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Sydney Central Inn - Hostel

Hostel with restaurant, near Hyde Park

  • Free WiFi

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  • Convenient location close to Central Station, China Town, World Square, light rail.…

    Mar. 10, 2020

  • Lovely old building in between skyscrapers, under renovation so dusty but not yucky.…

    Mar. 7, 2020

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Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage

Feel at home

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Hyde Park - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 12 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 14 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 18 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 25 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Room
  • 1 Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm

What’s around


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Hyde Park - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 12 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 14 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 18 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 25 min walk
  • Star Casino - 26 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 26 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 29 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 33 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 12 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 5 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 21 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk

At a glance


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to The Pod Sydney Reception on Level 6, Level 6/396 Pitt Street This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Nightclub


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Thai

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Sydney Central Inn
  • Central Inn
  • Sydney Central Inn Hostel
  • Central Inn Hostel
  • Sydney Central Inn - Hostel Haymarket
  • Sydney Central Inn - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Sydney Central Inn - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sydney Central Inn - Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - noon. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Marigold (4-min walk) and Fino Par (4-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
  • Sydney Central Inn - Hostel has a nightclub.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Could be a little loud at night since window opened up onto busy street with lots of pubs/bars. Was very well set out though and easy to move around

    3 night trip, Feb. 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I been staying in this hostel serevel time there is no early check in the room only ready after 2 pm and there is no kitchen where you can cook your own how ever this hostel is clean and the staff very friendly always willing to help if you need help. I will stay again next time

    1 night family trip, Feb. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice and clean property but there is a lack of fridge space and very small nonfunctional kitchen. Friendly staff though and the rooms are in good order.

    1 night trip, Feb. 5, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I love the location of this hostel. The one thing I would like to have is a bigger common area with a kitchen so guest can socialize on their down time.

    ThomasQ, 7 night family trip, Jan. 14, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    It was in very poor condition. Hot, stuffy and smelly with no air con. The carpets were gross and sticky, shared bathroom not prepared to go barefoot in, room walls damaged and dirty. Mattresses were concave and beds off putting. Dingy and gross. I packed up my kids and left immediately and went to a beautiful hotel, only $40 more than this dive. The manager would not refund my money at the time, and Wotif could/would not give me a refund either. No, no, no!

    1 night family trip, Nov. 29, 2019

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    The staff were great and I had no problems but the windows and carpet were quite dirty I thought. Otherwise, the beds were clean and comfortable and the showers and toilet were fine.

    Rathernotsay, 2 night family trip, Oct. 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very clean and friendly staff. Very good place clean and quiet.

    1 night business trip, Sep. 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was very musty, needed a big airing out. Otherwise it was fine, very nice staff and service

    SN, 1 night family trip, Sep. 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location. Location. Location. And cheap. Close to everything.

    4 night trip with friends, Jul. 4, 2019

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Very Central to transport, restaurants etc however, very noisy at night.... noise stops about 6am! People smoking in the bathrooms and we were opposite.... stunk! Directly above a pub so loud music, people ,trams, buses ,sirens.... it's all happening! Cheap, clean and secure.

    J, 1 night family trip, Jun. 7, 2019

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