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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW
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AUD$33.00
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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

87% average
Cleanliness: 87%
Condition of Facilities: 83%
Efficiency of Service: 85%
Friendliness of Staff: 88%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 86%
Security and Safety: 87%
Value for money: 84%
7563 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (49 reviews)

  • Daniela, April

    100% average
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    Das beste Hostel, das ich in Australien bewohnt habe. Perfekte Lage, nette Atmosphäre und komfortabel wie ein Hotel. Nur zu empfehlen!!!

  • Nancy, April

    82.5% average
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    sauna wasn't working again (same as last time I stayed here). The room (4 bed female dorm) was nice and quiet with enough room. Very handy location to central station, the free CAT service which runs to Circular Quay, and great proximity to shopping along George St. Staff very friendly and approachable. Pool on the roof was nice; would have been nice if the sauna worked.

  • Nancy, April

    82.5% average
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    sauna wasn't working again (same as last time I stayed here). The room (4 bed female dorm) was nice and quiet with enough room. Very handy location to central station, the free CAT service which runs to Circular Quay, and great proximity to shopping along George St. Staff very friendly and approachable. Pool on the roof was nice; would have been nice if the sauna worked.

  • Rhonda, April

    97.5% average
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    We used the Sydney YHA as a central stay for our adult family it was a great weekend.

  • Karin, April

    82.5% average
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  • Jiaoren, April

    87.5% average
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    It is of great location and good condition. The staff was a little bit not as good as other yha I have stayed in oz before. The room was clean and there are lots of public places including large dining area and a swimming pool. Great place to stay but still a little bit expensive because it is in Sydney.

  • Janelle, April

    75% average
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    A great location, friendly staff, the only negative was that the hand dryer in the bathroom didn't work, and I didn't use the kitchen or tv room so I can't comment on them. So it was Pretty good!

  • Kimberly, April

    80% average
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    Great location if coming in on train. Quiet, close to transportation options, fabulous cafe with best prices on great meals in Oz!

  • Val, April

    100% average
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    What a shame PERFECT wasnt on the overall performance scale. As a carer/grandmother travelling with a teenage grandson for the first time, it was refreshing to find such a beautiful enviroment that we could both enjoy anf feel at home. Will definately be back

  • Sofie, April

    92.5% average
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    Very nice hostel! I really can recommend it to others!

  • CHOON KIAT, April

    97.5% average
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  • kevin, April

    90% average
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  • SURANGRAT, April

    85% average
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  • hannah, April

    100% average
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    The hostel was lovely:) Will definitely return again thanks :D

  • Nicola, April

    97.5% average
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    To be honest, I've only ever used this hostel as a 1 night stopover for going to the airport but it's in a great location and the facilities seem great. Maybe one day I'll get back for a proper stay.

  • Donna, April

    100% average
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    excellent staff, room and showers

  • Khoo Siew, April

    80% average
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  • JANE, April

    95% average
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    Fabulous YHA central in close proximity to train station allowing easy travel from airport. Big family rooms suitable for our family of 4, beds were comfortable. Staff very friendly and accommodating, fantastic share kitchen facilities. Teenager loved the access to computers and parents enjoyed the cinema room. Bathroom facilities were modern and clean and we would love to stay here again!

  • Hannah, April

    82.5% average
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    The hostel was nice and clean and felt secure. The location next to the station and George street made it easy to get to and return to from anywhere in the city. The staff were really helpful too. Only problem was with the key card stopping working too early on departure day meaning I had to got to reception every time I needed access to my room or bathroom.

  • Catherine, April

    100% average
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  • ROXANNE, April

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Just wish our door would have latched shut instead of sticking open unlatched on the lock. It had to be pulled shut with a huge bang!

  • Anne, April

    100% average
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    I stayed at Sydney Central YHA with my 8 year old and 11 year old sons and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The family room was great - clean, spacious, beds very comfortable and even a TV for a bit of downtime. The YHA cafe was handy and served good food at a good price. And the hostel location was fabulous - walking distance to everything.

  • Alexandra, April

    80% average
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    Slighly too expensive. Beds should have a number as I ended up being shouted at by a girl at 1am saying that I had taken her bed when it was actually the cleaner who had removed her bed linen which meant when I entered the room, the bed seemed to be free. I would suggest more social event for the people there during day and night time, a bar facility would be great.

  • Abigayle, April

    87.5% average
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    Very clean and modern facilities, excellent kitchen and dining room, very large and modern. Well equipt. Dining room has large tables, plenty of room doesn't feel cheap and dodgy. Everything you could need and want.

  • Ji Yong, April

    100% average
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  • Wolfgang, April

    92.5% average
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    Like a hotel with share bathrooms. Clean and save. 50m to busses only. I was lucky, 2 men in a 4 berth dorm only. But dont book breakfast in advance. Very poor value for your money. Lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Jenny, April

    70% average
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  • SUCHADA, April

    82.5% average
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  • Sarah, April

    75% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great location, very close to train station for trips outside the city. Close to shops and pubs/clubs. Hostel is surprisingly quiet considering it's location, and has good facilities available (especially the kitchen). Staff weren't really helpful, but were pleasant enough to deal with.

  • James, April

    90% average
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    Excellent hostel with large amount of facilities and well located

  • Kevin, April

    77.5% average
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  • Tamasyn, April

    67.5% average
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    Well-located, right near Central train station, light rail and lots of buses. Walkable distance into Sydney CBD and shopping precinct. Rooms very basic, as you expect with YHA. Centralised airconditioning makes the rooms quite stuffy - would not recommend for peak of summer stays! We stayed in a room with own bathroom. Furniture and paintwork looking very tired! Cleanliness could be better!

  • kevin, April

    77.5% average
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    Great location. There were problems with the cards to access rooms. It was very inconvenient to continually have to go to reception and have it fixed. They said they were aware of the problem but obviously the company that provides the cards needs to get it fixed.

  • leonie, April

    100% average
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    Fantastic facilities and very well maintained.

  • Rose, April

    80% average
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  • dragan, April

    95% average
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  • Melanie, April

    60% average
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    i found service generally unfriendly. lockers are upstairs so could drag all my bags up there while waiting for others to check in very inconvenient and no help from staff. music in foyer was aleays too loud. entry cards were painfull and frustrating as they sometimes worked... carpark was too small for larger cars and should be pre warned. great location but

  • Romy, April

    90% average
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    Great location, good facilities (I loved the cinema!) and clean. Would definitely come back.

  • Benjamin, April

    95% average
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    Really good hostel in center of Sydney ! The swimming pool on the roof is a real pleasure, and the view by night is pretty awesome !

  • Jeanette, April

    100% average
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  • Jaidao, April

    85% average
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    It's very very good location , clean, friendly & helpful staff. For the next time i will stay here again

  • Rongzong, April

    77.5% average
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  • Pablo, April

    87.5% average
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  • veronica, April

    85% average
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  • Adrian, April

    95% average
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    Very convenient and reasonably priced cafe downstairs, nice bar attached, everything within very close walking distance.. great!!

  • Maximilian, April

    85% average
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  • Yvonne, April

    100% average
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    Was a bit dubious about staying in a youth hostel as have never stayed in one before but after this would definitely stay in one again.

  • Mark, April

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    The electronic access cards failed repeatedly during my stay seriously disrupting my access to my room and some of the facilities within the hostel. Also, the hostel was heavily booked during my stay and the cleanliness of the bathroom facilties and toilets was less than desired. However, I should note that the front desk staff were extremely helpful and they assisted with my access card issues.

  • David, April

    95% average
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    Great location! Easy access to the city!

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 hoste in Sydney is suitable for group accommodation. For more information, download the group accommodation info pack.

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