The award-winning Sydney Harbor YHA features spectacular rooftop views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Harbor. The hostel is within 10 minutes' walk of Wynyard Station, or if traveling 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. Sydney Harbor YHA is located in the heart of the historic Rocks district, surrounded by heritage buildings, boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It is 2133 feet 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. This is a sustainable property with solar-powered hot water, rainwater tanks and a unique open-plan design that invites natural light and airflow.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Youth Hostels Association
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 twin bed
and
1 full bed
1 full bed
and
3 bunk beds
1 twin bed
and
1 queen bed
1 full bed
and
2 bunk beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've 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
8.7
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:

  • Michael
    Australia Australia
    The location, staff, facilities and view were all absolutely amazing. The food downstairs & bar upstairs was not only excellent but a wonderful bonus. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Sydney and advise all of our friends...
  • Van
    Japan Japan
    Location is great! It's near the habour, train, light, ferry station, you can access anywhere from here. It has beautiful view from roof top. The kitchen and eating area very clean.
  • Jennifer
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location since it's near a lot of the iconic sites. The rooftop lounge was really nice. We didn't get the breakfast so I can't comment on it except that we did see the offerings and it didn't look impressive for $14.

Area info

Amenities of YHA Sydney Harbour
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live sports 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)
  • Baggage 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • 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 2:00 PM

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

Check-out

Until 10:00 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 will be charged as 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 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs 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
Must-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 while 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 elevator access available at YHA Sydney Harbor 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 ID 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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

FAQs about YHA Sydney Harbour

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

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

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

  • Guests staying at YHA Sydney Harbour can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

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

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