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.

Take a 360° Virtual Tour of the hostel!

Check out Sydney Harbour's LIVE webcam!

Sydney Harbour YHA is also suitable for group accommodation from 10 to 110 people.

Fancy a weekend city-break? We've got you covered! 

Sydney Harbour YHA 2017 New Year's Eve:
Accommodation Package are on sale NOW! Unfortunately Terrace Event Packages have sold out. Click here to read booking instructions and conditions.

Here are some FAQs for NYE bookings.

See here for walking instructions from Wynyard and Circular Quay, and here for parking options. We've got your back!  


  • 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


91% customer rating, based on 11197 reviews
  • 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
  • Great hostel in a great location, will definitely return. Keep up the good work. Thank you for a great stay.
    Sophie G 6/12/2017
  • Convenient, clean and comfortable. Great place to stay.
    Penelope D 4/12/2017
  • The location is great and the staff were really friendly and helpful.
    Nicholas E 3/12/2017
  • Great location with best views in Sydney, provided by a friendly and welcoming team. Highly recommended and can't wait to come back.
    Michael D 1/12/2017
  • Great stay
    Amanda G 26/11/2017
  • I loved this place! It was great for the price, location and facilities were great! I would stay again without question!
    Louise C 24/11/2017
  • This was my first hostel stay and I was pleasantly surprised! The view from the roof top terrace was amazing and the rooms were very clean and beds were pretty comfortable! Thanks for a great YHA experience!
    Jennifer G 19/11/2017


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