YHA Sydney Harbour

About YHA Sydney Harbour

Enjoy stunning rooftop panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Built above archaeological remnants of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct, this award-winning YHA property combines state-of-the-art facilities and sustainability initiatives with a heritage experience. Close to all of the major Sydney attractions, YHA Sydney Harbour attracts travellers from all over the world who lend a buzzing, international feel to this modern and vibrant property.

Property refurbishment

Find out about exciting updates to expect at our property in August and September 2024. Click here here for details on our upcoming refurbishment works.

Please be advised the lift at YHA Sydney Harbour is being upgraded from 20th May to 31st July 2024.

Book NYE 2024

*NYE stays: Please be advised that access to the rooftop terrace & bar on 31st December 2024 is limited to guests who have booked our NYE package. If the package has not been booked, access to the rooftop will be unavailable from 4pm 31st December 2024 to 7am 1st January 2025.

Group stays | Please book group accommodation for school-aged groups with our Groups team.

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YHA Sydney Harbour is 100% smoke-free, including both tobacco and e-cigarettes/vapes. Alcohol is not permitted to be brought onto the property by guests.

Private Rooms

All standard private rooms include:

Ensuites | Free Wi-Fi | Linen and towels | Air conditioning & hairdryers | Tea & coffee | Access to kitchen & terrace

*Newly Refurbished* Opera Harbour View Rooms include: 

Partial city and harbour views | Wide-screen TVs

Optional Extras:

Continental breakfast

Co-living Rooms

All Co-living rooms include:

Ensuites & linen | Free Wi-Fi | Individual bed lights with powerpoint | Lockers & air conditioning | Access to kitchen & terrace

Optional extras:

Continental breakfast

*Guests must be over 18 years of age to stay in a co-living room


  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM
  • Barbecue
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Cafe
  • Rooftop bar


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Sydney Opera House Behind The Scenes Tour

Go behind the scenes of one of the world's most famous icons with a guided Sydney Opera House tour & explore the most recognisable building in Australia. Step inside this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site & be prepared to make memories to last a lifetime.

YHA Sydney Harbour features

  • Summer Pop-Up Rooftop Bar - serving drinks from Coopers Brewery, Tulloch Wines and Archie Rose Distillery Co.
  • Trails Cafe - serving delicious savoury, sweet & healthy treats as well as barista-made and sustainably sourced coffee.
  • Continental breakfast available for purchase.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen and rooftop dining and BBQ area.
  • Co-living and Double/Twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with magnificent Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views. 
  • Free Wi-Fi at this property (High Speed Internet NBN 100Mbps Fibre Connection). Internet speed will be subject to Wi-Fi coverage in the building.
  • YHA Sydney Harbour is also suitable for group accommodation from 10 to 110 people.

Reviews of YHA Sydney Harbour

  • "This hostel feels like a fancy hotel! Staff are so friendly, patient and helpful. It has a wonderful cafe and large kitchen and dining area. As an extra plus, the rooftop patio offers views of the opera house and bridge. Folks of all ages stay here, so we were very comfortable." - Dot
  • "Great YHA hostel with the best location in Sydney (in my opinion), with a rooftop view of the Harbour Bridge and opera house - wow! I traveled solo and it was easy to meet other travelers thanks to the social events, e.g. YHA trivia night. The room was nice and clean, the bed comfy, and the lounge was really nice to hang out in. I chose this hostel for its location, and it lived up to my expectations! Would recommend." - Aurora
  • "The update has vastly improved our experience. Code for room entry, new furnishings and booths, cafe menu, plus ease of checkin." - Ros

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney has it all - from stunning coastlines, natural escapes and wildlife encounters to world-class attractions. Book your Sydney experiences now. 

Sustainability at YHA Sydney Harbour 


For over 80 years, YHA Australia has been a safe and inclusive place for travellers from all walks of life. Guests are required to abide by YHA's house rules when staying at our properties.

Our location...

YHA would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation upon whose land this property is located. 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.

Gadigal Country

Address: 110 Cumberland Street
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State: NSW, 2000
Email: stay@yha.com.au
Phone: (+612) 8272 0900
Hostel Manager: YHA Australia
Payment: MasterCard,Visa
This is a cashless property

Opening Times

Hostel Open all year

24 hours

Check in from 2pm
Check out until 10am

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.