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Sydney Central YHA - Hostel

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Blackout curtains, WiFi, bed sheets
Indoor pool
Double Room with Shared Bathroom | View from room
Blackout curtains, WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sydney Central YHA - Hostel

Sydney Central YHA - Hostel

3.0 star property
3-star hostel with indoor pool, near Circular Quay

8.4/10 Very good

626 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is AU$175
Price available on 12/12/2022
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 39 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 40 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 7 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 8 min drive
  • Star Casino - 9 min drive
  • Luna Park - 13 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 21 min drive
  • Coogee Beach - 24 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 26 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 2 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 18 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hisshou Teppanyaki - 2 min walk
  • Kura Kura - 3 min walk
  • Umi Kaiten Zushi - 3 min walk
  • Satang Thai Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • CJ's Central - 3 min walk

About this property

Sydney Central YHA - Hostel

Placing you 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Circular Quay and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Sydney Opera House, Sydney Central YHA - Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available during limited hours) for AUD 15 per person. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool or grab a bite to eat at In Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A rooftop terrace, a bar/lounge and a terrace are other features. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Central Light Rail Station is steps away and Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 3 minutes.


Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 556 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special 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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to midnight*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Co-working spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An indoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


In Cafe – This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
ScuBar – On-site bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for AUD 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 7 for adults and AUD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs AUD 15 (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Sydney Central YHA Hostel
Sydney Central YHA
Sydney Central YHA Hostel
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel Sydney
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Sydney Central YHA - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sydney Central YHA - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
As of 5 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel on 12 Dec 2022 start from AU$175, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to midnight. The charge is AUD 15 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sydney Central YHA - Hostel and nearby?
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel has an indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Sydney Central YHA - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, In Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Kura Kura (3-min walk), Umi Kaiten Zushi (3-min walk) and Satang Thai Takeaway (3-min walk).
What's the area around Sydney Central YHA - Hostel like?
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel is in Sydney Central Business District, a short 2-minute walk from Central Light Rail Station and 18 minutes' walk from University of Sydney. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Twin beds?
Everything was very good , but we had booked twin beds & I had made a big point of this as we are two elderly ladies & didn’t want to share a bed, & when we arrived, we were given a very small double bed! I’ve been thru this before& have actually got the single beds once,but it is a mystery to me as to how you get them!
Joy, 4-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Aleicia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jing, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Allan, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Some noise from other inconsiderate guests .. all staff very helpful .. So convenient re transport .. Nice to see older youth welcomed
Patricia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exactly what it needs to be
Reilly, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good
Cameron, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very handy and central to all things
Elaine, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robyn, 1-night trip
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