YHA Sydney on The Rocks

When I mentioned to some friends that I was looking for a hotel in Sydney, several recommended the YHA on The Rocks. I was a bit hesitant when I saw it was a hostel, but after seeing how much a hotel room in Sydney goes for, I decided to give it a try.  I’m not the most experienced hostel stayer, but this was the nicest one I’ve every stayed in.


Here’s what I liked:

  • The hostel had character, it was built on a dig site and that made for the theme of the public areas.
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well designed
  • Luggage lockers had power outlets so you charge devices while you were out.
  • Beds had individual lights with power outlets, which also served as a nice little shelf for one or two personal items
  • Great location, not to far from Circular Quay, Downtown or Darling Harbor.
  • Great view of Sydney Opera House
  • Food was cheap

There was one thing I didn’t like about the hostel, and it’s not insurmountable.  It’s noisy.  I swear you could hear every step people made on the staircases and with some large youth groups, there were a few loud mornings.  So bring earplugs.  Otherwise, I would absolutely stay here again.

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