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Featured Hostels in Sydney

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
3 out of 5
700A George Street, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is £21 per night

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from World Square Shopping Centre and Capitol Theatre. Sydney Town Hall and Paddy's Market ...

2.8/5 (272 reviews)
Great as usual

"Always a clean place and friendly & polite service."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
Base Sydney - Hostel
1 out of 5
477 Kent St, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £32 per night

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sydney Town Hall, Hyde Park and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Capitol Theatre ...

3.4/5Good! (283 reviews)

"Clean and basic with spacious rooms and good aircon. Not all beds have a power outlet and WiFi connection is temperamental. Good social events."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Base Sydney - Hostel
Maze Backpackers
1.5 out of 5
417 Pitt St, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is £23 per night

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from Castlereagh Street, Capitol Theatre and World Square Shopping Centre. Sydney Town ...

3.1/5 (743 reviews)

"Great price free food perfect location.good shower."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Maze Backpackers
Home Backpackers
2 out of 5
238 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is £22 per night

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. Bondi Beach ...

3/5 (290 reviews)

"There are some fan in the room. But still hot. The staff is friendly and helpful. Even though I checked in around 11pm. The room was more clean than I expected."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Home Backpackers
Sydney, Glebe Point YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
262-264 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW
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Situated in Glebe, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Broadway Shopping Center, University of Sydney and Capitol Theatre. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Sydney ...

4.2/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Hidden gem in Glebe

"Great YHA in a beautiful suburb close to the Glebe waterfront and easy access to 431 bus to city and light rail to fish markets. Nice room and clean facilities. Awesome rooftop. Only complaint would be the slamming of doors so ask to be away from the front and others often stay up late up the front ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Sydney, Glebe Point YHA - Hostel
Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £37 per night

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of The Rocks Markets and Circular Quay. Overseas Passenger Terminal and Sydney ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (485 reviews)

"The YHA was in a perfect position right at the heart of the Rocks area..right over the exposed archeological did of the original Rocks area...v. interesting....with amazing views over the iconic Harbour. All amenities right on tap."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
Coogee Beach House - Hostel
2 out of 5
171 Arden Street, Coogee, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £14 per night

Situated near the beach, this spa hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sydney Children's Hospital, Coogee Beach and Clovelly Beach. Centennial Park and Bronte Beach ...

3.7/5Good! (28 reviews)

"Fantastic location, wonderful staff, excellent facilities. Good number of bathrooms, love the washing line option. Breakfast is great. Plenty of crockery/cooking utensils in the kitchen. Bedrooms are nice with a decent amount of space - with clothing rails and hangers, to boot! The covered balcony ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Coogee Beach House - Hostel
Cambridge Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
109 Cambridge Street, (Entrance on Merchant St), Stanmore, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Enmore Theatre, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Capitol Theatre and ...

3.8/5Good! (191 reviews)

"Nice quiet place, clean and tidy. The timed lights for the bathroom could be a little longer"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Cambridge Lodge - Hostel
Summer House Newtown
2 out of 5
5-11 Egan Street, Newtown, NSW
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Situated in Newtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Enmore Theatre and Powerhouse Museum are ...

3.6/5Good! (52 reviews)

"Great location, great place and easy to deal with staff. Only downside is the room to shared toilet/bathroom ratio, but not too hard to deal with!!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019

Summer House Newtown
Jackaroo Hostel Sydney
3 out of 5
107-109 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, Potts Point, NSW
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Situated in the entertainment district, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent’s Hospital, Hyde Park and Crown Street. Royal Botanic Gardens and ...

3.2/5 (115 reviews)

"Good hostel, nothing fancy great location right by the train. Everyone was really nice."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2019

Jackaroo Hostel Sydney
Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway - Adults Only
2 out of 5
20 City Road, Chippendale, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £24 per night

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Broadway Shopping Center, University of Sydney and Powerhouse Museum. Capitol Theatre and ...

3.6/5Good! (30 reviews)

"Really great staff, always nice to have breakfast included, nice facilities and comfy beds. :)"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway - Adults Only
The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
2 out of 5
6-8 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Potts Point, NSW
The price is £32 per night

Located in the heart of East Sydney, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Woolloomooloo Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens and Crown Street. St Vincent’s Hospital ...

3.7/5Good! (202 reviews)

"Everyone here wether staff or guest are very friendly and it is in a great location"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is £121 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,499 reviews)

"Service was exceptional, staff were very friendly and efficient. Made our special weekend all the more special"…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
4 out of 5
243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
The price is £53 per night
4/5Very Good! (6,394 reviews)

"Great value for money, living area spacious and good to have the bedroom seperate! Front desk staff nice and welcoming!"…"

Reviewed on 16 May 2020

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
5 out of 5
528 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is £64 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,026 reviews)

"Loved this hotel. Loved the room. Loved the location. Close to Darling Harbour etc. Would highly recommend and would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
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You can hit hostels in Sydney to check off the bucket-list draws of that world-famous harbour for less, from the shimmering Opera House to the arched Harbour Bridge to the bright lights of Luna Park. Alternatively, bag a bargain bed in a dorm out by the New South Wales beaches to feel the surfer vibes of bohemian towns like Bondi and Manly, where the waves roll in and board rental shops pepper the promenades. Or, you could delve into the historic blocks of The Rocks, to surround yourself with old colonial architecture and historic pubs. On top of great locations, hostels in Sydney also promise plenty of fun and adventure. They regularly come with their own list of entertainments – from walking tours to pub crawls – and promise to get like-minded travellers meeting and mingling in their common spaces.

The fun of hostels in Sydney

The backpacker scene in the New South Wales capital coalesces around the famous harbour, The Rocks district and the CBD. Those neighbourhoods are positively brimming with alluring hostels, each with their own nuances and style. Some of the most cutting-edge stays follow the modern pod format, with capsule double rooms for those who like a little extra privacy. Others are housed in historic buildings with Georgian, colonial or industrial-chic elements – perfect, if you're after somewhere immersive in the older quarters of the city. As you venture further from the Harbour Bridge to the coast and the wave-washed beaches, it's possible to find hostels in Sydney with low-key vibes and in-house surf teachers, all just a stone's throw from bays like Bondi, Coogee or Manly – expect to catch legendary swells, in those.

Hostels in Sydney have also garnered a reputation for being lively little spots to get to grips with that chilled Aussie lifestyle. In many of these stays, you can easily join nightly bouts of karaoke, happy-hour drinking sessions, live music shows, traditional barbecues – there's loads. Of course, basic amenities like free WiFi, laundry facilities and dedicated reception staff are the norm, throughout. And when it comes to the rooms? Think simple but stylish dormitories, breezy doubles with big windows, the occasional ensuite private and even beach-view bedrooms with balconies.

Get stuck into the city with hostels in Sydney

The Rocks is a buzzing and vibrant corner of this uber-cool city. It's the place to bed down if you're eager to join pub crawls, watch rugby showdowns in local sports bars and be immersed in the rich historical heritage of old Australia. The Sydney Harbour YHA is a three-star hostel right in the midst of all that. You don't even have to leave the building to catch a glimpse of the iconic Sydney Opera House – the views from the sun-splashed rooftop terrace take care of that. What's more, the endless shopping and pretty parks of Circular Quay are just around the corner. More of a beach bum? No problem. The fabled waves and shimmering sands of Bondi are just steps from the door of Noah's Bondi, so there's no need to catch a ferry for that hard-earned dip in the Pacific.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Sydney?
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Sydney, one of the 73 hostels here could be a great option for you. By choosing a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your money for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Sydney?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking: The George Street Hotel - Hostel - Located steps from Capitol Theatre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Sydney, Glebe Point YHA - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Jubilee Park Light Rail Station and Glebe Light Rail Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and an arcade/games room. Rooms come with showers. Home Backpackers - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Capitol Square Light Rail Station and Sydney Central Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with linens. Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Circular Quay and The Rocks Markets. Property features include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and an arcade/games room. Rooms come with showers, lockers and linens. Coogee Beach House - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Coogee Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and barbecues. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather in Sydney?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 13°C. Average annual rainfall for Sydney is 1181 mm.
What is there to see and do in Sydney?
Overall, Sydney is known for its museums, restaurants and theatres. Major attractions include Sydney Tower, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Town Hall. Get out into nature with places such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Cultural attractions include Sydney Opera House, Capitol Theatre and Art Gallery of New South Wales.
What's the best way to get around Sydney?
You can fly into the nearest airport in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Shellharbour, NSW (WOL), which is 53.5 mi (86.1 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transport at Martin Place Station, Wynyard Station and St. James Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Sydney Circular Quay Station, Exhibition Centre Station or Sydney Central Station.

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