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Sydney Central YHA

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hostel is fantastic, right by the train station, near shops and bars. The hostel feels very safe as there is 24hrs staff on duty and only key access at night. The hostel has great facilities, including a gym, pool and an awesome kitchen dining area. I would definately recommend any one to stay here!

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The showers were absolutely covered in mould, obviously not cleaned enough to get in such a terrible state. Double room was comfortable enough. Very noisy all night. Great location but I wouldn't stay here again due to state of the showers.

1Thank chloe0320
YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi Chloe We're sorry you weren't happy with your stay and thanks for the feedback. Our bathrooms are cleaned 4 times a day so it is not actually dirt you are seeing. The issue is with the grout and silicone between the tiles reaching the end of its life and that giving the appearance of surface mould. You'll be pleased...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with my family, two kids 11 and 13, the perfect place! It has a pool, lots of activities and a nice cafe attached. The staff is amazing, the family rooms are great. Nice beds, spacious rooms, bathrooms were great. It is a bustling place but quiet enough on the floor we were on to get a good nights...

1Thank Megan D
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Quick easy and good price Saturday lunch. Didn't need to book. Generous portions. The Caeser salad was huge! Very happy with our snap decision to eat here. Lunch menu included meal and free drink. The rest of the menu looked great. Would be ideal for breakfast lunch or dinner.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 April 2017

In my opinion, the hostel is nice but i think it is over-rated. You can book any 3-star hotel which is much better than the hostel with more amenities for same price for a twin room with shared bathroom. It is close to central station but is far from attractions you want to visit in Sydney. I found Hyde Park...

1Thank Sonia G
YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi Sonia Our hostel gets guests from around the world wanting a variety of experiences, so we are sorry it didn't meet your expectations. We do have a world class kitchen (which is pretty self explanatory), an in house cinema, pool, sauna, cafe, bar and tour desk so we try to have lots of facilities beyond the rooms. It was...

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good service from the staff, good quality sleep provided you select rooms away from the corner. Very convenient location, close to the eateries, and the train station. If you check out, you can use the pay locker service (fees is per hour) to store your stuff. They have many different types of rooms available, and its a huge hostel. very...

2Thank Jollyshandy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Just easy to find after out of the central station from Gate 3 or 2. The conditions of rooms is average. After the staff known a toddler with us, they provided us a child bed, that is easy to use and my daughter have funs inside it. The kitchens are large, some of refrigerators are out of functions, Please look...

Thank FENG T
YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for staying with us and sorry one of the fridges was broken whilst you were there. It is now all fixed! Unfortunately, getting people to wash up their own dishes is always challenging in hostels too.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for one night before our flight. It is located right beside Central Station where you can catch the train to the airport. We enquired at front desk about getting to the airport and the staff member failed to inform us of the direct train from Central, instead advising us on picking up an Uber or...

3Thank LindyBopper
YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA, responded to this review

Hi Lindy Thanks for the feedback after your stay - you are absolutely right about the train to the airport being just across the road from the hostel and its generally a great service. However it is pricey if there are two or more people - it can work out cheaper by taxi or Uber, which maybe what the staff...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It was clean and spacious. In a great location. Cinema is a nice touch if you don't want to be drinking every night. Kitchen was large and clean. The beds comfy and sturdy. Stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed it.

2Thank ggreening32
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The hostel was very clean and friendly staff. Loved the fact there was a lounge area and cinema showing films every day with free popcorn! Kitchen was huge and also clean! My own complaint was the thin walls , could here everything all night in the corridors and the doors slamming...

1Thank BeckySJ

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sydney Central YHA hostel is Sydney's hostel with everything and the best value choice in the centre of the city. It is housed in a heritage-listed building opposite Central Station. It has panoramic views of Sydney from the rooftop and outdoor area, heated pool, sauna. Sydney Central facilities include kitchens, laundries, games/TV rooms, locker hire, limited parking, group accommodation/meeting rooms, disabled access, 24 hour security access, YHA Travel desk, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), bistro, convenience store. There is even an in-house cinema with two free movies a day! Regular activities include pub crawls, sporting events, market tours and BBQs. ... more   less 

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Address: 11 Rawson Pl | Cnr Pitt St & Rawson Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 2,023 - ₹ 9,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sydney Central YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 151
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“Corner rooms tend to be noisy with traffic”
Jollyshandy, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best room in the hostel is a 4 bed with a balcony but you'll be lucky to get it!”
lazyeyebailey, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get the food storage lock. Such a large hostel that it is needed!”
V6543UTmelanieb, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are older, use the bath rooms for the the handicapped to minimize any slips and trips.”
teshil, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have the $ a double bed room with ensuite is good”
GrantT92, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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