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Sydney Central YHA

11 Rawson Place Sydney

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
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From $34

Winner - Best Backpackers in Australia - National Tourism Awards 2008, 2009, 2010

Stay in the only 5 star hostel in Sydney, in a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct.

This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna, and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city.

Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped kitchens, recently refurbished spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, pool table, TV rooms, internet, lockers, parking, 24 hour access, meeting rooms, group facilities, YHA Travel desk, cafe, mini supermarket, and one of Sydney's most popular bars, Scubar.

Our famous activities program includes pizza nights, salsa dancing, Nintendo Wii on the big screen, sporting events, movie nights with free popcorn and our legendary Aussie BBQs.

Winner - 'Best Backpacker Accommodation of the Decade' - need we say more?

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Winner - Best Backpackers in Australia - National Tourism Awards 2008, 2009, 2010

Stay in the only 5 star hostel in Sydney, in a spectacular heritage listed building located directly opposite Central Station in the heart of the backpacker precinct.

This is backpacker accommodation at its finest, boasting a rooftop pool, sauna, and sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city.

Extensive facilities include 2 large well equipped kitchens, recently refurbished spacious dining and lounge areas, laundries, cinema, pool table, TV rooms, internet, lockers, parking, 24 hour access, meeting rooms, group facilities, YHA Travel desk, cafe, mini supermarket, and one of Sydney's most popular bars, Scubar.

Our famous activities program includes pizza nights, salsa dancing, Nintendo Wii on the big screen, sporting events, movie nights with free popcorn and our legendary Aussie BBQs.

Winner - 'Best Backpacker Accommodation of the Decade' - need we say more?

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Great 83%

The hostel is a wonderful place to stop if you are just needing to refresh while passing through Sydney. It's location is perfect as it's just opposite Sydney Central Station and the 24 hour reception is wonderful if you are unsure of arrival time or if you expect delays.

I didn't get a chance to experience all the facilities which include panoramic views over Sydney, it's own cinema and a POOL! The place is great value and the staff were quick and efficient at checkin.

The rooms are quite and dark so you can expect to get a decent's night sleep unlike other hostels, I stayed here during a business trip and found it a far better experience than many of the other over-priced hotels in the area.

If you are travelling to Sydney and want a place that has awesome showers, clean bathrooms and a great location I can't recommend this place enough.

I found no reasons not to give this place 5 stars, but would have loved to have had time to stay longer!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Everything allright!
Good crew

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

nice YHA, one of the best we stayed during our 4 week holiday in Australia.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I find it hard to say anything negative about this YHA but am giving it one star less than Wake Up around the corner on 'Overall' (same for the rest). The only reason I can think of is the atmosphere is a tad stale, something echoed by other reviews here. It's also a great hostel for a slightly older crowd (ie. 30+). The last time I stayed here was with my (then) 7 month old daughter and wife in a dorm room which we got to ourselves. They were able to provide a cot with no problems. A 4 star hotel in Singapore had more problems with that!

It's about the same price as Wake Up which puts it in the highest scale in Sydney, but considering location and quality I think that's logical. It's also nearly always full it seems, even though it has over 500 beds!

It has a pool, but not a bar (the reason I'm only giving it 4 stars on Facilities), although there's one about 3 steps from the front door and it's nearly always packed with YHA guests.

I've stayed here twice and would happily stay here again.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Yeah it's clean. Yeah it's roomy. Yeah it's safe. But damn is it boring. It's more of a cheap hotel. You'll have a hard time meeting people here. Stay here if you need to catch up on sleep or just need some time to yourself.

Overall
2
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

One of the "flagship" YHAs, you get absolutely top-notch facilities (never seen better), but have to suffer a rather marked lack of atmosphere. Its location across the street from Central Station makes it the perfect place to stay if you arrive late or have to leave early (WakeUp! is located next door and thus has an equally good location, while the Railway Square YHA is actually located across the street "inside" central station, so would be even better).
It's a rather expensive hostel though, so together with the lack of atmosphere, I recommend heading out from here again after a day or two.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
5
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table
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