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Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

  • 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 bus or train to Wynyard Station from there. 


    Nearest airport

    12.6 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, 2000
    Phone (+612) 8272 0900
    Hostel Manager Ross Lardner
    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, including Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. Free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus, large 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.

    Multishare and double/twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views.

    Sydney Harbour YHA is also suitable for group accommodation - please see further details here.

    Check out the live webcam to see how great the view from the terrace really is!

    Sydney Harbour YHA New Year's Eve: Don't miss out on staying in the heart of NYE celebrations. Book now for NYE (7 nights minimum stay, 26 Dec - 4 Jan). Accommodation only - terrace tickets are sold out.  Please refer to Sydney Harbour YHA 2015 NYE Booking Info

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    • Our own bathroom was wonderful, the view is worth 100x what you pay and the location is unbeatable. Beds are comfortable, linen is clean and so was thè bathroom. Hot, powerful shower too!
      Raechyl F August 2015
    • The best location and holiday experience you could have right in the heart of Sydney. Great value for money and fantastic facilities.
      Damien G August 2015
    • Beautiful views from rooftop terrace on Sydney Harbour, gooooood hostel, would definitely stay here again!
      Ilse d August 2015
    • A gem, great view, great location and well run.
      Sandra C August 2015
    • All is good and especially fantastic view!!!
      Myungeun L August 2015
    • The great location of this hostel makes for an excellent experience. The ability to walk the foreshore of Sydney Harbour so easily-what more could you want!
      Judy B August 2015
    • Fantastic family friendly hostel in great location.
      Nyree M August 2015
    • Great location, rooms were clean, good facilities, Foxtel access in the TV room was a plus.
      Dale M August 2015
    • The hostel was immaculate at all times and had a very friendly atmosphere. Staff were helpful and friendly and I had a very enjoyable stay. Thank you!
      Alice M August 2015
    7315 customers have rated this hostel


    • Sleeps 354 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double / twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Families
    • Group bookings


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


    • City
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Shopping
    • Tours
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    Address 110 Cumberland Street
    The Rocks, Sydney, 2000
    Phone (+612) 8272 0900
    Hostel Manager Ross Lardner
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Hostel Open all year

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    Check out until 10:00am daily
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