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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)
Amazing location with the friendliest staff who made my first time in a hostel awesome. Everyone was so helpful and the rooms are very quiet. Definitely will be recommending and staying again!
Jessica C. (August 2014)
The second time we have stayed here. The location is so convenient with easy walking to many historic sites, shopping and gardens. great facilities.
tony w. (August 2014)
Great location and facilities
Jonathan W. (August 2014)
This hostel is a great location and walking distance to major attractions and transportation to get to places further away.
Aimee P. (August 2014)
Wow! What a great hostel! The location is amazing: right in between the harbour bridge and the Harbour/the Rocks. Everything is within walking distance. The views from the roof top terrace are amazing. The hostel is very clean and calm and was a plea...
Vicky H. (August 2014)
Good & very clean hostel. 5-10mins walk from the train station. Location was good at the quiet side of the city. Facilities, great. Staff warm & inviting. Will definitely be back
Fazlur R. (August 2014)
Great place to stay.
Anne-Doerte G. (August 2014)
Got to be one of the best if only for location - also modern, bright, built on history - great place to get your first idea of the city's history.
Christine D. (August 2014)
It's so wonderful looking to Opera House at terrace.
Norio T. (August 2014)
I have stayed in many YHA's. The location, facilities and staff service were tops. Thank you.
Margaret G. (August 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.
The hostel is very close to many attractions in Sydney. It is also very close to public transport to allow the traveller to venture further out of the city.
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)