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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)
Great location, Easy walk to Circular Quay. Best way to meet new people also.
Loved the free pancake mix that was available in the morning also for breakfast.
Will recommend to any one that likes to travel independently.
Paris S. (February 2015)
Best YHA we have stayed at in NZ and AUZ.
Leslie L. (February 2015)
Fantastic location with superb views over Sydney harbour from the top floor sun deck. Located in the rocks area close to some of Sydney's top hotels. This is the first yha I have been to and I would definitely come back and stay here if I return to S...
Andrew S. (February 2015)
This was our first venture into youth hosteling in Australia and set a very high standard to follow. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the BBQ Tuesday night was much appreciated.
Carla A. (February 2015)
Such a good location! Such a great view! Great value for money, very clean and safe. Enjoyed my stay and will recommend it to others :)
Kristeen P. (February 2015)
I had a private room which felt more like a hotel than hostel. Location is excellent. Very clean and communal areas are fantastic.
Courtney K. (February 2015)
Friendly staff and good service! The room and bathroom was super clean and I had a good night sleep! The architecture was pretty rad as well :)
Ragnhild U. (February 2015)
Excellent location. Very good facilities. Comfy bed with wash room.
Julie K. (February 2015)
Everyone in this hostel is very friendly and helpful! Enjoyed the view from the roof a lot!
Martina O. (February 2015)
Fabulous facilities and great central position - staff very helpful and friendly. Can't think of any negatives!
Margie L. (February 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.
Take advantage of the breakfasts-also the evening burger & BBQ up on the Terrace is also a real money saver & good value-the restaurants in The Rocks are pretty pricey-
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.
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)