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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)
Bright clean wide open hostel in an amazing location full of history. Incredible! Better view of the harbor from the roof than many of the luxury hotels around for a fraction of the price.
Jennifer W. (September 2014)
Brilliant value for money for a business traveller to Sydney CBD. View of the Opera House out my window, everything I needed and half the price of big hotels nearby.
Gail W. (September 2014)
Definitely great value in a shared dorm, especially given the location and the quality of the recently-built building and facilities! Staff were always helpful, and the environmental initiatives were also great to see. The best part-- definitely the ...
Tamara S. (September 2014)
I was very impressed with all aspects of the yha. We even had a complementary pancake mix to our disposal this morning. Well done, yha!
Graham E. (September 2014)
Fantastic hostel. One of the only hostels in the quirky Rocks location, would def recommend, great facilities.
Emma T. (September 2014)
Great views. The perfect base for exploring Sydney and surrounding areas. You wont be disappointed.
reay u. (September 2014)
Fantastic site-such a pleasure to be walking thru the rocks each day. My 1st non dorm stay -was so delighted to find tea & coffee in twin room. $7 dollar breakfast choices great value for money on short stay.
Kristina H. (September 2014)
Really great facilities, very helpful and flexible staff. The best hostel in Sydney by far!
Rodney Q. (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.
Just walk! There are so many interesting alleyways to explore and Circular quay is also within easy walking distance.
Lots of lovely restaurants in the area if you want to eat out.
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)