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Sydney Harbour YHA

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1447 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Sydney Harbour YHA was named the best in Australia and Oceania at the 2010 Hoscars and it?s not hard to see why ? this clean, modern hostel has a stunning view over Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Hostelworld reviewers say they highly recommend this hostel to other travellers, citing the ?large, clean ensuite rooms? and ?clean safe, family atmosphere?. We like ?the Big Dig??archaeological digs in the ground floor which can be viewed from the walkways on all levels of the hostel.

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 2pm until midnight. Check-out at 10am.

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

Reviews & Ratings

1447 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 19, 2023
What an amazing location. Right in the middle of the Rocks in between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The facilities were good and the kitchen had multiple working stations which I prefer personally. You can tell everything is organised very well and they're really trying hard to be as eco-conscious as they can be informing and encouraging guests about recycling. I did miss organised activities a little bit for solo travellers, but other than that it's a great place for solo travellers!
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Female, 31-40
Sep 09, 2023
Location can’t be beat! Great value for staying in The Rocks.
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Female, 41+
Sep 05, 2023
Do not hesitate to stay here! The location is amazing! Close to the Harbor Bridge, Opera House, ferries, train stations and link station. I went through some of the other neighborhoods where other hostels are and I think this location seems way more convenient. There is an excitation project that’s part of the space, so interesting.
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Female, 41+


  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Steam Room
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wii
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi



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