Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

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  • Getting here by train

    700 metres from Wynyard Station. Refer to our detailed walking instructions below.

    Walking instructions from Wynyard & Circular Quay train stations

    Getting here by bus

    2.6 kms to coach terminal at Sydney Central station. Catch a bus or train to Circular Quay. Hostel is 600 metres from stop.


    Nearest airport

    10 km to Sydney airport. Take shuttle bus to the YHA or airport train to Wynyard Station.


    Limited paid parking nearby (with a YHA discount when validated at the hostel). Please see the Parking Information Sheet below, or use public transport.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Sydney Opera House
    • Sydney Harbour 
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • The Rocks
    • Luna Park

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Historical Pubs
    • Taronga Zoo
    • Manly Beach
    • Harbour Circle Walks
    • Sydney Ferries
    • Centrepoint Tower
    • Darling Harbour
    • Restaurants, Pubs, and Nightclubs 

    Find us...

    Address: 110 Cumberland Street
    The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
    Phone: (+61) 2 8272 0900
    Hostel Manager: Danny Avis
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

    Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the award-winning YHA hostel combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. Free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus, fully-equipped kitchen and rooftop dining and BBQ area ensure a comfortable stay.

    Explore Sydney's history and walk to all the major sights whilst staying in the heart of the city.

    Multi-share and double/twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with magnificent Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views.

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    Check out Sydney Harbour's LIVE webcam!

    Sydney Harbour YHA is also suitable for group accommodation from 10 to 110 people.

    Fancy a weekend city-break? We've got you covered! 

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    • Sleeps 354 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Air-conditioning
    • ATM
    • Barbecue
    • Laundry
    • Food store
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot  
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus  
    • TV
    • Tour desk


    • City
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Tours


    93% customer rating, based on 10870 Reviews
    • Couldn't be better- we loved our stay. Our friends staying elsewhere were envious!
      Peggy Q September 2017
    • Best YHA in Australia, amazing staff, amazing facilities and location More hotel than youth hostel
      Evan W September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 110 Cumberland Street
    The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
    Phone: (+61) 2 8272 0900
    Hostel Manager: Danny Avis
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    2013 National Tourism Awards Hall of Fame         
    Things to do in The Rocks, Sydney

    Located in The Rocks, Sydney's historic heart, this deluxe YHA is close to all the major attractions! Check out the numerous historic pubs within The Rocks. Don't miss the largest Australian beer list in Sydney next door at The Australian Heritage Hotel. Experience the culture at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Dendy Cinemas, or The Basement for live music. There are also many nearby restaurants and night spots.

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    FREE things to do in The Rocks, Sydney

    1. Explore The Rocks and its unique history, including a visit to The Rocks Discovery Museum.
    2. Walk across the Harbour Bridge for a panoramic view of our world famous harbour.
    3. Take a harbour-side walk from Millers Point to Woolloomooloo, passing Circular Quay and the Opera House.
    4. Visit the Botanic Gardens for an oasis of greenery and calm on the edge of the bustling city.
    5. Check out the culture and art at the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art Gallery of NSW.
    6. Combine a visit to busy Darling Harbour with the lively Chinatown area in Haymarket.