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Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, NSW

Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest.

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  • Getting here by train

    100 metres to Sydney Central station.

    Getting here by bus

    100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.

    Nearest airport

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


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

    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 Jennifer Palmer
    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.

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    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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    • I was greeted with friendly service and the room was what I had expected. The lounge room was comfortable and the movies were well chosen. The staff were easy to get along with and always up for a chat!
      Mitchell O June 2015
    • Another short, problem-free stay in this well-organised hostel. Roommates were once again courteous, which perhaps says something about the hostel atmosphere more generally.
      M M June 2015
    • Place was awesome. Made some friends and had a great time.
      Brett K June 2015
    9028 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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    Address 11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
    Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 9218 9000
    Hostel Manager Jennifer Palmer
    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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