Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks

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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, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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

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  • Sleeps 354 guests
  • Multi-share dorms
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Group bookings


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


  • City
  • Cycling
  • Galleries/Museums
  • Shopping
  • Tours


93% customer rating, based on 11313 reviews
  • Check in was smooth, location is fantastic for foot sightseeing and bedding was fresh and spotless. Value for money
    Rancora D 13/01/2018
  • It's great there. Excellent location. Loved the archeology and the view from the roof. Keep on rocking kids.
    Francis W 11/01/2018
  • Staff is super friendly and helpful! Would recommend to stay here.
    Rhianna J 5/01/2018
  • So great!
    JIA SYUAN L 4/01/2018
  • The best hostel I've never been. Lot of space, very clean, very well located, friendly staff.
    Sarah Nadege H 30/12/2017
  • We always like YHA at the rocks. We love the location and the facilities are great and the range of easy eat options like pancakes, bbq, burgers a great idea.
    Susan B 21/12/2017
  • Good clean excellent Hostel. With epic views
    Janice W 15/12/2017
  • Can’t think about better place to stay then YHA The Rocks - thank you
    Premysl G 13/12/2017
  • We love this place - perfect for a visit to The heart of Sydney.
    Robert C 7/12/2017
  • Wonderful Place to start to explore Sydney. The staff is very friendly, Terry was really helpful. Roof top terrace is great. Would come back.
    Marion G 7/12/2017


Address: 110 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW & ACT
Phone: (+61) 2 8272 0900
Hostel Manager: Danny Avis
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

24 hours

Check in 2pm - 5am
Check out until 10:00am daily