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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 Circular Quay. Download detailed walking instructions above.
Sydney Harbour backpacker hostel is 600 metres to Circular Quay station or 700 metres to Wynyard station. 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 Circular Quay station.
Sydney Harbour YHA hostel is 600 metres 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)
I always stay here when in Sydney! Great location, price, facilities and best view of Sydney :)
Mara P. (April 2014)
Like a new hotel with great facilities and perfect location for attractions and fun exploring older historical area. View rooms are not as good as photos from roof, but worth the sunrise over the harbor.
Kimberly R. (April 2014)
Wonderful stay, the 2nd time for some of the clan. Monday morning dig tour definitely the highlight of our entire stay in Sydney,thanks Alison. The interest you generated kept our 13 year old and us going for another 11 museums! We had a Nana join us...
Bernard C. (April 2014)
Staff told it was ok to walk from circular quay station, but it was A little tricky/scary for a girl alone arriving at 23:00 (everything worked well) but other than that it is one of the best hostels i have ever stayed
PAULA M. (April 2014)
A fantastic position, great views, we had a very happy stay. 5 mins to Circular Quay.
Sandra H. (April 2014)
Love this hostel! Super clean, very well maintained, superb location.
Kara M. (April 2014)
This hostel is in a great location for seeing the sights of Sydney.
Aimee W. (April 2014)
I like the design of this hostel, its regard for its original site, the energy inefficiencies and the user friendly features. Its brilliant! Location is ideal for walking to so many interesting places like art galleries, theatre, historic sights, goo...
Scott A. (April 2014)
Best facilities I have seen in a hostel. Brilliant kitchen, perfect location for getting around Sydney easily. Staff helpful and resourceful.
Tricia D. (April 2014)
great location, awesome views, nice clean rooms, and fantastic value for money, not your average youth hostel, it is great for all ages for a night stay in the city totally recommend it !!!!
Mandy K. (April 2014)
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) 2014 terrace packages is now booked out.
There is still limited availability for some room types. These remaining beds are selling out fast.
Please see the PDF below for further information.
Sydney Harbour YHA NYE Information
SHYHA awards Feb 2014
Located in The Rocks, Sydney's historic heart, this new 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.
Spend at least 7 days here as Sydney has so much to offer.
The free walking tour and concert in the opera house are highlights.
Botanical gardens is a wonderful area to relax.
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.
Visit Sydney's iconic Taronga Zoo, situated in an amazing location overlooking Sydney Harbour. Save time and money with this fantastic value package staying at Sydney Harbour YHA located on the doorstep of Sydney's best icons.
25% off adult tickets.
Ph: 02 9808 3700
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Ph: 02 9251 5988
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)