We came and stayed here after spending the night in a hostel from hell, so were very happy when we arrived and it was clean and spacious with pretty normal guests. The rooms are nice, air conditioned (so can be a bit chilly), the bedding is clean and the lockers are secure. There is a great social area with sofas and tables and chairs to eat at.
The kitchen is a good size and nice and clean. However I had numerous items stolen from the storage and fridge, along with a lot of other people I knew. When mentioned to reception they said they couldn't do anything about it, but would be nice if they could put cameras up (or even fake ones) so people would be deterred.
There is a lovely layer back atmosphere, the communal areas are nice and bright and there's even a little pool. However it is a very quiet hostel, sometimes a little too much. I appreciate people don't want Lots of noise but we've been told off for talking at normal level around the sofas at 10pm, and our roommates moan if we make a noise after 9pm.
The staff are ok, can sometimes be a bit short with you and not all that helpful on reception. The night receptionist came in on evening and told us to "keep it down because we were making too much noise" rather rudely.
I don't want to sounds too negative, all in all, I really enjoyed my stay and would stay here again
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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