Sydney's newest hostel occupies a brand-new building on the Big Dig, an an active late-18th- and early-19th-century archaeological site, first discovered in 1994. To date some 750,000 artifacts from Sydney's early settlement have been unearthed. The hostel is nested on steel pylons and suspended over the Big Dig. As part of the Youth Hostel Australia chain (YHA), the accommodation is aimed at budget travelers, but has the added attraction of million-dollar harbor views
from many rooms and from the communal roof-top terrace. There's is a mixture of four and six-bed multi-share rooms, twin/double rooms, and family rooms (all with en-suite bathrooms). The family rooms have TVs, and twin/double rooms have hair dryers and towels. The dorms have lockable cupboards for each occupant, complete with power points to charge cell phones. The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, dining area, lounge areas with TV, tour desk, and a conveniece store; a fully-equipped grocery store is located at Wynyard about a 10 minute walk away. Dorm beds in a 4-bed room from A$46, and double or twin rooms are around A$155 and A$170 a night with a harbour view in the peak season that runs from Christmas to Easter.