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Very Good
692 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Railway Square YHA is in the central train station, serving all the metro lines going across the city and to the airport. It?s also ideal for those coming by train from elsewhere in Australia. Hostelworld travellers tell us they appreciate that there?s ?plenty of room in [the] kitchen, [with] all cooking utensils available, large fridges for all [and] plenty of cook tops?. We like that some of the rooms are in train carriages, a unique but comfy setting.

Property Description

Winner of Australia National Tourism Award - Best Backpacker Accommodation 2014

Stay at Sydney's most laid back hostel complete with great railway carriage rooms next to Central Station.

Spoilt for choice in Sydney? Want somewhere different? Railway Square YHA is an original - Australia's only hostel in a railway station where you can stay on the train that's not going anywhere.

This unique YHA is in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district around Central. Sleep in one of the funky red train carriages on Central Station's original Platform Zero. Or go for one of the comfy rooms in the converted historic main building. Sydney's grooviest hostel, Railway Square YHA includes a great lounge and cafe, deck area, travel desk, pool table and now has free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property. Regular hostel activities including Aboriginal cruises on Sydney Harbour and great value trips to AFL football games.

Walk to most of Sydney's major attractions, or shop till you drop and go bar hopping in the city and nearby trendy Surry Hills. Explore Chinatown for great food and Paddy's Markets.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
692 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Mar 12, 2022
No towels available. No hand wash in toilet. No food or coffee Staff very friendly and helpful Bedroom ckwancand comfortable
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Couple, 41+
Very Good
Mar 07, 2022
Very convenient location close to central station with a good number of showers
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Male, 18-24
Feb 26, 2022
It was so quiet, very strange atmosphere. Mostly clean but things like loads of hair on the shower floor (wear shoes). People always used to hang out the back of our room down in the street and drink, was weird
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball

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