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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
  • Superb 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.

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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Nov 2019
    I was very happy here although i snore the girls were nice about it and i felt very at home and would like to stay again, it was really fun, always something going on
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Oct 2019
    Enjoyed my stay here while in Sydney would definitely stay again
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    Fantastic hostel! Nice big rooms, clean, heaps of facilities and perfect location. Quite large hostel for meeting people but dorm rooms are good for that. Would 100% stay here again.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Oct 2019
    Desk staff delightful - my booking from Melbourne could not be found - but that wasn't a problem !! Bed great - I was soooo tired !! Breakfast amazing - and the price - likewise !! Have stayed many times since it opened - so convenient to other transport - and safe and secure ! Will be back !!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Oct 2019
    A great place. Good sized showers (just back from Europe where they are minuscule!) Easy to get to and find. Handy to everything. Ticks all the boxes. Only draw back is it is huge but just means more people to meet!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Nov 2019
    Outdated decor. WiFi is shocking and kept timing out. Staff were friendly, great location if you want to be in the centre. Relatively clean. Spacious rooms. Big lockers to store your stuff. No charging point by your bed which is a real pain. With a refurb could be great.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Oct 2019
    This hostel overall is not a bad hostel at all. The staff were lovely and helpful, the room i stayed in was spacious, and I never had trouble sleeping. There is a swimming pool on the top floor ( which is rather small and only about 3 feet deep, so you cannot swim in it, rather sit in it). There is a bar right next door and a cafe the other side which do great deals on food and drink throughout your stay. Showers/toilets were all quite small. would 100% recommend staying at WakeUp down the road.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Nov 2019
    I wouldn’t stay here again. Too noisy. Especially after 7PM. Good location and central to transport.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    30 Oct 2019
    The showers were not very pleasant or clean. It's a huge hostel with plenty of facilities and a movie theatre which is nice. However not overly social as everyone sits around on their phones in the common area
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    24 Oct 2019
    When I arrived the sheets I was given had stains all over them, so the cleanliness was awful! Didn’t understand why there were literally only 2 single toilets per floor when there are so many people staying... Do something like Wake Up hostel and have the showers and toilets all together and many more toilets. The toilets were not clean and the showers were very unhygienic. Personally I would not recommend this place to anyone, and I definitely won’t be staying there again.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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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