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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 Wynyard Station. Download detailed walking instructions below.
Sydney Harbour backpacker hostel recommends alighting at Wynyard Station which is an easy walk to the hostel. 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 Wynyard Station.
Sydney Harbour YHA hostel is an easy walk 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)
I have stayed here many times. Easily the best YHA.
Tracey G. (December 2014)
Absolutely brilliant solution for a family who is looking for a low cost alternative in Sydney. We are 2 adults and 3 kids aged 12, 8 and 5 and this accommodated us perfectly in the family room.
Dana W. (December 2014)
We have stayed here the second time and really enjoyed it.
Joerg W. (December 2014)
Best hostel ever!
Samuel S. (December 2014)
Had a great weekend. The view was awesome. Your staff are extremely friendly. The air condiditon was not so good.
Kate S. (December 2014)
We stayed for 2 visits totalling 5 nights. A great location and excellent price for the overall stay at great location in Sydney. Would definitely stay there again. As the time passed and we learned of the ways to access the site the location became ...
Douglas U. (December 2014)
Clean, friendly hostel in an amazing location. Would definitely re-book in the future!
Bianca T. (December 2014)
One of the best hostels on the planet.
Thomas W. (December 2014)
We have stayed here before and love the position and views.
Christine P. (December 2014)
Similar to other YHA hostel I stayed, the staff at the YHA The Rock are very helpful and friendly. Grateful for their advices on parking and room arrangement.
BARBARA PUI KWAN C. (December 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.
My tip would be to drop your luggage off first then park your car. Those stairs are a killer.
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)