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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

89% average
Cleanliness: 88%
Condition of Facilities: 87%
Efficiency of Service: 87%
Friendliness of Staff: 87%
Location: 97%
Overall Atmosphere: 86%
Security and Safety: 90%
Value for money: 88%
7937 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Pierre, September

    90% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • JONGSU, September

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    It's very good location for travelers who want stay in the sity.

  • Emma, September

    72.5% average
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    Efficiency of Service: 40%
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    Location: 100%
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    Value for money: 80%

    Sydney Central YHA has a convenient location & is great value for money.

  • Tyler, September

    75% average
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  • Anita, September

    97.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    My friend and I stayed there for the weekend and it was simply amazing. we had a twin room and a bathroom to ourselves which was lovely for a change and I am thankful that there were lockers to store our stuff in after we checked out as we were heading to a convention ^_^ Best experience I have ever had with a hostel A++++

  • Elizabeth, September

    95% average
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    Great hostel - clean, comfortable and close to Central Railway.

  • Louise, September

    87.5% average
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  • Daniel, September

    57.5% average
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  • Timothy, September

    85% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    I would like to thank the hostel for providing me with PRIVATE accomodation. I don't like reccomending for or against in anything jus was it generally satisfactory enough.

  • Abigail, September

    82.5% average
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    Friendliness of Staff: 40%
    Location: 80%
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    Security and Safety: 100%
    Value for money: 60%

    This is a great place to stay. Very clean and great rooms. It is right across the street from the train station which is great, but it is a long walk from the harbor. Also, you have to pay for Wifi. We had an experience with an unfriendly staff member as well. But overall it was a great stay.

  • Chen, September

    100% average
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  • CHUN KIT, September

    100% average
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  • Darren, September

    92.5% average
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    Great value, friendly staff, fantastic location! Would definitely stay again!

  • Heike, September

    77.5% average
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  • James, September

    92.5% average
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  • Rodric, September

    100% average
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  • Milagros, September

    80% average
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  • Emma, September

    100% average
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    Fantastic hostel. I always use YHA's as per their high standards and this one is no exception. Very clean, exc facilities and a pain-free experience. Cheers!

  • Christopher, September

    82.5% average
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  • Alison, September

    100% average
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    Brill time can't wait to go back!!

  • GRAHAME, September

    100% average
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    Friendly staff great service clean room good restaurant and reasonable rates one could not wish for more oh and great location Well done Grahame.

  • BONGKOO, September

    62.5% average
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  • Bernadette, September

    92.5% average
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    Overall a pleasant experience, only issue was couldn't sleep due to the traffic noise.

  • James, September

    75% average
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    Efficiency of Service: 40%
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    Value for money: 80%

    I called and ask if my booking for four people for a four person mixed room would mean that all four of us would be together. The person on the phone said yes and told me that the easiest way was to book online for this, and so I did. Unfortunately two people were together while the other two were in other rooms on their own. The Reception was very nice in trying to fix this but could not.

  • Pierre, August

    97.5% average
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  • kwag, August

    100% average
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    it was good night. we stayed in 4 male room, and it was like a hotel room only without bathroom. so i recomenend sydney yha for all of backpakers

  • Therese, August

    100% average
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  • Martin, August

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Melvyn, August

    95% average
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  • ESTELLE, August

    92.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

  • Jacqueline, August

    100% average
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  • Aashlee, August

    100% average
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    2 senior ladies sharing twin share with en-suite - shower curtain could be longer - closer to the floor - drainage of shower needs care against slipping - very impressed - excellant facilities. We stayed 7 days

  • Jiarong, August

    82.5% average
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  • Rosemary, August

    95% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    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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    Value for money: 100%

    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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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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