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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Very convenient place next to the Sydney Central railway station, lots of good cheap restaurants, busses everywhere and quite good pubs. Hostel itself is clean and well run, although on the expensive side for a hostel. Te room we were in was quite big, but no lockers or cupboards at all. Excellent kitchens with lots of room and equipment. The...

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2014

i stayed at the railway square yha i found the staff to be very good the hostel didn't have any yobbos the backpackers that were there were friendly. i stayed in the rail carriage which were good except with the noise of the trains on platform 1.The only bad thing was having a few items taken while i was out...

Thank Troy D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Location and price were perfect for the City2Surf run. It's a bit of a walk from central station through the tunnels if you don't know the way, but once you have done it before, it becomes a quick walk- note, there are stairs to lift your luggage. We stayed in the carriages which was fine, most people we met there...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed there for a week in June in a dorm converted from a from a train carriage, and it was a very unique experience to stay 'right beside a station platform'. No worries though, the sound insulation was perfectly done and it was very comfortable. The only complain for the hostel is that the kitchen is a little disorganised with...

Thank matchmantravel
YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Railway Square YHA, responded to this review

Hi Matchmantravel Thanks for your review and feedback, which is very important to us. This hostel has a large kitchen with lots of cooking areas. One double cooking point was broken over a weekend recently, but it was repaired on the Monday and everything is now fully working. Enjoy your trip to Australia.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I stayed in a quadshare in the main building - rooms are a decent size, I found the lockers a little on the small side. Enough sockets and very clean bathrooms. The kitchen is nice and clean, and the lounge is nicely furnished. The hostel itself is very charming, with the rail carriages outside, and lots of quirky artwork. Location...

Thank stimela
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Great place to stay in Sydney. Awesome value and good location. Short distance to cheap eats with great asian fare . Clean rooms and bathrooms. Helpful staff good advice received about the local area.

Thank NzFred
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Cool hostel very laid back good staff very helpful! In walking distance to side bar and down under bar! Good location to shops and pubs! Easy to get too! Rooms are quirky in old rails way carriages good price and very secure enjoyed my time staying here!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I've stayed there a couple of times over the last few years. It's hands down cleaner and friendlier than any other backpackers I've been to in this country, and even though there's plenty of action in the communal areas the noise doesn't travel into the rooms. Great location, easy to get to the train station (a street over), bus station...

Thank Jess T
New Lambton
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I stayed 1 night at this hostel for the first time and were very pleasantly surprised. We had a double ensuite room, which was a really good size, plenty of room for our packs etc. The ensuite/shower was capacious with excellent instant hot water. The room had the usual YHA bed, with a double bed under a...

1Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Great stay, staff were fantastic and so helpful. Very clean and well looked after. Would definitely stay again on my next trip to Sydney. Amazing central location making sight seeing and getting around easy.

2Thank Mike O

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station, in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district. Stay in one of the funky railway carriages on the former Platform Zero or one of the comfy rooms in the historic 1904 main building, now converted into contemporary accommodation. Hostel features a spa pool, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas, self-catering kitchen. Walking distance to the best pubs in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Please note that our pool is currently under renovation and might be out of action. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: RM130 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Railway Square YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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“Carriages are a little quieter, there are lots of backpackers here but they are wonderful people.”
 of 5 bubbles ayling845, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the train carriages are super awesome and unique but slightly smaller than the rooms and you are by the train station so it can be nosier.”
 of 5 bubbles O2097VUrebeccam, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The carriages may be fancy, but they are somewhat quite smaller than the classic dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles 57JamieJB, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Approach from Railway Square bus interchange - walk 50 m, behind the Adina apartment block.”
 of 5 bubbles janetabula, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“DO NOT stay in room 204 or anywhere near the communal kitchen- there are speakers blasting music until 10pm.”
 of 5 bubbles LouisaA19, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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