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Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

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    Sydney Harbour YHA - rooftop

Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

COVID-19: A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practises. More information can be found here

The crew at Sydney Harbour YHA can't wait to say goodbye to 2020! We are planning an event on our rooftop - numbers and event inclusions will be organised in order to comply with COVID safe restrictions. NYE Beds and tickets to the event at Sydney Harbour YHA is on sale now  

During this period Sydney Harbour YHA has arranged to provide low cost, good quality accommodation on a daily and weekly basis in private and co-living rooms at reduced occupancy. Check out our weekly rates under our SPECIALS tab and save*

Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the award-winning YHA hostel combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. Stay at Sydney's only traveller hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

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

Premium Rooms include: 

  • Partial city and harbour views 
  • Wide-screen TVs

Optional Extras:

  • Breakfast

Family Rooms

Family rooms include:

  • Double bed and bunk beds*
  • Linen and towels provided 
  • Ensuite bathroom & hairdryers
  • TV & Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning

*Depending upon room capacity may include a trio bunk - double bed (bottom), single bed (top)

Optional Extras:

  • Breakfast

Co-living Rooms

All Co-living rooms include:

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

Option up:

  • Breakfast
  • Towel rental $2


  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM
  • Barbecue
  • Laundry
  • Food store
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • TV
  • Tour desk


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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Climb one of the world's most famous bridges! Experience STUNNING 360 degree views of Sydney as you take the climb of your life! YHA Bucket list adventure.
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Kayak Sydney Harbour

Paddle past all the great Sydney icons before landing your kayak in a secret cove on Goat Island to explore on foot.

More About Sydney Harbour YHA

Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the award-winning YHA hostel combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. Free and fast Wi-Fi throughout the property, 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. Co-living and Double/Twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with magnificent Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views. Sydney Harbour YHA is also suitable for group accommodation from 10 to 110 people.


96% customer rating, based on 14601 reviews
  • Very helpful and understanding staff.
    Paul B 22/11/2020
  • Fantastic location, amazing facilities and a view you pretty much can’t beat!!
    Kylie M 22/11/2020
  • Lovely stay, amazing room. Amazing location, view and facilities.
    Holly O 16/11/2020
  • Great location, great views
    Geraldine M 1/11/2020
  • Great view from deck and location to harbour. Very cool being built over historic dig!
    Chester K 1/11/2020
  • YHA The Rocks is a great hostel to stay at. I always receive a very warm welcome from all the staff who are helpful and very approachable. You can't beat the great location and views of Sydney Harbour.
    Karen W 14/10/2020
  • I loved it but didn't love walking up all the stairs all the time to get to it.
    Robin B 20/09/2020
  • Great location. Great kitchen. Super friendly and efficient staff. Overall great stay. Would recommend.
    Mitchell S 11/09/2020
  • Will come again! Thank you
    Rebecca G 3/08/2020
  • Lovely hostel and definitely worth the money. Unfortunately it was really quiet but I think because of coronavirus and wintertime
    Franziska B 26/07/2020
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Address: 110 Cumberland Street
Sydney, The Rocks,
State: NSW, 2000
Phone: (+61) 2 8272 0900
Hostel Manager: Danny Avis
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

 7am-11am & 4pm-9pm

Check in until 9pm, for after hours arrival please contact the hostel
Check out 7am - 10am
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