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Sydney Harbour YHA

110 Cumberland Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to be close to all the great places Sydney has to offer, stay here! I have stayed in lots of hostels from Alaska to Croatia, and this was the nicest place. They have great customer service, tight security and a clean modern look throughout their facilities. It was hard to leave because I knew no other YHA... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this hotel for the view and the location alone but also the exploration site you get to view from your room. A little bit of the history of the rocks all under your feet. It's a little bit of a trek if you have a bag but after that you will have no problems with the staff and... More

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

Hi Pogs Thanks for your review and great that you enjoyed your stay. When you come back next though, we'd suggest you get off the train at Wynyard station, not Circular Quay. It is an easy flat 5 minute walk from this station - much easier! There is a map and directions on our website. See you again soon ... More

Roveredo, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little bit expensive but really confortable. It's cheaper than some hotel and looks like a hotel. On the harbour Bridge and at 2min walk to the opera house Nice place and friendly people An excellent restaurant is near or you can have a drink at the bar in the hostel

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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I booked a private en-suite room here and it was clean, comfortable and quiet. It was really hot when we were here and you can go to reception and ask them to turn on your A/C which we did. No problem, they are all really friendly and happy to help. We didn't use the shared facilities but... More

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

Hi Sam Thanks for reviewing the hostel and glad you enjoyed your stay! This hostel deliberately includes a range of sustainability initiatives which have resulted in it running with half the carbon footprint of comparable properties. One of those is Air Con on demand so rooms aren't being cooled when they are empty or if the windows are open. Glad... More

Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This YHA has an amazing view of the harbour, and in particular the Sydney Opera House. The hostel is built around an archeology site which is very interesting. Friendly staff, clean hotel. The top level is a great place to relax.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my older sister and younger brother in a 4 bed mixed dorm room. The rooms were air conditioned, clean and came with a shared en-suite. Nothing fancy but enough space to feel comfortable. There is a kitchen, fridge space, tv room, social area and a roof terrace with a spectacular view of the iconic Opera House... More

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Longview, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling New South Wales for fifteen days, ended our trip with three nights at this wonderful hostel in Sydney! Great history where it sits in the heart of The Rocks. Roof top patio that looks out to Sydney's incredible harbour, Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Spotless rooms that have AC. A variety of rooms to choose from. Great... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights & can highly recommend. It's not fancy, but if you just want some chill-out space whilst storing your stuff - you can't go wrong. The rooms are basic, but the roof- top atrium view of the harbour is magnificent.... Perhaps, iconic?!? For those that might care, there was no TV in our... More

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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd YHA stay and again a good experience.The property is well located and easily reached from train station.the building is new and purpose built providing lovely light,amazing views and lovely open spaces.great for groups or solo travellers.my adult daughter and I stayed 1 night, cafe on site was appreciated.Comfortable lounge area in reception ideal for a coffee... More

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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though my partner & I are on the other side of 60, we have loved our 3 night stay at his Hostel. The location is superb, our double room with ensuite was very comfortable & quiet & the self-catering facilities means your travel dollars go further. Our room (215) had a view of the Harbour. Each late afternoon we'd... 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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The only backpacker hostel in Sydney's historic harbourside Rocks precinct is now open! Explore Sydney's colonial history, walk to all the city's major sites whilst staying in the heart of the city. Multishare and double/twin accommodation, all with en-suites and many with harbour and Opera House views. The place to make the most of your visit to Sydney! ... more   less 
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