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Sydney Railway Square YHA

Sydney, NSW

Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage rooms in the heart of the city.

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  • Getting here by train

    50 metres to Sydney Central station. Follow the Railway Square YHA signs in the station to the YHA Hostel.

    Getting here by bus

    150 metres to coach terminal on Eddy Avenue.
    50 metres to city bus terminals at Railway Square.

    Nearest airport

    10 km to Sydney Airport. Take the airport shuttle to Sydney Central station, exit onto Devonshire St, walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the backpacker hostel.


    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Darling Harbour
    • Chinatown
    • Sydney Harbour
    • Sydney Opera House

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Fish Markets
    • Centrepoint Tower
    • Star City Casino
    • Capitol Theatre
    • Galleries/Museums 
    • Powerhouse Museum 
    • Sydney Aquarium
    • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum 
    • Paddy's Markets
    • Paddington Markets
    • Glebe Markets
    • Chinese Gardens
    • The Queen Victoria Building
    • Pitt Street Mall
    • Sydney Cricket Ground
    • Restaurants, Pubs, and Nightclubs
    • Lightrail/Trains/Buses
    Find us...
    Address 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza)
    Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 9281 9666
    Hostel Manager Dean Grasselli
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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  • Sydney Railway Square YHA

    Winner of Australia National Tourism Awards – Best Backpacker Accommodation 2014!

    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.

    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 spa pool, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-fi Plus also available), 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas and self-catering kitchen.

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    • I always stay here when I visit Sydney. I love this hostel.
      Yoichi S July 2015
    • A bit expensive, but it is clean, with a big lounge area, good kitchen, and free wifi that usually works decently in that lounge area.
      Brooks S July 2015
    • Always a joy to stay here. Wish it had been longer.
      Craig H July 2015
    • Great location and relaxing feel in the city. Thanks
      Greg H May 2015
    • We've been coming to YHA Railway Square for over 10 years and would not stay anywhere else. Location, cleanliness and security are difficult to surpass. We love coming here.
      ROBIN H May 2015
    • Fantastic location, clean, friendly and well equiped. Recommended for a stay in Sydney.
      Jill W May 2015
    3873 customers have rated this hostel


    • Sleeps 280 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double / twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Group bookings


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


    • City
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
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    Address 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza)
    Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 9281 9666
    Hostel Manager Dean Grasselli
    Payment MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 11:00am daily
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    Australian Tourism Awards 2014 Gold - Railway