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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Eco-tourism
  • Socialising

Green rating



My only complaint is that I found the air-conditioning in my dorm, 802, to be less than adequate and so had some trouble sleeping. Otherwise, everything was fine.


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Tue 24 Feb 2015

The best thing of this place is that it is REALLY close to the central station. Overall is was okay, but the rooms would be better if it had bigger windows or was more brighter.


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Jae Young,

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Scubar next door. They sell cheap pizza in the evening.

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Tue 27 May 2014

Budget meal tip

Any restaurant in nearby China Town.

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Fri 13 Jun 2014