Sydney Central YHA

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  • Great location, good facilities (I loved the cinema!) and clean. Would definitely come back.

    Romy A. (April 2014)

    Really good hostel in center of Sydney ! The swimming pool on the roof is a real pleasure, and the view by night is pretty awesome !

    Benjamin L. (April 2014)

    It's very very good location , clean, friendly & helpful staff. For the next time i will stay here again

    Jaidao T. (April 2014)

    Very convenient and reasonably priced cafe downstairs, nice bar attached, everything within very close walking distance.. great!!

    Adrian B. (April 2014)

    Was a bit dubious about staying in a youth hostel as have never stayed in one before but after this would definitely stay in one again.

    Yvonne w. (April 2014)

    Great location! Easy access to the city!

    David W. (April 2014)

    This place is just so conveniently located and, for the price, the facilities so good, that I would recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accommodation in Sydney. Even having to climb into a top bunk at the age of 75 was made possible by the...

    Margaret L. (April 2014)

    Close to Sydney Central railway station, reasonable rates, good café and facilities.

    Stephen R. (April 2014)

    I always know that when I travel to Sydney, YHA Central is the first place that I want to stay at because it is like a second home for me and I feel good with the conditions and the service and the facilities. I cook and have my meals at the YHA Cent...

    Maureen M. (April 2014)

    Superior back packer accommodation probably the best I have ever experienced. Bed very comfortable and spotlessly clean.

    Christine W. (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