Sydney Railway Square YHA

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  • Getting here by train

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

    Getting here by bus

    350 metres to coach terminal on Eddy Avenue.
    30 metres to city bus terminals at Railway Square.

    Nearest airport

    7 km to Sydney Airport. Take the airport shuttle to Sydney Central station, exit onto Devonshire St, and 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, NSW 2000
    Phone: (+612) 9281 9666
    Hostel Manager: Craig Tester
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Sydney Railway Square YHA

    Gold winner of NSW Tourism Awards – Backpacker Accommodation 2015!

    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.

    Please note that our pool is currently undergoing renovation and is out of action - stay tuned for an upgraded pool!


    • 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  
    • TV
    • Tour desk
    • Secure bike locking
    • Adjustable bike stand
    • Bike tools


    • City
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming


    89% customer rating, based on 5657 Reviews
    • Everything is good. Staff is very helpful as well.
      Din Shiu T September 2017
    • Clean, friendly, safe hostel, with good facilities and a good location.
      Robin H September 2017
    • Great place to stay on a budget, clean, friendly and fun.
      Jay J September 2017
    • Ver good hostel.
      Marie G September 2017
    • It is ideal being close to transport and easy access to all city activities.
      Beverley B September 2017
    • It was a very nice hostel. We stayed here twice, once at the beginning and once in end of our trip. We enjoyed both of the stays and would definitely come back!
      Paulina J September 2017
    • Railway Square YHA is my favourite backpacker hostel - ticks all the boxes - including public transport hub on the doorstep and home away from home atmosphere. Good value for the money.
      Morgan M September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza)
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Phone: (+612) 9281 9666
    Hostel Manager: Craig Tester
    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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     2015 NSW Tourism Awards Gold Winner      
    Things to do in Sydney

    Railway Square YHA hostel is within walking distance to most of Sydney's major attractions. Visit museums, get up close to stars, sharks or snakes at Darling Harbour's Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, and Wild Life attractions. Saunter down to the historic Rocks district, climb the Harbour Bridge, visit the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens, then enjoy a cruise by harbour ferry, catamaran, or jet boat. Shop and cafe/bar hop in the trendy inner city suburb of Surry Hills, just behind Central Station.

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    FREE things to do in Sydney

    1. Wander around the beautiful grounds at Sydney University and explore the artifacts in the Nicholson Museum
    2. Watch fireworks in Darling Harbour every weekend.
    3. Check out one of the many Galleries nearby such as the White Rabbit or Brett Whitley Galleries
    4. Window shop the quirky vintage stores on Crown Street
    5. Venture to Glebe markets for some special finds and tasty snacks every Saturday