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Sydney Harbour YHA

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#4 of 178 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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The only backpacker hostel in Sydney's historic harbourside Rocks precinct! Explore Sydney's colonial history, walk to all the city's major sites whilst staying in the heart of the city. Multi-share and double/twin accommodation, all with en-suites and many with Harbour and Opera House views. Plus free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). The place to make the most of your visit to Sydney!
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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Stayed at the YHA four years ago with mixed results, but with more miles and hostel experiences under my belt, I decided to stay again. And my second experience here was overall really nice. Hostel is in a great location of The Rocks and the view from the roof of the harbour
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My preconceived ideas of the Youth Hostels Association primed me for basic, lively digs. In fact, the spacious rooms with ensuite facility were more 'hotel' like; clean, simply decorated, but quiet and very presentable. Did I expect a view? No, but we got a good one anyway, with
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA
Responded 4 days ago
Hi - thanks for your feedback. We only guarantee Opera House views from rooms with good lines of sight - they are marked as premium rooms on our website, but many other rooms have partial views as you discovered. And of course our huge rooftop terrace has 360 degree views and is open to all guests. Now you've discovered that YHA in Australia has terrific hostels, why not try one of the other 75 locations around Australia! Happy travelling.
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This is a great hostel. The location is perfect. From the rooftop you can see the harbour and the opera. It is simply perfect. At hostel prices a 5* location! What more can you ask for? The rooms are friendly, clean, well maintained with en suite bath. At times groups of
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Sydney Harbour YHA provides an outstanding experience in a fantastic Sydney location. Located a short walk to the bridge, or to the harbour, this property provides more than expected. The roof top view is icing on the cake! Staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating.
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi - pleased we exceeded your expectations! That view is pretty hard to beat on a stunning Sydney day. Hope to see you again another time.
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We travelled as a family of four - Mum and three kids (4,8,10). The kids loved the hostel and we were all gobsmacked by the views from the rooftop deck. Free pancakes on Wednesday, a free WII station in the lounge room on the roof top deck and plenty of free games to share
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$34 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sydney harbour yha hotel sydney
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyThe Rocks
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