4.6 out of 5

"This hostel is really clean. Rooms are big. The location and the roof top terrace are amazing. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 07 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

At Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

All 106 rooms feature WiFi.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities.

You'll be 0.4 km (0.3 mi) from Circular Quay and 4.8 km (3 mi) from University of Sydney with a stay at this 3-star The Rocks hostel.

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel ratings based on 110 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Cool Hostel in a great location

This hostel is really clean. Rooms are big. The location and the roof top terrace are amazing.

Posted by on 7 Jun 2017

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4 out of 5

Beautiful views and friendly staff

Affordable. would have been great to have a bar and purchase basic meals. Mattress and pillows could be replaced. But overall a great place.

Posted by , from aus on 8 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Good place to live in

Good location, convenient to take a ferry or to enjoy the view of Sydney harbour. The four people room I live in has got its own toilet and bathroom. They are clean but very small. Sheets and the blanket are clean too. No need for sleep bag. It has also got storage locker, but you've got to take your own lock. I haven't got any expensive item with me, so it is OK to leave it unlocked. There is a light and a socket right beside your bed. And plenty of sockets elsewhere in the room. There is also a common room on the third level and a public kitchen with shared kitchenwares on the first floor. Overall, it is good for its price, 50 bucks.

Posted by , from ACT on 6 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Relaxing yha

What a great refuge in the busy part of Sydney. Plenty of room to spread out relax and recharge the iPhone. Good coffee too.

Posted by , from melbourne on 2 Apr 2017

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3 out of 5

Basic accommodation

This hotel is great for young travellers. It is in a good position to discover the wonderful Rocks area. But,, for older travellers wanting a bit of ambience and comfort for our $198 the hotel was lacking. No TV, no shampoo or toiletries, no swimming pool. Really just a bed and ensuite. It didn't suit your needs but I'm sure for others it would be fine.

Posted by , from Beaumont NSW. on 8 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5
Comfortable bed. Bedding supplied which was great. Backpackers is located on top of this really cool archaeological dig site!

Posted by on 17 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay, clean, good loation and reasonable price

Posted by on 9 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5
Great location great staff great city. Lots to do with kids using nearby public transport

Posted by on 15 Jul 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Hostel was within walking distance to all attractions. View was spectacular. Would definitely stay again

Posted by , from Sydney on 26 Jun 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: see above
Cons: some comfy chairs in the rooms - those provided were not good for sitting in for a longish period
As an older traveller, i found the staff most helpful and friendly, the situation convenient and the value excellent. I felt quite well accepted even though looked out of place (grey hair, etc!)

Posted by on 18 May 2016

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About the Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel

Location 110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2009
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Corner/local shop
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • ATM
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (17.6 km / 11 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel offers 106 forms of accommodation. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: AUD7 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 15 per week (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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