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Pittwater YHA

Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, New South Wales 2105, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I stayed in Pittwater YHA with my friends and it was a wonderful stay for us! We received a warm welcome when we arrived at the accommodation, and we also found that the room and the bathroom is really clean! Pittwater YHA is really suitable for people travelling in groups. Pittwater YHA also provide us with a full set kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You need to get the bus from the city then a ferry then a walk to get here and bring your food and drink so needs some planning but one of those hostels that relive the tradition of hosteling not just another room to stay. Lucy who was in charge when we arrived briefed us well, we hired kayaks, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great overnight stay with my sister whilst she was visiting us in Sydney (two women in our fifties) - a truly away from it all place just over an hour from the city. You arrive by boat from Church Point ($15 return) and climb a relatively steep (muddy and uneven) path to the YHA. It has 8 rooms and about... More 

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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband & I were looking for a rejuvenating few days away in nature by the sea without having to pay a fortune. I was told about the Pittwater YHA was an incredible spot for people who love nature with the pleasure of a simplicity. So true. I love that there was no T.V. Walking down to the jetty each... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location is stunning, but depending on luck with transport can 2 hours or 4 hours if travelling by public transport from Sydney CBD. Mangers are sticklers with check out time and will not allow bags to be stored even a little while. So if you arrived much later than expected it is not that easy to go for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was determined to return after visiting the hostel on a day trip via the ferry from Church Point. Michael and Sarah are lovely hosts and so dedicated to the work of the YHA and bush regeneration. I met a great group of like-minded people at a bush regeneration weekend; enjoyed the wonderful view of Pittwater from the building; relaxed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My very energetic 7 and 4 year olds beg to go back to the YHA Pittwater. We've just returned from our second weekend and we are thinking about booking again. Why? From the moment our city kids hit the trail from the ferry up to the hostel, they are engaged with nature and each other. We always book with friends... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were hosted by a local family, so did not have to pay. The hostel was very basic. No locks on doors, foam mattresses, no bedside tables, one powerpoint in the room, no WiFi, thin walls, so could hear the person snoring in the next room, and people going to the bathroom. Having said that, it was VERY quiet otherwise,... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Pittwater YHA, responded to this review

Hi Alpaca Thanks for choosing the stay at Pittwater YHA. This is promoted as a simple hostel in a stunning location and there is detailed information available on the location and access walk to the property on our website to help people to find it. The main building is an historic building with light and aspect accordingly. As you highlighted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I went with my three children (11,9 & 7) and three girlfriends with their children during the school holidays. There were 10 children in total. From the minute we arrived it was as if they were tolerating our presence - we instantly felt like we needed to tiptoe. It was like walking into a library. There was an elderly couple... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Manager at Pittwater YHA, responded to this review

Hi ACIAnge Thanks for your review and we are sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at Pittwater YHA. Hostels are a form of communal accommodation with a lot of shared space used by all guests, that requires a bit of give and take by all. Children are very welcome at the hostel with some understanding that there will... More 

Blue Mountains Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

One of the best kept secret accommodation locations close to Sydney. Most travelers miss this excellent YHA with its location next to the Kuringai National Park and the sublime Pittwater area. It is a great place to see Australian wildlife- usually wallabies in the mornings and /or evenings, sometimes lace monitors climbing up the nearby trees, the odd snake, and... More 

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