Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre has been awarded a Jury Commendation for Innovation, one of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.The award recognises newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which is well-integrated into history contexts. Sydney Harbour YHA is sympathetically situated on a site of great historical significance, above the remnants of houses, pubs and laneways dating back to the earliest days of the Australian colony.http://www.thebigdig.com.au/
Very pleasant and helpful staff. Much more intimate experience than in the larger impersonal hotels. Nice location in the Rocks near the bridge and Circular Quay. Good selection of restaurants on the doorstep.