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“Great stop over, close to train station”
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Railway Square YHA
Ranked #11 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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144 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great stop over, close to train station”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

friendly staff, great breakfast facility, and if you are lucky you can stay on platform 1 in the carriages. i stayed in a private room above the railway, the cleanliness was supberb, great shower and comfy bed. central to china town and great restaurants.

Room Tip: if want to sleep in a an authentic carriage book early.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Beijing, China
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114 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2012

The place is OKAY for the price (about AU$30 per night for a dorm). The location is in the cent of town; which is a plus. However, you are best to stay at the YHA Harbour location (its brand new...and way better). If you go to the book in YHA Harbour location be sure to book in advance and use YHA eNights to SAVE $$$ Money...!!

Or better yet...stay at YHA Bondi Beach House or YHA Sydney Beach House (aka Colaroy)!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Beaky1982
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41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed here over Christmas and New year 2011 and really enjoyed our stay. YHA changed our views of hostels - they are clean, new and like a hotel but with cooking areas. The Rocks YHA is even better with great views over the harbour - our friends stayed there but unfortunately they have no availability for us.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2012

I got to stay in a carriage which was fun. Great location. The place is a bit hard to find though you need to come out of the station and go around the side. Good bathrooms. I didnt like the common area.

Room Tip: The carriage rooms are fun.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Virginia Water, UK
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

This hostel is very close to the station which makes transfers to and from the airport a doddle!
Rooms are clean,staff helpful,great kitchen facilities and a cafe shop as well. BBQ's and special events good value for money and great access to the 555 Free Bus down to Circular Quay.
A great safe place to stay in Sydney.

Room Tip: Smaller dorms are better for sleep quality.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Dallas, Texas
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143 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2012

If you want a great location right next to the rail lines, this is perfect. You are in the perfect position to go to any site within a few minutes. I had a private double room with bunk beds on the opposite side of the railway. It wasn’t noisy at night on this side of the building, and the room was very clean. The bathroom and showers are public, but I never had to wait for a shower.

Another nice feature is that they have lockers which you can rent to leave your bags if you check out but still want to see the city. We were able to fit 2 big suit cases and 2 backpacks into a locker for only a few dollars.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Fantastic location, very friendly place, very friendly staff

Room Tip: Don't stay in a carriage! They're over-priced and cold...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Railway Square YHA
Address: Railway Square Yha 8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Railway Square YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), 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. Please note that our pool is currently under renovation and might be out of action. ... more   less 
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