Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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
  • Awesome 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 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2021
    I love staying Here it's a great place and feels really homely. Thanks for a lovely stay
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2022
    Great location, friendly and informative staff. Obviously quiet and lacking atmosphere-but it’s covid!! Very secure and great facilities.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2021
    I really enjoyed my stay here! The staff were super friendly and accommodating :) awesome hostel with great facilities for a super chilled stay!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2022
    Pretty chilled hostel in near city centre, not much going on but it’s covid. Place is quite visually appealing, nice spot to chill out in.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Dec 2021
    Great location. Can do with some free locker to use in room for extra security.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Dec 2021
    Guy in my shared room snored so loudly I had to ask staff if I could move rooms as I stay here when I'm working long shifts. Had to pay extra to call staff and move rooms but needed the sleep.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Mar 2022
    No towels available. No hand wash in toilet. No food or coffee Staff very friendly and helpful Bedroom ckwancand comfortable
    Ireland, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2022
    Very convenient location close to central station with a good number of showers
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    26 Feb 2022
    It was so quiet, very strange atmosphere. Mostly clean but things like loads of hair on the shower floor (wear shoes). People always used to hang out the back of our room down in the street and drink, was weird
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    05 Jun 2021
    In all my travelling the world this has to be the worst customer service I’ve ever encountered. After staying at the property over 3 weeks continuously, had a staff member barge into my room this morning and ask are you extending I said yes I’ve already booked online. He said come out to the counter and you need to let us know. Which is all fine, the attitude is not and when I get to the counter am asked to leave. Disgusting. The rooms/ shower also are cleaned periodically not everyday.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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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