. Obviously, little or no action improved theseout of control groups. L

  • Kristine, September

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great place to stay if exploring Sydney and good travel experiences within walking distance. Enjoyed meeting different travellers and sharing experiences, would definitely stay again if planning a trip to the city!

  • Alister, September

    42.5% average
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    I booked a double/ private room expecting it to be just that - private. Instead, I had to listen to the boys in the dorm next door party all night, yell and play music at 2.30am and start kicking things around their room at 6am. To add insult to injury, for the money I paid I could have stayed in a three star hotel in the same area, as the quality of my room was very poor.

  • OLIVIA, September

    100% average
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    I had a wonderful experience and I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Dong, September

    60% average
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    Very noisy due to the club music nearby till about 3 a.m. Could not fall asleep at all until then. Was accompanied by a cockroach in the lounge area. Bathrooms and kitchen were ok. On arrival, had to wait for reception to finish a phone call for about 3 minutes. Good location though, right in the centre of Sydney CBD. Price is fine considering this.

  • SA, September

    82.5% average
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  • Charlotte, September

    75% average
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  • Shannon, September

    65% average
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  • Maureen, September

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    My one complaint is that there are no windows to open, and the ambient air temperature was set too high at a constant 25.5 degrees, which made the room stuffy and too hot to sleep in. There was an air vent in the room, but no fresh air came through out of there. We had to use the provided fan 24/7 to move the air and try to cool ourselves off so we could sleep at night.

  • Tarun, September

    95% average
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  • Geoff, September

    92.5% average
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  • Carmelita, September

    87.5% average
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    Fantastic location right in the heart of Sydney CBD and opposite Central Station with easy access to the underground rail network. clean and comfortable. Great little café with the best and cheapest breakfast in Sydney.

  • Matthew, September

    100% average
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    Staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel is also located by a very affordable cafe with great food.

  • Peter, September

    87.5% average
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    Close to Sydney CBD and train station.

  • SEUNGWOEN, September

    100% average
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    all worker are so kind.

  • Carmen, September

    80% average
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  • Katrien, September

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Had a nice stay despite the noise at night from people having parties in the corridors. The corridors were covered in french fries in the morning. Would be nice if the staff could pay some attention to this. Everyone can just enter the hostel and comunal areas. No security at all during the day.

  • Vivian, September

    85% average
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    I arrived late so disturbed people in the 4 person room. Making my bed in the dark room, as the person in the bunk bed below was trying to sleep was problematic, especially as she had her belongings all over the floor. The airconditioning(?) was really stuffy and too warm for me. Only needed a sheet. Staff assume that I'd stayed in a YH before so didn't explain sheets, key card etc. But good.

  • Nita, September

    97.5% average
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    Friendly staff and fabulous location .

  • Katharina, September

    87.5% average
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  • Madeleine, September

    85% average
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  • Margaret, September

    100% average
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    Great position for our activities, clean room, great cafe, really pleased overall

  • HEE-LIAN, September

    92.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Be aware that it is a hostel. On this stay our next door neighbours were four young men who were nice when sober. But one night one of them got back drunk and did not take his keycard. After many bangs on their door then only one of his friends let him in. Most annoying! Something like this can negate a lot of the positives that this place has to offer

  • Paul, September

    90% average
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    I only stayed one night at Sydney Central YHA but found the Reception staff friendly and professional in helping me getting settled into my room after an early morning flight into Sydney - much appreciated. Second time staying here and will always come back - good facilities, great location, especially for transport needs in a big/busy city. Paul, Perth, Western Australia.

  • Megan, September

    97.5% average
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  • Polideukis, September

    100% average
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  • Gaye, September

    100% average
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    Great location, rooms clean and warm, beds very comfortable . Onsite cafe very reasonably priced. Pool area clean and inviting. 2nd stay at this hostel - is hostel iof choice when visiting Sydney.

  • Dorothy, September

    95% average
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  • Olivia, September

    100% average
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    The staff are so friendly and helpful, I have stayed at lots of hostels on Sydney and Central is by far my favourite! Thus is my third stay here and it has not dropped it's standard in 10 years!

  • Joshua, September

    82.5% average
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  • Lina, September

    80% average
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    The hostel was full of teenagers that were screaming, playing, slapping doors until passing midnight and again early in the morning. In the bedrooms there is only one set of plugs which makes it difficult to recharge phones. The lockers in the bedrooms use locks which are not provided. The hostel should advice of this in the booking website.

  • julie, September

    80% average
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    Great stay yet again - just a shame other guests can be inconsiderate and loud during the night.

  • Jill, September

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    Ideally sited close to public transport. A clean and well maintained hostel with on site coffee shop as well as the usual kitchen and lounge areas.

  • Kelly, September

    87.5% average
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  • Nikkita, September

    100% average
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    Location is excellent, staff are wonderful!

  • MaryAnn, September

    100% average
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    Very accommodating, local information, personable staff. Arranged next stay successfully. Great location.

  • Donna, September

    87.5% average
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    Across road from the train station. CBD & tourist places within walking distance or use the free shuttle which runs from end to end along nearby George street.Stayed in family room,opposite a shared bathroom -with many children on this level it made for a very noisy night and early morning with them running along corridors and slamming doors & being rowdy. Amazing facilities. Helpful staff.

  • Sharon I, September

    90% average
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    I only spent one night, had to catch a flight early the next morning, but I believe this would be a good place to stay for a long term stay too. It is clean, secure, well located and the staff very helpful. I always felt comfortable here.

  • Bethan, September

    95% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, which enhances the whole experience. The communal areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and laundry rooms are always clean and are well equip, however the laundry service is particularly expensive @ $10, but may be this is to try and reduce the carbon footprint!!!!! The cafe serves pretty good food, a bit expensive but Sydney is in general!!!!

  • Rebecca, September

    87.5% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
    Security and Safety: 100%
    Value for money: 40%

    Great facilities great location but not much for an atmosphere but that is pretty common for a such a large hostel highly recommend though due to how easy it is to connect to the airport and if you are looking for a quiet night rest.

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

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