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Railway Square YHA Hostel

8-10 Lee Street, Central, Sydney, Australia 2000 (Show on map)

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"Location, big lobby and useful information desk...."

  • Yi, Taiwan
  • July 7, 2015
  • Area: Central
  • Rooms : 65

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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory
Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory
Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory
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Features of Railway Square YHA Hostel

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site


BBQ facilities

bicycle rental

car hire

car park

coffee shop

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service



luggage storage

safety deposit boxes

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area


shuttle service

smoking area


vending machine

Sports and Recreation


games room


golf course (within 3 km)

outdoor pool



Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Mandarin)



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Perfectly located at Sydney’s Central Train Station and only two minutes away from China Town and funky Surry Hills, Railway Square YHA Hostel is the only hostel where you can experience the delights of sleeping in a train carriage. The city center is merely half a kilometer away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes by train. With its central location, this friendly hostel welcomes you to the city of Sydney and all of its must see destinations. First-rate hostel services and facilities that define the YHA Australia experience await you at the Railway Square YHA Hostel. To name a few of the hostel's facilities, they have 24-hour reception, a coffee shop, tour desk, Wi-Fi access, and in-house social activities. In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as a shared bathroom, air conditioning, and internet access. The hostel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as a small outdoor pool, TV room, and pool table. Whatever your purpose of visit, Railway Square YHA Hostel is an excellent choice for your stay in Sydney. Perfectly located at Sydney’s Central Train Station and only two minutes away from China Town and ... see more
Wi-Fi/Internet access is available only in certain areas of the property at no additional charge.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
14 AUD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
1:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
0.5 Km

Distance to Airport
10. Km

Number of Floors

Number of Rooms

Reception Open Until
: AM

Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Last Renovated

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Yi C. Solo travelers Taiwan, July 7, 2015
It's quite nice. Great location!

Location, big lobby and useful information desk.
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Heather V. Solo travelers United States of America, June 8, 2015
good, clean gostel convenient to train

great location, clean, friendly
great hostel with very central location. rooms clean and staff friendly. would recommend for anyone staying in sydney
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Chong J. Solo travelers Malaysia, June 7, 2015
Central Location, very easy to access

Location, location, location
The hostel was located at central, railway station just opposite the hostel, it close to market city, darling harbour are within the walking distance.
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Nirav K. Solo travelers India, May 2, 2015
A very good cheap and centrally located place!

The location has to be the best thing, the price and the facilities make up the other two best things :)
It was comfortable, the staff was friendly and the atmosphere chilled out. If you are a budget traveler and don't mind sharing a room with 4 other people then this is highly recommended. My fellow roomies turned out to be pretty chilled out too. So was good fun :)
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Enn Y. Solo travelers Malaysia, April 8, 2015
Solo Travel to Sydney

Location, Affordability, Comfort
I think YHA Railway Square is in a good location where it's just beside the train station. Hence, making the trip from the airport was easy. Upon arrival, I was greeted warmly by the staff at the reception. They were very helpful and nice. I choose to stay in a 8-bed dorm because I wanted to meet more people. Unfortunately they were not as friendly as I hope them to be. I guess that's okay. The room was vacuumed on alternate days. Toilets were free from vandals and it is relatively comfortable. However, it would help if some of the toilet cubicles had bidet. I think that's about it from me. Thank you YHA Railway Square!
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Martin P. Couples Australia, March 2, 2015
Location Good

Location, Location, Location
Right next to central station. easy access to all tourist attraction, and airport line train. Hostel busy but ok. had to wait a bit but not too bad. We 2 stayed in as 4-share. would stay there again.
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Edna S. Solo travelers Australia, February 22, 2015
Comfy and Clean

Location, staff, price
Unfortunately due to the lateness of my arrival I ended up in a top bunk. This is the only problem I had and was nobody's fault. The room was just what I needed - somewhere to sleep for the nights.
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Rene S. Solo travelers China, February 19, 2015
too noisy, near station

nice stuff, clean room and bathroom, near statin
my room is face to the main street, there r many train lines and metro lines just above the main street, so its very noisy from 5or6 am till late in the night, hard to sleep well, just like trains and metros running beside u. but the room is clean and bed is also ok, we have hot water in bathroom, tthat's good. the reception is on the 2nd floor, but there is no notice for visitors. not a happy one, but its ok.
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Victor C. Solo travelers Singapore, February 1, 2015
Great Location and Atmosphere

Great location, Friendly Atmosphere, Cleanliness of the place
It was wonderful stay. I will definitely stay in this Hostel as it is near to get around Sydney as well as other towns. The people in the hostel are friendly, so too the people staying there. Recommended to stay here.
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Geraldine P. Solo travelers Malaysia, December 22, 2014
It's OK

Location, great communal bathroom, comfy bad/room
Overall OK. Location is good, right next to the Central Train Station, easy access to food, buses and attractions. Staff are not the warmest but they'll answer your queries. Great tear sheet map at the reception, extremely useful if you intend to walk. Towel not provided but can be rented at A$1. Linen is included abut need to put it on yourself. Room and bed was cosy with adequate electrical sockets and each bed has its own night light. Kitchen is great if you intend to cook, very functional. Communal bathrooms was great - ample toilets, sinks and shower stalls. Shower stalls well designed, good space management and stuff doesn't get wet. Lots of communal areas but sad that people don't pick up after themselves. WiFi only at common areas but you can opt to pay more to get full access.
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Customers like this hostel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Sydney Central Railway Station (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (6.5 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (19.8 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Clean and modern" , "Easy access to public transportation" , "Friendly staff "
Top attractions in the area:
  • Market City (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Chinatown Night Market (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Paddy’s Markets (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Qantas Credit Union Arena (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
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