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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing

Green rating



This is an outstanding hostel. The staff are knowledgeable and fun, the rooms were modern and bright and the public spaces large and welcoming. The roof terrace had a spectacular view across Sydney harbour. And extremely central.


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Fri 20 Mar 2015

Not very satisfied about the fee charges for luggage storage BEFORE 2 pm check-in.....


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Thu 19 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Pancakes on the Rocks isn't too far a walk and is open late. Typical all-day breakfast fare, but it hits the spot after a long day traveling. Circular Queue is about a 10 minute walk away, so all the shops and cafes, etc. are right there too.

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Wed 23 Apr 2014