Sydney Central YHA

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Things to do in Sydney Central YHA

Sydney Central YHA hostel is a short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Star Casino, Sydney Fish Markets, shops, backpacker pubs, cafes, clubs, and cinemas.

The budget backpacker accommodation is close to all the major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Sydney Tower.

You can catch the light rail (tram) to Sydney's Star City Casino, Darling Harbour, and Fish Markets from opposite the hostel. It's a short walk from the hostel to the cinemas and a number of Sydney's main theatres. Cafes with cheap and cheerful eats nearby in Chinatown and Surry Hills.

At the hostel

FREE - Two feet and a heartbeat

Slap on your thongs and join us for a walk. City walk at 10:15am and 2:15pm on Monday and Wednesday, and Coogee to Bondi Beach walk at 11am on Thursdays!

Ask at reception
Meet at Town Hall on the day

$1 The Roof Is On Fire!

Head to Level 8 for poolside drinks and rooftop feeds at 6:30pm! We've got $1 sausage sizzles on Mondays and Thursdays, with free drinks.

Mondays and Thursdays
The rooftop!

FREE Wine + Cheese. Yes.

We don't see nothin' wrong with a little wine and snacks. Especially if its free, and overlooking the most beautiful city in the world. Plus, join in on the mysterious Friday night fun kicking off afterwards at 8pm!

6:30 pm Friday
The rooftop!

$5 Feed Me!

Turn up in your PJs, devour the best bacon and egg roll of your life + OJ, then decide to either explore the city - or go back to bed. Sorted. 

7:00 am - 9:00 am Sunday

We goin' out

Put your party pants on and get ready for the night of your life! Ask Reception for details on where we're headed each evening!

Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
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$5 Wednesday dinners!

One week, we'll do $2 pizza and a movie. The next, we'll do a $5 dinner cooked by us, and devoured by you. Either way, you'll be fed and happy! 

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FREE things to do in Sydney

  1. Wander around the beautiful grounds at Sydney University and explore the artifacts in the Nicholson Museum
  2. Watch fireworks in Darling Harbour every weekend.
  3. Check out one of the many Galleries nearby such as the White Rabbit or Brett Whitley Galleries
  4. Window shop the quirky vintage stores on Crown Street
  5. Venture to Glebe markets for some special finds and tasty snacks every Saturday

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Sydney Seafood School
25% off
YHA members receive 25% off a fun, hands-on cooking experience at Sydney Seafood School
  • 02 9004 1111
The Comedy Store
20% off tickets
The Comedy Store is Australia's premier comedy venue. We are offering 20% off to all YHA members for each Friday and Saturday Comedy Store Showcase performance.
  • 9550 3666
The Sydney Tower Eye
Adults at kids prices
Adults at Kids Prices! See YHA Travel Desk for Best Deals - general admissions only. The Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck & SKYWALK offers the ultimate view of Sydney and beyond, where visitors where can enjoy a horizon-to-horizon panorama.
  • (1800) 258 693
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