Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pittwater YHA is a Lonely Planet Author's Pick hostel.

This unique water access oasis is the perfect city escape. Located within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this beautiful backpackers hostel is only 30 km north of Sydney's central city area.

The hostel has 8 bedrooms, a very well equipped kitchen and a cosy lounge room with a log fire for colder times. The verandah has stunning views across Pittwater harbour to the National Park.

Take a scenic ferry ride, sail on the harbour or bushwalk to aboriginal engraving sites and stunning lookouts. Hire a kayak for a paddle around the bay or just relax in a hammock with the wallabys beside you and the native birds above.

Bring your food as there are no shops at the hostel. If travelling with bed linen (top +bottom sheets and pillow slip) bring these otherwise hire at $4pp. Do not bring sleeping bags. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2019
    Loved it. Went on a good bush walk and met some cool folks. Very tranquil and surprisingly easy to get to
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2016
    Best hostel I've stayed at my whole trip! Staff was super nice and knew the area very well, lots of wildlife, good sized kitchen, decent showers, lots of bush walks, good swimming. Great place to get away from the city. BRING YOUR MOZZIE SPRAY!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2016
    This hostel was the highlight of my trip to Sydney. It is literally in the middle of a national park with one of the best views I have ever had. The best night's sleep on my trip. The hostel is pretty small so you get to know the other people staying there. A lot of places to hike in the area, just watch out for the snakes. Wildlife is all around, there are wallabies everywhere. You have to stock up on food before you come or go fishing :). Definitely will return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    There are no locks on the bedroom door but it still felt safe. The owners are really nice and 10/10 if you are looking for a nice short trip away from the city and crowds.
    Malaysia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2019
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Jan 2019
    Had a lovely stay in a very quiet environment. The staff was very friendly and helpfull and i loved the atmosphere. It was lovely waking up to a beautiful view with kangaroos coming to say hi. I would definitely recommend this hostel for people who want to get out of the busy city.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2018
    A real hidden gem! Tucked away on the coast of Pittwater Lake, this hostel is perfect for backpackers looking to get off the beaten track and experience some true adventure. A stone's throw from Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this area offers amazing bushwalks, stunning beaches and plenty of opportunity to hit the water - with kayaks available at the hostel. Michael and Sarah are very friendly and accommodating making this an all-round great place to stay!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Apr 2019
    It’s a beautiful place and a great building, I completely loved it:) just the staff and volunteers were not really helpful... it seemed more like I was bothering them with every question and the volunteers were super loud at nights! Also, no tea or coffee provided. Anyways it was a great place and I recommend going:)
    Czech Republic, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2017
    No locks on bedroom doors and have to pay for kayaks. Must take all food with you. Nice owners and clean hostel with good facilities.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire