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Railway Square YHA

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New Lambton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 1 night at this hostel for the first time and were very pleasantly surprised. We had a double ensuite room, which was a really good size, plenty of room for our packs etc. The ensuite/shower was capacious with excellent instant hot water. The room had the usual YHA bed, with a double bed under a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great stay, staff were fantastic and so helpful. Very clean and well looked after. Would definitely stay again on my next trip to Sydney. Amazing central location making sight seeing and getting around easy.

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Paide, Estonia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My favourite hostel in Sydney so far. Comfy clean rooms, well equipped kitchen and a good coffee in their cafe. Would stay again, good value for money. Looking forward to stay in another YHA hostels in Australia.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wow! Absolutely fantastic hostel. Amazing location, extremely helpful & friendly staff and very clean and comfortable. Nice and quiet considering the brilliant location. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and were very knowledgable on local attractions & information. Will certainly stay here again!

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Curitiba, PR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for one night since I had a sleepover at Sydney international airport. The hostel is very convenient for this purpose. It's just by the train station so you can travel easily to/from the airport. I stayed in a 4 female share. The bedroom was nice and clean and there was one more girl sleeping there.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hostel is so centrally located you can't go wrong. Have stayed in the railway carriages both times I have stayed here & never had a complaint. Perfect for being close to the airport still as the station is only round the corner & takes 13 mins on the trains.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

So, sometime ago, the Sydney Transit authority decommissioned a train platform at Central station, and somehow, YHA Australia swooped in and transformed it into a hostel. Honestly, that was a stroke of brilliance. The location is amazing. You get out of the train at Central station, and only a few platforms across is the hostel itself. All the facilities are... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great hostel to stay, rooms very clean and tidy, 2 times I stayed at this hostel, staff always helpfull and always clean everywhere in hostel $$ price good prices for rooms. I recommand this hostels to anyone. The location is very central which is great and next door to Cental Train Station. Peter J

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I spent five days at this hostel and I had a great time. I slept in a 8-bed railway carriage dorm. My room was just next to the train platform and during the day you could see trains coming in on the other side of the platform and people walking by just outside your window. Very little noise though, I... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Amazing experience of a first time staying in a hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful, cheap lockers to rent while I adventured around Sydney after checking out, clean facilities, and couldn't get a better central location! Wished I stayed an extra night. Thanks Railway Square YHA.

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Address: 8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Railway Square YHA 3.5*
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Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station, in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district. Stay in one of the funky railway carriages on the former Platform Zero or one of the comfy rooms in the historic 1904 main building, now converted into contemporary accommodation. Hostel features a spa pool, Internet cafe, 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas, self-catering kitchen. Walking distance to the best pubs in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. ... more   less 
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