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Sydney Central YHA
11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
Phone: (+612) 9218 9000
Fax: (+612) 9218 9099
Hostel Manager: Jennifer Palmer
24 hour reception. Check-in from 1pm.
100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.
100 metres from hostel to station. Sydney Central YHA hostel is located opposite Central Railway Station.
10 km to airport. Take train to Sydney Central Station, or catch taxi or shuttle bus to the door of the hostel.
From the city centre, take any bus down George Street and alight at Rawson Place beside Sydney Central YHA.
Undercover parking available for $25 per day. Bookings essential. Small/medium cars only.
Our hostel in Sydney is suitable for group accommodation. For more information, download the group accommodation info pack.
A huge place, but friendly, clean and tidy and decent communal spaces
Naomi P. (December 2014)
Overall, a massively comfortable and enjoyable experience staying at YHA Sydney Central.
Danny Y. (December 2014)
It was nice experience. would like to visit and stay again.
swapnil g. (December 2014)
Clean and safe. Great location as well, easy to walk everywhere.
Andrea V. (December 2014)
Very strategic venue as it is across the road from Central Station. Comfortable & quiet.
Elsie M. (December 2014)
Yes, excellent location & so close to the railway station & shops.
Great, so central and easy to get to. great staff very friendly and helpful. The café also gives great value for money. Overall a fantastic place to stay on a budget
Melanie W. (December 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.
Getting to Sydney Central YHA (72kb, PDF)
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.
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.
Found a yummy deli close to a tram stop (Cyril's Delicatessen
181 Hay Street, Haymarket NSW 2000). You can take the tram from the railway station for a nice trip to the fish markets and other areas.
Have an early morning jog around Darling Harbour.
China town is around the corner &shops/restaurants are open late. You can buy ingredients and cook your brekkie. Coffee is $1 at convenience stores
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Ph: 02 9653 9953
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YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)