Sydney Central YHA

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  • We used the Sydney YHA as a central stay for our adult family it was a great weekend.

    Rhonda E. (April 2014)

    Great location if coming in on train. Quiet, close to transportation options, fabulous cafe with best prices on great meals in Oz!

    Kimberly R. (April 2014)

    What a shame PERFECT wasnt on the overall performance scale. As a carer/grandmother travelling with a teenage grandson for the first time, it was refreshing to find such a beautiful enviroment that we could both enjoy anf feel at home. Will definatel...

    Val F. (April 2014)

    Very nice hostel! I really can recommend it to others!

    Sofie D. (April 2014)

    The hostel was lovely:) Will definitely return again thanks :D

    hannah b. (April 2014)

    To be honest, I've only ever used this hostel as a 1 night stopover for going to the airport but it's in a great location and the facilities seem great. Maybe one day I'll get back for a proper stay.

    Nicola W. (April 2014)

    excellent staff, room and showers

    Donna B. (April 2014)

    Fabulous YHA central in close proximity to train station allowing easy travel from airport. Big family rooms suitable for our family of 4, beds were comfortable. Staff very friendly and accommodating, fantastic share kitchen facilities. Teenager lov...

    JANE P. (April 2014)

    I stayed at Sydney Central YHA with my 8 year old and 11 year old sons and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The family room was great - clean, spacious, beds very comfortable and even a TV for a bit of downtime. The YHA cafe was handy and served good fo...

    Anne Q. (April 2014)

    Very clean and modern facilities, excellent kitchen and dining room, very large and modern. Well equipt. Dining room has large tables, plenty of room doesn't feel cheap and dodgy. Everything you could need and want.

    Abigayle T. (April 2014)

  • Visiting Sydney? Stay smack bang in the city centre at Sydney Central YHA Hostel close to all the action! 

    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

    Our hostel offers panoramic rooftop with awesome city views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, travel agency and so much more.

    Sydney Central YHA is a three-time winner (and Hall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards and is housed in a heritage-listed building.

    It's the backpackers hostel that never closes with 24-hour security access. Group accommodation and disabled access is also available.

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    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival. 

  • Facilities

    • Airconditioning
    • Bar
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Disabled Access
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Meeting Room Info Pack
  • Activities

    • Beach
    • City
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
  • Things to do 

    Sydney Central YHA hostel is a short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Star Casino, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney Entertainment Centre, shops, backpacker pubs, cafes, clubs and cinemas.

    The budget backpacker accommodation is close to all the major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Centrepoint Tower.

    You can catch the light rail (tram) to Sydney's Star City Casino, Darling Harbour and Fish Markets from opposite the hostel.


    Check out Scubar, Sydney Central YHA's own backpacker bar located in the basement. Pool comps, theme nights, pub crawls. It's a short walk from the hostel to the cinemas and a number of Sydney's main theatres. Cafes and cheap and cheerful eats nearby in Chinatown and Surry Hills.

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    Food Store 

    Cafe in building & mini supermarket next door.

    Accepted Cards

    MasterCard, Visa