We stayed here for a week, having changed our booking from Sydney Central YHA, where we had an excellent stay some years ago, after reading recent poor reviews.
In many ways you can't beat Sydney Harbour. The location, very close to The Rocks & Circular Quay, is fabulous. The beds are comfortable and all rooms, including dorms have an en suite toilet and shower which is hot, powerful and modern. The soundproofing is excellent. The communal areas are open,spacious and comfortable and the kitchens well equipped and clean. The staff are helpful and there 24 hrs. The clientele are interesting. The groups all seemed to be young: school age up to about 19. On the other hand, the 'individual' travellers were that bit older plus families and all quite diverse.
I do have a few niggles, however.
1) We are traveling with our young children and on the whole we try to book a double room Plus a 4 share dorm next to or opposite each other. Although these rooms were available when I booked, the hostel were unable to guarantee that they would be on the same floor, let alone next to each other, so we ended up sharing a 6 bed dorm, which was a shame.
2) It is an expensive hostel, though the location is great, and you pay for that
3) You can't use the laundry after 9.30pm and indeed it's locked, so you can't even collect dry clothes after that time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only backpacker hostel in Sydney's historic harbourside Rocks precinct! Explore Sydney's colonial history, walk to all the city's major sites whilst staying in the heart of the city. Multi-share and double/twin accommodation, all with en-suites and many with Harbour and Opera House views. Plus free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). The place to make the most of your visit to Sydney! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sydney Harbour Yha Hotel Sydney