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“Great hostel - not sure about the music” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Railway Square YHA

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Railway Square YHA
Ranked #12 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, UK
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great hostel - not sure about the music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2006

This hostel is brand new & spotless. Kitchen is huge as are the communal areas. Staff were so helpful & friendly and the facilities were great as was the location - within walking distance to Darling Harbour and Paddy's Market. Only complaint is that they blast music out from fairly early on. Pearl Jam and Mylo at 10am is not my idea of an alarm call!

  • Liked — Brand spanking new, staff were excellent
  • Disliked — Pearl Jam blasting out!
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't bother with Paddy's Market but check out Darling Harbour
  • Stayed April 2005, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheLonelyWanderer
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2006

A group of 5 of us stayed at this hostel in July 06. The rooms were lovely and spacious and really clean. There is a huge kitchen with loads of utensils to use and an on site coffee shop with really reasonable prices. It is a beautiful converted building and although it is next door to the train station you do not hear any noise. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. You are right on George Street for any shopping..especially in Paddy's Market at the weekend! And it is only a 10minute walk to Dharling Harbour. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who is travelling to Sydney.

  • Liked — Closeness to town
  • Disliked — No Car parking
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank LHMB
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Additional Information about Railway Square YHA

Property: Railway Square YHA
Address: Railway Square Yha 8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 136 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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