Best Hostels in Sydney
Sydney is one of the most icon cities in Australia but it expensive! Staying in a hostel can help you to keep costs down but with so many cool hostels in Sydney to choose from, deciding where to stay can be tough. View our guide to the best hostels to stay in Sydney and book your perfect place to stay today.
There are over 70 hostels in Sydney and each one is different in terms of price, location, facilities, atmosphere and reviews. Before making a booking you will need to decide what you are looking for example are you seeking a social/party hostel? Do you want somewhere very cheap? Travelling solo or as a couple? Open to a dorm or want a little more privacy? Narrowing this down will help you to choose a perfect place to stay.
Check out our recommendations for the top 10 hostels in Sydney:
1. Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney Harbour YHA is one of the best hostels in Australia due to the amazing modern facilities and rooftop which has stunning views of the famous Sydney skyline. The hostel is situated in The Rocks area of the city which is home to luxury hotels and within a short walking distance to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. For the location, it is very affordable compared to similar places to stay nearby.
2. Bondi Backpackers
Everyone has heard of Bondi Beach right? This location is incredibly popular with backpackers due to the beach, vibe and entertainment available. Bondi Beach Backpackers offers affordable stays close to the world famous white sandy beach - not many hostels can compete with this location.
3. Bounce Sydney
Bounce hostel is in the perfect location in the trendy suburb of Surry Hills, close to Central Railway Station. This modern hostel with an amazing roof terrace has free wifi and is a great place to socialise.
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4. Blue Parrot Backpackers
Blue Parrot Backpackers is a little gem in the Kings Cross area of Sydney. Although not the largest, or most modern facilities, this is a family run hostel with a personal touch. Prices are very affordable and there are very positive reviews on websites like TripAdvisor. Rooms are clean and there is a great outdoor courtyard (pictured above) perfect for barbeques and relaxing on hammocks.
5. The Pod Sydney
You might not have seen a more modern design for hostel as The Pod before. This hostel is super slick, clean and looks more like an upmarket hotel. You can choose between private and shared rooms. Rooms are very good value too.
6. Wake Up! Sydney Central
Voted the best hostel in Sydney in 2017 at the HostelWorld awards, this centrally located hostel is a perfect place to stay. Offering spacious communal areas, a cafe, bar and clean rooms at affordable prices you can see why this is such a popular place to stay.
7. Railway Square YHA
Winner of Australia National Tourism Award - Best Backpacker Accommodation 2014 - Railway Square YHA is a popular place to stay on a budget. The location next to Sydney Central station is perfect for connections for the city and surroundings areas whilst there is a good atmosphere. You can kick back and relax in the communal areas as well as the amazing rooftop.
8. Kings Cross Backpackers
Kings Cross is one of the most popular hostels in Sydney with a party atmosphere and amazing social events. Facilities include an amazing rooftop area, communal areas with pool tables and lots of activities are also arranged weekly. This hostel was renovated in 2017 and there are lots of advantages of staying here including free wifi, free breakfast and night meal and also organised events.
9. Jackaroo Hostel Sydney
Jackaroo is an underrated hotel located in Kings Cross. With a huge rooftop, modern facilities and a friendly atmosphere you will really enjoy your stay here. There is a friendly atmosphere, free WiFi, free continental breakfast and social spaces with sofas, tvs and entertainment.
10. Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway
Mad Monkey Backpacker hostel is a cosy place to stay in the popular Kings Cross area of Sydney. This hostel is not huge so you will really get to know the other people staying here. Lots of activities are organised and facilities are modern and clean.
- Wow Factor - Sydney Harbour YHA & Bondi Backpackers
- Best Place to Party - Kings Cross Backpackers
- Most Relaxing - Mad Monkey
- Best for Solo Travellers - Railway Square YHA
- Best for Couples - Wake Up! Sydney Central
- Best for Digital Nomads - Bounce Sydney
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