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“Decent option but a bit too far out”
Review of Glebe Point YHA

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Glebe Point YHA
Ranked #27 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
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London, United Kingdom
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“Decent option but a bit too far out”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Glebe YHA is a decent option for a few nights in Sydney. The main problem / benefit (!) is the location, depending on what you're looking for. Glebe is a lovely area, a 10 minute or so bus ride from Central, but the YHA is towards the end of Glebe Point Road, and if you're coming back late, or need to get into the city quickly, it's not ideal. However there's some really good food and drink options (the Thai place just down the road is great and the Glebe Deli cafe is also lovely).

The hostel is clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and it's good value. You will need a travel card though (approx $43 for a week with a My Multi Pass, which you can buy from the hostel). Check out buses before you arrive so you don't make the mistake of walking there from Central like I did after a 12 hour bus ride..

4 share dorms are quite small and do get quite hot (single fan only), but there is a sink in the room which is handy, and free lockers. I still object to paying for wifi but this is true of all YHAs it seems (they're on the Global Gossip network).

The roof terrace is nice, and the downstairs lounge area is cool. There are also computers available ($4 per hour).

Overall it's a good option but I would probably recommend the YHA Central over it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 4 nights in a double room (no ensuite). The room was clean and exactly what you'd expect and the bathroom was just across the hall and was fine.

The hostel is a little out of the way of the city centre, but the bus stop is right outside and the tram is only a few minutes walk away so you can get about very easily. The staff we extremely helpful and very friendly. The local area is also very good, lots of cafe's etc and a great market is held weekly.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Its not in the city centre, but that's the point, its in a really nice area with some nice pubs and really good atmosphere. There are good bus links from here. The rooms and kitchens are really nice and the cleanliness is above average for an australian hostel. I found it one of the best hostels in sydney, but tbh the competition wasnt wasnt that strong!

  • Stayed November 2010
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

We were very impressed with the location and services provided by Glebe Point. The staff knew all about the local area and the best way to explore it. The room (private) itself was clean and spacious with a sink and kettle. The shared bathroom was one of the best we expereinced, as was the kitchen area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

This hostel is in Glebe, an are located just off of downtown Sydney. It is WAY cheaper than Central Sydney YHA and the other YHA's more centrally located. There are many buses gonig directly downtown, every 10 minutes, stop is right in front of the hotel, you can even walk downtown alongside the harbour. Its much more comfortable and friendly here. If you need a hostel in Sydney for only a few days, maybe stay cebntral, but if you plan on staying longer and only want to pay 27 a night, stay here!

I lived in Australia for a year, and every time we stopped through Sydney we stayed here after learning it was much cheaper and great location in comparison to other overpiced YHA's. Stay at Central to meet people initially, but stay at Glebe long term or after you know some people. Loved this place!

Room Tip: No A/C in room... but there is a large comfy living room blasting the A/C all day & night
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Glebe Point YHA

Property: Glebe Point YHA
Address: 262 - 264 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,491 - ₹ 4,860
Hotel Class:3 star — Glebe Point YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glebe Point YHA is one of Sydney's most relaxed hostels and great for people on a working holiday. Choice of rooms and a lounge/tv room, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), rooftop BBQ area with city views, jobs and car sales noticeboards and tour desk. Glebe is Sydney's Bohemian leafy inner city area, known for its cafes, restaurants and pubs. Vibrant with students and artists alike, minutes from the city centre. Enjoy the village atmosphere while using the hostel as a perfect base to explore. ... more   less 
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