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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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    My husband and I arrived in Sydney late at night after 30 hours of travel from Africa and really appreciated the quick access to our pre-booked room. Our bags were lost in transit, but arrived at reception early the next morning. The location is great, with breakfast at a nearby café and easy access to Central Station for our rail trip home down the coast.
    Karen D June 2015
    Excellent accomodation and staff! Full stop.
    Glenn H June 2015
    Was quite surprised...great, handy location for folk coming from the country, not knowing the city..I.e. whereabouts of stuff! Aone negative, smelly lounge level 3...a guy wad there every night, sleeping....? Coming in off street?
    Brendarobertson R June 2015
    Toilet badly placed against wall. Music beat felt through bed. Could not access wifi in public areas as indicated. Could hear doors to rooms banging shut till early in am. Still good value and great location, very good staff.
    Anthony B May 2015
    Easy to get to with transport hub close by.
    John S May 2015
    Sooo Central, very clean, lovely cafe, friendly staff, I would stay again. Sandra
    Sandra H May 2015
    Very convenient location.
    Susan L May 2015
    Clean and secure as usual and it is very Central to everything. I would recommend this YHA to others.
    LESLEY A May 2015
    As always Yha has been best experience
    Constance P May 2015
    Best hostel I've stayed at by far
    Ryan K May 2015
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