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
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Culture

Green rating



I spend nice days at Central Cydney YHA. Thanks for your services. It's a pity you don't have twin rooms.


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Mon 23 Nov 2015

I really like the location! its very central, just like the name says. The rooms and bathrooms seem clean and the kitchen area is huge, I really like that as well. What you can improve in is better knifes!!! please. And also the staff could be more friendly and helpful. Maybe they should try to interact with the guests more, so that no everyone is a zombie in the common area. It would definitely improve your ratings. ;)


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Tue 17 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Taronga Zoo and the blue mountains

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Fri 17 Jul 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

The Capitol

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Fri 17 Jul 2015