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
  • 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 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Awesome place to stay!!!!! Gr8 staff!!!! Super gr8 location!!!!!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2019
    Only stayed one night, but the staff was very friendly and helpful! The location was great right next to the train station! Definitely a cool spot!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, quieter as off to the side woh friendly staff and clean facilities
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2019
    Really well located. Relatively lively with activities organised every night, food very tasty.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Oct 2019
    Very friendly and helpful staff. The place is modern and clean and very spacious. The staff tried very hard to give the place a lively and festive atmosphere with lots of activities. Willl definitely come back.
    Taiwan China, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Nov 2019
    Stay was good. Great location next to train access.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Nov 2019
    First experience with YHA Hostels, it was a great one. Our check in with Poli was great, very welcoming, nice and knowledgeable guy! Offered us a drink after we settled in, nice chat. Facilities were good, bed was comfy, room mates and other hostel visitors were respectful, yet fun and outgoing. Loved the bingo night (great host & entertainment!), loved the events like fajita or spaghetti dinners. But what really made this stay memorable was Poli. thanks mate, you’re awesome
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Dec 2019
    This hostel was clean with nice facilities. The hostel had a cheap dinner option which was nice. Most of the people seemed to be staying there long term. It was in a great spot for the trains!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2019
    Great location by train/bus Very welcoming staff Massive kitchen and communal room plus outdoor sitting areas Love the accommodation in old train carriages on old platform! Good to have plates and all kitchen utensils to use without being distrusted Not much room to unpack in dorm though but there were lockers Clean and well organised place
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    14 Dec 2019
    While I understand the hostel does not select its guests, deep cleaning would help keep the rooms cleen. My room was completely covered in all kinds of mess and smelled really badly because of the long term staying guests
    Poland, Male, 18-24
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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