Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 170 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Sydney Central YHA

11 Rawson Place, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Hostelworld Recommends


  • 76%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Sydney Central YHA was voted the best in Australia and the second-best in Oceania in 2009, and this clean, spacious hostel continues to receive high ratings, especially for its location. It's set next to the buses and trains at Central Station and is a short walk from Paddy's Market and Chinatown. Hostelworld reviewers tell us that 'this is a fantastic place buzzing with international travellers, things to do and ways to meet other people'. We particularly like their two big kitchens, ensuring that there's still enough space for everyone to cook in this large hostel.

Property Information:

Stay in the only 5 star hostel in Sydney, in a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct.
This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna, and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city. Now with free wifi hotspot for guests!
Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, pool table, TV rooms, lockers, parking, 24 hour access, meeting rooms, group facilities, YHA Travel and Tours desk, cafe, mini supermarket, and one of Sydney's most popular bars, Scubar.

Our famous activities program includes pizza nights, walking tours, movie nights with free popcorn and our legendary Aussie BBQs.
Winner - 'Best Backpacker Accommodation of the Decade' - need we say more?
Best For: Central Location, Groups

Search for availability

City Guide

Download our comprehensive, compact guide for Sydney
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Large hostel and yet capable of maintaining extremely high standards of service. Never had to rush for laundry, kitchen usages or even seatings on the common floor. Great place!
    Read More
      Anonymous, Singapore, Male, 41+
  • Latest Review

    Pretty pricey for the same quality elsewhere.
    Read More
      Anonymous, Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • See all reviews »


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Hostel Awards

  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 2nd
  • Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Australia
  • 2010 2nd Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2010 1st Country Winners Australia

View all Award Winners


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check In: from 1.00pm. Check Out: by 10.00am

Sydney Central YHA Located at 11 Rawson Place, Sydney, Sydney.
Sydney Central YHA
Sydney New South Wales 2000 11 Rawson Place, Sydney
82% 825
-33.8816747 151.2053489
Sydney Central YHA
    Rooms available     Double Bed Private Ensuite     6 Bed Female Dorm     6 Bed Male Dorm     4 Bed Male Dorm     4 Bed Female Dorm     8 Bed Male Dorm     8 Bed Female Dorm     4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Superior Double Bed Private Ensuite     Deluxe 6 Bed Female Dorm     Standard 8 Bed Male Dorm     Standard 8 Bed Female Dorm     8 Bed Male Dorm     8 Bed Female Dorm
Please give us your feedback