Railway Square YHA

Top choice hostel in City Centre & Haymarket

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8.3 out of 10

A lovely piece of industrial renovation has converted Central station's former parcel shed into a really appealing hostel, in a great location but away from the bustle. Dorms with corrugated roofs and underfloor-heated bathrooms are spotless; some are actually in converted train carriages. There's a cafe and laundry facilities.

The future of this hostel was in some doubt at time of research as a redevelopment of Central station was potentially going to swallow it up.

Quick description via booking.com

Conveniently located next to Sydney's Central Station, Railway Square YHA boasts accommodation set within railway carriages. It offers excellent public transport links and features free WiFi hotspots, BBQ facilities and a café. The hostel offers a range of activities and staff are happy to share their local knowledge. Socialise with guests in the shared dining and lounge areas. Free pancakes are available every Wednesday morning, on Tuesday nights there are $6 Fajita and on Thursday nights the property offers $6 burgers. For your entertainment, every night from Monday-Saturday, the property will take you to 1 of Sydney's clubs. Continental breakfast, hot drinks and snacks are served at The Parcel Shed Café. Guests can also prepare their own meals at the large fully equipped communal kitchen. Situated within a heritage-listed part of the station, each dormitory train carriage includes secure luggage storage and bed linen. Railway Square YHA is within 5 minutes' walk of several restaurants, pubs and shops. It is within 15 minutes' walk of Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Sydney Airport is 10 km away.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Children are not allowed to stay in dormitory rooms or shared accommodation. Children are only allowed to stay in private rooms.

Children are welcome, but are not permitted to stay in dormitory rooms.
Children aged 17 need a letter from a parent/legal guardian to stay in dormitory rooms.
If children are 16 or under, they will need a parent/legal guardian aged over 21 to stay with them in a private room

Features of Railway Square YHA


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bbq facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Board games/puzzles


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Free WiFi available