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Hostel | 11 Rawson Place, (Cnr Pitt St and Rawson Pl), Sydney, Australia 2000

88.3% Overall Rating

235 out of 252 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/02/2014)

Lindsay Cash thinks…

"Close to everything and the station. Liked the big kitchen with loads of cool tops and the cinema room"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.11
  • Towel USD 1.88

What's Included

  • Linen

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88.3%

Overall Rating

235 out of 252 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sydney Central YHA'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
86.4%
Value
82.4%
Safety
94.4%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: None

Disliked: None

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jamie Keung

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: very clean and tidy a lot of space for socializing

Disliked: air ventilation within the room was insufficient

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

26 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Low cost Excellent location Secure Friendly staff Large clean kitchen

Disliked: Noisy residents late at night No ventilation in rooms (could not open window to get fresh air)

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

24 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The double room had a complete ensuite

Disliked: The air/con was a bit cold over night

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lindsay Cash

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Lindsay would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything and the station. Liked the big kitchen with loads of cool tops and the cinema room

Disliked: No free luggage storage - not even if you arrive before check in starts.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sara wyn Williams

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2014 Sara wyn would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were spacious, had lockers (remember to bring your own lock), very clean, massive kitchen. Plenty of places to chill. Scuba night club right outside. Noise does not carry to the rooms. Shops not far,

Disliked: Wifi bit expensive, some staff was not helpful.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location next to the train station and bus stops and close to lively Chinatown and George street, about 30 min walk to the harbour and Opera house. Clean, big dorm room. Nice common areas to hang out and meet other travelers. Organized city tour was very good and staff were friendly. I didn't go to see the rooftop terrace.

Disliked: No free wifi and no breakfast but then again you won't find those in most of the hostels in Australia. No free luggage storage. Pricey compared with many other places.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Daniel Byrne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2013

Liked: Pool and was clean shame about the groups of children

Disliked: Full of kids, went down stairs to the common room to Skype home and on both days had around 30+ kids running around. Also there is quite literally no atmosphere, which is fine if you don't like to speak to people or have fun but for your average traveller it's rather odd.

100.0%
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Helen Slack

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 November 2013 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic facilities - tv room excellent and movie theatre and swimming pool and the clean bathrooms.

Disliked: The pianos having been converted into unneeded computer keyboards. This depressed me.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We found the room and facilities were pretty good.

Disliked: We had one staff member at check-in that wasn't very friendly or helpful.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Nicholas Mason

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 October 2013 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good showers, comfortable bed, easy to find. The cafe downstairs has free internet. Just buy a coffee.

Disliked: Being close to the station means that a lot of people only stay one or two nights as they're on their way somewhere. Which leads to it rather lacking in atmosphere, however I was one of them so can't complain too much.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ian Phillips

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2013 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Cinema/TV room, large, spacious rooms, plenty of spaces to hangout.

Disliked: Staff can be a little unhelpful at times, price (especially weekends) is expensive and you have to pay extra for WiFi

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to check in, clean, good showers!

Disliked: Key card constantly runs out. You need a key card to get into the toilet, seems a bit much.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and big spaces

Disliked: It would be good to have more plugs in the rooms and more showers per toilet.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff. Particularly helpful in finding and returning my lost credit card.

Disliked: N/A

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, excellent hygiene, spacious room, good restautant and bar

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location - rooms- facilities

Disliked: N/A

100.0%
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Carole Okolowicz

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 June 2013 Carole would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to train (to city or airport). Clean. Helpful staff. Lots of great things like movie night, swimming pool, kitchen, laundry. Great value.

Disliked: Carole left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Damaris Aviles

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

09 June 2013 Damaris would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! It's a cool area to make friends, the hostel has everything to make your stay enjoyable. I love the kitchen big and with all you need and everything was pretty clean. Absolutely friendly staff, I'm pretty happy for choosing this hostel def I will come back. The price really worth it.

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Helsa Seow

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

26 May 2013 Helsa would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, efficient service, very good location, right next to exit 2 of central train station.

Disliked: Everything had additional charges from wifi to the locker rentals. Maybe I'm just used to free wifi in yha hostels in the UK/Europe region.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

19 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, lots of amenities & services...

Disliked: Very noisy nightclub until 3.30am, rooms not very sound proof.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kate Jary

Alone

Partying / nightlife

04 May 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the train station

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Katie Mulhall

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

05 April 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, loads of services for everyone who stayed there including movie room and plenty of space in the kitchens and good value food nights.

Disliked: Katie left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooftop viewing and pool, decent internet in building (via globalgossip for $10/ 3 days unlimited)

Disliked: Sauna didn't work, security seemed lacking and I was a little nervous about my property being stolen.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Katharina Dilena

Alone

City break

01 April 2013 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, quite central, quite quiet at night, families and backpackers, free movies in the cinema

Disliked: huge building, very unpersonal, no comfy place to hang out


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