YHA Sydney Central

YHA Sydney Central and Sustainability

YHA Sydney Central is a big hostel with an even bigger heart for sustainability. Right in the heart of Sydney, you might spot some solar panels if you’re looking from above, and from participating in Earth Hour to being a proud member of the local tourism body – sustainability is more than recycling!

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Energy Efficiency:

  • Our fancy photovoltaic solar panel system generates part of our power needs… thanks sunshine!
  • Promotion of public transport and free bike storage - the easiest ways to be eco-friendly
  • Low energy and timed lighting: no need for lights on in empty rooms
  • We offset any flights for work to keep our travel emissions low low low

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Waste minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our 100% recycled paper, to tinnies of beer, soft plastics, clothes, batteries and plastic containers
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products for shiny hostels and a happy earth
  • Bulk-Buying our hostel products reduces a bunch of our packaging waste
  • No single use in sight! We only sell reusable water bottles and coffee cups and have refill stations across the hostel
  • Pick up a free shopping bag to reduce plastic waste, or help us pick up rubbish during Clean Up Australia Day

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Water Saving Measures:

  • Our toilets and showers are 5 star! Well, WELS 5 stars for water efficiency.
  • Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage
  • Waterless urinals sound a bit strange, but they save thousands of litres of water every year!

Help protect the environment

With a donation of $2, you can help fund sustainability projects to reduce the environmental footprints of both our properties and our travellers.

Did You Know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.