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Sydney Central YHA

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#14 of 180 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Sydney Central YHA hostel is Sydney's hostel with everything and the best value choice in the centre of the city. It is housed in a heritage-listed building opposite Central Station. It has panoramic views of Sydney from the rooftop and outdoor area, heated pool, sauna. Sydney Central facilities include kitchens, laundries, games/TV rooms, locker hire, limited parking, group accommodation/meeting rooms, disabled access, 24 hour security access, YHA Travel desk, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), bistro, convenience store. There is even an in-house cinema with free movies a day! Regular activities include pub crawls, sporting events, market tours and BBQs.
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Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
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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Clean rooms, TV in room, basic bathroom supplies, great location next to Central train station. Only negative was the staff on duty at check in, we got our door card but that was it ... no information about the facilities (how to access the roof & pool, info about breakfast,
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA
Responded 2 days ago
Hi there - sorry about the check in. We do have guest maps and info sheet so not sure why you didn't get given them. Apologies for that but hope the rest of your stay was good.
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A great hostel. Very secure, swipe card access, 24 hour reception. IT has everything a hostel offers except here things are bigger, rooms, bathrooms etc. If you don't feel like cooking they have a lovely cafe downstairs and the price is quite reasonable. I find myself visiting
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I’m a solo traveler and I felt so welcomed there! The staff was super friendly and helpful! I want to say a big THANK YOU especially to Hayley and Poli who helped me book lots of activities and took care of me so I’ll have the best experience from Australia..thank you so much
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Thank you for your lovely review and our staff appreciate the shout out. Enjoy the rest of your travels!
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Never paid as much for a private room before & didn't even get a fridge &/or a double bed?! @ least the bathroom was decent with a hairdryer & a shower with rails.But for what I paid which even though I know capital cities are more expensive re accommodation/the like this was
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Hi Aviva - YHA always strives to offer great budget accommodation so we are sorry you are disappointed. We are a hostel, not a hotel, so things are a bit different, but it was a double bed in the room you stayed in. Sydney is not a cheap destination, but our property is very centrally located opposite Central Railway Station from where you can walk around a lot of central Sydney. In addition, you could have used one of our two self catering kitchens, enjoyed a free movie in our in house cinema, had a swim in the pool or used the sauna, or attended one of our low cost daily activities. Oh, and there is also a cafe and bar as part of the building. We think that adds up to value in a major world city like Sydney!
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I was a little unsure what to expect as the hostel is so big but I needn't have worried! The hostel was clean, chilled and quiet. I stayed in a 6 share female dorm, which was nice and spacious. The room had big lockers (own padlock required) for you to store all belongings
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Central YHA
Responded Mar 11, 2019
Hi - glad you liked the hostel and found it a good place for your Sydney stay. YHA is gradually putting in charging points as part of bed lights - but with 75 hostels around Australia, and thousands of beds, it is a big job! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Australia.
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$26 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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