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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 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

91% average
Cleanliness: 90%
Condition of Facilities: 87%
Efficiency of Service: 89%
Friendliness of Staff: 91%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 91%
Security and Safety: 92%
Value for money: 88%
8829 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Selina, April

    87.5% average
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    Great location. Easy walking distance around city. Cool rooftop terrace too

  • NANXI, April

    100% average
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  • Benedict, April

    92.5% average
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  • Paul, April

    92.5% average
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  • Nicolas, April

    100% average
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  • Caitlyn, April

    82.5% average
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  • John F, April

    92.5% average
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    Have been often - it's great to have the restaurant there for meals!

  • Ida, April

    100% average
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  • Judy, April

    90% average
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    Really convenient place to stay near Central Station. Staff are helpful and friendly, you can store your bags securely. Rooms are clean and sparse but you're not there to hang out in the room!

  • Simon, April

    90% average
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  • Alexander, April

    85% average
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  • Finn, April

    90% average
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  • Abigail, April

    95% average
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  • Martika, April

    97.5% average
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  • BARBARA, April

    100% average
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    perfect in everyway, Not flash, but clean and well located Good value for money

  • Adam, April

    97.5% average
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  • Meg, April

    95% average
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    We were in a family room with small children. It was quiet and adequate size. We had the severe storms and despite the drenching every time we went out we could walk to the Powerhouse museum, the Aquarium and markets and not rely on disrupted public transport. So under difficult conditions the YHA provided a comfortable, dry respite with excellent cafe. Thank you. We will definitely stay again.5

  • Gavin, April

    100% average
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    If you looking for a place to stay away from home that feels like home, I recommend Sydney Central - ideal location for visitors to Sydney

  • Mervyn, April

    75% average
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  • Jane, April

    100% average
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    I love the hostel but the doors to rooms were too heavy If you were leaving your room it was not possible to close door quietly One night I went up to use the sauna When I was ready to leave I panicked because I could not open the door I knocked on the window & was relieved when one of the guys opened the door From the inside I could not work out where to push the door At my pool in Melbourne there is a handle to push on the inside The guys who helped if they had of been more drunk they may have left me there as a joke

  • Louisa, April

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    Safe, close to transport, excellent facilities, great lockage storage, nice cafe

  • stacey, April

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  • Barbara, April

    95% average
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  • Anjuman, April

    100% average
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    Just opposite to central station , had a room upstairs with private bathroom, clean & well maintained

  • Christopher, April

    92.5% average
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    My first couple nights in Sydney were spent in a dirty, loud and over-crowded hostel. I'm not into boozin' every night so I came to Sydney Central YHA. Clean, quiet and safe. Awesome staff. A bit more expensive but worth it. I really like it here. I think its an different type of crowd that comes here though. Everyone kind of keeps to themselves but if you break the ice and strike up a conversation, you will meet some really cool people. Also, I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and the room had a big locker to store valuables... perfect.

  • houlei, April

    70% average
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    Good location but the temperature in the room of the hotel cannot be controlled individually. Sometimes, it is too hot to sleep

  • Joanne, April

    95% average
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    We had a spacious, quiet, family room right across from the very clean bathroom facilities. We were there with our three children and it was a great place to stay: affordable, great location and clean. We'll be back.

  • Anna, April

    87.5% average
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  • Cal, April

    100% average
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    Location is super, easy access to trains and buses. Rôom was an enquire and was comparable to many hotels we stayed in. Could have TVs, as they do in Melbourne and Adelaide YHAs. Staff went out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay.

  • Fiona, April

    92.5% average
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    Awesome hostel ! Great vibe with fantastic location,Will be comming Back here again.

  • Lynette, April

    92.5% average
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  • Bek, April

    97.5% average
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    Very clean and quiet - the staff were lovely! The kids loved the indoor rooftop pool! The cafe was amazing: good value for money food. Thank you!

  • Tanea, April

    97.5% average
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  • Wai Yu, April

    80% average
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    A very convenient location for you to go anywhere of Sydney. More information on using local transport can be provided to facilitate visitors from other countries or states.

  • Taro, April

    60% average
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  • Monica, April

    70% average
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    NOISE loud talking past midnite and early hours. Walls are thin. Thought there r houserules cutoff time. When i asked this at the reception on checking in .... he merely said "it's a hostel, what do you expect". I was shocked at his answer. Houserules implemented? Any security staff go on their rounds especially late n wee hrs. Our room was 1 floor below pool. Appreciate yr kind attention.

  • Kay, April

    82.5% average
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    The best thing about this hostel is its location. We stayed with our 4 grandchildren, so made good use of the kitchen and tv lounge.

  • Kerrie, April

    92.5% average
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    Had an extremely kind and helpful staff member, which was much appreciated after a very long overnight bus journey! :) Everything was the best you could expect from a hostel. Great experience here all round!

  • Jessica, April

    45% average
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    Hostel is more like a hotel but with impersonal and unwarm staff, antiquated facilities and not a lot of bang for your buck. Sydney is expensive but after staying in hostels in other Australian and Asian cities, the overall value and service here was shocking. I would not recommend it.

  • Erhart, April

    90% average
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  • Tristan, April

    80% average
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  • Thananchai, April

    85% average
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  • Sharron, April

    100% average
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    This is my favourite YHA. I am a late middle aged woman, usually travel alone and always book one of the rooms with a bathroom. I feel very comfortable at Sydney Central YHA. There is no need for a car as it is so convenient to get around on foot or by public transport (bus, tram and train). It also has a nice cafe if you just want to eat in.

  • Dehvia, April

    92.5% average
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  • Henry, April

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    Great location. I love the seating area on the 1/F as it is nice and quiet during the day.

  • Doug, April

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  • Terri, April

    95% average
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  • Lara, April

    77.5% average
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  • David, April

    100% average
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    Great place to stay, it was clean + tidy friendly staff and would definitely stay there again :-))

  • Shannon, April

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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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