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Sydney - Sydney Harbour YHA

110 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney, 2000, Australia

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Overall Rating 95%

From 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 99%
Security 95%
Service 95%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 91%

Sydney's only hostel in the historic harbour-side precinct - The Rocks - with stunning views of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge!

  • Dorm
    From $29.62
  • Private
    From $119.28
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Sydney Hostel

Hostel Sydney

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, Sydney Harbour YHA is the only budget accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct. This multi-award winning hostel boasts gob-smacking views across Sydney Harbour and combines state-of-the-art facilities with a unique heritage experience of Sydney.

As well as a large self-catering kitchen, spacious communal areas, Internet, on-site grocery store, coffee bar and large rooftop terrace, all rooms have en-suites and air-conditioning. Daily activities and a tour desk will help you get the most out of your Sydney experience!

YHA Sydney Harbour is within walking distance to Sydney’s iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbour and Sydney Observatory, and close to must-do activities like Bridge Climb, Rocks Markets, jet boating and harbour cruises. Eat at Sydney’s best restaurants or party the night away at various nearby nightclubs.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-2-8272-0900

Fax. +61-2-8272-0950

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sydney Opera House (500m to 1km)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Less than 500 m)
  • Botanical Gardens (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



This is the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Well run, very clean, friendly staff, great location: it can't be beat, unless there was a beach right there, but this is the city! The best. My only improvement is from the guest side: If you are a moderate to loud snoring bunkmates a service and book a private room...but the location and hostel: the best! Thank you :)


Avatar for John


Wed 06 Dec 2017

Wonderfull Service! they are really helpfull. Could ask them anything they alsways had a good answer. Good facilities. I loked the lobby with the kitchen in the back ans the terrace. And thge Spot where it sits: the Rocks. Really awsome!


Avatar for Marion


Tue 05 Dec 2017

Super Hostel. Das einzige was nicht passt, ist der Mitgliedsrabatt der wurde mir verweigert. Was viel ausmacht bei beworbenen 10%. Mein Mietgliedsausweis würde damit abgetan: "was soll ich damit? Gibt es nicht" Das hinterlässt einfach einen schlechten Gesamteindruck was Hostel Sydney angeht.


Avatar for Phillip


Sun 29 Oct 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

12.6km to Sydney Airport. Take shuttle bus to the YHA or airport train to Wynyard Station.
The hostel is 2.6km to the coach terminal at Sydney's Central Station. 250 metres to 431/433 Sydney bus stops
Sydney Harbour YHA is 600 metres to Circular Quay for all Sydney Harbour ferry services
Alternate Transport
Located in Sydney's historic Rocks precinct only 600 metres to Circular Quay. Contact the hostel for detailed directions and walking instructions. Limited paid street parking. Wilson Clocktower Car Parking Station is located at 55 Harrington Street one block downhill from the YHA. Entrance to the car-park is adjacent to 75 Harrington Street. Guests of Sydney Harbour YHA pay discounted rates when validated at the hostel.
Limited paid street parking. 1 block away is extra parking guests pay discounted rates
Sydney Harbour YHA is 600 metres to Circular Quay station (some stairs) or 700 metres to Wynyard station (flat walk). Directions on our website.

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