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Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA

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8.2

Excellent

449 reviews

449 reviews

Housekeeping22
Shops2
Food & Dining1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Christ Church St Lawrence

240 m

Sydney Central Railway Station

240 m

Rail Heritage Centre, Central Station

270 m

Chinatown

290 m

Ambush Gallery

350 m

Popular landmarks
Darling Harbour

1.1 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.4 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1.6 km

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2.5 km

The Rocks

2.8 km

Closest landmarks
Gaelic Club

360 m

Leslie Chan Herbalist

380 m

Chinese Ginsengs & Herbs Co.

390 m

Prince Alfred Park Pool

420 m

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

440 m

Railway Square YHA

8-10 Lee Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Sydney CBD, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. This 4.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

280 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to the shared nature of the facilities at YHA properties, YHA requires all guests (16+) to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 at check-in and require guests to wear face masks in all common areas. A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practices."

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Golf course [on-site]

Game room

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport6.8 km

Rooms available at Railway Square YHA

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with shared bathroom room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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8-Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Railway Square YHA?

Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 14 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Railway Square YHA also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Railway Square YHA has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sydney with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Railway Square YHA?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Railway Square YHA. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 6 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Railway Square YHA?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Central Station Sydney, 240 m away from Railway Square YHA.

What restaurants are nearby Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA’s neighborhood is Sydney CBD which includes popular restaurants such as Coffee Trails, Piatto Di Pasta and Easyway Tea.

What popular shopping places are close to Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA is located in Sydney CBD area which features shopping places such as Queen Victoria Building (QVB), World Square Shopping Centre and Paddy Pallin.

What are popular attractions near Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA is located in Sydney CBD area, which is famous for attractions such as Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Railway Square YHA?

Railway Square YHA is located within Sydney CBD, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Wollimi Pine and Farm Cove.

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What people love about Railway Square YHA

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Manager Adam is excellent, frank and honest."

    Chanchal

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    January 5, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Nice and clean, great food"

    Uma

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    July 10, 2021

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Good accomodation"

    Jacinta

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    May 26, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 1,255 Sydney properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
7.6/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Service score
8.2/10
Better than
95
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
91
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
89
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
87
%
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
449 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Staff is nice, the facilities serve at average.
Yi-Jung from Taiwan
Solo traveler
More about Railway Square YHA

More about Railway Square YHA

Railway Square YHA

Railway Square YHA is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney. Experience an urban escape in Sydney with a stay at Railway Square YHA, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Looking for lots of choices? Railway Square YHA spoils you for choices in activities, with its convenient location just 3.1 km from the Sydney Opera House.
Railway Square YHA offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Sydney is made even more convenient with the car hire and shuttle services available at the hostel.
The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Railway Square YHA guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Railway Square YHA. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Railway Square YHA has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at Railway Square YHA are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the golf course on site and hiking trails at Railway Square YHA. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as the hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at The Rocks located 2.8 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 92% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 91% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 94% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

28 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swedish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
8-10 Lee Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    6.8 km
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    19.9 km

Public transportation

  • Central Station Sydney
    240 m
  • Central Railway Station
    250 m 7 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Leslie Chan Herbalist
    380 m

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.4 km

Convenience store

  • City Convenience Store
    60 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    70 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Darling Harbour
    1.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.4 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    1.6 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    2.5 km
  • The Rocks
    2.8 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    2.9 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    3.2 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    3.6 km
  • Bondi Beach
    6.5 km
  • Manly Beach
    12.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Christ Church St Lawrence
    240 m
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    240 m
  • Central Station Sydney
    240 m
  • Central Railway Station
    250 m
  • Rail Heritage Centre, Central Station
    270 m
  • Sydney Coach Terminal
    280 m
  • Chinatown
    290 m
  • Ambush Gallery
    350 m
  • Platform 72
    350 m
  • Gaelic Club
    360 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-16 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access is available only in certain areas of the property at no additional charge.
  • Children under 17 years old are required to stay with their parents or legal guardians in private rooms only. Designated guardians must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. This includes school groups. This includes school groups.
  • Due to the shared nature of the facilities at YHA properties, YHA requires all guests (16+) to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 at check-in and require guests to wear face masks in all common areas. A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practices.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from11:00
  • Check-in until22:30
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:30

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee14 AUD
  • Distance from city center0.5km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)6 AUD

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 65
  • Most recent renovation2006

Reviews of Railway Square YHA from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities8.1
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service8.2
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (71)
8-9 Excellent (66)
7-8 Very Good (59)
6-7 Good (28)
<6 Below Expectation (32)
Time of the year
Mar - May (62)
Jun - Aug (47)
Sep - Nov (67)
Dec - Feb (80)
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10.0
Exceptional
Liam from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

Arrived late and the guy on reception was awesome, followed covid protocols, spotless room, comfy bed with charger and light and excellent facilities, location is on point too!

Reviewed December 31, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Sebastien from Canada
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

We were there for a very quick stop/night as we were flying out really early the next morning. Location was very close to central station which made things easier. The staff at checkin/checkout were nice and efficient. Room and Washrooms were clean. We did not use any facilites.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chanchal from Australia
Family with young children
Entire 4-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Nice people”

Manager Adam is excellent, frank and honest.

Reviewed January 05, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
changki from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

friendly and effecient”

plus clean and close. what more do you ask of a hostel. if you get good people in your room it's your luck. luck is usually a half and a half.

Reviewed February 08, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Uma from Portugal
Business traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in December 2019

Good Stay ”

Nice and clean, great food

Reviewed July 10, 2021

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Thank you Uma for your positive review! I'll be sure to tell our team as every review like yours means so much! Wishing you happy travels & hope to see you again soon :)

Responded July 13, 2021
Railway Square YHA
8.8
Excellent
Edna from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Noisy travellers”

Everything good except for the noisy travellers, they are partying every night. The hostel need to step up with some rules or reduce those "in-house party" activities.

Reviewed August 18, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Chook from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Will definitely be back again”

Great location, spacious room, friendly staffs, love the communal kitchen and dining area, great vibe and atmosphere. I misplaced my credit card on the lounge couch and was looking for it 3 days later to realise that it is missing from my wallet. I checked with the front desk reception and was so grateful that a hostel guest had picked it up and handed it to the front desk waiting for my collection.

Reviewed August 30, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Phak from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

Nice place to stay if you like to be around people, have a lot of events and fun.

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Tan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

Very good”

It's really convenient to stay here especially for me as a vegetarian. Hungry Jack and Lord of Fries that offer vegetarian food are just a corner away. Both open till late night on Friday and Saturday. Furthermore, it is very near the Central Station. Just walk pass a tunnel after coming out from the station. It's just right at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it only takes 10 minutes to the Central Station from the airport by train.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Chen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Perfect location”

Generally, all good.

Reviewed July 06, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
TRAN from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Good facilities, huge hostel”

The bathroom is very clean and no noise at all. I had a very good time there.

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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7.2
Very good
marti from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Noisy and community bathrooms LONG walk from room”

located in the shadow of Railway Central in the heart of Sydney, this YHA is a hopping place, which makes it quite noisy from guests "celebrating" way into the night. If there is a way to reserve a bed in a room that doesn't face the Entry door, that would be much quieter; however, this YHA didn't approve my simple request for a lower bunk bed. Reception desk personnel couldn't have been more fun or helpful. Kitchen clean for as many users as they have. Large common areas and many cozier small areas too. Be prepared -- bathrooms are waaaaaaay down the halls, at least on the second floor, and you must use the key card to enter, so be sure it's in your hand ALWAYS. We walked 2 blocks over to another YHA right across the street from Railway Square that had a reasonably priced and extensive breakfast restaurant -- this site is bring your own. Not sure how often the mattress was checked for cleanliness, but an empty can of an energy drink was left atop the outlet when i arrived.

Reviewed March 08, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Kathleen from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Awesome”

Great location. Near to train and bus stations. The only problem is my room mates are very messy. Their things were scattered all around the room.

Reviewed February 28, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Nim from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Everything is pretty good”

1. Great location, right at Central train station, what could be wrong?! 2. Staff pretty helpful 3. Furnitures are a bit old tho, the couches smell I’m happy with my stay! Thank you

Reviewed July 11, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Yi-Jung from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Recommend for budget trip”

It is recommended that you can safe the money on accommodation and spend more on the other worthy item for city tour. Staff is nice, the facilities serve at average.

Reviewed July 20, 2019

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6.8
Good
TRANG from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Nice but crowed”

The location is not easy to find just by google map, a bit more expensive than other place. Toilets could be cleaner. No soundproof, can hear the creaking sounds of bunk beds form next rooms or talking from lobby outside. Besides that staffs were really nice and friendly, cheap price for breakfast and coffee, roommates are great persons too. If you don’t mind the noisy night and sleep like a dead pig then this will be ok for you.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Xi from China
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

No windows, no sunshine ”

Room without window, because of the tricky building structure, probably most rooms have no windows. Too near to the station, a bit noisy.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Jacinta from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

Solo for work”

Good accomodation

Reviewed May 26, 2021

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Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Wishing you happy travels & hopefully see you back here soon.

Responded May 31, 2021
Railway Square YHA
6.0
Shan from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Above average”

Pro: public area is clean, nice decorated, many good arts on the wall; Con: night time check in, staff not patient, didn’t write room number when five room key; no towel, no shampoo, hair dryer need to use passport to borrow, some shower rooms are quite dirty, bathroom not clean, the lady who’s cleaning looks quite unhappy.

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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6.0
Lim from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Strategic location !”

Strategic location. Overall, it is good and convenient for solo traveller with the price given. Though, staffs are not that friendly and helpful.

Reviewed March 30, 2019

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