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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)
Clean, friendly, well equipped, and just 5 mins. away from the opera house - unbeatable!!!!
Matthias K. (March 2015)
Fantastic clean and tidy place to stay - amongst it all ! We stayed as a family and all loved our stay.
phaedra w. (March 2015)
Amazing views, great view. It is the best hostel I've ever been.
Ileana C. (March 2015)
Love this hostel!! great location in the centre of everything easy, short walk to Circular Quay, great roof top terrace as well!!
Jane S. (March 2015)
close and convenient to attractions and various transportation; clean and comfortable rooms. common areas; beautiful roof top terrace, I spent 11 days there, enjoyed every day!
Patricia T. (March 2015)
We stay here repeatedly as a family, love the private family rooms, so convenient
Karena B. (March 2015)
Excellent location, amazing top floor balcony views, friendly staff, easy check in and check out. If I came back to Sydney I'd use this again
Daniel W. (March 2015)
Gorgeous. Friendly staff and the views next to none! Amazing place. Clean and spacious ! Will be back my mum is 78 and she's coming back alone!!
Cathy K. (March 2015)
Great vibe, great people and perfect location. I highly recommend it to other travellers.
Veronica T. (March 2015)
Best hostel I've ever stayed at. Great location, clean, big and smart rooms. Very friendly and nice for any kind of guests.
Elin B. (March 2015)
................................................................................................Sydney Harbour YHA New Year's Eve PackageWant to welcome 2016 in style? We have the best view in Sydney for fireworks and celebrations. Bookings will open online on 8th April 2015 at 9am Sydney time. Please read this information sheet for booking instructions and conditions. .................................................................................................
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.
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.
Do the Susannah museum. Try Lird Nelson Beer., it's preservative free and yummy!! Walk around with historical information on hand! The rocks is fascinating history and I live in Sydney!! Love this place. Keep away from The Orient Hotel, it's a dive and just a pick up place. The liquor store is 36 Carrington St . Phillips foot pub is best for food. The mercantile best for handsome men!
Have fun x
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 this Harbour City as you complete your BridgeClimb.
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)