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Pittwater YHA

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Halls Wharf, Morning Bay, New South Wales 2105 Australia See on map
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I came to stay after arriving in Sydney a week before to get away from the city and experience some Australian wildlife. The walk up to the hostel from the wharf is long and pretty steep.The hostel is spacious and as we...More

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Leave the car and get to this YHA by bus/ferry. The view is beautiful and the room/shower/kitchen are clean and well equipped. The outdoor fire pit is always an attraction at night. Take an early morning walk to watch the sun rise, then kayaking in...More

4  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great place, relaxing and with a beautiful view. Can hire kayaks from the hostel. Good walks nearby too. Rooms at clean and shared bathrooms are clean too. Shared kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need. Bit irritating they ask for a $10 fee...More

Thank harrynjones
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...More

Thank stephaniek742
Response from YHA_Backpacker, General Manager at Pittwater YHAResponded 29 March 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Katie C
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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 More Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas. Paid Wi-Fi available. Arrive by ferry or water taxi from Church Point and escape the hustle of Sydney in a beautiful location. Book out entire hostel under YHA's exclusive use scheme. Less
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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USD 53 - USD 92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > New South Wales > Morning Bay
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 53 - USD 92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > New South Wales > Morning Bay
Traveller (13)
Pool & Beach (3)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (2)
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"For a double/twin ask for room 2."
4 Feb. 2015
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"Higher numbers are further away from the bathroom."
5 Apr. 2014
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"Choose the room the furthest away from reception"
17 Aug. 2013
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"Away from the bathrooms"
4 Oct. 2011
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