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What are the best Sydney youth hostels?
- Sydney Harbour YHA Hostel: This perfectly placed, all-ages Sydney hostel is only a 5-minute walk from The Rocks and a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay. Meet new friends on the rooftop terrace, in the game room, and at the cafe, or take advantage of the free WiFi to share your travel pics.
- Base Sydney: Free breakfast, a business centre, and free WiFi make Base the best value in town. There’s a fridge in the common area and laundry facilities available, and it’s located only 8 minutes from Darling Harbour. The on-site restaurant, bar, and nightclub make it one of the best hostels in Sydney for meeting other travellers.
What are the best backpacker hostels in Sydney?
- The Village Surry Hills: In-the-know backpackers should check out cheap hostels in Sydney’s Surry Hills neighbourhood. You can relax outdoors on the terrace or in the communal kitchen.
- Funk House Backpackers: Kings Cross is chockers with budget hostel options, but we love this one for its colourful Art Deco design, bright rooftop patio, and practical amenities like laptop safes. There’s free WiFi and a television and the common area, and a free continental breakfast to kick your day off right.
What exactly is a hostel?
Hostels are a type of budget accommodation that allows travellers to book a single bed in a shared room. The shared experience is the focus of hostels, and most have common spaces like terraces, living rooms, game rooms, and kitchens. Many also offer free breakfast and WiFi in common areas. They’re one of the cheapest ways to travel, plus you get to make new friends.
How much does it cost to stay in a hostel in Sydney?
From just AU$29 a night along with our commitment to offering some of the best deals around, you won’t have to worry about blowing your budget. With that extra spending money in your pocket, you’ll be able to do more in Sydney. Drinks at Darling Harbour, anyone?
Which hostels in Sydney are in the best location?
- Sydney Harbour YHA – Hostel: This is Sydney's only backpacker hostel in the historic harbourside area, The Rocks. You’ll be within walking distance of Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Plus, you’ll get million-dollar views for a teeny-tiny fraction of the price. How’s that for location?
- Wake Up! Bondi Beach: The clue is in the name. Wake up at this waterfront hostel and you’ll be mere seconds from Bondi’s famous white sands. Circular Quay and the Opera House are a short commute away.
- Big Hostel: Welcome to Big Hostel, where big attractions are right on your doorstep. Walk to Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Near Sydney Central Station, our local experts recommend getting the train to the Blue Mountains or bus it to Bondi Beach.
- Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater: In Sydney for a good time, not a long time? Just off the famous Golden Mile of Kings Cross, you’re close to some of the best clubs and bars here. That’s when you’re not enjoying awesome events like nachos and sangria night back at the hostel.
Which Sydney hostels are most popular for couples?
- With double rooms, a rooftop pool and sauna, and epic views of the city, couples love Sydney Central YHA – Hostel. Wanna drink coffee and watch movies together? This place also has its own café and cinema. Head to the downstairs bar for drinks later on.
- Grab your special someone, check in to a private room at Wake Up! Sydney – Hostel and then start exploring. Hit up the on-site bar and café first, then walk around the CBD, Darling Harbour and loads more. Couples who explore together, stay together!
- The art deco facade of Stoke Beach House tells you you’re in for something special. Tasteful furnishings and a prime spot near Manly Beach sweeten the deal. There’s also a free continental breakfast each morning if the two of you need any more convincing.
Which hostels in Sydney are good for families?
- Coogee Beach House - Hostel: With family rooms, a friendly atmosphere and just metres from Coogee Beach, the kids won’t want to leave. Rooms are clean and spacious and things like free WiFi and surfboard hire will keep the gang entertained.
- Summer House Newtown: Located in the lively suburb of Newtown and close to cafés and restaurants, this place has well-furnished rooms for families. The kids (and you) will love the outdoor plunge pool. A shared kitchen and barbecue area make it easy to cook for your hungry crew.
- The kids will love the futuristic bunk-beds at The Pod Sydney. Offering family rooms that fit up to six people, this is a top budget option that will put you right in the action of central Sydney. Laundry facilities are also a bonus when the little ones are around. Why not consider bundling your hostel with some local activities to save you even more casharoonies?