Railway Square YHA Hostel

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Main Foyer
Dining Room
Railway Carriage room
Lounge
Internet

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Location/Contact

Address
8-10 Lee Street, Haymarket, Sídney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates
-33.884160, 151.204221 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=215
Telephone
+61 (2) 9281-9666
Fax
+61 (2) 9281-9688
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How is Railway Square YHA Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(407 ratings)
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HI Hostels
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Amazing
I loved this hostel. The staff was great; the place was extremely well located; the facilities were modern, new, hip, and accessible. The kitchen and fridges were clean. The beds were comfortable. It was just such a great place. Honestly I could have and would have stayed there for a lot longer.
Mish
(USA)
2008-02-02
 
Not too good.
I was actually unable to stay the night at this hostel, the rooms were so small I felt as if I was going to die of claustrophobia. No air conditioning and those creepy wind-open windows which only open out a tiny way (it would be impossible to get out in event of fire) It's also in an out of the way part of town - rather seedy and dangerous and you'd have to walk for quite a while to get into the city centre. The female bathrooms were a really long walk from my room and there is no lift onto the upper level - just a large staircase to struggle up with heavy backpack/suitcase. The staff attitudes were shocking, I would actually rate their attitudes antagonistic and offensive! I was able to get a room in another hostel - the wonderful Y Hotel - and was delighted to forfeit my one nights accommodation at this awful place.
Hannah
(England)
2008-02-01
 
Liked it
Lovely hostel. The option to sleep in a carriage is interesting. The trains did not wake me up. Enough space, close to the station, and very local. Nice facilities, clean! Why not staying here?! A bit more expensive than other hostels, but i think it's worth the money. A bit sterile maybe because of the size. Convenience yourself!
Inga
(Germany)
2007-12-19
  This hostel is great. located at Central Railways station it is in a great spot. the rooms and building is kept very clean and everything is fairly new. I stayed in a four-bed doom and found that good, but it didn't have any air conditioning, which was a surprise. It has a nice lounge area and a small swimming pool. bathrooms were nice and clean.
James
(Australian)
2007-04-11
  I've not stayed in a hostel for at least five years but i needed a cheap overnight option for Sydney without the cost of a hotel price. I was extremely surprised with the standard of this hostel -- great location, was very clean, the rooms were a bit small (four-bed train carriage), but they had great beds and decent-sized lockers. The bathrooms were spotless and had great showers. In all -- i had no complaints with this hostel.
Anon
2007-01-21
  This is a really cool place. Good kitchen if you want to cook -- and not too busy as there are so many good local options for eating out! Excellent location, real character. Yes there is train noise but that is good to get you up and about sight-seeing. Bathrooms clean and the decor is funky.
Dobie
2006-04-14
  This is one of the most awesome hostels I have stayed in! It's super clean, and has a great atmosphere. I found the reception staff exceptional. Really friendly and helpful. The train carriages are a cool gimmick. These guys are setting the bar for backpacking in Sydney!
traveloz
2005-08-22
  This hostel is clean and in a great location. However I was woken up several times throughout the whole early morning due to the loud trains.
Anonymous
2005-04-22

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