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Sydney Central YHA

  • Getting here by train

    100 metres to Sydney Central station.

    Catch the train from Sydney Airport to Central station, hostel located across the road.


    Getting here by bus

    100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.

    Shuttle buses must be pre-booked.

    Nearest airport

    10 km to airport. Take train to Sydney Central Station, or catch taxi or shuttle bus to the door of the hostel.

    Getting here by car or taxi

    Undercover parking available for $25 per day. Bookings essential. Small/medium cars only.

    Taxis can drop off directly outside hostel entrance.


    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

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

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Fish Markets
    • Centrepoint Tower
    • Star City Casino
    • Capital Theatre
    • Galleries/Museums 
    • Powerhouse Museum 
    • Sydney Aquarium
    • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum 
    • Paddy's Markets
    • Paddington Markets
    • Glebe Markets
    • Chinese Gardens
    • Sydney Cricket Ground
    • The Queen Victoria Building
    • Restaurants, Pubs, and Nightclubs
    • Lightrail/Trains/Buses 
    Find us...
    Address 11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
    Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 9218 9000
    Hostel Manager Sam Badans
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Sydney Central YHA

    Sydney Central YHA is smack bang in the city centre and close to all the action! This heritage-listed hostel is opposite Sydney’s Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, and offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

    The hostel has panoramic rooftop views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, free Wi-Fi hotspot, travel agency and so much more!

    Sydney Central YHA is a three-time winner (and Hall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards and is housed in a heritage-listed building.

    It's the backpackers hostel that never closes with 24-hour security access. Group accommodation and disabled access is also available.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival. 

    • This was a first hostel I stayed in and overall experience was great. The staff make a big difference and I was very lucky with the room mates I had. I felt very safe and this was key to me.
      Nadia M November 2015
    • One of the handiest hostels in the world to discover the City of Sydney and it's surrounding area. The room we had in the hostel was great, plenty of room, thank you.
      Barry D November 2015
    • Brilliant location with excellent facilities. Pizza night on Wednesday great value and delicious.
      Gythlian L November 2015
    • We really enjoyed our stay at the YHA Central! We had a wonderful time in Sydney. The staff was really friendly and helpful! Thank you!
      Wouter V November 2015
    9616 customers have rated this hostel


    • Sleeps 556 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double / twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot  
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus  
    • Air-conditioning
    • Bar
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Disabled access
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Swimming pool
    • TV
    • Tour desk
    • Meeting Room Info Pack 


    • Beach
    • City
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
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    Find us...
    Address 11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
    Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 9218 9000
    Hostel Manager Sam Badans
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily
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