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Sydney Harbour YHA
110 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Phone: (+612) 8272 0900
Fax: (+612) 8272 0950
Manager: Ross Lardner
24 Hour reception
Check in from 2pm
The hostel is 2.6 kms to the coach terminal at Sydney's Central Station. Catch bus or train to Circular Quay. Download detailed walking instructions above.
Sydney Harbour backpacker hostel is 600 metres to Circular Quay station or 700 metres to Wynyard station. Download our detailed walking instructions below.
Walking instructions from Wynyard & Circular Quay train stations (1.6Mb, PDF)
12.6 kms to Sydney airport. Take shuttle bus to the YHA or airport train to Circular Quay station.
Sydney Harbour YHA hostel is 600 metres to Circular Quay for all the Sydney Harbour ferry services.
There is limited paid parking nearby (with a YHA discount when validated at the hostel). Please see the Parking Information Sheet below, or use public transport.
Parking Options for Sydney Harbour YHA (181kb, PDF)
Very good size of lockers in the room. Loved that there are so many plugg sockets available, especially at each bed. + the lamp was great too! Good and cheap breakfast offer. Amazing view from the rooftop --> the opera house. Close to circular quay f...
Sofia M. (July 2014)
This was unfortunately just an overnight stay on our way to visit family, would have loved multiple nights at this fabulous hostel! Sydney Harbour YHA had it all for us,comfortable room with lovely roomy contemporary bathroom,lovely and quiet which w...
Susan J. (July 2014)
We took our ten year old and our thirteen year old for a family holiday and found the hostel fantastic. The location is unbeatable and the history inescapable! I would recommend it to families! Book early and get a family room!
Sarah A. (July 2014)
Great place to stay, with comfy rooms and fantastic views
Alita P. (July 2014)
Absolutely love staying here, perfect location to everything and fantastic value for money!
Lucy C. (July 2014)
What an awesome central location. I really enjoyed my stay and look forward to coming back again.
Kerrie A. (July 2014)
Fantastic stay with 2 children age 9 & 11. Great 5 bed family room, spacious, comfortable, quiet and great modern ensuite bathroom. Fabulous kitchen facilities. The rooftop terrace is simply wonderful with stunning views. Great location directly n...
Meg P. (July 2014)
Hostel is in a great location, walking distance to Circular Quay and the Opera House. Our room had a great view of the Opera House. Staff were friendly and being able to buy breakfast was very convenient. Stores in the area are very expensive so go f...
Dale M. (July 2014)
Great place, great location, great room, very nice staff. I stayed in a double room with my teenage son and it was perfect !
Laurence H. (July 2014)
Best experience EVER!!! The luxury view and friendly people, moreover tasty brekkie and comfortable lounge area! Totally suitable for everyone travel at Sydney ！ perfect location and easily access to public transport, accomplished with historical vie...
Annabelle W. (July 2014)
Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour.Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience.
Explore Sydney's history and walk to all the major sights whilst staying in the heart of the city.
Multishare and double/twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views.
Sydney Harbour Hostel is also suitable for group accommodation. See the Group Accommodation page.
New Year's Eve (NYE) 2014 terrace packages is now booked out.
There is still limited availability for some room types. These remaining beds are selling out fast.
Please see the PDF below for further information.
Sydney Harbour YHA NYE Information
SHYHA awards Feb 2014
Located in The Rocks, Sydney's historic heart, this new deluxe YHA is close to all the major attractions! Explore the Sydney Opera House & Circular Quay, enjoy local historic pubs, walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge or go on a Sydney Harbour cruise.
This new YHA is the only hostel in this part of Sydney.
Check out the numerous historic pubs within The Rocks. Don't miss the largest Australian beer list in Sydney next door at The Australian Heritage Hotel. Experience culture at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Dendy Cinemas or The Basement for live music. Many nearby restaurants and night spots.
Every Saturday and Sunday the Rocks Market is held where you can find unique souviners.
Take in the view from the Sydney Harbour YHA rooftop with the live webcam.
Climb one of the world's most famous bridges - the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Experience the amazing 360 degree views of our Harbour City.
25% off adult tickets.
Ph: 02 9808 3700
Concession entry to the ever changing and always fascinating Museum of Sydney.
Ph: 02 9251 5988
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)