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Sydney Harbour YHA Reviews

110 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

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90%

Rating
691 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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86%

Great location. Central and easy walk/bus/train everywhere. Great view of the harbour from the terrace!! 4 bed dorm was quiet and clean. Some issues with shower drainage, but they were planning on looking into it. Cheap options for breaky in the morning, good value for $7.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Clean, excellent place


94%

Great localization, 3 minutes walk from Circular Quay. Comfortable and clean room. Friendly and helpful staff.


100%

Best hostel! Loved the location in the Rocks area and the terrace view of the opera house and bridge!!! Wonderful atmosphere and cooking area!! Rooms were cozy! Loved that each bed had night light and outlet to charge phones. It was perfect!! Also each bed had locker!!!! Perfext for valuables and keeping things off floor/out of way of others!! LOVED THIS PLACE!


74%

AMAZING location but there's no hostel atmosphere and the staff aren't as nice or outgoing as regular hostel staff. This is more like a hotel where you share a room. If you don't mind the lack of ambiance you can't argue with the location!


86%

Amazing Views, very friendly, relaxed atmosphere thanks to staff. Great hostel!


77%

expensive hostel for its class, but clean


86%

-Would like wifi available in other common areas besides just lobby -internet speed was mediocre not very fast -better clarity on policies of Hostel. I wanted to buy the 10 day hostel pass--and was told I would be reimbursed for my stay. Hostel staff did not clarify that I would only be reimbursed if I booked on the day of my initial check in. -Better security after hours--seems like anyone can walk in if they just press the buzzer!!

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Probably the best hostel I have stayed at in Australia. Absolute killer views from the rooftop. Rooms are nice and clean and there is lots of facilities. Would highly recommend.


86%

I was only here for one night so couldn't really get a feel for the social aspect, it defiantly isn't a party hostel, but it is a brilliant location with amazing views. Very secure and very clean! Can't complain :)


89%

Not much atmosphere in the hostel, no free internet in rooms for that prices. But clean and modern hostel with helpfull staff in a good location of Sydney.


89%

Great hostel!


94%

Although Sydney Harbour YHA is pretty expensive for a hostel, I felt it was definitely worth it. First, the rooms have great security (I love lockers inside the rooms). Second, the location is perfect and it is so easy to get to all that Sydney has to offer. In addition, the Big Dig related info is so cool! Rooftop is unreal. Great kitchen and super clean. Staff were also great and helpful. Lots of families, so not much of a party hostel. But that does mean you will have a quiet sleep! Good work


60%

After the review in Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, I was really disappointed with my Sydney YHA experience. Place has a cold, clinical atmosphere and staff is not helpful or really responsive. They sit, work the desk and that's it. No real warmth or atmosphere here. But the nice thing is that it is quiet at night and people are respectful of quiet hours. Also, view is great from the roof but don't plan on seeing much if a ship is in port.


97%

Best hostel in my entire backpacking trip.


100%

This is a conveniently located clean hostel at The Rocks with friendly staff and nice amenities, including laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. One can even purchase breakfast there at a reasonable price if you don't want to purchase and prepare your own food. Shops, convenient stores, and restaurants are all close by. It is a good value overall.

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location right in the middle of The Rocks. New, clean and modern facilities. However most expensive Hostel I've ever stayed in! Great rooftop overlooking the harbour however like most YHA's not much atmos. The place was very clinical although when in Sydney it should just be somewhere to crash anyway!


94%

Great location but rather boring




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