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Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, New South Wales 2105, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This accommodation is as far away from the city crowds and tourist traps as you can get. Right in the bush, but with all the modern amenities, heated water and comfy well-kept rooms. Sarah (the manager) has an extremely great knowledge of the surrounding area and can recommend the best walks and trails in Ku-ring-gai National Park (of which you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

From the ferry trip across from Church Point we were transported to bushland haven. A 10-15 min walk from the ferry wharf. As with all YHA you need to bring all your food and linen (we did hire the sheets to reduce what we needed to carry). Our family (2 x kids (6 & 9)) escaped for a few days... More

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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay for peace and tranquility. Access by ferry from Church Point and walk up the hill. Michael or Sarah who manage the hostel are great hosts. Lots of wildlife and plenty of fresh air. Great short break or longer stay Monica

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

If you want to get close to the nature and immerse in serenity, Pittwater YHA is a possible choice. Its located in the Ku Ring Gai nattional park where you will see parrots, smaller kangroo aka wallabee and other wild animals. The manager Machel and owner Sarah would advise on bush walk, swimming and kaiaking near the Morning Bay. 8... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This isn't the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in, very rustic and COVERED in giant spiders. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I wished the bathrooms were cleaner and more updated. There were only a few guests while we were there, yet, someone stole food out of our kitchen bins. There is no way to restock food without taking... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I first stayed at this hostel when I was at University. It was close enough to the University to get there in reasonable time and far enough away so that it seemed like a holiday - An excellent break from study and assignments. There is a bus from the city that goes to Church Point, from which you catch a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

I thought to take my girlfriend to Pittwater YHL recently as a birthday present seeing as I liked what I read about it and as it turned out, the positive reviews were pretty much spot on. Sarah and Michael the hosts and managers of this wonderful hostel, we're very accommodating and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The hostel... More

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Address: Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, New South Wales 2105, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Morning Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Morning Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillside lodge is nestled over Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bushwalks to lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas. ... more   less 
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