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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, highly recommended hostel
Nicholas M. (January 2015)
Great place, perfect location
CAMILA M. (January 2015)
My first time here and will definitely return. The room was more comfortable and better equipped that I had expected and the roof terrace was a real drawcard for my friend and I.
Margaret B. (January 2015)
Friendly service and in good condition. Smokers area on rooftop is rather unpleasant for non smokers
Jann M. (January 2015)
Views from the balcony are excellent! Rooms are really nice and the kitchens were clean and had plenty of space!
Codie S. (January 2015)
Million dollar location for budget price. Good facilities, interesting history and friendly staff. Value for money.
Bradley J. (January 2015)
Very Nice Hostel! Nice staff and a amazing view!!!
Torben H. (January 2015)
I feel very much at home when we stay there.
Victoria M. (January 2015)
Excellent location. Very interesting design as it is built over archaeological digs. Very modern and all the amenities you would need. Not surprised it has won awards.
Stephen B. (January 2015)
I was really pleased that one of the rooms I booked on the 3rd level was adjacent to the rooftop view of the harbour! What a bonus.
The facilities and especially the kitchen were kept very clean.
Catherine S. (January 2015)
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) 2015 terrace package
Please see information sheet below. Bookings will open later in 2015. Watch out for information here and on the Sydney Harbour YHA Facebook page.
Sydney Harbour YHA 2015 NYE Package
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.
Amazing part of Sydney worth exploring. Check out the Rocks Discovery Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the many galleries and cafes dotted around the streets.
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.
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)