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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$34.00
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Description

Sydney Central YHA is smack bang in the city centre and close to all the action! This heritage-listed hostel is opposite Sydney’s Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, and offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

The hostel has panoramic rooftop views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, free Wi-Fi hotspot, travel agency and so much more!

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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: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 88%
Efficiency of Service: 88%
Friendliness of Staff: 90%
Location: 98%
Overall Atmosphere: 89%
Security and Safety: 92%
Value for money: 85%
9036 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Mitchell, June

    97.5% average
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    I was greeted with friendly service and the room was what I had expected. The lounge room was comfortable and the movies were well chosen. The staff were easy to get along with and always up for a chat!

  • Fiona, June

    85% average
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  • Timothy, June

    90% average
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  • Warren, June

    95% average
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  • Luke, June

    97.5% average
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  • Emily, June

    95% average
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    Great staff, good facilities. I live in Newcastle and catch the train to Sydney just to do Sydney Pub Crawl. It's such a cheap night out $2.50 for the train $47 for the bed and $20 for the pub crawl. And it feels like I've been on a real holiday overnight. Tip for convenience 1.Small powerboard when travelling with more than one electronic device. There has always been 4 plugs in each 4 share dorm room but if two people have a phone and camera or like me a hair dryer, straightener, 2x phones, 2x iPads (for the kids) it's convenient to charge them all at once. Saving money: 1. Small towel to travel with to save on the $2 towel charge 2. Pack washing powder and portion it into snap bags for convenience to save money 3. Join YHA to save on accommodation and get discounts at different stores.

  • Catherine, June

    100% average
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    Very helpful staff, clean facility with tons of amenities! Cafe breakfast was awesome. Thanks for a great stay in Sydney!

  • Grace, June

    97.5% average
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    The second floor room was pretty quiet even though it was facing the main road. Its proximity to everything was great.

  • Larissa, June

    85% average
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  • Bryan, June

    100% average
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    Have already recommended this hostel to friends who frequent Sydney.

  • MIRA, June

    75% average
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  • Jenny, June

    100% average
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  • Hannah, June

    97.5% average
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  • Ngaire, June

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  • Mahboobeh, June

    62.5% average
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  • Yoonsik, June

    92.5% average
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  • Faye, June

    55% average
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  • Tiana, June

    100% average
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  • Ruth, June

    100% average
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    My four children, aged between 17 and 7, and I had a great stay. The youth hostel is excellent value for money in a very convenient location. We'll definitely be back!

  • Megan, June

    95% average
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    Ive never stayed in a hostel before so I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. But this place is amazing!! The staff are super friendly and the 24 hour reception and security were awesome since i had a late flight. The two kitchens are very clean, as if the common areas of the building. The lockers right in the room were also very nice for added peace of mind. And did i mention...free movies!?

  • Grace, June

    95% average
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  • Timothy, June

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    Stayed at central many times, I'll definitely be back

  • min ling, June

    57.5% average
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    I did not have a good experience when I check out, the staff was not very nice to me when I check out late....not really late enough...just 5 mins....flying from Vancouver because of jet lag...waked up late..asking for help but get the coldness back...

  • Sonia, June

    100% average
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  • SIYAN, June

    85% average
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  • TAMI, June

    100% average
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  • Wangyu, June

    97.5% average
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  • Zac, June

    100% average
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    Great atmosphere, free wifi, the pool and sauna really is a bonus too.

  • Meggan Alice, June

    80% average
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  • David, June

    97.5% average
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    Great hostel.

  • Judith, June

    95% average
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  • William, June

    97.5% average
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  • Anita, June

    80% average
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    Perfect location

  • aaron, June

    100% average
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  • Dagoberto, June

    72.5% average
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  • yinwei, June

    87.5% average
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    Great location! Eveyyhig is within walkable distance. We had a great time staying at the hostel.

  • Emma, June

    57.5% average
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  • Christine, June

    80% average
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  • christophe, June

    97.5% average
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    Better than overrated Bounce :-)

  • Karin, June

    90% average
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  • Zac, June

    100% average
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    Meeting new and interesting friends, the convenience of restaurants, markets, transport etc...

  • Pascal, June

    95% average
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  • peter, June

    87.5% average
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  • Catherine, June

    90% average
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    good location but v few car parks which are charged @ $25 per day which seemed expensive to me. Also have not come across a hostel that charges extra for a Friday night stay before.

  • Shih hsiang, June

    57.5% average
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    Air conditioning is poor. Room keys give a lot of trouble. Housekeeping is under average. yet lounge is huge and comfortable.

  • Elaine, June

    100% average
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    This is my second stay and I recommend this hostel highly. I booked online and ended up changing my booking for a single and this was done at check in with no issues.Will be back in another 13 weeks. Friendly staff, very clean and safe and great kitchen facilities.

  • Pablo, June

    85% average
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    Fantastic location close to Central Station for airport link etc

  • M, June

    82.5% average
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    Another short, problem-free stay in this well-organised hostel. Roommates were once again courteous, which perhaps says something about the hostel atmosphere more generally.

  • Robert, June

    90% average
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    I've used the 6 birth accommodation in the past and it was fine. However this time I used the Twin Share room and was quite happy with the fit out, would recommend this when sharing with a friend.

  • Brett, June

    100% average
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    Place was awesome. Made some friends and had a great time.

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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