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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.

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

88% average
Cleanliness: 89%
Condition of Facilities: 85%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 89%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 85%
Security and Safety: 88%
Value for money: 83%
9270 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Timothy, September

    85% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 80%
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    Value for money: 100%

  • Chris, September

    80% average
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    Efficiency of Service: 60%
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great position in the city and near transport at Central Railway. Good sized family room. Friendly service too.

  • Tyler, September

    92.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

  • Leia, September

    92.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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  • Howard, September

    95% average
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  • Jingning, September

    70% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    I felt lonely in Central YHA, because people here didn't talk to each other. It was more like a big hostel not YHA.

  • Guilherme Victor, September

    97.5% average
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  • M, September

    100% average
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    Another problem free short stay in this well run hostel. It has a professional and courteous atmosphere; the guests are treated like adults and this is usually reflected more generally.

  • Vanessa, September

    100% average
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    The rooftop pool and the views are beautiful. It is conveniently located just minutes from any form of transport and main shopping districts.

  • Robert, September

    100% average
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    Wonderful place to stay and so convenient. Reception staff were particularly helpful with my request. They are always helpful and friendly.

  • Jonathan, September

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Leanne, September

    85% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    There were a heap of kids there and they were very well behaved and supervised. you run a great hostel, I'd love to see the food scraps composted or go to a worm farm,

  • Marie, September

    95% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 100%
    Security and Safety: 80%
    Value for money: 100%

  • Rebecca, August

    92.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Value for money: 80%

  • jay, August

    55% average
    Cleanliness: 60%
    Condition of Facilities: 60%
    Efficiency of Service: 40%
    Friendliness of Staff: 80%
    Location: 60%
    Overall Atmosphere: 40%
    Security and Safety: 80%
    Value for money: 20%

    Not sure how this hostel got this high rating but for the price you have to pay here you can find much cheaper and beter hostels. Its s plus they have a swimming pool, 3 tv rooms and 2 kitchens. But the rooms are smelly since you cant open a window, the free wifi is slower than the internet in the year 95 and only on the kitchen area and you have to pay extra for everything. I stayed in 6 other hostels in sydney and wont come back to this one.

  • Nicolas, August

    90% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Everything went well. Staff is really friendly and helpful. I stayed in 3 different rooms and all of them where good. The only detail there aint many power plugs in the rooms. I recommend this place.

  • Lisa, August

    77.5% average
    Cleanliness: 60%
    Condition of Facilities: 60%
    Efficiency of Service: 80%
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Brian, August

    100% average
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    Booked in with my family (wife and three young kids) and were very happy with the room which was clean and well laid out and with the service which was always polite and friendly. Never felt unsafe. Did not hear other guests. Great location near central station. Use of lockers for storing luggage for the day was cheap and easy.

  • Matthew, August

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • YuSheng, August

    77.5% average
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    Friendliness of Staff: 60%
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  • Devon, August

    82.5% average
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    Overall good hostel with great location!!

  • Jabir, August

    100% average
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  • Maire, August

    100% average
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    Great location for International & Domestic Airports. Staff are very friendly & helpful. Hostel is kept clean & tidy

  • Michael, August

    100% average
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  • Elizabeth, August

    100% average
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  • Ingrid, August

    50% average
    Cleanliness: 60%
    Condition of Facilities: 40%
    Efficiency of Service: 20%
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    Location: 100%
    Overall Atmosphere: 40%
    Security and Safety: 60%
    Value for money: 60%

    The staffs at the counter are very useless, when customer comes the staff who served me was dancing n working, and he did not tell me when shall I check out the next day, and on the next day, we had to leave at 10am, n a staff said rudely that u are so late to check out. And when we bought the paid wifi, the card with PIN number didn't work, and then we found the staff again, but he doesn't know how to deal with it, we waited for almost 40 mins, and those staffs still didn't know how to solve the problem. I think the staffs are not qualified.

  • Stephane, August

    100% average
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    5 star hostel in central Sydney. Walking distance to Chinatown € Darling Harbour😍

  • Katriona, August

    95% average
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    Mattress in 803 needs replacing

  • Timo, August

    82.5% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 80%
    Security and Safety: 40%
    Value for money: 60%

  • Larissa, August

    92.5% average
    Cleanliness: 80%
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    I stay at this hostel several times a year and never have a problem. The location is so easy to get to from Central station, making it easy to get to on the train from the airport. The only thing i could complain about is the bunk beds. They are ample but have seen better days. The pillows are flat as anything and the mattress protectors are often overstetched and many i have slept on have broken elastic on the corners so that they can't even be attached to the mattress anymore. The doonas also could use a revamp and i do wonder how often they get washed. Other than these points i love this hostel. I love the location, the kitchen and eating area, the fact it is close to the train, close to chinatown and world square and how there is a convenience store right next door where the staff are always very friendly to me. I'll be back, thanks yha!

  • Juste, August

    90% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • william, August

    42.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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  • Nina, August

    100% average
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    Loved everything!

  • Vanessa, August

    62.5% average
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    Value for money: 20%

    Party in the hall way, slamming doors all night- noisy and rowdy people comming and going throughout night. Defiantly not a place to stay if your jet lagged and need a rest ( even though I had a private room with ensuite).

  • Leanne, August

    80% average
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  • Brendan, August

    100% average
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  • Shanaya, August

    90% average
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  • Madeleine, August

    80% average
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  • Melvyn, August

    100% average
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  • Johan, August

    97.5% average
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  • Gail, August

    100% average
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    A peaceful bunker in a noisy city. Lucky to get a share room to myself. Great, friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere.

  • Adrian, August

    47.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 40%
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    Friendliness of Staff: 20%
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    Value for money: 40%

  • Joseph, August

    85% average
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  • Michael, August

    100% average
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  • Stefanie, August

    100% average
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  • Alice, August

    92.5% average
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  • Hayley, August

    87.5% average
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    Good location excellent customer service and great facilities. Roomies were ok.

  • Charina, August

    80% average
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  • Emma, August

    100% average
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  • Georgina, August

    100% average
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    I always come back to this place, close to everything. Just overall I find it enjoying coming back

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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