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Sydney, Pittwater YHA

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Sydney, Pittwater YHA

A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practises. More information can be found here.

This hostel is perfect for those wishing to get out of the city without actually leaving Sydney! Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. Please note the hostel is only accessible by ferry.

Looking to have the place to yourselves? Head here for information on exclusive use bookings. 

IMPORTANT: Bring your food supplies as there are no shops in the national park. Electronic navigation apps can be misleading - please read the Pittwater YHA Information & Map for how to get to the hostel and other important information. Arrivals from 12pm and after 8pm by prior arrangement.   

FAMILY ROOMS: These are priced for 1-2 adults and 2-3 children. If booked only by adults the price will be adjusted to the adult rate with the difference payable on arrival.

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Access to communal kitchen
  • Access to kayaks, BBQ, and musical instruments


  • $4 sheet hire

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Views over Morning Bay
  • Access to communal kitchen
  • Access to kayaks, BBQ, and musical instruments


  • $4 sheet hire

Family Rooms

Family rooms include:

  • Bunk beds
  • Access to communal kitchen
  • Access to kayaks, BBQ, and musical instruments


  • $4 sheet hire


  • Barbeque
  • Boat/Canoe
  • Wood Fire (combustion stove)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Musical Instruments to use including a Roland Piano, a guitar, and a ukulele.


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SAVE with this value combo ticket. Giving you entry to ALL of the top 4 Sydney attractions.
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Taronga Zoo + Sydney Harbour Express Cruise

Jump aboard a Zoo Express rocket, not only getting you to Taronga Zoo quickly but you can sit back & enjoy a scenic feast of Sydney harbour.
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Sydney Harbour Whale Watch

See Humpback Whales on this open-water cruise that takes you through the entrance of Sydney Harbour onboard an ocean-going catamaran. Spectacular open-air viewing. Book with YHA and save over $30!

More About Sydney Pittwater YHA

Fancy volunteering as part of our Bush Regeneration project? Spend two mornings helping, and recieve two nights' accommodation and meals in return! Have a read of the Bush Regeneration Weekend Info - we'd love to have you! 


92% customer rating, based on 420 reviews
  • Great staff and amazing view!
    Mark S 19/01/2020
  • Fabulous! Beautiful location, friendly staff.
    Alan H 16/01/2020
  • Great spot, highly recommend. Lots of walks and kayaking
    Rebekah F 12/10/2019
  • Blissful setting, great location, loved the surrounds and sounds. Perfect getaway secret!
    John L 11/12/2018
  • The perfect mid week escape, it was pure magic!
    Bernie F 18/06/2018
  • Pittwater YHA is truly magical! We had a great time exploring the forest, kayaking in the bays and hanging out at the hostel with other guests and the super friendly staff. Highly recommended!
    Sarah s 26/08/2017
  • Very clean and organised, great lounge and outdoor areas
    Kate G 3/08/2017
  • The best YHA I have ever stayed at! Sarah and Michael are really helpful and friendly! Great location for photography lovers. Wish I could have stayed longer!!
    Phoebe T 5/07/2017
  • Magical place, magical experience. Thank you.
    James P 26/06/2017
  • Perfect peaceful retreat, friendly and helpful warden, fun times!
    Lynn M 22/05/2017
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Address: Via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel Pittwater, NSW 2105
State: NSW, 2105
Email: pittwater@yha.com.au
Phone: (+612) 9999-5748
Hostel Manager: Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

Arrivals from 12pm and after 8pm by prior arrangement

Check in 12pm
Check out 10am
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