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Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWorld Square Shopping Centre9 min walk
    Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney15 min walk
    Popular LocationHyde Park19 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)20 min drive

About this area


Located in Sydney, Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel is in the city centre and near the airport. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hyde Park and Royal Botanic Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or Qudos Bank Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching and outlet shopping.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • World Square Shopping Centre - 9 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 15 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 15 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Building - 17 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 20 min drive


  • It's time for Thai - 3 min walk
  • Agincourt Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Organik - 3 min walk
  • Bar Broadway - 4 min walk
  • In cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel

Sydney hostel in Haymarket, walk to Paddy's Market
This smoke-free hostel features a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and an arcade/games room are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests will also find heated floor (bathroom). Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.
Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel offers 65 forms of shared accommodation which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors and feature a hairdryer and blackout curtains. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site motorcycle parking only
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swedish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanity
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Towels


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Heated floor (bathroom)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Shared accommodations
  • Soundproofing

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 12 per person (one-way)
  • Towels fee: AUD 2 per person, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA Haymarket
Railway Square YHA Hostel Haymarket
Sydney Railway Square YHA Hostel Haymarket
Sydney Railway Square YHA Haymarket
Sydney Railway Square YHA
Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel Haymarket

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel?
As of 14 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel on 19 Apr. 2021 start from AU$94, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel pet-friendly?
Yes, this hostel allows pets (limit 2 per room).
How much is parking at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel?
Motorbike parking only.
What time is check-in at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel?
Check-in is from 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of AUD 12 per person applies.
Where is Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel located?
Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney, Paddy's Market and Capitol Theatre. World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum are also within 10 minutes. Central Light Rail Station is 6 minutes by foot and Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 7 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 55 out of 154 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 69 out of 154 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 154 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 154 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 154 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
So handy to everything..lovely clean bed friendly staff Im 70 and dont feel out of place even negotiated the top bunk?! Cheers
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed in 4 bed male dorm. People were friendly and staff was helpful. Lots of social activities.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I found the constant announcements over the PA during the evening very invasive and unnecessary. I also found it frustrating having some of the guests drinking and talking nearby my room late at night bloody annoying when trying to sleep. The hostel staff should monitor noise levels after 10.00pm to allow guests the right to peace and privacy to enjoy their stay. On the first night staying there I heard a key turning into my lock of my room door and the door suddenly opened ! I have no idea who the person was and thankfully I wasnt undressed at the time!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I have only one complaint The big amount of waste of water i've seen in the kitchem nd bathrooms is unreal. At leats print a poster recommending the guest to minimise the waste considering the level of drough in many cities on NSW Spot people leaving the sink, running the water for wash for two min to wash two cups its really freaking me out. Thats my only concern as this hostel suppose to have environmental friendly programs.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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