There's nothing worse than travelling across the globe to Sydney, only to arrive at a hostel that doesn't match the description.
For most backpackers, hostels are the perfect choice for cost effective accommodation. When you're travelling around the world or going country to country, you can't worry about spending large wads of cash on over-the-top and excessive hotels. **You choose to go to hostels because you want to meet like-minded travellers.
Firstly, let's talk about some tips for all you future or current backpackers out there. When considering multiple hostels do some research on what they provide for you so you can make the most of their benefits and facilities.
First things first - cheaper is not always better. Most of the time if it's too good to be true then it probably is. You can be sure to expect an unclean room, uncomfortable bed, disgusting shower or rude staff. There's something bound to be wrong about it if it's super cheap so be willing to pay a few extra 💸💸💸 to stay in a reasonable room.
Secondly, make sure the hostel has a few or all of these - common room, bar, communal kitchen, lockers and free internet. These are some of the basics for travelling on a budget especially when you're staying in a place where everyone is so open to meet each other so ensure you're staying safe and happy whilst meeting some new friends.
But now to what you want! Sydney is one of Australia's most popular cities and is a lot larger than most of other major cities around the country. With that in mind you don't want to find yourself booking a hostel in the middle of nowhere because this place is a lot bigger than you think.
Backpackers favourite Sydney hostels are: 😜
Casa Central Backpackers
Located in Chippendale right near the University of Technology Sydney - Casa Central provides many of the facilities mentioned above. This hostel has been featured on TripAdvisor and Expedia because of its multiple benefits. It not only has free WIFI, a complete kitchen, relaxed atmosphere and prime location but it also has 24 hour CCTV video surveillance to ensure your safety is one of their top priorities.
Plus there are loads of fun experiences and things to do nearby. Check them out here
Image: Casa Central
Address: 11 Regent St, Chippendale NSW 2008
Contact number: 0404 246 003
Lamrock Lodge Bondi beach
Located only a few hundred metres away from Bondi Beach, this hostel is perfect for your beach chill sessions this summer! The Lamrock Lodge is situated in the hustle and bustle of Sydney's Bondi beach so be prepared for a vibrant night-life and friendly characters you will meet along the way.
Have a look at the things to do nearby. Check them out here
Address: 19 Lamrock Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Contact number: (02) 9130 5063
It's really good for value and with a range of accommodation options such as private rooms (single, double, triple, quad and family rooms) with en-suites - as well as dorm rooms available for bookings. They have excellent customer service with 24-hour reception, airport transfer services as well as a complimentary breakfast, free WIFI and laundry services available. With clean rooms starting at $35 per night you can be sure you can find something that will suit your needs.
We love Big Hostel for their open door policy and welcoming environment. Plus its situated in an ideal area, with loads of activities near by.
Address: 212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, Australia
Contact number: +612 9281 6030 or 1800 212 244
Maze Hostel is centrally located within Sydney city if you're trying to squeeze as much of Sydney as possible. If you book online with them you can get free airport transfer services as well as 12 drink vouchers to use! Free booze!!! The Maze is close to all major sightseeing attractions and just a short walk to all pubs, clubs, shops and transport in Sydney. Jump on a bus and you'll be sun-baking on some of Sydney's spectacular beaches in 15 minutes!
Get your itinerary prepared for your stay. Create your wishlist here.
Address: 417 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact number: (02) 9211 5115
Wake Up Hostel!
Right across Central Railway Station this backpacker hostel makes it easy for you to access everything you need! With dorm rooms starting at $39 per night and private rooms starting at $99 per night, there's a range of options available to meet your accommodation needs. They're specifically showing Christmas activities this time of year which helps any new traveler to Sydney see what Sydney has to offer!
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Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 Australia
Contact number: +61 2 9288 7888
If you're more into a quiet scene - check out these hostels known for little to no partying:
- IVLA Surry Hills
- The Strand (99 William St, Darlinghurst)
- Strattons (249-253 Castlereagh St)
- Elephant Backpackers (50 Sir John Young Cres, Woolomooloo)