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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)
The stay was very good!
Rebecca W. (January 2015)
Best place to spend NYE at Sydney, very good location.
raquel v. (January 2015)
Great views, great location, great place!
Lilo J. (January 2015)
This YHA is in the best ever location. Its a lovely new, clean building, the archaeological site interpretation is great, common areas really welcoming and balcony with views is stunning.
Keri W. (January 2015)
when you request for turn on cooler in room,just tell the staff you had closed window.Or you will be asked to close window and back to the staff again.
Shu-chen C. (January 2015)
I suppose the only bad thing is cockroaches. Just 1 or 2 can be found crawling around.
Simply buy any cockroach poisoning agent such as chemical gel/spray/granules and all will be fine.
MUHAMMAD ABDILLAH B. (January 2015)
No free wi-fi which is expensive.
Doubble bed small.
A few personell a little short in communications.
Lennart W. (January 2015)
Great location, easy to walk or catch public transportation. Good eating options. Best view of harbor and opera house. Clean, basic accommodations.
Betty T. (January 2015)
My children thought it was a fun place to stay and want to stay at the hostel next time we are in Sydney
Anna H. (January 2015)
Wonderful modern design building in a stunning location
Dianne O. (January 2015)
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) 2015 terrace package
Please see information sheet below. Bookings will open later in 2015. Watch out for information here and on the Sydney Harbour YHA Facebook page.
Sydney Harbour YHA 2015 NYE Package
SHYHA awards Feb 2014
Located in The Rocks, Sydney's historic heart, this 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.
Make sure you bring good walking shoes. Dining out can be expensive so take advantage of any meal deals on offer, and check trip advisor for reviews first.
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.
Concession entry to the ever changing and always fascinating Museum of Sydney.
Ph: 02 9251 5988
25% off adult tickets.
Ph: 02 9808 3700
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)