Sydney Central YHA

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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

The Great FREE Picnic In The Park

Grab your Opal card, snacks and drinks - we're goin' al fresco! Soak up the lush Botanical Gardens and the best company around. Then: afterparty!

Tuesday 5pm
Meet at Reception

FREE - Two feet and a heartbeat

Slap on your thongs and join us for a walk! Manly on Mondays, City on Tuesdays and Fridays and Bondi on Wednesdays. 

Ask at reception
Manly, Bondi and the City!

FREE Wine + Cheese. Yes.

We don't see nothin' wrong with a little wine and cheese. Especially if its free, and overlooking the most beautiful city in the world. 

Wednesday 6pm
The rooftop!

The Roof Is On Fire For $1

Head to Level 8 for poolside drinks and rooftop $1 sausage sizzles. We'll hang 'til we head to The Reef!

6.30pm Thursday
The rooftop!

The Reef Downunder

You score $5 fishbowls and a free drink on entry before 10pm - directly underneath us! 

Directly underneath us

$4 Burger me up

Your Mum is worried you're not eating - prove her wrong. Fill up on delish burgers before we head out for free drinks and much dancing!

Mondays + Fridays

Feed me for $5

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

Sundays 7 - 9am


Pub crawls and free entry and free drinks and party busses, oh my! We've got something goin' on every night. 

Every night!
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Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Greyhound Pass Sydney-Cairns

Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save 5% when you book with YHA!
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2 Day Learn to Surf Weekend

Sun, Surf and Party! Feel the adrenalin of catching your first wave and knowing that you've really arrived in Australia, travelling to a beautiful location south of Sydney with no crowds. Save $50.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Climb one of the world's most famous bridges - the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Experience STUNNING 360 degree views of this Harbour City as you complete your BridgeClimb.
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26 Night East Coast Adventure Package

Travel Australia's East Coast and save with this great value package. Experience Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, and Magnetic Island. Includes all accommodation.
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Bondi Beach Surf Lesson

Learn to surf on Australia's most famous beach, Bondi! You'll be taught in a small group of 5 students or less, so you get plenty of hands-on help from friendly and professional instructors.
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Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Hop On-Hop Off Sydney and Bondi Tour. 34 stops with commentary. 2 tours for the price of 1!
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Sydney Attractions Pass

SAVE with this value combo ticket. Giving you entry to ALL of the top 4 Sydney attractions.
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Taronga Zoo + Hop on Hop off Harbour Cruise

This great value product includes a Sydney Harbour 24HR Hop On Hop Off Ferry Pass AND entry to Taronga Zoo. SAVE more than $30!

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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Australian Museum
10% Off admission
10% off general admission. Not valid with any other offer and does not apply to special exhibitions.
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