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YHA Sydney Harbour

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1489 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

1489 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 23, 2023
Good location in the Rocks but bear in mind you do need to walk up several hills/stairs. The atmosphere is very chill- diverse age ranges, nationalities, solo travellers and families. Kitchens are large and well equipped with plenty of storage space. Overall great hostel, would recommend.
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Female, 25-30
Nov 19, 2023
It was my first hostel experience and it was pretty good! The showers and beds are comfortable. My only slight complaint is it's loud; meaning you can hear ever door opening and closing through the walls.
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Female, 31-40
Very Good
Nov 19, 2023
Very safe and clean hostel to stay in. The staff were friendly enough though some were nicer than others. Pretty good location near the harbour. Not a good social atmosphere and the events advertised were often cancelled.
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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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