Sydney Central YHA

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  • Double room with ensuite exceeded expectations and makes a good option for couples. Would stay there again.

    John T. (August 2014)

    Apart from the convenient location, availability of meals, and adequacy of sleeping and bathing arrangements, I really enjoyed meeting my very interesting and delightful room-mates. I was happy to discover the lounge/sitting area for comfort and qui...

    Brenda M. (August 2014)

    If you want to meet new friends while you stay in a hotel-ish backpacker lodge. Here is the place to stay. Each day I meet new friends which leads to a new journey at the end of your stay.

    Pearl L. (August 2014)

    just across the road from Central station, light rail and free city bus wouldn't really consider anywhere else when staying overnight for an early flight. be at International or Domestic Terminals within 30 minutes. a few minutes walk to Chinatown a...

    Tee M. (August 2014)

    I was pleasantly surprised by this hostel. The facilities and the overall atmosphere were comfortable. There were a few things which stood out to me most though 1) Large lockable lockers in the rooms for your use. 2) Coin lockers downstairs for you t...

    Veronica K. (August 2014)

    We find this hostel very comfortable and convenient as we travel to and from Canberra by train and travel in and around Sydney by train. As we are elderly the ability to rent a room with en suite is much appreciated.

    Caroline C. (August 2014)

    A huge hostel with many well appointed facilities including a cinema. Very convenient location and a cafe too. Many wonderful travellers passing through.

    Karen S. (August 2014)

    The staff and management are fantastic and always go the extra mile! The location couldn't be better and the room was spotless! Great value for money! Will be back!

    Melanie H. (August 2014)

  • Visiting Sydney? Stay smack bang in the city centre at Sydney Central YHA Hostel close to all the action! 

    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

    Our hostel offers panoramic rooftop with awesome city views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, travel agency and so much more.

    Sydney Central YHA is a three-time winner (and Hall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards and is housed in a heritage-listed building.

    It's the backpackers hostel that never closes with 24-hour security access. Group accommodation and disabled access is also available.

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    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival. 

  • Facilities

    • Airconditioning
    • Bar
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Disabled Access
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Meeting Room Info Pack 
  • Activities

    • Beach
    • City
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
  • Things to do 

    Sydney Central YHA hostel is a short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Star Casino, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney Entertainment Centre, shops, backpacker pubs, cafes, clubs and cinemas.

    The budget backpacker accommodation 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 City Casino, Darling Harbour and Fish Markets from opposite the hostel.


    Check out Scubar, Sydney Central YHA's own backpacker bar located in the basement. Pool comps, theme nights, pub crawls. It's a short walk from the hostel to the cinemas and a number of Sydney's main theatres. Cafes and cheap and cheerful eats nearby in Chinatown and Surry Hills.

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    Food Store 

    Cafe in building & mini supermarket next door.

    Accepted Cards

    MasterCard, Visa