Experience world-class service at YHA Sydney Harbour

The award-winning YHA Sydney Harbour boasts spectacular rooftop views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour. The hostel is within 10 minutes' walk of Wynyard Station, or if travelling by light rail, the Bridge St stop is also a 10-minute walk from the property. The hostel features private and dormitory rooms, a TV lounge, billiards and a fully equipped communal kitchen. YHA Sydney Harbour is located in the heart of the historic Rocks district, surrounded by heritage buildings, boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It is 650 metres from the Museum of Contemporary Art and less than 20 minutes' walk from the iconic Bridge Climb, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Hostel facilities include a 24 / 7 reception desk, free WiFi throughout, a well equipped guest kitchen and guest laundry. Each of the air-conditioned rooms have a private bathroom and bed linen is provided. Double rooms include tea / coffee and towels. Shared rooms offer a private locker with a powerpoint. The property comes with solar-powered hot water, rainwater tanks and a unique open-plan design that invites natural light and airflow.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
1 double bed
and
3 bunk beds
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 double bed
and
2 bunk beds
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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
9.1
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.6
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
8.9
High score for Sydney
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Julie
    Australia Australia
    Location, dining room with chance to meet other people.
  • Amy
    Australia Australia
    Clean, bright and spacious with good heating. Friendly and helpful staff
  • Julie
    Australia Australia
    The location was great, and such a beautiful historic part of the city. I was there during vivid to see a concert at the Opera House so I could walk there. The room was clean and spacious and the blinds were blockout which was great. The staff...

Property surroundings

Facilities of YHA Sydney Harbour
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Hiking
    Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Thai

House rules

YHA Sydney Harbour 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

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

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.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted YHA Sydney Harbour 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.

Please note for bookings of 10 or more guests, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Access to the rooftop on New Year’s Eve are for ticket holders only. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve rooftop event can be purchased with reception. Tickets are subject to availability.

20th May - 31st July 2024 | There will be no lift access available at YHA Sydney Harbour due to replacement works. If you have any questions or concerns about your stay, please contact the property directly.

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 Harbour 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 Harbour

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

  • The prices at YHA Sydney Harbour 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 Harbour can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

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

    • Hiking
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • YHA Sydney Harbour is 0.7 miles from the centre of Sydney. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.