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Top Rated Hostels in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Central YHA 91%

1. Sydney Central YHA

Hostel
11 Rawson Place, Sydney

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 92%

Location 95%

Safety 96%

Staff 91%

Value 90%

116 out of 123 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sydney Central YHA

16 May 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Position

would recommend this property

29 Jan 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

It was a modern property, clean, looked like in the pictures! Good location.

would recommend this property

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Sydney Harbour YHA 91%

2. Sydney Harbour YHA

Hostel
110 Cumberland St, The Rocks

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 92%

Location 98%

Safety 94%

Staff 90%

Value 86%

82 out of 83 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sydney Harbour YHA

07 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Everything

would recommend this property

25 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in, it felt like a decent hotel, very clean, private toilet/shower, big rooms for just a few people, simply superb!

would recommend this property

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Bounce Sydney 91%

3. Bounce Sydney

Hostel
Next to Central Station, 28 Chalmers St

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 91%

Location 92%

Safety 95%

Staff 91%

Value 86%

255 out of 262 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Bounce Sydney

22 May 2016 69%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

-good location -staff friendly and helpful with booking yours -burger and hotdog night really good and cheap -got to go to the theatre for free

06 May 2016 77%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: City break Romantic getaway
Age Range: 25-30

The location was excellent and the staff were really friendly

would recommend this property

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Blue Parrot Backpackers 90%

4. Blue Parrot Backpackers

Hostel
87 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 88%

Location 90%

Safety 92%

Staff 96%

Value 84%

121 out of 126 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Blue Parrot Backpackers

04 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

It's a wonderful place to stay for single travellers.i...The atmosphere at the hostel is really relaxed and friendly. the staff is always available and very helpful. the age range is mostly 20-30, which is really nice.

would recommend this property

02 Oct 2015 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Events / festivals Visiting friends or family

I found both staff and the people in my room friendly and helpful. Nice big window is always a bonus.

would recommend this property

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Wake Up! Sydney Central 90%

5. Wake Up! Sydney Central

Hostel
509 Pitt Street, Opposite Central Railway

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 88%

Location 94%

Safety 92%

Staff 91%

Value 86%

459 out of 496 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Wake Up! Sydney Central

27 Apr 2016 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Business / conference
Age Range: 18-24

Cheap, nice to rooms and so central!

would recommend this property

10 Apr 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Cleanliness and side bar

would recommend this property

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Cronulla Beach YHA 88%

6. Cronulla Beach YHA

Hostel
Level 1, 40-42 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230, Level 1, 40-42 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 84%

Location 92%

Safety 88%

Staff 92%

Value 92%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cronulla Beach YHA

19 Nov 2015 89%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family

Great location. Close to shops and beach and to untimed parking for our rental car. Helpful and friendly staff.

would recommend this property

02 Oct 2015 69%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Location to the Cronulla beach is perfect. 5 minute walk.

would recommend this property

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Railway Square YHA 87%

7. Railway Square YHA

Hostel
8-10 Lee Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 86%

Location 98%

Safety 90%

Staff 84%

Value 80%

42 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Railway Square YHA

24 Oct 2015 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering

Central location

would recommend this property

05 Oct 2015 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

It's very spacipuus has large seating area and kitchen

would recommend this property

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Billabong Gardens 85%

8. Billabong Gardens

Hostel
5-11 Egan Street, Newtown

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 81%

Location 88%

Safety 87%

Staff 85%

Value 87%

14 out of 16 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Billabong Gardens

03 Jan 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone

I loved the location (Newtown is amazing) and it was very secure. There was a big kitchen, the staff was super helpful, and the people staying there are what made it feel like home.

would recommend this property

21 Dec 2015 80%
Travel Type: Alone

It is a proper hostel, it was all the structure someone n d in ththe Nistra, the bed and room are ok, the bathroom is good. The staff is friendly and helpful

would recommend this property

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Big Hostel 85%

9. Big Hostel

Hostel
212 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 90%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

83 out of 94 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Big Hostel

15 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and clean rooms. Other travelers very friendly as well.

would recommend this property

28 Jul 2015 94%
Travel Type: As a family with children
Trip Type: City break Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

It was one of the only places that catered for a family of 5. The location was really good for getting to the airport for an early start. Breakfast was included which was a bonus as we hadn't realised it was.

would recommend this property

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Rooftop Travellers Lodge 87%

10. Rooftop Travellers Lodge

Hostel
146-148 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Atmosphere 60%

Cleanliness 73%

Facilities 80%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 87%

Value 93%

4 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rooftop Travellers Lodge

24 Oct 2014 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference

convenience cost set up trust ease of entry n departure

would recommend this property

08 Jul 2014 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Private Bath And Kitchen

would recommend this property

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