Sydney Central YHA

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  • Very friendly and helpful reception staff.

    Gabor B. (November 2014)

    Great place to stay!!! Everything you want and more, very helpful and friendly staff!

    Katja L. (November 2014)

    i love that everyone you meet at the yha are very friendly and take the time to say hello.the facilities were great and having a cinema was a superb bonus- knowing that you could chill out watching a movie for free!!!! everything is there for you at...

    Katherine H. (November 2014)

    The hostel is in an excellent location right next to Central Station. The facilities are in good condition and are kept clean. It was slightly noisy overnight on the weekend but being in the middle of the city that is expected. This is definitely one...

    Marion D. (November 2014)

    I stayed in a private room with ensuite. This was fine but very basic. The room had a damp smell which I think was from inadequate venting of the bathroom. It wasn't all that clean. Overall it was OK for the price, but the location is excellent and s...

    Alistair H. (November 2014)

    right next to central station,staff are very friendly. One big disadvantage: all doors are designed to close with a very loud "bang", which can be heard throughout the floor if anyone closes the door.

    Min Jiang C. (November 2014)

    We stayed on the 2nd floor for 1 night. The room next door had excited teenagers talking, laughing, screaming and constantly going in and out with door slamming shut. Finally at 3am I complained to reception who came up promptly but after he left, ...

    Catherine E. (November 2014)

    Staff were very friendly, everything was clean with a great atmosphere. Nice little pool upstairs too

    Charlie h. (November 2014)

    Overall a great experience my first time staying in a YHA. My only negative remark is that we had to strip our sheets and take them to the bin downstairs. If I was in a shared room fair enough but I was in a room with an ensuite, in my opinion they ...

    Rebecca S. (November 2014)

    Good location, so handy to central railway.

    Jeanette R. (November 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.

    Getting to Sydney Central YHA (72kb, PDF)

    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 (temporarily out of order)
    • 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