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Conveniently located next to Sydney's Central Station, Railway Square YHA features accommodations set within railway carriages. It offers excellent public transport links and features free WiFi hotspots, BBQ facilities and a café.

The hostel offers a range of activities and staff are happy to share their local knowledge. Socialize with guests in the shared dining and lounge areas. Free pancakes are available every Wednesday morning, on Tuesday nights there are $6 Fajita and on Thursday nights the property offers $6 burgers. For your entertainment, every night from Monday-Saturday, the property will take you to 1 of Sydney's clubs.

Continental breakfast, hot drinks and snacks are served at The Parcel Shed Café. Guests can also prepare their own meals at the large fully equipped communal kitchen.

Located within a heritage-listed part of the station, each dormitory train carriage includes secure luggage storage and bed linen.

Railway Square YHA is within 5 minutes' walk of several restaurants, pubs and shops. It is within 15 minutes' walk of Darling Harbor and Chinatown. Sydney Airport is 6.2 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Railway Square YHA has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 13, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental


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  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Lady Martins Beach
    3.1 miles
  • Athol Beach
    3.4 miles
  • Sirius Cove
    3.6 miles
  • Rose Bay Beach
    3.6 miles
  • Bronte Beach
    3.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    3.9 miles
  • Illawarra Regional Airport
    52.5 miles
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Amenities of Railway Square YHA
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe Additional charge
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Railway Square YHA takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Railway Square YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children are welcome at this property, but cannot be accommodated in the shared dormitory rooms.

Guests under the age of 17 can only check in with a parent or designated guardian, who must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Children aged 17 will need a letter from a parent or official guardian to stay in the private rooms. This includes school groups.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Railway Square YHA

  • The prices at Railway Square YHA may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Railway Square YHA is 1 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • Check-in at Railway Square YHA is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Railway Square YHA offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Bike tours
    • Movie nights

  • Guests staying at Railway Square YHA can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental