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Sydney Harbour YHA

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110 Cumberland Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for new years, my first time in Sydney. It is in the perfect location, walking distance to many attractions. The rooftop patio has amazing views! I only wish I knew about the party they had for new years earlier. Beautiful place! I definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this place for a family stay in Sydney. Situated right in the heart of the Harbour it has everything you need except the high price! Within easy walking distance to the City Centre, train station just down the road. Surrounded by some great bars and restaurants. Awesome view from the top floor where you can sit back with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 nights. Great location by the Rocks, very friendly staff and very clean. The rooms were great - each bed had a bed side light and plug and a large locker next to it - bring your own padlock. Not a massive backpacker atmosphere but everyone was very friendly!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked into the Sydney Harbour YHA for 4 nights. I was really pleasantly surprised by the comfort, cleanliness and atmosphere of the hostel. It was really great to see families sharing time together in a wonderful part of Sydney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, simple, hostel-type accommodations. Very clean. Staff are friendly. Roof top terrace has great views of the Sydney harbour. Common kitchen is very clean and well equipped. Centrally located near buses, trains and restaurants

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think best Sydney hotels with Harbour view of Bridge and Opera house for family of 5 two adults & 3 teenagers and you are looking at +$350 per night. Sydney YHA is in this Blue Ribbon location for half the price. Everything was clean and comfortable and 5 min from Circular Quay. Sunday in Sydney is family fun day so... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location, right in the Rocks! Super close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Circle Quay, and tons of cute little cafes and restaurants. It also has THE BEST VIEW of the Sydney Harbour and Opera House. The hostel is super clean and fun! Definitely recommend it! Also just a few doors down to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a private double which cost as much as a hotel, but it was very comfortable and modern to stay in. Showers were excellent and beds just right. What made it not like a hotel is the industrial kitchen with spacious fridges and cupboard space for as much food as you want to prepare yourself. Also, amazing rooftop terrace... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was quite rude, my questions and requests were all ignored, the room was dirty, the bathroom was very dark, the mattress gave me back pain, the location is awful: the hotel is on the top of a hill. It costed me the same price as a real hotel (this is a hostel), but the service was below hostel standards.... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sydney Harbour YHA and we are sorry that you had some issues during your stay. YHA takes all reviews seriously, and we will investigate your concerns with the management and staff of the hostel. We always encourage guests who have any problems during their stay to contact the manager at that time so issues... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with a female friend for 3 nights from 10th to 13th June. We paid for the 3 night deal which included breakfast and a meal at the Australian hotel which is next door. When we were given the vouchers for breakfast we were told that we could put them against one of the events they run if we... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the hostel. Just to follow up on one point about getting to the hostel. We do strongly recommend to guests that they use Wynyard Station, not Circular Quay, to get to the hostel. From Wynyard there is a flat five minute walk to the hostel - no stairs! The Rocks does... More 

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