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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: 84%
Condition of Facilities: 83%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 83%
Location: 92%
Overall Atmosphere: 81%
Security and Safety: 88%
Value for money: 80%
8087 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Sherralyn, October

    92.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    Our stay was suitable for what we needed and out budget. The staff were very helpful and the cafe food was excellent. Thank you

  • Graham, October

    80% average
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  • Andrew, October

    77.5% average
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  • Camille, October

    57.5% average
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  • Michael, October

    97.5% average
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    Excellent hostel; enjoyed my time there. I really appreciated the large expanse of common area on the first floor: easy chairs on a corner platform, beanbag room, lots of couches and more easy chairs, and an open table. It was very comfortable.

  • Jamie, October

    85% average
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  • Paul, October

    80% average
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    I enjoyed my stay, Carmen was very helpful and polite.

  • Gregoire, October

    97.5% average
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    Monday pancakes are a great idea

  • Louise, October

    97.5% average
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  • Céline, October

    90% average
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  • Glenn, October

    80% average
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  • Jacob, October

    100% average
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  • Kate, October

    100% average
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    The overall stay was great, just friday night there was a loud group of boys on our floor. But otherwise was good

  • Jann, October

    85% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    This is a great location if you have to catch an early train or plane cant get better at budget pricesin Sydney.

  • Lynne, October

    100% average
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    As always this hostel is the perfect place in Sydney - the staff are fantastic - nothing is too much trouble for them Its a wonderful experience. Thank you

  • Rhiannon, October

    85% average
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  • Thays, October

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    Very good place! Some of the staff wasn't friendly and helpfull but we found good ones in a certain time so wasn't a big deal. Ee shared a room with no problems. Was a funny stay!

  • Chi wing, October

    75% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    At 3:00am somebody very noisy , feel so bad..

  • YING, October

    62.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • 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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    Value for money: 60%

    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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    Value for money: 100%

    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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    Value for money: 80%

    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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    Value for money: 60%

  • Janita, October

    100% average
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  • Lucinda, October

    70% average
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  • Sheree, October

    100% average
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  • Rosemarie, October

    77.5% average
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  • Alexia, October

    62.5% average
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    Friendliness of Staff: 20%
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    Value for money: 60%

    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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    Value for money: 60%

  • Harwood, October

    87.5% average
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  • Mario, October

    92.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • 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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    Overall Atmosphere: 40%
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    Value for money: 60%

    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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    Value for money: 80%

  • Audrey, October

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 40%

  • panpim, October

    85% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    very convinience and clean

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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