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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$35.00
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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
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tourdesk
  • WiFi
  • Paid WiFi

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

85% average
Cleanliness: 82%
Condition of Facilities: 83%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 88%
Location: 94%
Overall Atmosphere: 83%
Security and Safety: 84%
Value for money: 78%
9993 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Caroline, February

    67.5% average
    Cleanliness: 60%
    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Location: 80%
    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
    Security and Safety: 40%
    Value for money: 60%

  • Miranda, February

    82.5% average
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  • Nicole, February

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Jochen, February

    85% average
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  • Michele, February

    97.5% average
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  • Sandra, February

    75% average
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  • Pernilla, February

    90% average
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    Great hostel, great facilities, nice staff. Only thing I didn't like was the carpet floors, a bit smelly in the corridors, especially near the showers and toilets. Using the laundry room was a bit expensive compared to other hostels but overall I had a nice stay!

  • James, February

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

  • Sebastien, February

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • kelly, February

    82.5% average
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    Location: 60%
    Overall Atmosphere: 80%
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    Value for money: 100%

    Great hostel. Feels safe and it's clean and the staff our friendly. Only stayed for two nights so didn't get involved in any activities but there seems to be a lot going on which is always good. Best thing by far though is the the cafe attached/next door 'incafe' foods good and brilliant value for money!

  • ADRIANA, February

    87.5% average
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  • Dian, February

    87.5% average
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    Security and Safety: 80%
    Value for money: 80%

    I stayed here for 2 nights, and the experience of living here was absolutely an amazing surprise! The location of the hostel is very closed to central station and there are so many cafés/restaurants/bars nearby - super convenient! Compared to the yha I stayed in Adelaide and Grampians national park in vic, this one the cleanest and the staff here were so friendly! Loved it!

  • Victor, February

    100% average
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  • Margo, February

    72.5% average
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  • Ross, February

    95% average
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  • YOOJIN, February

    82.5% average
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  • joann, February

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Richard, February

    57.5% average
    Cleanliness: 40%
    Condition of Facilities: 40%
    Efficiency of Service: 60%
    Friendliness of Staff: 80%
    Location: 100%
    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
    Security and Safety: 40%
    Value for money: 40%

    In comparison to other YHA i have stayed at this one is poor and the overall facilities are dated. 1. Over commercialized for simple things like having to pay for luggage store which I have never had to do at a hostel before, and I have travelled all over the world. This affects the status of the security and safety of my belongings. 2. Poor free internet which is only available on ground/first floor which you are then selling 'premium' internet - hmmm very ominous. Why are you charging $1 for pancakes - this used to be free! This is extortionate when you see that a full pancake mix where you add water costs $1.29 - shame on you! 3. Kitchen small for the number of people staying there and not very well equipped. Check how the YHA Wellington NZ are doing this - they are VERY good. Many pots and stirring spoons need replacing. There should also be more discipline on guests properly cleaning, drying AND placing items back after they are used. A suggestion for items such as salt and pepper, etc. is for the front desk to have certain "free" items that need to be sent back to them after guests have used them would prevent hogging or stealing of such items. 4. Noisy bar downstairs. Ok so it is clear there is a party scene here - each top their own. However, we were on the 4th floor and could still hear the music from outside. We had been travelling all day and needed the rest. I would expect sound proofing to be installed into the building - check how other hostels have done this. Seems Sydney is behind even south east asian countries! 5. Some of the toilets were dirty and need to be maintained more frequently - this is more noticeable in the unisex toilets that smelt of urine. 6. The early check out time in this day and age - 10 am is too early - change to 12pm. We're backpackers! Positives: 1. Fantastic location. Right next to central train station which is convenient for both transport and when carrying big bags. 2. Really good powerful showers which can be temperature controlled. 3. Good choice of things to do each day including the free city walking tour - remember people are staying here because they DON'T have lots of money.

  • John, February

    100% average
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    What can I say! This is one of the best hostel i've ever been to! I'm so lucky to pick this place for my first visit here in Sydney and will definitely comeback here!

  • Ruedi, February

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Steve, February

    100% average
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    Location Location Location!! and friendly staff, with clean facilities. Who could want more??

  • Susanne, February

    87.5% average
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    This hostei is very centrally located

  • Joni, February

    67.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 60%
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    Value for money: 60%

    All public facilities are good. However, there are some personal facilities are poor (the bed room is too small, the blanket is dirty etc.)

  • Ruth, February

    82.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Monique, February

    80% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Jessica, February

    85% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
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    Value for money: 80%

    it's a very centric hostel and it's perfect to have the central station just in front. Also, the kitchen is fully equiped with all the utensils you want so you can cook freely. The cinema room is the best apart from the swimmingpool! I enjoyed my stay there, by sure!

  • Jose, February

    75% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Location: 80%
    Overall Atmosphere: 80%
    Security and Safety: 40%
    Value for money: 60%

    Kitchen experience was not too satisfying... not because of the hostel but mostly because of some guests... some people preferred to steal food instead of asking for it nicely.

  • Stuart, February

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Maria, February

    67.5% average
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  • jeanette, February

    100% average
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  • Nannapas, February

    77.5% average
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  • leanne, February

    75% average
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  • Philip, February

    90% average
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  • Man, February

    90% average
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  • Charles, February

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    YHA advertises it is commited to save the planet. Overall It is right but in the kitchens the recycling bins for cans and glasses end up as general rubbish (black color bag). It is a big waste ! Guest: use instead the recycling bins (blue color bag) in front of the drink dispenser on Level 1

  • Da, February

    72.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Iris, February

    77.5% average
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  • Thi ha, February

    90% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Great hostel, friendly staff and I met interesting room mates and will come back again :) I love the kitchen and free pan cakes day!

  • Stephen, February

    100% average
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    Great for Sydney base.

  • Joann, February

    100% average
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    fantastic place, so easy to get around from, would come back any time

  • Carl, February

    80% average
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  • Ingrid, February

    100% average
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  • Kevin, February

    87.5% average
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  • Sandra, February

    82.5% average
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  • Rebecca, January

    95% average
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  • Dianne, January

    85% average
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    Great Hostel ,Location, Great Kitchen SetUp, Clean Facilities, (could stay that way with your input.....) Friendly Helpful desk staff. Stayed many times now, Great place for singles, groups, families and the older group of life :)

  • Elizabeth, January

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 20%

  • Chelsea, January

    97.5% average
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    Absolutely wonderful hostel! Super friendly people, incredible facilities - the common room on level one and the rooftop pool were great unexpected treats! Would absolutely stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Heather, January

    100% average
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    Felt so comfortable and at home at YHA Central Sydney. I only wish my stay was longer!

  • River, January

    82.5% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 100%
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    Value for money: 60%

    In the Sydney central, easy get to anywhere, but only the price too expensive per night, the wifi was perfect!!!

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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