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This award-winning hostel, with indoor pool is housed in a heritage listed building opposite Central Station in Sydney CBD (Central Business District). Guests enjoy panoramic views of the city from the rooftop outdoor area. YHA Sydney Central offers shared dormitory accommodation as well as private rooms. Guests have access to a free WiFi throughout the Hostel, 2 kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas and a guest laundry. There is an on-site cinema where guests can catch the latest films. The hostel has its own travel agency, café, restaurant and BBQ facilities. Located in the basement, Schirrmo's Bar is open for drinks most evenings. Sydney International Airport is 10 km from YHA Sydney Central and is directly accessible from Central Station. Activities include pizza nights, walking tours, movie nights with free popcorn and rooftop BBQs. The Haymarket stop for the light rail is located at the doorstep of YHA Sydney Central.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Youth Hostels Association
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Private parking available on-site


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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.6
Facilities
7.8
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.5
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Gregory
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Very helpful staff, great location, very good value for money.
  • Bianca
    Australia Australia
    Great Location, lovely staff, comfy bed, quiet room, basic but lovely included breakfast. Will stay again.
  • Steven
    Australia Australia
    Value price in the centre of the city. Close to public transport. Helpful staff

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • inCafe
    • Cuisine
      Italian • Australian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of YHA Sydney Central

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Karaoke
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 35 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Minimarket on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
Languages spoken
  • Mandarin
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Filipino
  • Urdu

House rules

YHA Sydney Central takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 3 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

The supervision of guests under 18 years of age remains the responsibility of their parent or legal guardian whilst at a YHA property. Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in Co-living shared dormitory rooms, they can only be accommodated in private rooms. For further information on the YHA child safety policy please contact the property directly.

For bookings of 10 or more guests, different prices, policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property directly.

We are excited to announce that YHA Sydney Central is undergoing a significant transformation from 8th April to 28th August 2024.

We are committed to ensuring that our guests have a comfortable stay. Any noise will be confined to the hours of 9am-6pm to ensure that your regular hours of sleep are not interrupted. Please be aware there may be lift delays and the guest carpark will be unavailable for the duration of the refurbishment. Please contact the property directly for any questions.

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

Please inform YHA Sydney Central in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about YHA Sydney Central

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at YHA Sydney Central is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • YHA Sydney Central offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Movie nights
    • Entertainment staff
    • Swimming Pool

  • YHA Sydney Central has 1 restaurant:

    • inCafe

  • The prices at YHA Sydney Central may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at YHA Sydney Central can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 5.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • YHA Sydney Central is 0.8 miles from the centre of Sydney. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.