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Sydney Harbour YHA

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1377 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

1377 Total Reviews
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Mar 26, 2023
Hotel-like if you prefer that. The rooftop is nice.
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Female, 25-30
Mar 18, 2023
Absolutely overpriced for what it is. Cannot believe I had to pay extra for luggage storage. Also have to tell the reception to turn on the AC. Rooftop is nice but they don’t really do anything with it. There were no events happening over the span of 4 days (3 nights). Atmosphere was dead. I regret staying there or rather paying the amount of money for what it is. 2/5 would not recommend
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Female, 25-30
Mar 18, 2023
great hostel! felt very clean, really enjoyed staying here. didn’t love the location though just for the purpose of there not being too much public transportation right next to it, had to walk a little ways to get to some places and up quite a few stairs getting there
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Female, 18-24


  • 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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