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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)
Friendly,welcoming,clean and fantastic location.
Peter B. (November 2014)
Loved staying here and will say here everytime I stay in Sydney
Felicity R. (November 2014)
Excellent atmosphere, service and location
Brenda B. (November 2014)
The staff are so happy and friendly it's great.
Matthew C. (November 2014)
Wonderful location! Good clean hostel and I loved the archaeological site next door!
Sophie R. (November 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.
I loved Sydney and staying in the Rocks helped us save time since we were in the heart of the tourist area. Easy access to circular quay, easy to get to the airport, the train, the ferry, restaurants, art galleries, the Opera House. The location of this YHA can't be beat if you are visiting Sydney, just don't expect anything other than a basic room that might be HOT. The showers & beds are good.
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)