Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 16€ ($20) up to 35€ ($42). This is a rough average just to give you an idea. In this guide we will also show you how to find the cheaper places for backpackers.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Sydney best hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Location: Sydney is big and you might want to see a lot of it. Make sure you know what you want. A beach hostel is best for relaxing, a central located hostel is better for sightseeing. Our map at the end of the article helps you to get a better understanding of all location on sights and hostels.
Common amenities include bed linen, air conditioning, individual bed light (and power socket) and access to communal kitchen and terrace.
If you happened to search for ‘places to stay in Sydney cheap’, you’re in luck!
ydney Harbor YHA offers so much to help you save money.
Get seriously social at Sydney Harbour YHA and join one of their free tours. Relax on the rooftop or coffee bar, play some pool with your new friends or grab some snacks from their in-house food store and lounge in front of the TV.
Update: Our old #3 hostel on this list closed down. Therefore, we updated our guide.
Our new #3 on this list is the Bondi Backpackers, one of the great hostels in Bondi Sydney.
Our top choice for a beach hostel in Sydney is seriously only 2 minutes from the beach. Located seconds from the sand and surf, Bondi Backpackers boasts a rooftop terrace furnished with umbrellas and deck chairs and has panoramic views of Bondi Beach.
It doesn’t stop here. Bondi Backpackers plays host to a range of complimentary lifestyle activities. Join in for
rooftop yoga classes
personal training sessions and
walking tours along the picturesque Bondi to Bronte coastline.
wine and cheese nights
For guests looking to try their hand at Australia’s most famous past time, free surfboard hire is also on offer.
If you are just flying into and would LOVE to see the ocean, this is your best choice! Our tip would be to find a buddy in the hostel to explore the city center and obviously visit the Opera House.
Are there any cheap hostels in Sydney? There can be cheaper hostels and more budget Sydney accommodation than the ones mentioned above.
It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a Sydney cheap stay.
In our opinion, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2), and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Keep also in mind a bad location – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – far away from the city centre costs you more in transport. This can be pricey in a big city like Sydney.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Sydney.
It’s a simple top-up card and can be used on all public transport within Sydney. The daily cap for an adult is around $15 so you can essentially travel around as much as you like in one day for that price. Grab one at the airport, train station or any convenience store.
Bondi is not the only good beach! Sydney is actually divided between 10 distinct villages and there is no official city centre.
Try tons of great restaurants and bars including FNKY MNKY located below the hostel.
You will experience true Aussie experience by staying in this hostel because it is a bit far to downtown.
The common area and the pub make it easy for anyone to meet new people. Each dormitory has secure key access and they have shared bathrooms. Some rooms feature a balcony offering sea views. Each morning guests enjoy free cereal, coffee and tea. It’s the best way to kick off a good morning.
Location: Mad Monkey Backpackers is located next to The Coogee Beach Cricket Oval. Moore Park, Centennial Park and the Australian Golf Club are a 15-minute drive away, while Latham Park Tennis Centre is a 8-minute drive away.
They have a good housekeeping services, round-the-clock security, airport transfers, and top-notch services and facilities. The place was nice and clean mostly, including the kitchen.
Summer House Kings Cross Backpackers has a dedicated entertainment manager who organises daily events to bring everyone in the hostel together. These include great nights out with free entry and drink, free BBQs, day trips to the Blue Mountains, whale watching, movie nights and heaps more!
Location: Summer House Backpackers Sydney is just 1 km from Kings Cross Station and Hyde Park. It is also less than 5 minutes’ drive from Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Sydney Backpackers is one of the best hostels to stay in Sydney for solo travellers.
It is a newly renovated hostel located in the heart of Sydney CBD.
This is good for couples and solo travellers because they offer a variety of private and dormitory rooms. Each comes with a free sanitized linen pack, and free use of an individual locker with a padlock.
It is also amazing that they have a fridge is fitted in all rooms and the serve continental breakfast is provided daily.
Location: Sydney Backpackers is a 30-minute drive from Sydney Airport. Just a short walk away you’ll find Westfield Tower and shopping centre, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and an array of other city attractions.
This hostel is good for the rate offered. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Common areas were excellent for setting up conversations.
What makes them interesting is that they have rescue dogs that you can take for a walk, feed or anything you want.
Location: Asylum Sydney Backpackers Hostel is close to Kings Cross station, and it’s just a 30-minute walk to the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens and 10 minutes’ walk from stunning views of Sydney harbour and skyline.
It is actually quite popular with solo travellers and backpackers due to its relaxed homely atmosphere which you will truly enjoy.
You can consider this as a non party hostels Sydney could offer. It is a really good backpacker hostel in Sydney.
It is located at New South Wales. The location of this hostel is quite good since it is near everything. In a 1 km radius, you can surely visit a lot of landmarks and restaurants.
Location: Located in Sydney’s cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Potts Point, Blue Parrot is a 7 minutes walk from Kings Cross train station and a 15-20 minute walk from the heart of the City Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Close to vibrant nightlife, clubbing, trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and many of popular tourist attractions.
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Sydney has a lot to offer! Here is some of the places you could visit while backpacking in Sydney!
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Harbor Cruises from Circular Quay
How much are hostels in Sydney?
According to Hostelworld.com, a hostel in Sydney costs $18 per night. Prices vary depending on season.
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Of course, the best hostel websites are Hostelgeeks! Or at least, we like to think so. Also, we believe that hostels are really great! Hotels in Sydney Australia are overrated. Instead of staying in Sydney hotels, it is about time to try hostels. You will love it!
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