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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

YHA is a wondering example of a youth hostel - all you need with amazing views and wildlife. We booked it out for the weekend for a group of Girl Guides, but it's also ideal as a getaway for couples etc. Kayaking, lots of bush walks and potential boat tours make it an great option for a few days. However...

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YHA_Backpacker, General Manager at Pittwater YHA, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie Thanks for your review and we are glad you and the girls enjoyed our very unique location and setting. We were sorry to hear that you had an upsetting experience as you left. We can assure you though that thousands of guests stay with us each year with no issues whatsoever. If you ever have concerns like this...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Had a brilliant one night stay at the Pittwater YHA in November. Great place to take international visitors on a budget so they get to experience the beauty of the area. Arrived on a 40C day, super hot. Bobbie looked after us and ensured we were well hydrated with chilled water. Superbly organised hostel with great kitchen and BBQ facilities....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I stayed in Pittwater YHA with my friends and it was a wonderful stay for us! We received a warm welcome when we arrived at the accommodation, and we also found that the room and the bathroom is really clean! Pittwater YHA is really suitable for people travelling in groups. Pittwater YHA also provide us with a full set kitchen...

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kent
Reviewed 11 February 2015

You need to get the bus from the city then a ferry then a walk to get here and bring your food and drink so needs some planning but one of those hostels that relive the tradition of hosteling not just another room to stay. Lucy who was in charge when we arrived briefed us well, we hired kayaks, we...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Great overnight stay with my sister whilst she was visiting us in Sydney (two women in our fifties) - a truly away from it all place just over an hour from the city. You arrive by boat from Church Point ($15 return) and climb a relatively steep (muddy and uneven) path to the YHA. It has 8 rooms and about...

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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

My husband & I were looking for a rejuvenating few days away in nature by the sea without having to pay a fortune. I was told about the Pittwater YHA was an incredible spot for people who love nature with the pleasure of a simplicity. So true. I love that there was no T.V. Walking down to the jetty each...

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Sydney
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The location is stunning, but depending on luck with transport can 2 hours or 4 hours if travelling by public transport from Sydney CBD. Mangers are sticklers with check out time and will not allow bags to be stored even a little while. So if you arrived much later than expected it is not that easy to go for a...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I was determined to return after visiting the hostel on a day trip via the ferry from Church Point. Michael and Sarah are lovely hosts and so dedicated to the work of the YHA and bush regeneration. I met a great group of like-minded people at a bush regeneration weekend; enjoyed the wonderful view of Pittwater from the building; relaxed...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2014

My very energetic 7 and 4 year olds beg to go back to the YHA Pittwater. We've just returned from our second weekend and we are thinking about booking again. Why? From the moment our city kids hit the trail from the ferry up to the hostel, they are engaged with nature and each other. We always book with friends...

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Country Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We were hosted by a local family, so did not have to pay. The hostel was very basic. No locks on doors, foam mattresses, no bedside tables, one powerpoint in the room, no WiFi, thin walls, so could hear the person snoring in the next room, and people going to the bathroom. Having said that, it was VERY quiet otherwise,...

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Pittwater YHA, responded to this review

Hi Alpaca Thanks for choosing the stay at Pittwater YHA. This is promoted as a simple hostel in a stunning location and there is detailed information available on the location and access walk to the property on our website to help people to find it. The main building is an historic building with light and aspect accordingly. As you highlighted...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hillside lodge is nestled over Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bushwalks to lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas. Paid Wi-Fi available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pittwater YHA

Address: Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, New South Wales 2105, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Morning Bay
Price Range: $66 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pittwater YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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