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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

89% average
Cleanliness: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 87%
Efficiency of Service: 89%
Friendliness of Staff: 88%
Location: 98%
Overall Atmosphere: 86%
Security and Safety: 89%
Value for money: 86%
9149 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Noman, August

    97.5% average
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    Location location location. So close to everything and right in the middle of the city.

  • Jennifer, August

    87.5% average
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  • Jingjing, August

    70% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    The location is excellent, but the continental breakfast is pretty upset the start of a day. The worst breakfast I have had in YHA. The Saturday night party from the neighbourhood was so loud after 12am.

  • Ai, August

    87.5% average
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  • Clive, August

    75% average
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  • Victoria, August

    75% average
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    I love that there is a pool, mini "movie theater", and restaurant all onsite. The bar advertised was ok. Quiet for YHA but nice.

  • Laurena, August

    100% average
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    The staff was really nice, and the bathrooms were spotless !

  • Satria Ady, August

    100% average
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  • Christine, August

    72.5% average
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  • Racquel, August

    92.5% average
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  • Matt, August

    100% average
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  • craig, August

    85% average
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    like most large hostels with big common areas was hard to meet people.

  • Lucy, August

    90% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    Great hostel, my favourite city hostel in Aus. Great atmosphere, a relaxing pool and sauna on the roof with great sunset views, cinema every night, and pancakes on Thursdays! I extended my stay I felt so at home and chilled here. But noisey on Saturday nights, as the be expected.

  • WENTAO, July

    95% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Perfect for short stays.

  • Tomoko, July

    82.5% average
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  • Megan, July

    90% average
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  • Katrina, July

    100% average
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  • Eleanor, July

    95% average
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    Great hostel with good kitchen facilities and even free pancakes on certain mornings. Staff are welcoming and I felt safe, as a single female traveller in her 20s. Could do with a few more power sockets in the rooms, but apart from that I had a great time. Also- the cafe food is really good!

  • Karina, July

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

    It's a great location and the facilities are clean and in order. The staff are very friendly. Thank you!

  • M, July

    100% average
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    Have stayed a number of times this year for short periods and found this hostel consistently well run, with a pleasant and courteous atmosphere. The Thursday coastal walk was a fine outing, taken by a varied group of hostel guests, and led most ably and convivially by the hostel's Activities Coordinator, Robyn.

  • Stewart, July

    95% average
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  • David, July

    85% average
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    Loved the location, neat and clean. Having polite and friendly staff makes the stay even better. I'll be back.

  • Heyvon, July

    80% average
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  • Peter, July

    97.5% average
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    Have only stayed in YHAs in Italy but this one was far far better; better facilities, staff, cleanliness. It was excellent, especially for the cheap price.

  • Sophie, July

    85% average
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  • Fabricio, July

    92.5% average
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  • Meng, July

    92.5% average
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  • Steven, July

    75% average
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  • SYLVIA, July

    95% average
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  • Astrid, July

    95% average
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  • Catherine, July

    90% average
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    It's in a really convenient location near the central station and handy as came off the bus.

  • ken, July

    75% average
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  • Margaret, July

    87.5% average
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  • Margaret, July

    97.5% average
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    Astounding as YHA Accomodation. The best place to be when in Sydney.

  • Sam, July

    85% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    Great hostel and great staff! Thanks for your hospitality YHA!

  • Dian, July

    97.5% average
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  • Peggy, July

    97.5% average
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    The hostel, accommodated for our late arrival and all the other people staying were friendly creating a safe, amiable atmosphere. The location was also ideal for those travelling to Sydney on public transport as it was centrally located, and opposite the major train station. All specifications for our room were met, and overall it was a smooth stress-free stay. Thank you very much

  • LEONARD, July

    82.5% average
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  • Jingyi, July

    82.5% average
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    Nice location and nice price.

  • Gary, July

    80% average
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    Sorry ,this is a young person,s place,for a monday night ,the night club across the road had thumping music until 2am and no won sleeps until 4am only had 1hr sleep,i think back and wish l was 20 again ,l will be back but choose a place to suit me,,,but it,s its more my bad that lm 57 not 20 ,but thay were all having fun ,arlie beach is a gate way for fun&friends ,thanks all best

  • Marine, July

    87.5% average
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  • Hannah, July

    100% average
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  • Marilyn, July

    82.5% average
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  • Karen, July

    90% average
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  • Roxanne, July

    92.5% average
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  • Anne-Marie, July

    100% average
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    I had stayed previously in other hostels, they were cheaper but so badly run making the stay very uncomfortable; it is worth spending $10.00 more a night to be able to sleep properly in a clean environment and feel safe. At YHA Central, it is so well organised and the facilities are excellent that it does not feel crowded even when it s full.

  • Joshua, July

    82.5% average
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    Great location, easily access all the icons in Sydney by a quick public transport trip. Market City is just around the corner for some fabulous and cheap meals.

  • Chia-Lin, July

    87.5% average
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  • Larissa, July

    85% average
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  • John, July

    92.5% average
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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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