Very good 7.8
Based on 126 reviews

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About Railway Square YHA Hostel


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.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • Spa
  • Games room

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Food & beverage

  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar
  • Vending machine
  • Shared kitchen


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lockers

Business & money services

  • ATM

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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Wi-Fi/Internet access is available only in certain areas of the property at no additional charge.

Children under 17 years old are required to stay with their parents or legal guardians in private rooms.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-16 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 14 AUD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 6 AUD
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: 2
Number of Rooms : 65
Reception Open Until: : AM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2006
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.6
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 6.3
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Minh P. from Vietnam
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Good stay
The room is relatively clean, the staff was friendly and nice, great coffee and love their ecofriendly style
Reviewed August 02, 2016

Andrena C. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Good youth hostel
This hostel is near to the railway station, and when you're exiting the train station, opposite to the cafe selling sushi, please keep an eye on your right, there's this signboard for YHA Railway.. We were too immersed and fascinated by the sushi on the left, that we had missed the YHA, and we walked a long way and found the back entrance which is beside the Adina hotel.
Reviewed July 13, 2016

KA L. from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed 5 nights in June 2016
Perfer to stay in Sydney Central YHA rather than Railway Square YHA
It is just 3 mins walk from the Sydney Central Station to Railway Square YHA. There are two floors in the YHA but no lift going up the 2nd floor. I've stay at the YHA for 5 nights without any western roommates (ppl in white). I wonder if the staffs would differentiate ppl between westerners and Asians. The bathrooms and toilets are not as clean as expected ( It's not my first time to stay at backpacker hostel). However, staffs are nice and willing to answer any inquires. There are only three hair-dryers for borrow. You'd did better to bring your own.
Reviewed July 03, 2016

HOANG G. from Vietnam
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016
Nice stay
Nice stay... Except the check in staff, he didn't care if I know everything yet or not. So I have to check out everything by myself.
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Amy C. from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016
Great location
Casual as you're at home. Not much noices nor party people. Staffs were kind and friendly. Most rooms stay quiet after 11pm. The only discomfort this time was the smell around the corridor first floor rooms. Can tell it was from smelly shoes, but there wasn't much things they can do though...
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Konstanze G. from Germany
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
an excellent stay, with nice facilities, bathroom were clean at mostly all times, just the security could be a little better, other than that recommendable.
Reviewed May 30, 2016

aw P. from Malaysia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in September 2015
good location
value for money
Reviewed May 27, 2016

An T. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Very good.
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Nutdanai P. from Thailand
Solo travelers
Stayed 6 nights in April 2016
Right at central station...nearby Surry hills area where greatest coffee/roasters are. Clean restrom and common areas but loud noises of teens drinking at night is an everyday thing guest should expect from staying at YHA.
Reviewed May 06, 2016

Amy C. from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016
Good location
Noices at night
Reviewed April 12, 2016

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