Bookings & travel news
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)
The Rocks YHA is our Sydney home away from home. Beautifully purpose built design, convenient with beautiful views of the city. We appreciate the self catering. Saves so much money.
rod f. (April 2014)
Great place for price, location and quality for anyone on a budget in Sydney!!
tom v. (April 2014)
This was my first hostel experience and I absolutely loved it. You won't find a better location to stay in Sydney and it is definitely my first choice of hostel for my next trip to the city! It has a really welcoming atmosphere and the staff were so ...
Zoe G. (April 2014)
Awesome place to stay - incredible value for the price. Great location, comfortable beds, clean facilities, friendly staff!
Angela K. (April 2014)
Great hostel... Very clean and in a great location
Jamie T. (April 2014)
This property is without doubt one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in.
The rooms are wonderfully spacious and safe.
The location is perfect and the views from the room are picturesque.
The staff are wonderfully accommodating (even when my ...
Wasim B. (April 2014)
It's the best experience I've ever had at Sydney. Friendly staff and other residents too! Plus the breakfast Saturday - lovely volunteer - her name is Nina. And the awesome view of Circular Quay at the roof top. Except there is a bit staircase to do....
Vincci L. (April 2014)
Have never stayed at a hostel before and wasn't sure about it. But after staying here, it has definitely changed my mind. Loved my weekend here!! Everything is so clean and tidy. And the facilities it provides are more than perfect. I can't forget th...
Suzanne B. (April 2014)
The private room with view is worth the money. Great view of the Opera House. Clean Room. New bathroom. Quiet at night and right were you want to be in Sydney.
Marion H. (April 2014)
Fantastic location! So close to the centre for $50.00 ! Will come back again!😀😁😂
John B. (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.
If it's your first visit, and you come from Circular Quay station/bus stop, don't try and find your way from Google Maps as I did. That will send you via the streets, which can be confusing, as well as being a long route. There are steps between the streets, located between buildings, which will bring you there much faster. Do check out the "digs" under the building - some interesting stuff there!
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.
Explore Sydney's unique history with
Ph: 02 9251 5988
25% off adult tickets.
Ph: 02 9808 3700
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)