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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, 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

85% average
Cleanliness: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 84%
Efficiency of Service: 83%
Friendliness of Staff: 81%
Location: 95%
Overall Atmosphere: 83%
Security and Safety: 88%
Value for money: 80%
8068 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Bob, October

    90% average
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  • Nathanael, October

    87.5% average
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  • linda, October

    92.5% average
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    husband sick in hospital .staff did all possible to accommodate an unknown situation many thanks.

  • Anna, October

    87.5% average
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    Have a good café, and lot of entertainments such as movie, space to read and relax. The travel department staff are helpful, especial the Asian lady ( from China), give good advice and consider the client need. Overall the experience in your hostel is very good. Keep up with the good work.

  • Che-Yu, October

    60% average
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  • Shu Yee, October

    60% average
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  • Florent, October

    70% average
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  • Mary, October

    85% average
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  • Michael, October

    87.5% average
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    I went to Sydney w/ the goal of spending my time out n about and needed a comfortable place to sleep at night. YHA was this and more. Comfortable, friendly and better facilities than i expected - even spent one of the nights in socialising w/ the other guests in the common area. YHA was a perfect fit for me and I could not have asked for more from low cost accommodation. My place of choice

  • John, October

    100% average
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  • Johannes, October

    90% average
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    Very clean kitchen and bathrooms. In the kitchen was everything organized, it was pretty good equipped and in good condition. The rooms were clean and had huge lockers. The bed was comfortable. The location is perfect for a stay in Sydney and it is easy and fast to reach the airport.

  • Georgina, October

    85% average
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  • Or, October

    75% average
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  • Maree, October

    95% average
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    As a disabled person, the hostel is in easy staggering distance of Central Station. Clean and well managed, most of the desk staff are helpful and friendly. The restaurant adjoining the hostel absolutely rocks. The only downside for people with a disability is the stairs to the locker-room if you need luggage storage. However, some of the staff will help with bags.

  • romain, October

    80% average
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  • Janita, October

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  • Lucinda, October

    70% average
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  • Sheree, October

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  • Rosemarie, October

    77.5% average
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  • Alexia, October

    62.5% average
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    We arrived at midnight and the bathroom was dirty. We are foreigner and we dont speak english vers good, and the staff dont make an effort to explain us the work of the packback. We paid 15 dollars for wifi but non work a lot. The other services was good like kitchen, swimming pool...

  • Grace, October

    97.5% average
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  • Di, October

    95% average
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  • Harwood, October

    87.5% average
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  • Mario, October

    92.5% average
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  • Robyn, October

    95% average
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    Services and information are easy to access. Great location for Central Sydney with access to cheap transport. I felt safe, relaxed and welcome.

  • Howard, October

    85% average
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  • CUIWEI, October

    80% average
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  • Grace, October

    65% average
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    It was a good stay. It would've been better if the cards to get into our room didn't have to keep being reset.

  • Leonie, October

    97.5% average
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  • Audrey, October

    67.5% average
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  • panpim, October

    85% average
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    very convinience and clean

  • philippa, October

    97.5% average
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  • Elizabeth, October

    85% average
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    Lovely, hepful staff

  • Emma Louise, October

    87.5% average
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  • Donna, October

    90% average
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    All round excellent value for money in a very central location. The rooftop pool and sauna were a surprise bonus along with the views from the deck. Recommended!

  • tanya, October

    67.5% average
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    $140 for a double room with no TV no refrigeration parking off premise cost an additional $47. Location and cleanliness was fantastic. 👍

  • Neil, October

    67.5% average
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  • Louisa, October

    85% average
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    Had a really good roommate so it's based on luck but overall it's been a positive experience. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.

  • Stephen, October

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    Ideal location, good price and very clean

  • Dick, October

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  • Alan, October

    90% average
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    This s a fantastic place. Clean tidy a secure. Begin a large hostel it has hotel style key cards to your room so only you and the other people in that room can get access not the whole hostel. Lockable cubbards for you stuff (you need to supplie lock). Staff are very happy to help you with what ever you need. I saw some great p customer service.

  • Wan Ha Vera, October

    77.5% average
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    Good location, good place to stay with, most of the staff are friendly and helpful. Just need to pay attention to the food that you put in the kitchen, some of our food gone on the next day.

  • Sally, October

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  • Fan, October

    65% average
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    A guy at the reception is very careless.

  • JANE, October

    85% average
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  • Brett, October

    77.5% average
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  • Victoria, October

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    I will always choose yha. Thank you to the amazing team for making my time in Sydney the best yet.

  • Jill, October

    87.5% average
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    Nice clean hostel, friendly staff, lockers in rooms, lovely hot showers. Hostel is in a great position for buses to get anywhere in Sydney and across the road from train station for trains to suburbs, Blue Mountains, Kiama, Newcastle etc. Lots of good cheap eating places nearby. Close to Paddy market and light rail. Unfortunately noisy, out of control groups in nearby rooms spoilt my stay.

  • Joanna, October

    97.5% average
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  • CAMILLA, October

    100% average
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    Thrilled that there are lockers you can use even after you've checked out (admittedly you have to pay for them). Also my bed was surprisingly comfortable. I appreciated being put on the 7th floor in order to avoid any noise.

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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