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Sydney Harbour YHA

110 Cumberland Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Other reviewers have provided good levels of detail about this hostel but it is indeed decent and worth a stay. It's location near to the harbour bridge, with very nice balcony overlooking both this structure and the opera house, is a real plus. A train can be taken from the airport to Wynyard station, which is then a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pricey but worth every cent if you can afford it (as a backpacker)... We stayed here for 3 nights to get a taste for "downtown Sydney" before heading to Bondi for a couple of nights and travelling up the coast from there. Friends we were visiting that live in Sydney commended out choice and could not believe how perfect a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

$50 for a bed in a six bed room is WAY more expensive than anything else I have seen in Australia or NZ. The location is great, in the Rocks and 10mins walk to Circular Quay (i.e. Opera house etc). Its also easy to get to from the airport (hop off at Wynard station). The open plan ground floor with... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the world of hostels this is top notch. I didn't know it was on top of a archaeological dig until I got there and I was like are you sh@#$ting me. Its like dating a beauty queen and finding out she is also actually a good person! The bridge and the look out are right across the street and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a really nice hostel in a great location. I'm not a backpacker, but I'm a frugal traveler (rather spend my money on the experiences than on the hotels). This hostel was as good as or better than some of the hotels where I stayed in Australia. The archeological dig on the ground floor dig makes it quite unique.... More 

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Killcare, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean & good condition. OK for overnight. Stayed in one of the private room with the view. Not sure if this is value for money $185 for one night wt very basic facilities. Will only go back for the location.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

cheap and cheerful in a great location for all attractions, in the rocks historical area on a dig aecheology site which i found very intresting. we stayed in a private double room which was basic and clean had private bathroom. cooking and washing facilities. staff very helpfull. my first time at staying in a hostel was quiet for sleeping too... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This YHA is the best One we have seen so far in Aussie and NZ. The kitchen is huge, The Location is just Awesome and the staff is very friendly. The building is modern, the rooms are clean and large and the bathroom is also more than clean and nice. We would come again and again and again.

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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally was able to watch the NYE fireworks up close by booking in here.It is expensive though,if you get what we did-double room with ensuite and terrace tickets. The view was ok,marred by our position that night in the smoke stream,and we couldnt see the bridge decoration,but the food and drinks were plentiful and the crowd well behaved,and I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights in a Harbour View Private Room at this YHA and while the initial cost is a bit of a shock, we put it into the perspective of staying in a YHA in London without the views. Sydney is a world class city and this very modern purpose built YHA(to maintain the integrity of the convict... More 

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Address: 110 Cumberland Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Number of rooms: 105
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