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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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    Reviews (3917 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    A friend recommended this to me. It exceeded my expectations.
    Ann F July 2015
    So nice!
    SOL A July 2015
    One of the best hostels i have stayed in so far! Great facilities and atmosphere. They even have enough hooks in the shower to put your clothes. :)
    Moritz R July 2015
    Great and honest.
    Niki S July 2015
    This is an excellent facility at a very affordable and welcomed rate. I always enjoy the experience and relaxed atmosphere. I use it for its convenience to the transport hub when travelling home to Sydney or when leaving early. And it obviously does an excellent job in allowing people coming from everywhere to travel to this fine country and to enjoy it and do it at an accommodation rate they can afford when otherwise they may not be able to afford it. Congratulations for being the provider of excellence James
    James G July 2015
    Unfortunately I was very disappointed with this hostel. While the general facilities are all perfectly nice and the rooms were clean and well kept, for me the huge downfall was the extreme lack of connectivity. Both in the atmosphere and also in terms of wifi. As a lone traveller looking to set things up for my study exchange it was important that I had wifi, however the unbelievably terrible connection in the hostel was a constant source of frustration. I was even compelled to pay for the premium service 'wifi plus' and soon discovered that this was equally staccato and cholesterol raising. It was alright because I had my book to read but if you need to get work done with Internet then I would advise reconsidering this hostel. Also as a lone traveller I found the general atmosphere quite closed which was a shame and there is constantly music being played which makes it very hard to find a quiet place to read or concentrate. Most of the time I went to the library just for a bit of quiet. I'm Sorry to give it such a review but that was my experience. It wasn't a great start to my stay in the lovely country of Australia.
    Benjamin T July 2015
    My friend and I got about 20 minutes sleep the whole night due to loud and persistent noises including revving motors and horns blaring at 4am from the train station which was immediately adjacent to our room. Also I do not understand having reception open 24 hours but not being able to check in after 11pm seeing as checking in consists only of getting a card and linen and being pointed in the general direction of the room. The staff were also not at all helpful in finding parking near the YHA, that information should available for guests to avoid people wondering the streets trying to find parking... how hard is it to know which street has the closest public parking garage!!
    Serena S July 2015
    Takes away the feeling of loneliness giving that positive feeling away from home.
    Kumar L July 2015
    I have stayed in a few of the YHA's and so far I think this was one of the best. It was clean and felt like value for money. However, I don't think people staying here were that friendly. So if you do want to make friends maybe staying somewhere where it is a bit more social would be better. However, I would choose cleanliness over socialising any day. It's in a really convenient spot.
    Casey S July 2015
    It's a great experience in railway square YHA.
    Yen-Lin Y July 2015
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