Railway Square YHA

Top choice hostel in City Centre & Haymarket
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A lovely piece of industrial renovation has converted Central Station's former parcel shed into a really appealing and relaxing 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 with cheap lunch and dinner deals, daily activities, and laundry facilities.

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Quick description

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. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. 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


  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Cctv outside property
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Shared kitchen
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Hiking
  • Security alarm
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Live music/performance
  • 24-hour security
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Internet services
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Movie nights
  • First aid kit available
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Billiards
  • Games room
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Tour desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Designated smoking area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Sun terrace
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Bbq facilities
  • Smoke alarms
  • Pub crawls
  • Cashless payment available
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Bike tours
  • Lockers
  • Walking tours
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snack bar
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


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


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


  • Free WiFi available