Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Winner of Australia National Tourism Award - Best Backpacker Accommodation 2014

Stay at Sydney's most laid back hostel complete with great railway carriage rooms next to Central Station.

Spoilt for choice in Sydney? Want somewhere different? Railway Square YHA is an original - Australia's only hostel in a railway station where you can stay on the train that's not going anywhere.

This unique YHA is in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district around Central. Sleep in one of the funky red train carriages on Central Station's original Platform Zero. Or go for one of the comfy rooms in the converted historic main building. Sydney's grooviest hostel, Railway Square YHA includes a great lounge and cafe, deck area, travel desk, pool table and now has free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property. Regular hostel activities including Aboriginal cruises on Sydney Harbour and great value trips to AFL football games.

Walk to most of Sydney's major attractions, or shop till you drop and go bar hopping in the city and nearby trendy Surry Hills. Explore Chinatown for great food and Paddy's Markets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2021
    My stay at Railway Square was most enjoyable and staff were very friendly and helpful The location is perfect& close to everything you may need and the facilities exceeded my expectations. If you are a backpacker love travelling and need a comfortable place to stay this is it no fuss and environmentally friendly and meeting like minded people on your travels.😎
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Mar 2020
    Probably my favourite hostel in Sydney - and I tried quite a few. Pretty cheap, but still clean and spacious. I was only there for a night, but I met a few nice people. The only issue was the noise from Central Station, because you could hear the announcements. Not loud enough to affect anything though. Definitely recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2020
    Location can’t be beat! Staff was pleasant and the rooms were quiet.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Feb 2020
    Location is convenient. Next door to central station. Downside is you can hear the train announcements from the rooms. Bed is comfy. Has AC. Walls are VERY thin. I was lucky and had the 4 bed dorm to myself but I could hear EVERYTHING from the room next door. Like even whispering. Bathrooms and showers are decent. Kitchen is nice. I felt it was hard to meet people bc the common areas were so big but I was there to get over Jetlag so I didn’t care to much.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2020
    Fantastic location! Staff were lovely. There were lockers but they needed a padlock. You can store luggage after you've checked out but at a fee. Good atmosphere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Mar 2021
    Love my stays at station square yha central
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2020
    This was my first YHA hostel I've stayed in and it was okay. The staff were friendly and breakfast was cheap if you wanted to hang around until 9am, when it starts. The staff were friendly and the situation with Covid has been handled well. I feel like staying in a big hostel like this can lose some of the friendliness that smaller Hostels have, such as free or cheap use of washing machines etc.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Feb 2020
    This hostel is in a great location and had a big common area, but I stayed in two separate rooms and both of them were smelly. The bathroom is hot with no windows to release the humidity, not the worst I’ve been in but not the best. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful. I enjoyed the range of ages of people who were there too. Overall, not the best hostel but close to the trains that will get you everywhere.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2020
    Location is good, however this place is loud and full of people coming in and out of the room and talking very loudly. Not the best place if you want a good night rest. The showers could do with a good clean.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    22 Feb 2020
    The location is great. However, the cleanliness of washroom and shower room was really disappointing.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table