Sydney Central YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    100 metres to Sydney Central station.

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


    Getting here by bus

    100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.

    Shuttle buses must be pre-booked.

    Nearest airport

    8 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, NSW 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 Sydney backpackers hostel is opposite Sydney’s Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, and offers backpackers accommodation at its finest quality.

    This 5 star rated Sydney hostel has panoramic rooftop views, free activities, a basement bar, heated pool, sauna, cinema, free Wi-Fi hotspot, travel agency and so much more! This hostel has best facilities among all Sydney hostels. 

    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 best 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.


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    • 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 


    • Beach
    • City
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Swimming


    89% customer rating, based on 12138 reviews
    • Excellent hostel, great facilities, very clean, and centrally located. Easy access from central station and access to attractions. Loved the pancake breakfasts! Great staff, friendly and helpful.
      Cheryl K March 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Phone: (+612) 9218 9000
    Hostel Manager: Sam Badans
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

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

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    Things to do in Sydney

    Sydney Central YHA hostel is a short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Star Casino, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney Entertainment Centre, shops, backpacker pubs, cafes, clubs, and cinemas.

    The budget backpacker accommodation is close to all the major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Sydney Tower.

    You can catch the light rail (tram) to Sydney's Star City Casino, Darling Harbour, and Fish Markets from opposite the hostel.

    Check out Scubar, Sydney Central YHA's own backpacker bar located in the basement. Pool comps, theme nights, and pub crawls. It's a short walk from the hostel to the cinemas and a number of Sydney's main theatres. Cafes with cheap and cheerful eats nearby in Chinatown and Surry Hills.

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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
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