Sydney Railway Square YHA

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Sydney Railway Square YHA

Spend a once-in-a-lifetime night in a funky railway carriage on Platform Zero of Central Station or in one of the comfy rooms in the historic main building. This backpacker hostel features a free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas and self-catering kitchen.

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Linen provided
  • Wi-Fi, lockers & air conditioning
  • Access to communal kitchen


  • Railway carriages
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Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Wi-Fi, TV & air conditioning
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Access to communal kitchen 

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  • Ensuites
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  • Air-conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Disabled access
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Premium Wi-Fi Plus
  • TV
  • Tour desk
  • Secure bike locking
  • Adjustable bike stand
  • Bike tools


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Learn to surf on Australia's most famous beach, Bondi! You'll be taught in a small group of 5 students or less, so you get plenty of hands-on help from friendly and professional instructors.
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Skydive Sydney

Experience the ultimate adrenaline hit with this 15,000ft skydive that will have you free fall at 200km/hr for 60 seconds before gliding over stunning scenery.
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Hunter Valley Day Trip

Discover Australia's leading wine area, the Hunter Valley. Full day tour including lunch. Visit three local wineries and taste up to 20 different wines.
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Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass

The most affordable and flexible Australian travel pass. Travel on the Greyhound network anywhere around Australia for as long as your time allows. Save 5% when you book with YHA!

More about Sydney Railway Square YHA

Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA, adjoins Central Station and is within minutes to the best pubs and restaurants in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour.


91% customer rating, based on 6158 reviews
  • Very friendly, and great location.
    Robyn S 15/06/2018
  • We loved the location, atmosphere and layout, room, facilities and staff were lovely. Would highly recommend!
    Sharni H 11/06/2018
  • The hostel was nice, great location being within walking of everywhere and next to central station. Nice and warm too!
    Holly H 7/06/2018
  • My preferred place to stay in Sydney. Perfect location. Well-run hostel. Attractive building.
    Anthea G 2/06/2018
  • Good clean hostel. Useful location, especially for those in transit via Sydney.
    Rachel J 1/06/2018
  • It was very good
    Allan B 1/06/2018
  • The hostel is good: efficiently run, its location is great; its atmosphere friendly
    Montserrat C 17/05/2018
  • It’s one of the best YHAs I have been to in the last 10 months!
    Carl D 12/05/2018
  • Never a complaint when I stay here, I enjoy it every time!
    Elizabeth W 20/04/2018
  • I absolutely loved staying at YHA railway! The vibe of the place is so relaxed and the social area was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend it
    Chiera M 13/04/2018


Address: 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza)
State: NSW & ACT, 2000
Phone: (+612) 9281 9666
Hostel Manager: Dean Grasselli
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

24 hours

Check in from 1:00pm daily
Check out until 11:00am daily