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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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    Reviews (9040 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    I thought the hostel was very clean, friendly staff, great facilities and a wonderful location. Excellent! I would highly recommend it!
    Kathryn N July 2015
    Great location, friendly staff, very clean, Better choice for my first visit to Sydney
    Pubudu G July 2015
    very good situation. only saw my room and bathroom which were very clean.
    Dianne D July 2015
    not clean.toilets seem not to be cleaned everyday. Staff is not helpful and friendly. they break the promise to arrange me and my frds the same room.
    Ka Wing W July 2015
    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
    Great staff, good facilities. I live in Newcastle and catch the train to Sydney just to do Sydney Pub Crawl. It's such a cheap night out $2.50 for the train $47 for the bed and $20 for the pub crawl. And it feels like I've been on a real holiday overnight. Tip for convenience 1.Small powerboard when travelling with more than one electronic device. There has always been 4 plugs in each 4 share dorm room but if two people have a phone and camera or like me a hair dryer, straightener, 2x phones, 2x iPads (for the kids) it's convenient to charge them all at once. Saving money: 1. Small towel to travel with to save on the $2 towel charge 2. Pack washing powder and portion it into snap bags for convenience to save money 3. Join YHA to save on accommodation and get discounts at different stores.
    Emily K June 2015
    Very helpful staff, clean facility with tons of amenities! Cafe breakfast was awesome. Thanks for a great stay in Sydney!
    Catherine K June 2015
    The second floor room was pretty quiet even though it was facing the main road. Its proximity to everything was great.
    Grace S June 2015
    Have already recommended this hostel to friends who frequent Sydney.
    Bryan K June 2015
    My four children, aged between 17 and 7, and I had a great stay. The youth hostel is excellent value for money in a very convenient location. We'll definitely be back!
    Ruth C June 2015
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