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Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place. We had a private room with toilet and shower inside. The bathroom as well as the room was very new, modern and clean. The view from the rooftop and the location are awesome. It’s easy to prepare your own food and enjoy it on the rooftop looking at the opera and the harbor bridge. The only thing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel far exceeded my expectations. Situated in "The Rocks," an historic and charming neighborhood, the location could not be better. It is a short stroll to the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The view from the fourth floor terrace can't be beat. Clean rooms and a sparkling, well-appointed kitchen. Staff was wonderful!...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at sydney Harbour yha for 7 days, three nights in a 4 bed dorm and four nights in a 6 bad dorm. It was my first hostel experience and I loved it there. Reception staff were really helpful and welcoming. The rooms were a good size, I actually preferred the 6 bed dorm as the toilet and shower were...

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA, responded to this review

Hi Katie We're delighted you enjoyed your stay - a great start to your trip to Australia! We always suggest people look at the directions to the hostel on our website - we have a pdf there with detailed info, as there are lots of little streets and laneways in the Rocks (part of its charm!). Hope we see you...

Daventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night in February. I was AMAZED by the view on the rooftop! I paid around £15 for one night and you share the view with the Shangri-La Hotel which is a few hundred per night. The rooftop always has a good few people on there so it's easy to make friends, that's where I made...

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victoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed here for 4 days. Hostel is in a wonderful location close to the harbour and iconic bridge. Rooms are quite basic, but there are common areas near the lobby for cooking and refrigeration units.

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour YHA, responded to this review

Hi megamiles. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Our rooms are relatively plain, but as a hostel, we put lots of effort into our communal space - a comfy lounge, large self-catering kitchen and that super big terrace. All the bedrooms are ensuite too. Hope we get to see you again soon.

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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“try for a room with Opera House view”
 of 5 bubbles megamiles, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing the harbour have been great.”
 of 5 bubbles Bruce_reviews, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 121elliec, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 112 with view of the opera house.”
 of 5 bubbles clare1964_12, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Add a few A$ to get a "premium" room opera views.”
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