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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: 85%
Condition of Facilities: 85%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 85%
Location: 95%
Overall Atmosphere: 85%
Security and Safety: 91%
Value for money: 84%
7807 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Benjamin, July

    80% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Overall this is an excellent hostel, but I was very disappointed that there was not a complementary baggage storage when you leave. Every other hostel I know of holds your bags for you on the last day while you go out. I found it quite discourteous that they would not grant me this small convenience after staying there for 4 days.

  • angela, July

    82.5% average
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  • Mike, July

    67.5% average
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  • Lei, July

    92.5% average
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  • Lisa, July

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Good for a budget & a very useful location -- basic, helpful staff, near transport, good facilities, social.

  • Rajendrasinh, July

    100% average
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  • Kayleigh, July

    67.5% average
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  • Kalla, July

    82.5% average
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  • Christina, July

    77.5% average
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    The location and facilities are very good

  • Elize, July

    100% average
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  • Valerie, July

    95% average
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    I had an extremely good experience in YHA and definitely somewhere I would recommend the stay to. I made many international friends during my 2 week stay. Also, the toilets facilities are clean and the rooms are comfortable. Only issue is that wifi is weak in the room.

  • Lieke, July

    80% average
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  • Tony, July

    97.5% average
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    This is a busy hostel, but it was clean and safe.

  • Domenico, July

    92.5% average
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  • DaHye, July

    87.5% average
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  • penelope, July

    80% average
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    Very convenient location just over the street from central station

  • Martin, July

    90% average
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  • Donna, July

    77.5% average
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  • Julie, July

    97.5% average
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    The staff were friendly, the room spacious and clean.

  • Charles-Edouard, July

    80% average
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    Very nice hostel I recommend it to any backpacker

  • Pamela, July

    97.5% average
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    I have stayed many times when I need to spend the night in the CBD although I actually live in Sydney and have found this a very good hostel as long as you choose a room on the quiet side of the building well away from the disco.

  • Pamela, July

    97.5% average
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    I have stayed many times when I need to spend the night in the CBD although I actually live in Sydney and have found this a very good hostel as long as you choose a room on the quiet side of the building well away from the disco.

  • Ken, July

    85% average
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    Closed air conditioning, but can be cool in Winter. I asked for an extra blanket at reception this time.

  • Brendan, July

    97.5% average
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  • Matt, July

    92.5% average
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    Great experience. I really didn't like the idea of staying at a hostel at first but I'm converted now. Very clean and secure and the the little backpacker's bar next door is cool as well

  • Rachel, July

    92.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
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    Value for money: 100%

    I stayed here with my husband and two young daughters. The staff were very friendly and personable and we loved the central location. When I snored too much the front desk were very helpful about moving us into different rooms! My husband found the "Scu-bar people" a bit hard to take at 2am - they were LOUD every night - but it's a YHA after all. My family rated it four out of five stars :-)

  • katethip, July

    72.5% average
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    Condition of Facilities: 80%
    Efficiency of Service: 60%
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    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
    Security and Safety: 80%
    Value for money: 80%

  • Jessica, July

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Karin, July

    95% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    This hostel is ideal if you want easy access to the city and its attractions. Darling Harbour, Capitol Theatre, the Aquarium, Chinatown etc etc are within easy walking distance, and further away attractions are easily accessed by bus or train; there is also a free bus going to Circular Quay. The staff are super helpful and friendly, and the rooms are very clean.

  • Lewis, July

    92.5% average
    Cleanliness: 80%
    Condition of Facilities: 100%
    Efficiency of Service: 100%
    Friendliness of Staff: 80%
    Location: 100%
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    Security and Safety: 100%
    Value for money: 80%

    it's not bad I would say . I would give a comparison to Adelaide's yha . The locker room here is not free ,so the day I checked out I needed to pay to store my luggage, in Adelaide's ,it's free. One night a guy on upper bed snoring really bad, and I could hardly sleep. Sometimes the toilets smell not very good. And there is some problem for the room 620's key, hard to open with key card

  • Minjong, July

    100% average
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  • Sophie, July

    92.5% average
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  • Katrin, July

    100% average
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    great location, short walk from central station and to the free city bus on george street, stayed in private room with shared bathroom,lovely cafe

  • Maureen, July

    97.5% average
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  • Brodie, July

    100% average
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  • Gudrun, July

    87.5% average
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  • Jason, July

    57.5% average
    Cleanliness: 40%
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    Value for money: 60%

    The toilets were disgustingly filthy. The beds were hard as wood. I'm not sure I got the room I paid for cos I think I paid a lot of money for what I got.

  • Claudia, July

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    The only thing i didnt like was the vacuming at 8am on saturday morning!! Too loud...couldnt go back to sleep

  • laurie, July

    87.5% average
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    Friendliness of Staff: 80%
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    Overall Atmosphere: 60%
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    Value for money: 80%

    Nice place to stay in Sydney got there after 10,30pm from nz have 24 hr recp close to train station, nice size room expected smaller room plenty of room for 8 people and good size lockers had my own paddlocks . they could have put out more quilts as 1 not enough in sydneys winter . also kitchens great size with good fridges, rooftop pool and cinema and beanbags all good but no films soccer on

  • Rhiannon, July

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    A fantastic hotel that is in the perfect location if you are heading to Sydney. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for great accommodation!

  • Sarah, July

    85% average
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  • Kirsty, July

    77.5% average
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    Value for money: 60%

    Keys to the bathroom never seemed to work even after reporting the issue and showers flooded the whole bathroom every time they were used(safety hazard waiting to happen! ). But otherwise was good, just a bit over priced in my opinion.

  • Phillip, July

    70% average
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    Good facilities but bathrooms on level 8 were dirty and unhygienic. I don't think they were cleaned during my 2 day stay. Good location and reasonable value for money though.

  • Natasha, July

    95% average
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  • Christina, July

    77.5% average
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    We had a family room & it was very spacious & comfortable. Shared bathrooms are clean & convenient. The kitchens & dining rooms are very well equipped & well thought of. I especially like the idea of a fridge space for 'free foods' & cubby hole spaces for non perishable 'free foods'! This way no food is wasted or dumped on checking out. I would definitely come back again.

  • Mayuree, July

    87.5% average
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  • Peter, July

    97.5% average
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    Position perfect next to Central Station which is great way to travel to and from Circular Quay / Manly, staff are helpful and the rest is up to you ! Enjoy the ride !!

  • Jade, July

    90% average
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    Value for money: 80%

  • Yunxiao, July

    90% average
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    Value for money: 60%

  • Helen, July

    90% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    My only problem was that on the last day my key stopped working at 9:30am so i got locked out after my shower.

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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