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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The only budget accommodation in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct, this hostel boasts awesome views across Sydney Harbour.

Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, this YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities with a unique heritage experience of Sydney.

As well as a large self-catering kitchen, spacious communal areas, on-site grocery store, coffee bar and large rooftop terrace, all rooms are en suite and have air-conditioning. Enjoy free, fast Wi-Fi throughout the hostel.

Don't miss the extensive beer list next door at The Australian Heritage Hotel. Daily activities and a tour desk will help you get the most out of your Sydney experience!

Check-in from 4pm until 8pm. Check-out at 11am.

A valid passport or valid Australian Driving Licence or Australian Proof of Age card is require when you check in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2020
    Excellent hostel, staff was helpful and cooperative. Took a private room; it was very clean and they provide you with towels and soap. They have a nice dining area, and a beautiful rooftop terrace.
    Jordan, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2020
    Not stayed yet as changed due to Covid, but they have been flexible helpful and brillaint to deal with. Thank you!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2020
    The best experience ever! Safe, friendly, best location!
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Wonderful hostel, great location, interesting site for the hostel. Staff, are professional, friendly, very helpful & patient.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2020
    I enjoyed my stay at Sydney Harbour YHA in mid-March. The staff were relatively helpful. I especially want to say a big 'thank you' to Moi-she is incredibly patient and understanding-a true gem at this hostel. The hostel is conveniently located to Circular Quay, which makes it easy to walk near the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Sydney Opera House easy. I also noticed the hostel was incredibly clean-so kudos to their housekeepers for keeping this tidy. I absolutely recommend this hostel!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2020
    I can recommend staying at this hostel. I stayed in a 4 bedroom for women. I really liked the private bathroom with toilet and shower. It is a big hostel and there is a big kitchen and rooftop terrace available. Also the location is really good and lots of sights are closeby.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Feb 2020
    the laundry was good, i never used the kitchen and the tv room was very good. the roof deck and bbq was fantastic especially near sunset in summer!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 Feb 2020
    Pros: - Its location makes it easy to do pretty much anything. Close to the trains, light rail, and ferries, plus restaurants and shops. - Over a historic settlement, which was pretty cool. - There's a ton of information on the walls around the hostel - happy hours, top restaurants by cuisine, day trip suggestions, etc. Con: - Staff was largely unfriendly. The person who checked me in was kind and welcoming, but past day one I found most people cold and unwilling to help.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Mar 2020
    beautiful and clean facilities/staff/rooms but this was simply not a fun hostel to stay in. For a place titled “Youth Hostel Accommodation” there are VERY FEW young people. Everyone looks 40+ and goes to bed by 9pm. I’ve just learned this but a much higher proportion of older ppl snore (loudly) so you won’t sleep well. Please don’t stay here unless you’re older or arent social. It really just isn’t the same as other hostels and honestly feels like i’m sharing a room with my parents.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    15 Feb 2020
    They threw out my expensive toiletries! Lost almost $100 worth of stuff. I'd stayed there for over a week and no help was given. I half suspect it was stolen.
    New Zealand, Male, 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
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2011

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania


  • 2013

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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