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Sydney - Sydney Central YHA

11 Rawson Place, Corner Pitt St & Rawson Pl, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Overall Rating 80%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 73%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 88%
Security 82%
Service 78%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 70%

Stay in the centre of Sydney in this premier hostel with everything. Enjoy rooftop views of Sydney, free Wi-Fi hotspot, an underground bar, pool, sauna, cinema, travel desk, activities and more.

  • Dorm
    From $24.41
  • Private
    From $64.79
10 or more people?
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Sydney Hostel

Hostel Sydney

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Come and stay at Sydney Central YHA, the only 5 star hostel in Sydney in a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct. This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city.

Extensive facilities include two large well equipped kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, cinema, pool table, TV rooms, Internet, meeting rooms, YHA Travel desk, cafe, mini supermarket and one of Sydney's most popular bars, 'Scubar'.

Sydney Central hostel is close to all the major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Centrepoint Tower. You can catch the light rail (tram) to Sydney's Star Casino, Darling Harbour and the Fish Markets from opposite the hostel.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-2-9218-9000

Fax. +61-2-9218-9099

sydcentral@yha.com.au

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • China Town (Less than 500 m)
  • Darling Harbour (1 to 2km)
  • Sydney Opera House (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Needs better recycling facilities, Our room was very stuffy at night (hate to think what it would be like in summer), needs either to lower room temperature, or allow for windows to open This hostel attracts rowdy patrons, loud and boisterous well in the night.

60%

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Hang,

Tue 31 Dec 2019

Pros: very centrally located. And it just got even more convenient as the new Light Rail stop Haymarket is bang outside the doorstep. Cons - awful staff. Most are ignorant about Sydney and provided zero value in helping me plan my stay. Questions were met with a “I think so...”, “I suppose so” or “you should check the internet for information”. Doh, thanks. I didn’t know I could!!

80%

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Vikram,

Sat 28 Dec 2019

I've stayed here quite a few times, but each time I forget that the noise that floats up from the street can affect a light sleeper. It probably depends on the day/night of the week. We stayed on a Thursday and Friday night and it got quite noisey from the light rail and dumpster emptying. If you can sleep though that you'll be comfy and fine :)

100%

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Scott,

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Close to Darling harbour. More of a walk to the Opera house, but still convenient. Next to railway station. Great activities offered. We enjoyed the walk from Cover to Bondi; made easy by friendly staff. We found our double private room spacious and comfortable and as quiet as could be expected in the middle of a city. Hostel has lots of good facilities.

90%

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Zilpah,

Tue 03 Dec 2019

I haven’t stayed in this hostel before and it was great and convenient for me to walk to Central Station to catch a train to the domestic airport.

100%

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Angela,

Sat 02 Nov 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (3 to 5km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
10km to Sydney Airport. Direct trains to Central Station. Shuttle buses also run to the hostel.
Bus
50m to bus stop
Car
Secured underground parking AUD$20 per day
Rail
Central Railway Station is directly opposite the hostel
Sustainability

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