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4.3 out of 5

"I found the constant announcements over the PA during the evening very invasive and unnecessary. I also found it frustrating having some of the guest ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel puts you in the heart of Sydney, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Paddy's Market and Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Hair dryers are featured in all 65 shared rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This pet-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a game room, and a terrace. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also motorcycle parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Haymarket hostel include World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum.

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$89* Per night/room 17 May - 18 May

Shared Dormitory, Men only (Eight share male dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (Eight share female dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (Four share female dorm )

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel

Everyone (35) Couples (2) Students (1) Family (1) Other (1)
3 out of 5
I found the constant announcements over the PA during the evening very invasive and unnecessary. I also found it frustrating having some of the guests drinking and talking nearby my room late at night bloody annoying when trying to sleep. The hostel staff should monitor noise levels after 10.00pm to allow guests the right to peace and privacy to enjoy their stay. On the first night staying there I heard a key turning into my lock of my room door and the door suddenly opened ! I have no idea who the person was and thankfully I wasnt undressed at the time!

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Found the room comfortable. Missed not having en suite but facilities close. The staff really friendly. Liked the availability of breakfast for a small fee also an evening meal if required. Would stay again when in Sydney.

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Spacing in rooms, cleanliness and ventilation made it stand out from other hostels/backpackers

Posted by on 7 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice European Hostel

Pros: - large common area - central - next to lots of public transport and food - common areas quite clean
Location: - very central - lots of public transport and food
Good place to stay. Convenient and modern. Aimed @ mostly younger travelers say. Sometimes there's too many ppl just lounging around, but I guess that's what large hostels are!

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5
Fast Wifi connection, very fast at the railway station

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Fresh safe and convenient

Location: Great location for sight seeing in Sydney .
Room clean but not happy sleeping in lower bunk against the wall- I know I'm a princess!

Posted by , from Newcastle NSW on 11 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5

Quite good, even for older travellers.

Pros: Close to trains, which also take travellers direct to the airport. No need to catch taxis etc.
Cons: The cleanliness of the rubbish bin in the ladies bathroom. The outside and lid area was really dirty. I didn't want to open it. Cup of tea cost $3.00!
Location: Close to Sydney Central - good eating places
I booked a private room for myself - comfortable bed and enough space for luggage etc. it was quiet despite lots of young people around. (I was a bit worried about the noise level as I was an older person travelling alone.)

Posted by on 3 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Convenient as so close to Central

It was a no brainer to find, so easy and close to Central, am happy with my choice and my stay as I came with a late afternoon flight and another flight the next morning so it made it bang in - dinner in the CBD - bang out back to airport. Cool staff, cool place.

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2015

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4 out of 5

Would definitely recommend it

Had a better than expected experience here, given what I'd heard about some other hostels in the area. Wasn't too noisy, very clean, nothing to complain about.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 21 Jul. 2015

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4 out of 5

Convenient and comfortable

I stayed here for one night so that I could get to the airport in the morning. Very convenient to the airport train. The room was clean, not too noisy and suited my purpose well.

Posted by , from L on 12 May 2015

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About the Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel

Location 8-10 Lee Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Property Features

Along with a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hostel measures 0 square feet (0 square meters). An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel. Only motorcycle parking is available. This Sydney hostel is smoke free.

  • 65 guestrooms or units
  • 0 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq m of conference space
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Central Light Rail Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Motorcycle parking only

Room Amenities

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel offers 65 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • One child stays free
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 12 per person (one-way)
  • Towels fee: AUD 2 per person, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Railway Square YHA
  • Railway Square YHA Haymarket
  • Railway Square YHA Hostel Haymarket
  • Sydney Railway Square YHA Hostel Haymarket
  • Sydney Railway Square YHA Haymarket
  • Sydney Railway Square YHA
  • Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel Haymarket

You should know

  • Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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