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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: 90%
Efficiency of Service: 91%
Friendliness of Staff: 91%
Location: 96%
Overall Atmosphere: 88%
Security and Safety: 92%
Value for money: 87%
8748 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Kienny, April

    92.5% average
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  • Eva, March

    85% average
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  • Ian, March

    85% average
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  • Carmel, March

    100% average
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    Second time staying here, great location for airport, greyhound bus, harbour. Cleanpplenty of space. Definitely stay here again.

  • Richard, March

    90% average
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    Excellent location (next to Central Station). The kitchens and dining area are very good. I enjoyed the pool too. We had a double room with private bathroom which was excellent. The cafe next door is very good value too. There were some loud late night guests but fortunately this did not last long. There is a wide age range of guests too. We appreciated the towels and hanging hooks in the room.

  • tze leung, March

    80% average
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  • Jennifer, March

    90% average
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    The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was perfectly clean, as the common areas. Excellent choice of the company for the tour of the Blue Mountains (FJ tours)! Perfect position to go downtown. We had a really lovely staying in Sydney Central in march!

  • Sor, March

    100% average
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  • CHRISTOPHER, March

    92.5% average
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    Awesome location. Clean rooms and nice staff

  • Steven, March

    80% average
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  • Katharina, March

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  • Ian, March

    85% average
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  • salman, March

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    Fantastic

  • Angela, March

    85% average
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  • Maria, March

    85% average
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  • AGHATHA, March

    87.5% average
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  • Stephen, March

    92.5% average
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    a value for money accommodation facility very helpful staff

  • Pete, March

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  • Shelley, March

    95% average
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    Staff were lovely and helpful, staying here was very stress-free! Great location as was easy to get to from the airport, next to central station, and a nice walk to tourist attractions. It is a big hostel (9 floors) but never seemed over crowded, great roof top views with nice swimming pool, sauna and bbq area as well, is amazing at night time! Would deff stay here again if I return to Sydney!

  • Sachin, March

    92.5% average
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  • Georg, March

    85% average
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    Cool hostel near cbd. Big one, professionally run. Rooms are spare equipped, but everything is there.

  • Chris, March

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    Was just what I needed for a short stay. Shower and a Bed is it. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Nicole, March

    95% average
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  • Mariana, March

    67.5% average
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    Good hostel but expensive. Lockers cost 4 $ even after a stay of three nights which is already quite expensive. A hostel in this price class should offer something so important for free. Unfirtunatly that leavs a negative image on the last day. Otherwise the stay was ok.

  • Andrew, March

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    thanks, well done.

  • christina, March

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  • Maryline, March

    80% average
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  • Courtney, March

    90% average
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    Clean, friendly staff with good location BUT very loud. This hostel when I was there, was full of young school groups about 18 y/o that ran up and down the halls banging on doors and yelling. That got old quickly. Thin walls and you can hear everything. It is however in a great location right next to the train and bus station and central Sydney. I would only stay here again for the location.

  • Jill, March

    92.5% average
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    My stay recently was excellent except for the swipe card which was unreliable & I was unable to use it many times both to my room & at times to access the female bathroom. I had to have a replacement card three times.

  • Jabir, March

    100% average
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  • Hong, March

    72.5% average
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    Some staff is not kindly. The kitchen is good.

  • stephen, March

    95% average
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    A very safe and clean hostel staff great willing to help you

  • Christine, March

    100% average
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    Private double with ensuite bathroom. Very clean. First stay at a hostel. Good accommodations. Great location. Very helpful staff. If staying for a few or more days, recommend loading up an Opal card for transportation. Even though free bus #555 is very convenient, it doesn't late hours during the week. Will definitely stay there again. Great & reasonable way to stretch travel budget.

  • Roxanne, March

    95% average
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  • James, March

    97.5% average
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  • Ian, March

    80% average
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  • Kate, March

    80% average
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  • Clare, March

    90% average
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    We always stay here when we're in Sydney (and have been doing so for over 15 years). It's a great location, is always clean and has good facilities.

  • Samuel, March

    97.5% average
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  • Wai Chung, March

    100% average
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  • DILHAN, March

    92.5% average
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    Clean facilities. Excellent location and a great restaurant.

  • Gillian, March

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  • Sophie, March

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  • Kelli, March

    75% average
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  • leonie, March

    67.5% average
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  • Prashant, March

    80% average
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    Nice place to stay...

  • Duncan, March

    82.5% average
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  • Mary, March

    97.5% average
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  • Zuriñe, March

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  • Olive Angelina, March

    100% average
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    Excellent helpful staff. The pool was a bonus. Would gactory liked a later check out but ok as we left bag securely

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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