Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square adjoins Central Station and is in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district. For something different, guests can stay in one of the funky railway carriages on the former Platform Zero, or try one of the comfy rooms in the historic 1904 main building, now converted into contemporary modern accommodation.

Hostel facilities include a spa pool, Internet cafe, 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas and a self-catering kitchen. This fun Sydney hostel also has an activities and entertainment program. In a convenient location, guests can walk to nearby pubs, Chinatown and Darling Harbour.

Australia’s largest and most famous city, Sydney is home to beautiful beaches, iconic buildings, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, and a uniquely vibrant culture. From the breath-taking views of Sydney Harbour to the peaceful Hyde Park, Sydney has something for everyone.

What travellers think

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  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Shopping

Green rating



Good location and friendly staff.


Avatar for Arnuparp


Mon 20 Apr 2015

There are plainly too few compartments for dry food. People were reduced to leaving their food in plastic bags on the floor by the food compartments. The overall impression is that no one shows leadership amongst the staff. There is no active engagement or plan to improve the hostel. The fridges, too, are barely large enough for everyone's food. It is a popular hostel; it works fairly well and I simply don't think anyone is interested in trying to make things better.


Avatar for Michael


Sat 04 Apr 2015