Double room, Sydney Harbour YHA. Photo credit: YHA Australia.
Sophie McGovern wrote this guest post on Sydney hostels. A writer, freelance journalist and traveler, she lives on a house boat near Bath. Her articles are featured on various websites including Heading There, Lonely Planet, The Lost Girls and Southbank Centre Literature.
A harborside hub of culture, business and beach life, Sydney is one of the best looking and loved cities and a fantastic starting point for an Australian adventure.
Cheap flights to Sydney make the city more accessible than ever, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.
Whatever your traveling style, here are some of The Best Hostels In Sydney:
- Comfy Cosy: Family run Blue Parrot Backpackers is a great base for anyone who likes a relatively quiet life, good conversation, reading and culture. Situated in the Kings Cross District, its location gives it a relaxing, suburban feel while still a short metro rode from the centre. The courtyard garden is the perfect place to kick back, relax, drink tea and plan your adventures. Dorm beds start at $28.
- Night-Loving Nomads: For anyone who is looking to party till the early hours in Sydney, appropriately named Wake Up! Hostel is a fantastic option. Not only do they have their own bar on site, but staff organize epic nights out in the centre. There is always something going on. This doesn’t mean that facilities or standards are compromised, as this modern hostel provides all a traveler could desire, including a huge kitchen, laundry services and Internet. Dorm beds start at $28.
- Posh Packer: YHA Hotels are always popular, none more so than the huge example in Sydney. As is common with YHA, the facilities are modern and the staff are knowledgeable. Close to central station, the hotel is easy to reach upon arrival and added luxuries like a pool and sauna set it apart from a lot of the nearby hostels. Dorm beds start at $35.
- Sizey and Central: BASE Backpackers is one of the largest hostels in Sydney, and has a proportionate reputation. This is a great place for lone travelers who want to meet plenty of like-minded people. The girls-only dorm is perfect for ladies traveling solo. Modern facilities and common rooms make it comfortable and convenient, as does its location at the heart of the Central Business District. Beds start at $26.
- Beach Bums: Located on Bondi Beach, Noah’s Backpackers is the perfect place for anyone wishing to be as close to the sand as possible. The vibe goes with the location – relaxed and laid-back. Epic Aussie BBQs are enjoyed on a rooftop deck with great views of the beach and plenty of social action. A bar and cafe mean you’ll never have to stray far from the beach if you don’t want to. Dorm beds start at $24.
- Cute and Quirky: Tokyo Village is a small hostel with tons of character. Japanese decoration, friendly service and cozy social spaces make it perfect for anyone wishing for a different experience than large, generic party hostels or supersized dorms. Guests really get to know each other and often stay for weeks/months at a time. Beds start at $24.
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