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Sydney Central YHA
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Reviewed 6 August 2008

I stayed in this hostel in may and i have to say that it was the best one by far! (i stayed in a total of 6 in australia over 1 month) .. i went with 2 other friends and so we stayed in a four person room.. our first impressions of the room were that it was massive! out of all the hostels i stayed in this had the most floor space and lovely big windows overlooking the streets of sydney. The lockers they gave us were all really clean and huge enough to fit our rucksacks (standard backpacking rucksacks) and my hand luggage into it with ease and i felt comfortable knowing that my stuff was securely stowed away whilst i was out and about.

The first night we stayed there was a free salsa night with movie night after and we had a ball joining in with the dancing. the film was also a pretty new one and with the added bonus of free popcorn we quickly settled in! The kitchens were nice and clean and the seating area was really impressively designed and looked new and up-to-date which really matched the rest of the hostel. The pool was also beautiful and clean and the sauna was also really impressive! I felt like i was in a hotel more than a hostel!

There were 5 showers and 4 toliets for the girls and the only entry was with a keycard which made u feel alot safer (although i did forget my keycard a number of times resulting in me being locked out both my room and the bathroom!)

The location is also spot on and isnt tooo long a walk to circular quay/various other activities. Overall this was the best hostel i stayed in and there are so many activities to join in with at the hostel (salsa night, daily movie nights, bbq's on the roof, and sunday trips to aussie rules football) that you just cant help but get involved and meet new people!

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with friends
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2  Thank icecreamgirl7988
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Reviewed 5 August 2008

Yes, the location is good.

However for A$98 for a nondescipt single room, I could have enjoyed a better, true hotel room.

'Better value elsewhere' would be my summary.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled solo
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2  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 31 May 2008

After having spent one night at the hostel, we were obliged to move to another room at a higher price because our room was booked to other poeple without our knowledge. When we checked in, the receptionist Erin told us to pass by the next day before 10AM if we wanted to stay for another night. Even though we passed at 9AM we found out that the room had already been sold to others. We reported the problem to the manager Jason who did not want to collaborate and asked us to vacate the room or to rent another room at a higher price. His response was that the Hostels priority was not to satisfy the present clients but rather to maximise hostel room sales. He did nothing whatsoever to solve the problem and was even condescending in his approach and refused to give his name when we told him we wanted to make a complaint. We feel we needed to advise future hostel clients about this problem so they wont have the same bad experience we went through at this hostel.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with friends
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3  Thank MontrealWoman
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Reviewed 28 May 2008

I stayed in a double with ensuite - for the price, location, and cleanliness of the accomodation, I don't know if anything else would come close.

The price was excellent, the location is fabulous - 10 minutes to walk to the major shopping and business district, took me 20 minutes to walk to the Circular Quay (where the Opera House is located) and The Rocks, and 40 minutes to walk to Paddington/Woolhara (where the Saturday Paddington Market is - and it's worth attending). The room and the property are clean. Also, I felt very safe in this neighbourhood, and walking to and from shopping and movies in the evening (though I did take a cab back from the Opera House in the evening).

The reception staff were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant downstairs is nice for a quick meal.

Sydney is an expensive city for a solo traveler for accomodations, and the YHA Central is a well-run, well-priced place.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled solo
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2  Thank DaisyTravels
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Reviewed 16 April 2008

My girlfriend and I needed somewhere relatively cheap to stay at the end of a long trip but still wanted our own room with a bathroom. The YHA was perfect.

Granted it didn't have the minibar or luxury bed a more expensive place would have given us but it was clean, comfortable and wonderfully located. The YHA had loads of useful ammenities at hand - laundry, internet, restaurant (though the breakfast is not anything to write home about).

All in all really pleased we stayed there and saved some cash to ensure we could do everything we wanted in the city. After all Sydney is such a busy city your room is simply somewhere to lay your head.

Thoroughly recommended to anyone on a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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