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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

86% average
Cleanliness: 85%
Condition of Facilities: 83%
Efficiency of Service: 84%
Friendliness of Staff: 87%
Location: 95%
Overall Atmosphere: 83%
Security and Safety: 88%
Value for money: 81%
8575 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • kerry, February

    77.5% average
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  • William, February

    100% average
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  • JIN, February

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  • Sarvesh, February

    100% average
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  • Bob, February

    97.5% average
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  • Bethany, February

    92.5% average
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    Great place to stay, right in the centre of the city. Perfect if you're only looking to stay 1 or 2 nights. Very friendly and helpful staff. The cleanliness of the rooms are average, but I didn't mind because I'm only in there for a few hours!

  • Alyshia, February

    90% average
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    Sydney Central YHA is in a convenient location, close to shops, transport and attractions. The kitchen facilities are great and were always tidy. The pool and sauna area on the roof is really nice. Staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Joanne, February

    82.5% average
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    Good, basic accommodation but a bit pricey compared to other hotels in Sydney which actually offer more for the same money. Unable to have breakfast in the cafe as all tables were allocated to what appeared to be visiting students. Slamming doors all night are a problem but not sure anything can be done about that.

  • Joan, February

    77.5% average
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  • Sioned, February

    100% average
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  • Lisa, February

    87.5% average
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    I've stayed here on many occasions and always have a great stay. The hostel is well located, has amazing facilities (rooftop pool, sauna, balcony), and activities (movies, city walking tours, pub crawl). Highly recommended.

  • Stephanie, February

    60% average
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    Overall Atmosphere: 40%
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  • JESSICA, February

    92.5% average
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    I loved staying there, it's clean, organised & quiet.

  • Larry, February

    82.5% average
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    Scubar can be noisy until it closes (usually 3am). Ensuite rooms are small and basic, but exactly up to expectations. Very strict on check-in and check-out times, but exactly as expected and advertised. Overall good value and no surprises. 24 hr reception always available for any questions and advice.

  • Joy, February

    75% average
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    It was very basic accommodation for a top price!!Everything was fine but basic & you can get far better for the same price or less if you book ahead. We had no notice so had to take what we could get so were a bit astounded at the price!!

  • Carla, February

    77.5% average
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  • Kelly, February

    80% average
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  • Lam, February

    77.5% average
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  • natasha, February

    80% average
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  • Thea, February

    92.5% average
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    Exactly what you would expect from a decent hostel. A little on the older side, but clean and efficient none the less. Would definitely recommend, and the location is fantastic.

  • Linda, February

    90% average
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    Stayed in a private room with my two kids. Room was clean and comfortable. We didn't use any facilities at the hostel but they all looked fine. Only gripe was the room was stuffy and warm, aircon was not effective, check in queue was also long and slow. But over all great location, good price, family friendly!

  • Margaret, February

    92.5% average
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  • Wendy, February

    62.5% average
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    Atrocious - we arrived late night, went to bed - double bed - too small, mattress horrid, squeaky springs. Room not sound proof- at about 2am people pounding on the door next to us & yelling let us in - they ran up/ down corridor,yelled aloud for 10 - 15 mins & then went into a room & partyed till 6am loudly - it was hell even had ear plugs in.Could Never recommend staying!

  • Thilanga, February

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  • Stephen, February

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  • ng, February

    82.5% average
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  • Yiying, February

    85% average
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  • Shunting, February

    60% average
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  • Claire, February

    77.5% average
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    Very close to the central station.

  • Yousef, February

    97.5% average
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  • Jana Fiona, February

    87.5% average
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  • Peter, February

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    Fantastic location, near to Darling Harbour and next to coach and train station so from flight to room in 30 minutes. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Pauline, February

    60% average
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  • Susan, February

    100% average
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  • Bruce, February

    85% average
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  • Laurynda, February

    92.5% average
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    Great facility.

  • Kaye, February

    75% average
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    Only hassle was the noise with traffic outside. Very close to Station and buses. Walking distance to City Centre. Cafe food was very good.

  • Björn, February

    75% average
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  • Chao-pin, February

    80% average
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  • Jeremy, February

    95% average
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    Great hostel to spend a night in, not sure if there's a "party" atmosphere as i've only ever stayed here overnight before/after international flights etc. But well worth it, even if you do pay more than in other CBD hostels - everything is clean and works, the staff are efficient, never had any problems. Would recommend any day.

  • Elina, February

    77.5% average
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    It's a good hostel in a central location. The hostel has carpets all over which is a bit frustrating for an allergic person. The lift is super slow, which gets annoying.

  • Jennifer, February

    80% average
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  • Chris, February

    80% average
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    Road works out side the building resulted in low grade sleep Feb2015

  • Eric, February

    82.5% average
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  • Brendan, February

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  • Gudrun, February

    80% average
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    perfect location, friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms, nice rooftop

  • Terry, February

    95% average
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    At now 15 years old I hope you can afford to keep up with the maintenance. It would be sad to see such a wonderful place deteriate

  • Barbara, February

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    Cheerful & helpful staff - makes a difference to your stay. I hadn't bargained on the noisy late Saturday night music & revellers though I'd still choose to come back.

  • Zhuoyun, February

    87.5% average
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  • Klaus, February

    82.5% average
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    The location is second to none, facilities and cleanliness are satisfactory.

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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