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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

84% average
Cleanliness: 84%
Condition of Facilities: 81%
Efficiency of Service: 83%
Friendliness of Staff: 84%
Location: 96%
Overall Atmosphere: 82%
Security and Safety: 86%
Value for money: 79%
7552 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • SUCHADA, April

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Sarah, April

    75% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great location, very close to train station for trips outside the city. Close to shops and pubs/clubs. Hostel is surprisingly quiet considering it's location, and has good facilities available (especially the kitchen). Staff weren't really helpful, but were pleasant enough to deal with.

  • James, April

    90% average
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    Excellent hostel with large amount of facilities and well located

  • Kevin, April

    77.5% average
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  • Tamasyn, April

    67.5% average
    Cleanliness: 80%
    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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    Location: 100%
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    Value for money: 60%

    Well-located, right near Central train station, light rail and lots of buses. Walkable distance into Sydney CBD and shopping precinct. Rooms very basic, as you expect with YHA. Centralised airconditioning makes the rooms quite stuffy - would not recommend for peak of summer stays! We stayed in a room with own bathroom. Furniture and paintwork looking very tired! Cleanliness could be better!

  • kevin, April

    77.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great location. There were problems with the cards to access rooms. It was very inconvenient to continually have to go to reception and have it fixed. They said they were aware of the problem but obviously the company that provides the cards needs to get it fixed.

  • leonie, April

    100% average
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    Fantastic facilities and very well maintained.

  • Rose, April

    80% average
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  • dragan, April

    95% average
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  • Melanie, April

    60% average
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    Efficiency of Service: 40%
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    Value for money: 60%

    i found service generally unfriendly. lockers are upstairs so could drag all my bags up there while waiting for others to check in very inconvenient and no help from staff. music in foyer was aleays too loud. entry cards were painfull and frustrating as they sometimes worked... carpark was too small for larger cars and should be pre warned. great location but

  • Romy, April

    90% average
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    Great location, good facilities (I loved the cinema!) and clean. Would definitely come back.

  • Benjamin, April

    95% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Really good hostel in center of Sydney ! The swimming pool on the roof is a real pleasure, and the view by night is pretty awesome !

  • Jeanette, April

    100% average
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  • Jaidao, April

    85% average
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    It's very very good location , clean, friendly & helpful staff. For the next time i will stay here again

  • Rongzong, April

    77.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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  • Pablo, April

    87.5% average
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  • veronica, April

    85% average
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  • Adrian, April

    95% average
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    Very convenient and reasonably priced cafe downstairs, nice bar attached, everything within very close walking distance.. great!!

  • Maximilian, April

    85% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Yvonne, April

    100% average
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    Was a bit dubious about staying in a youth hostel as have never stayed in one before but after this would definitely stay in one again.

  • Mark, April

    67.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 20%
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    Friendliness of Staff: 100%
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    Value for money: 60%

    The electronic access cards failed repeatedly during my stay seriously disrupting my access to my room and some of the facilities within the hostel. Also, the hostel was heavily booked during my stay and the cleanliness of the bathroom facilties and toilets was less than desired. However, I should note that the front desk staff were extremely helpful and they assisted with my access card issues.

  • David, April

    95% average
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    Great location! Easy access to the city!

  • Margaret, April

    100% average
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    This place is just so conveniently located and, for the price, the facilities so good, that I would recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accommodation in Sydney. Even having to climb into a top bunk at the age of 75 was made possible by the sturdy stability of the bunks. They even had gluten free bread for my toast for breakfast in their excellent café.

  • BILI, April

    82.5% average
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  • Stephen, April

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Close to Sydney Central railway station, reasonable rates, good café and facilities.

  • Maureen, April

    100% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    I always know that when I travel to Sydney, YHA Central is the first place that I want to stay at because it is like a second home for me and I feel good with the conditions and the service and the facilities. I cook and have my meals at the YHA Central because it is so easy. Saves me heaps of money too! I have recommended this to lots of my friends too and know that they will be looked after!

  • Angela, April

    100% average
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  • Richard, April

    95% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Christine, April

    97.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Superior back packer accommodation probably the best I have ever experienced. Bed very comfortable and spotlessly clean.

  • Joseph, April

    75% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Dorm-sleep was very 'interrupted' by male youth/early 20s coming-up (Lvl 7), very late and clearly-visibly inebbriated, trying-to-enter wrong doors and not getting their e-card to work; making excessive noise to try and get those asleep to-awaken and let them in! Awoken twice after 2 am last night.

  • Noraisyah, April

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Soeren, April

    67.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 40%
    Efficiency of Service: 80%
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  • arash, April

    70% average
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    Good location, well organized, comfortable, not so sure about the price

  • John, April

    100% average
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    Economical bed for the night to break our journey to the South Coast.

  • Kerrie, April

    57.5% average
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    Efficiency of Service: 40%
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    Location: 80%
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    Value for money: 60%

    Pretty good experience marred by the initial check in - had to wait close to an hour after I should have been allowed to check in as I kept being told that housekeeping hadn't finished with the room - really not what you want to hear after a long flight. When I got to the room housekeeping hadn't been at all - the beds were messed up and staff were rude when I asked for housekeeping. Good location

  • Sabrina, April

    60% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
    Efficiency of Service: 40%
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    Value for money: 40%

  • Ketamy, April

    90% average
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    Very clean, rooms large enough, and no squeaky beds!

  • Florian, April

    62.5% average
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  • nicole, April

    87.5% average
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  • Katie, April

    67.5% average
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    Hostel and rooms are clean and good location but room key system very unreliable. Locked out of room and bathroom a few times during my 2 night stay

  • Patrick, April

    72.5% average
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  • Mitchell, April

    95% average
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  • Diane, April

    82.5% average
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    Friendliness of Staff: 40%
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    Value for money: 80%

    Very close to the Greyhound bus terminal so useful for early morning departures.

  • David Harvey, April

    87.5% average
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  • YU SHAN, April

    90% average
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  • Andrew, April

    95% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Claire, April

    80% average
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  • Danielle, April

    97.5% average
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    I love staying here. It's close to everything. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The guests are all great as well

  • Seok-Jin, April

    85% average
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    Very good.

  • Dennis, April

    90% average
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    Clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation right beside Central Railway Station!!! Staff very helpful regarding any queries you may have about Sydney. Great to have the cafe next door as well. Good food and easy access.

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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