Sydney Central YHA

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  • Good for a budget & a very useful location -- basic, helpful staff, near transport, good facilities, social.

    Lisa S. (July 2014)

    The location and facilities are very good

    Christina W. (July 2014)

    This is a busy hostel, but it was clean and safe.

    Tony I. (July 2014)

    Very convenient location just over the street from central station

    penelope l. (July 2014)

    The staff were friendly, the room spacious and clean.

    Julie M. (July 2014)

    Very nice hostel I recommend it to any backpacker

    Charles-Edouard V. (July 2014)

    Great experience. I really didn't like the idea of staying at a hostel at first but I'm converted now. Very clean and secure and the the little backpacker's bar next door is cool as well

    Matt M. (July 2014)

    I stayed here with my husband and two young daughters. The staff were very friendly and personable and we loved the central location. When I snored too much the front desk were very helpful about moving us into different rooms! My husband found th...

    Rachel C. (July 2014)

    This hostel is ideal if you want easy access to the city and its attractions. Darling Harbour, Capitol Theatre, the Aquarium, Chinatown etc etc are within easy walking distance, and further away attractions are easily accessed by bus or train; there ...

    Karin H. (July 2014)

    great location, short walk from central station and to the free city bus on george street, stayed in private room with shared bathroom,lovely cafe

    Katrin H. (July 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