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89 out of 100

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YHA Sydney Central

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7.8

Fair (5,580 ratings)

Sydney, Australia - 

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350 m Capitol Theatre

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420 m World Square Shopping Centre

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840 m Sydney Town Hall

Hotel Overview

YHA Sydney Central in Haymarket is known for its prime location and standout amenities. Based on a comprehensive analysis of user reviews, this hostel appears to offer a mix of positive and negative experiences, capturing the essence of budget-friendly accommodation in a bustling city district.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Cleanliness

Transit

  1. Prime Location: Situated in the heart of Haymarket, guests love the easy access to public transportation and proximity to major attractions.
  2. Friendly Staff: Many reviewers appreciate the warm and helpful nature of the staff, enhancing their overall stay.
  3. Cleanliness: The cleanliness of the rooms and common areas frequently receives high marks, making for a comfortable stay.
  4. Value for Money: Visitors often note that the hostel offers good value, considering its amenities and location.
  5. Facilities: The availability of facilities like a communal kitchen, lounge, and free Wi-Fi is a plus for many guests.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some guests find the noise from the street and other rooms to be disturbing.
  2. Room Size: A common complaint is the small size of the rooms, which can feel cramped, especially when fully booked.
  3. Aged Infrastructure: Some reviewers mention that the building and its furnishings could benefit from updates or renovations.
  4. Limited Privacy: The shared accommodations, such as dorm-style rooms, mean privacy can be limited for some guests.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Despite being free, the Wi-Fi is sometimes reported to be unreliable or slow in certain areas of the hostel.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Business services

Business services

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Score icon7.8

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Total 5,580 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.7

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8.4

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booking

4,925 Reviews

7.7 / 10

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expedia

655 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 293 times

3% Negative88% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Effi N. P.5 months ago
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YHA Sydney Central was my first hostel experience and it was the best I've had. I loved the view I got during my stay here (Central Station's tower clock). The hostel is conveniently located in the central with Haymarket Station just right across the hostel's entrance door and Central Station being 5 minutes walk (if not lesser). Check in and check out were hassle free. Volunteers and housekeepers manage the hostel's cleanliness well (bathroom, kitchen). Although I encountered an issue on my second stay here, I was assisted with great care by front desk staff (a lady and a guy) during wee hours. Didn't catch their names, but I appreciate it so much! I'd recommend this hostel than the others in the area simply for the safety and overall cleanliness.

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Sam B3 months ago

Had a private en suite which was good, stayed for 9 days, no cleaning though but I assume this is normal for hostels. Glad I didn't stay here on my own as a female as I had a bit of a scary experience with 2 older males whilst I was on my own. I reported the incident to reception, the lady was very understanding and comforting however the male brought up the men who'd made me uncomfortables' nationality and which made me a bit uneasy as it wasn't relevant to the situation whatsoever and I felt like he was insinuating something that was VERY offensive.. ||Other than that, it's a decent hostel, but sometimes the people staying there can dampen the experience but that's a risk wherever you stay.||Location was ideal for public transport and a short walk away from the centre.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 556

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Idle

7

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71

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Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Capitol Theatre

350 m

World Square Shopping Centre

420 m

Sydney Town Hall

840 m

International Convention Centre Sydney

840 m

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1.4 km

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Getting around

Sydney Central Station

140 m

Central Light Rail Station

140 m

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Airports Nearby

Sydney Airport (SYD)

11.5 km

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Restaurants

The Great Southern Hotel

Nearby

Pho Gia Hoi

140 m

Side Bar

140 m

Incafe

Nearby

Mountbatten Hotel

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

53 out of 100

Risky

Sydney safety index

Safety

Crime

89

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

89 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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93

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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76

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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93

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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99

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

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Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

34 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

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Mugging or robbery  28/100

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Car theft  23/100

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Car break-ins  31/100

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Home break-ins  30/100

Violent crime severity

Low

33

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Physical attacks  32/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  26/100

Other crime severity

Low

35

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Insult or harassment in public  36/100

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Corruption or bribery  32/100

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Drug problem  46/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $3.1

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Coffee

$2.5 - $5.2

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Beer 0.5L

$3.1 - $7.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$9.3 - $30.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.5 - $4.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.4 - $7.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$49.3 - $154.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.4 - $18.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $11.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $3.4

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Public transport, monthly pass

$123.4 - $175.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12.3 - $43.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.8 - $98.7

Weather In Sydney

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Precipitation In Sydney

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.58

PM1017

27

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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