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Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Stay at Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the city's historic harbourside precinct - The Rocks - and enjoy stunning views.

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  • Sydney Harbour YHA - Entrance
  • Sydney Harbour YHA - Rooftop Terrace View
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  • Sydney Harbour YHA _Double Room
  • Sydney Harbour YHA _ Dorm Room
  • Sydney Harbour YHA _Lounge
  • Sydney Harbour YHA_ Aerial shot
  • Sydney Harbour YHA - Rooftop terrace full view
  • Sydney Harbour Rooftop Meals
  • Sydney Harbour YHA - TV Room
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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 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 wifi hotspot, 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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    • Amazing location, staff are super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be coming again and recommending to friends!
      Elise N July 2015
    • Convenient, quiet & modern!
      Kirsten S July 2015
    • Your range of ratings don't go high enough. We wanted to give 'Excellent' for everything.
      Liz A June 2015
    • Great staff... great everything.
      Zac E June 2015
    • I loved how much room this place had and how clean it was!!!
      Russell Z June 2015
    • Reception was extraordinary, went upstairs to check whether my room was ready even though I arrive early (it was!) it was nice to feel welcomed after the walk from the train with suitcases! The rooms were incredibly nice and the sundeck view is amazing. Probably the nicest hostel I've stayed in ever.
      Lauren R June 2015
    • The best hostel I've ever stayed! Great location, superb facilities, reasonable rate, well equipped kitchen, awesome service by the staffs.
      Muhammad Dzulhusni Bin Mohd D June 2015
    • Beautifully clean YHA & perfect location
      Michelle Q June 2015
    • A wonderful stay in a very clean hostel with very helpful and friendly staff. Thank you!
      Kerrie D June 2015
    • Location great. Easy, problem free stay.
      Kathleen L June 2015
    7130 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

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

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