YHA Sydney Harbour

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About YHA Sydney Harbour

NYE 2023 bookings are now open!

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.

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

About your stay | YHA Sydney Harbour are setting up a pop-up bar on the rooftop over the summer season for guests to enjoy. There will be some construction work and parts of the rooftop may be temporarily closed off (including the permanent closure of the games room).

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YHA Sydney Harbour is a cashless property and is 100% smoke-free, including both tobacco and e-cigarettes/vapes. From 14th December 2023, alcohol will 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:


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

Option up:


*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


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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

  • Trails Cafe - serving delicious savoury, sweet & healthy treats as well as barista-made and sustainably sourced coffee.
  • 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

  • "Loved the location of Rocks YHA and the friendly helpful staff. Rocks YHA is in the best part of Sydney where you can walk or easily get public transport to lots that Sydney has to offer. The Hostel is bright and colourful and an interesting building in itself capturing the history behind the archaeological site it is built on. The double Opera House room was clean and basic but had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We couldn’t believe how quiet it was given we were in the heart of the city close to great pubs, markets, cafes, restaurants etc. We loved our stay and will definitely return. It is great for families and people of all ages. Thanks to staff for their friendliness and willingness to assist us with even the smallest matter." - Emilio & Tracey
  • "My second time to stay here. An excellent place to begin a trip to Sydney/Australia. Love the historical aspects. Most efficient, user-friendly hostel I’ve stayed in anywhere." - Dean

Things to do in Sydney

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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: Preston Forsyth
Payment: MasterCard,Visa

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 3,000 hostels across 59 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.