City view
Swimming pool
BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Non-smoking rooms

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This award-winning hostel, with heated 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.

Sydney Central YHA offers shared dormitory accommodations 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 are both TV rooms and 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, The Vault Bar is open for drinks most evenings.

Sydney International Airport is 6.2 mi from YHA Sydney Central and is directly accessible from Central Station. Activities include free wine and cheese nights, 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 Sydney Central YHA.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Sydney Central YHA has been welcoming guests since Feb 5, 2010
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi sir, How much for parking?
    Hi there, parking is $30 per day in our secure car park. Katie
    Answered on October 31, 2020
  • Hi, Just wondering if the $30 parking per night includes unlimited entries and exits? Thank you 😊
    Yes it does.
    Answered on April 24, 2021
  • Do you offer any lockers or holdings for large suitcases?
    Hi there, yes we have small and large lockers available to store luggage.
    Answered on May 5, 2022
  • Does the hostel provide blankets? At what cost? I am arriving in June.
    Hi there, Yes the hostel provides linen and a duvet with a cover for it too. They are free of charge :)
    Answered on April 4, 2022
  • Hello, our train will be arriving around 1130pm. Can we check in after that?
    Hi there, we have a 24 hour reception so you can check in anytime after 2pm
    Answered on May 5, 2022
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Italian, Australian

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Sydney Central YHA
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Karaoke
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and charges may apply.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Urdu

House rules

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


From 2:00 PM

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


Until 10:00 AM


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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

Please note for bookings of 10 or more guests traveling together are subject to different booking procedures and terms and conditions. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that all guests must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in.

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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

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 Sydney Central YHA

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

  • Check-in at Sydney Central YHA is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

  • Sydney Central YHA is 0.8 miles from the center of Sydney.

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

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

  • Sydney Central YHA has 1 restaurant:

    • inCafe

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sydney Central YHA by:

    • Train 13min
    • Taxi 45min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h