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.

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as with all hostels there need to be more elec sockets now that we are in such a technological age. might be worth reminding young tenants that when they share a room with strangers the bed lights are there so that everyone can 'do their own thing'. if they want a room that is absolutely dark/quiet they should book a single room! I experienced unpleasantness from younger tenants because I like to read for a few mins before sleep. also complaints because I and my friend snored!


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Sun 15 Mar 2015

Excellent location! toilets are not new but are very clean. Beds are comfortable.


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Thu 12 Mar 2015