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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  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Really clean hostel with a very safe and friendly atmosphere. Well placed and love the theme! Would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Perfectly located with everything you need within a few blocks.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    25 May 2019
    Perfect location just by the greyhound bus stop. Friendly staff! Adam and Steve were very helpful. Loved our room and the A/C & heater worked great. The hostel is kept clean and the kitchen is nice and big so it never felt crowded. We’ll be coming back on our way back down the coast. :)
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Apr 2019
    Places like this are the reason I love hostels. Amazing central location not too far from Sydney’s major attractions, lots of fun activities to help you meet fellow travellers, and friendly staff with PERSONALITY! The only criticism I have, very minor, are there were a few small stains on my sheets and even though my sister made a note in her reservation that we were traveling together, we were placed in different dorms. Regardless, I enjoyed my stay and look forward to returning
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Apr 2019
    So far, my best backpacker hostel experience. I only stayed a night and got a good experience. The shower rooms are big with changing space in each rooms. The toilets and hotel corridor is clean. Hostel design is great, feels like staying on a train.
    Indonesia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Mar 2019
    The central yha probably has a better vibe if you want to party, as this one was more chilled out. Also that one has a nice pool. Lots of people at this one were long-term people so a bit cliquey. The events each night are great and you can go to the other yha ones too. There is cheap food each night but runs out almost immediately so get there early. Bathrooms are big and good, has laundry and irons. Outside area is great with deckchairs and a bbq. Staff are helpful if you need something.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel. Quiet compared to Wake Up but sometimes that’s nice. Rooms were ok, but small but decent enough. Do feel like it’s a bit more of a working hostel - think a lot of people had been there a while and I was only staying for a few days.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    22 Jul 2019
    The place was easy for me to find and check into. Staff was nice upon arrival and the hostel was clean and decently sized.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Mar 2019
    Nice place for a night
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Great location and facilities; the room was rather stuffy and allergenic.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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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
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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