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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: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 85%
Efficiency of Service: 85%
Friendliness of Staff: 83%
Location: 95%
Overall Atmosphere: 86%
Security and Safety: 89%
Value for money: 85%
7902 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Jiarong, August

    82.5% average
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  • Rosemary, August

    95% average
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    Excellent hostel, cheerful staff, brilliant cafe. So close to all facilities. Only problem we had was our bedroom was far too hot (and we feel the cold!) The rest of the hostel was fine. We could not spend time in our room because of the heat. Perhaps the room ducts were faulty. Otherwise, very good, on consideration.

  • John, August

    97.5% average
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    Excellent staff, very tidy, shower floors could be nicer, but overall am excellent hostel, world class standard

  • Wendy, August

    87.5% average
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    This is a great hostel for everyone, not just backpackers. The location is terrific, the rooms clean and quiet, the bathroom facilities are good too. There are movies at night and comfortable tv rooms so there's plenty to do. Highly recommended.

  • James, August

    100% average
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    Just great. Has everything. Close to transport, pubs & restaurants. Room tidy & clean. Staff couldn't have helped more or been more pleasant. Will stay again for sure. Thank you YHA & cheers. James H

  • Zipei, August

    67.5% average
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    wifi does not work in my room 421 I bought the wifi card but I cannot use I asked to refund but staff said no It is not fair

  • Wing Ki, August

    82.5% average
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  • Jill, August

    100% average
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    So convenient to station access for all train/bus/air travel. Exceptional reception staff late at night when I arrived. Quiet hostel, 24hr part kitchen, lift, easy access to everything. Have stayed many times.

  • Emily, August

    100% average
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  • caroline, August

    85% average
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    This hostel is in a good location and has goof facilities. The only problem is that its so big it can be hard to meet people

  • Haylee, August

    90% average
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  • timothy, August

    80% average
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  • Veronica, August

    70% average
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    The hostel has a perfect location, but it does look worn. The rugs seem dirty, there is mould in the showers and it has no glam at all. I stayed at a 4 female dorm which at times seemed tiny. I also think that eating a dish in the room should be forbidden because of the smell (snacks Ican understand). A lot of young people behave as if they owned the place, whichcan be uncomfortable.

  • James, August

    90% average
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  • Yves, August

    82.5% average
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    Nice place to stay in Sydney, close to Central Station and St. George Street, with a very good cafe.

  • Ming-Che, August

    72.5% average
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  • Maria, August

    100% average
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  • Jia yong, August

    92.5% average
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  • John, August

    85% average
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    Double room with ensuite exceeded expectations and makes a good option for couples. Would stay there again.

  • Brenda, August

    97.5% average
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    Apart from the convenient location, availability of meals, and adequacy of sleeping and bathing arrangements, I really enjoyed meeting my very interesting and delightful room-mates. I was happy to discover the lounge/sitting area for comfort and quiet.

  • Marc, August

    77.5% average
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    Great location - 2mins from airport train station - 10 min walk to main shopping malls Very Clean Great extra amenities Lacking crucial features of any hostel: No free wifi In dorms the power points arn't next to the beds

  • Susanne, August

    100% average
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  • Kenton, August

    77.5% average
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    This hostel is very conveniently located right next to Central Station--very convenient if you take the train from the airport. I walked everywhere I went while in Sydney--the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, etc. I think the location is good for experiencing most of the city.

  • Saranya, August

    80% average
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  • Pearl, August

    100% average
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    If you want to meet new friends while you stay in a hotel-ish backpacker lodge. Here is the place to stay. Each day I meet new friends which leads to a new journey at the end of your stay.

  • naomi, August

    100% average
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  • Christina, August

    100% average
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  • Bernie, August

    87.5% average
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    Location, location and friendly staff. Great kitchen facilities. Room adequate though not a standout.

  • Arvindkumar, August

    82.5% average
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  • Tommaso, August

    75% average
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  • Myung Hwa, August

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • TIK WAH, August

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    The room light is not enough ,Wi-Fi is not strong enough even i pay for it

  • Margaret, August

    72.5% average
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    Staff on front desk quite unfriendly and seemed to be more interested in the "younger "clientele or what was going on around them.

  • Tee, August

    90% average
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    just across the road from Central station, light rail and free city bus wouldn't really consider anywhere else when staying overnight for an early flight. be at International or Domestic Terminals within 30 minutes. a few minutes walk to Chinatown and Paddys market and even Darling Harbour

  • caroline, August

    100% average
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  • Veronica, August

    97.5% average
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    I was pleasantly surprised by this hostel. The facilities and the overall atmosphere were comfortable. There were a few things which stood out to me most though 1) Large lockable lockers in the rooms for your use. 2) Coin lockers downstairs for you to store your extra items in that were secure and at a decent cost. 3) There were always people downstairs at the reception if you needed assistance.

  • Allison, August

    92.5% average
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    staff awesome. room pretty clean. Group in adjoining rooms were very loud, slamming doors, talking and yelling in the coridoor, hard if you are a family trying to sleep.

  • Cátia, August

    30% average
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    Reception staff extremely rude and impolite. out of energy for the mobile dirty room and bathroom

  • Caroline, August

    92.5% average
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    We find this hostel very comfortable and convenient as we travel to and from Canberra by train and travel in and around Sydney by train. As we are elderly the ability to rent a room with en suite is much appreciated.

  • Lena, August

    57.5% average
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  • Ryan, August

    85% average
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  • Maria, August

    80% average
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  • Karen, August

    100% average
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    A huge hostel with many well appointed facilities including a cinema. Very convenient location and a cafe too. Many wonderful travellers passing through.

  • Lauren, August

    100% average
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  • Anthony, August

    97.5% average
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  • Melanie, August

    100% average
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    The staff and management are fantastic and always go the extra mile! The location couldn't be better and the room was spotless! Great value for money! Will be back!

  • Casey, August

    92.5% average
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  • Jason, August

    100% average
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  • JJ, August

    75% average
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  • MARGARET, August

    90% average
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    Very friendly and efficient staff, excellent location and value.

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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