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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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    Have only stayed in YHAs in Italy but this one was far far better; better facilities, staff, cleanliness. It was excellent, especially for the cheap price.
    Peter R July 2015
    It's in a really convenient location near the central station and handy as came off the bus.
    Catherine S July 2015
    Astounding as YHA Accomodation. The best place to be when in Sydney.
    Margaret R July 2015
    Great hostel and great staff! Thanks for your hospitality YHA!
    Sam H July 2015
    The hostel, accommodated for our late arrival and all the other people staying were friendly creating a safe, amiable atmosphere. The location was also ideal for those travelling to Sydney on public transport as it was centrally located, and opposite the major train station. All specifications for our room were met, and overall it was a smooth stress-free stay. Thank you very much
    Peggy A July 2015
    Nice location and nice price.
    Jingyi Y July 2015
    Sorry ,this is a young person,s place,for a monday night ,the night club across the road had thumping music until 2am and no won sleeps until 4am only had 1hr sleep,i think back and wish l was 20 again ,l will be back but choose a place to suit me,,,but it,s its more my bad that lm 57 not 20 ,but thay were all having fun ,arlie beach is a gate way for fun&friends ,thanks all best
    Gary R July 2015
    I had stayed previously in other hostels, they were cheaper but so badly run making the stay very uncomfortable; it is worth spending $10.00 more a night to be able to sleep properly in a clean environment and feel safe. At YHA Central, it is so well organised and the facilities are excellent that it does not feel crowded even when it s full.
    Anne-Marie L July 2015
    Great location, easily access all the icons in Sydney by a quick public transport trip. Market City is just around the corner for some fabulous and cheap meals.
    Joshua C July 2015
    Great Location, easy check-in with friendly staff. Room was clean, fresh and accommodating. Bathrooms were very clean. 10am Check out and breakfast in the café......Bliss!
    Danielle O July 2015
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