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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In the event that you have to cancel your booking, the following
cancellation policy will apply:
• More than 21 days prior to arrival, 25% of the total
balance (minimum $250) will be retained as a cancellation
fee.
• Between 15 and 21 days prior to arrival, 75% of the total
balance will be retained as a cancellation fee.
• Within 14 days of arrival, no refunds are available.

If there is a decrease in group numbers of more than 10%
of the total amount, the above cancellation fees will apply –
unless it is within 14 days of arrival. In this case, there will
be no refund.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A bond may be required from group guests – at the
Manager’s discretion.
YHA reserves the right at all times and without prior notice
to stop accommodating a group if one or more group
members contravenes property policies. No refunds will be
given in these circumstances.
YHA reserves the right to terminate a booking without any
obligation to pay compensation if there is sufficient cause to
believe that the nature of the group’s meeting at the property is
different than could reasonably have been expected, based on
the group’s request or on the character of the group, and that
YHA would not have entered into the agreement had it known
the true nature of the intended meeting. Should YHA choose
to exercise this right after such meeting has commenced at the
Property, the group’s payment for the services rendered to that
point will be retained and the balance paid will be refunded

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The full balance is required on the date of booking,
prior to arrival.
If these payments are not received on time, YHA reserves the
right to cancel your booking.

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

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Sydney Central YHA

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property!

Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped 24-hour kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, 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, The Vault Bar.

The new Sydney light rail line stops right across the hostel and the train station is 100 metres away, making it very easy for guests to travel through the city to the Harbour and much further away.

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.
Check Out: by 10.00am View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Feb 2020
    Had a fantastic time at YHA in Sydney. Right from the start the staff at check in were great and helpful and told me all about the upcoming activities. I met lots of other great people and had an awesome time with the arranged activities (and there were lots!). Rooms were clean and tidy. The location is perfect, in the middle of Sydney and right next door to Central Station. Would definitely recommend!!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay! All the staff are friendly, the rooms and bathrooms are clean and the communal areas are great. Theres lots of events planned in the rooftop and suggestions of what to do and where to go.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    Only stayed here for 1 night but really wish I had booked longer, rooms are spacious, got plenty of activity going on everyday. Seems to be quite sociable too
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Jan 2020
    Overall great place to start my backpacking adventure. Lots of amenities and events. Big hostel with lots of common space. More expensive than others but has a hotel quality to it. Definitely worth a stay if you can afford it!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    29 Dec 2019
    I know it was New Years but still a bit overpriced. Great people, great environment, clean
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    28 Dec 2019
    Good for socialising and location is ideal, right next to central.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Dec 2019
    Location is amazing right by central station which takes you to and from the airport. Rooms and facilities were fine - good bathrooms. The one thing that was frustrating was not having outlets by each bed... had trouble keeping my devices charged during my stay. Other than that small issue everything else was good! Very helpful staff.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2020
    No air conditioning in the mixed dorm so a lot of hot bodies makes for a hot room
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    Hostel was very clean and facilities were great, but atmosphere had a very hotel-like feel to it (which is great if that’s what you’re after!). I wouldn’t recommend this hostel to solo-travellers as there is little opportunity to meet others in the common area. The “hostel events” weren’t always organised by the hostel (just events going on in the city). At the hostel’s own events, I found that no effort was made the staff to integrate groups and solo-travellers (again more hotel like).
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    23 Dec 2019
    A bad start to Christmas experience here, staff are not informative of chances to a booking they make. The air conditioning is very poor through the rooms especially and kitchen is poor. A mattress I had to get replaced after already moving rooms after 1 night was badly organised. The rooptop food and drinks were good but I still wouldnt consider staying again.
    England, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2010

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

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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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