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Sydney Central YHA

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Sydney Central YHA was voted the best in Australia and the second-best in Oceania in 2009, and this clean, spacious hostel continues to receive high ratings, especially for its location. It's set next to the buses and trains at Central Station and is a short walk from Paddy's Market and Chinatown. Hostelworld reviewers tell us that 'this is a fantastic place buzzing with international travellers, things to do and ways to meet other people'. We particularly like their two big kitchens, ensuring that there's still enough space for everyone to cook in this large hostel.

Property Description

Play and stay in Sydney Central YHA! In a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct.

This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna, and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city. Now with free wifi hotspot for guests!
Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped 24-hour kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, pool table, secure lockers, parking, 24 hour access, meeting rooms, group facilities, YHA Travel and Tours desk, cafe, mini supermarket, and one of Sydney's popular bars, Jungle Bar.

Our famous activities program includes pizza nights, walking tours, movie nights with free popcorn and our legendary Aussie BBQs.
Winner - 'Best Backpacker Accommodation of the Decade' - need we say more?

Check In: from 1.00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Apr 2019
    Good location, it is across from the Central station. The shared space is large, and they provide theatre and swimming pool as well. If you are on a tight budget, you can cook on your own in the kitchen. The best thing is that they have a clean pill case, sheet, and quilt cover. But I didn't expect there were no shampoo and shower gel.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2019
    I had a great time, facilities were great, close to transport, great location ,staff very helpful
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Apr 2019
    Perfect location next to central station if you are moving around in the area by public transport. Daily activities are great and they make good use of the rooftop. Free yoga and cinema nights are great.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 May 2019
    Lovely place to stay with lovely guests but on the night I stayed I had someone scratching on my wall, other guests blasting music, overhead choppers and planes and roadwork blaring from 8 floors below. I got about an hour of sleep that night, would still recommend though.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Apr 2019
    Great location as it is opposite the Central Station, which really helps as it is convenient. Security is great as keycard access is needed to access its premises. It has 2 types of luggage storage - using one of its empty lockers with your own lock (but at your own risk!) or renting one of their more secure lockers for a small fee. A great hostel to stay, would definitely recommend :)
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Apr 2019
    Nice location, but mainly cold showers and the rooms are also quite cold (winter). Definitely nice atmosphere and FREE breakfast with pancakes every morning
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    14 Apr 2019
    If you’re needing a place for the evening, I would recommend YHA. The location is prime as it is across from Central Station and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. If considering for a longer stay, you will have to consider that wifi is not accessible in your room and only available on certain floors.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Apr 2019
    Strangest hostel I’ve stayed at. More of a hotel and had no limitations on guests. There was a school trip so lots of children and old people. In 6 days I met about 3 people. It just had a really strange vibe. The pool is pretty much utterly unused so isn’t a place to meet people. Nothing really bad to say about the facilities, but easily one of my worst hostel stays in 3 years of travelling.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    04 May 2019
    I paid for an eight share, but got put into a four share with just one other man, being a female this made me a bit uncomfortable. One of the male staff was sarcastic and rude upon checkout when I asked if I could leave my bag and pick it up later. The social atmosphere is pretty dull, didn’t meet anybody. There were no events on a Saturday night, which was disappointing. Other then that, the hostel was very clean amd great location.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    01 May 2019
    Pros: close to central, real good location into city/glebe/airport etc Cons: Room was small, dark also wasn’t cleaned in the 5 days I stayed, previoustravellers books, bottles, shoes etc stored on top of tables and lockers. Food stolen from my closed bag in the fridge plus 2 out of 6 gas hobs didn’t work but I doubt you’d want to cook with the grim pots and pans. You have to pay to store your luggage at the end of the stay!!! Room key often didn’t work plus ROAD WORKS RIGHT OUTSIDE SO V NOISY
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2010

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Australia

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Sydney Central YHA says

Sydney Central YHA was voted the best in Australia and the second-best in Oceania in 2009, and this clean, spacious hostel continues to receive high ratings, especially for its location. It's set next to the buses and trains at Central Station and is a short walk from Paddy's Market and Chinatown. Hostelworld reviewers tell us that 'this is a fantastic place buzzing with international travellers, things to do and ways to meet other people'. We particularly like their two big kitchens, ensuring that there's still enough space for everyone to cook in this large hostel.

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