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Sydney - Pittwater YHA Hostel

water access via Church Point to Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, NSW, Sydney, Australia

Pittwater YHA is a Lonely Planet Author's Pick hostel. This unique water access oasis is the perfect city escape. Located within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this beautiful backpackers hostel is only 30 km north of Sydney's central city area. The ultimate bush retreat, Pittwater YHA combines two of Sydney’s best features - the nature of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the unspoilt Pittwater Harbour yet the hostel is just 30 kms from the centre of Sydney. Enjoy the gorgeous million-dollar view from the veranda and see wallabies and native birds. Unplug from the city and let this retreat charge your personal batteries in this unique water access hostel. Read more

Facilities

  • Late Check-out
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Pittwater YHA is a Lonely Planet Author's Pick hostel. This unique water access oasis is the perfect city escape. Located within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this beautiful backpackers hostel is only 30 km north of Sydney's central city area. The ultimate bush retreat, Pittwater YHA combines two of Sydney’s best features - the nature of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the unspoilt Pittwater Harbour yet the hostel is just 30 kms from the centre of Sydney. Enjoy the gorgeous million-dollar view from the veranda and see wallabies and native birds. Unplug from the city and let this retreat charge your personal batteries in this unique water access hostel. Read more

Shared Rooms

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About Sydney - Pittwater YHA

The hostel is a converted 1920s family home set over Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park - the perfect escape from the busy city life of Sydney.

Bushwalk from the water's edge to the peaks, to spectacular lookouts and to the Australian Aborigine's rock engraving sites. Wallabies surround the hostel, possums and bandicoots come out at night, native birds including the Superb Lyre bird, Kookaburras Cockatoos and Whip Birds are all part of the narural landscape. In warmer months goannas amble across the terraces.

Kayaks are available to hire to reach secluded beaches and mangrove inlets and for the adventurous to circumnavigate Scotland Island.e, sail on the harbour or bushwalk to aboriginal engraving sites and stunning lookouts. This is also the place where doing nothing is the perfect past-time and our hammocks are the place to do it.

Bring your food as there are no shops at the hostel. If travelling with bed linen (top +bottom sheets and pillow slip) bring these otherwise hire at $3pp. Do not bring sleeping bags.

Facilities:
Barbeque
Boat/Canoe
Open Fireplace

Activities:
Beach
Bird Watching
Bushwalking/Hiking
Fishing
National Park
Sailing
Swimming
Wilderness

Accommodation Information

The hostel has 8 bedrooms, which include private twin/double and dormitory rooms. Bedding including douvets and, in colder months, blankets is supplied. Bathroom facilities are shared. The kitchen is very well equippeed with all the pots and pans for making homely meals. A range of herbs and spices, margarine sugar and cooking oil is supplied for other than groups stays. The veranda extends along the bay-side of the hostel and the cosy lounge room has a log fire for colder times.
Outside is a paved area with BBQ and grassed terraces are in front of the hostel.

The hostel has a selection of board and card games, a Roland electric piano, an acoustic guitar and aukelele for guest's use.

Location Information

Local ferry companies provide scenic cruises of Pittwater and Hawkesbury River.

Try your hand at sailing with the sailing school, Allsail, based at Church Point. And, you might be lucky - some of the locals offer a ride on their sailing boats in the local "Woody Point" yacht races.

Regarding shopping for supplies, there are good shops and supermarkets at Mona Vale, near the bus stops.

The bushland and the azure backdrop of Pittwater's bays have attracted YHA hostel users since World War II. Read about the hostel's rich history.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.