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Sydney Central YHA
11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place (opposite Central Station)
Phone: (+612) 9218 9000
Fax: (+612) 9218 9099
Manager: Jon Hutchinson
24 hour reception. Check-in from 1pm.
100 metres to Sydney coach terminal.
100 metres from hostel to station. Sydney Central YHA is located opposite Central Railway Station.
10 km to airport. Take train to Sydney Central Station, or catch taxi or shuttle bus to the door of the hostel.
From the city centre, take any bus down George Street and alight at Rawson Place beside Sydney Central YHA.
Undercover parking available for $25 per day. Bookings essential. Small/medium cars only.
Sydney Central YHA is suitable for group accommodation. For more information, download the group accommodation info pack.
Friendly staff, clean hostel, value for money!
Scott P. (March 2014)
Our overall experience of our stay at the Central Sydney YHA couldn't be faulted. The facilities were all of high quality and the staff were very efficient and helpful.
Cheryl H. (March 2014)
Great facilities, the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. Great value for money.
Paula R. (March 2014)
A great place to stay in the center of Sydney close to everything. Why would you spend a fortune just to have a tv in your room. It was truly great. Thanks for a safe place to stay with no hassles.
Helen S. (March 2014)
This hostel is close to Central Station and many other attractions within walking distance. Can be a little noisy because of the numbers of people staying.
Kathryn B. (March 2014)
Totally love staying here.I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else during party season! The location is perfect, the rooms are affordable and the security is top-notch. Sydney Central YHA is a great, safe and enjoyable place to stay in the city...
Lauren C. (February 2014)
Great location, very very clean rooms, large kitchen. It's a big hostel in a big city. You won't get the "ma and pa's place" feeling but it's good if you're looking for a large backpacker experience. They also have weekly activities which is great fo...
Lindsay R. (February 2014)
Modern clean hostel. Amazing views from pool on top of building.
Louise U. (February 2014)
it is a nice backpackers. I stayed only one night but previously I stayed at Wake Up which is really close to this and I should admit that YHA is another level than Wake Up. Rooms are bigger (I stayed at 4 bed dorm), toilets and showers are better an...
german g. (February 2014)
Great food at the cafe.
Anne P. (February 2014)
Visiting Sydney? Stay smack bang in the city centre at Sydney Central YHA Backpackers hostel close to all the action!
Offering 5-star budget accommodation opposite Central Station, the hostel boasts panoramic rooftop views of Sydney city, free activities, a basement bar, pool, sauna, cinema, travel agency and so much more.
Sydney Central YHA is a three-time winner (and Hall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards and is housed in a heritage-listed building.
It's the backpackers hostel that never closes with 24-hour security access. Group accommodation and disabled access is also available.
Getting to Sydney Central YHA (72kb, PDF)
Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.
Sydney Central YHA is a short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Star Casino, Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney Entertainment Centre, shops, backpacker pubs, cafes, clubs and cinemas.
The hostel is close to all the major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Centrepoint Tower.
You can catch the light rail (tram) to Sydney's Star City Casino, Darling Harbour and Fish Markets from opposite the hostel.
Check out Scubar, Sydney Central YHA's own backpacker bar located in the basement. Pool comps, theme nights, pub crawls. It's a short walk from the hostel to the cinemas and a number of Sydney's main theatres. Cafes and cheap and cheerful eats nearby in Chinatown and Surry Hills.
If only staying in CBD use public transport efficient and cheap - free bus # 555 or day multi pass covers train/bus/ferry.
Port Stephens, also known as Australia's blue water paradise, is just 2.5 hours north of Sydney on the NSW coast. Visit the local bottlenose dolphins and swim in crystal clear bays with golden sand.
Combine our 2 most popular packages and save money!
Ph: 1300 550 245
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