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The George Street Hotel - Hostel
3 out of 5
700A George Street, Haymarket, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM154
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

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 (261 reviews)

"Lack of close parking to unload or load the car made for some difficulty. Room was clean and tidy and was great that towels and soap were supplied. Very few dishes in the kitchen, was an issue. Security was good."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2019

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM467
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

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! (464 reviews)

"Location is excellent for most all the sightseeing around Circular Quay in Sidney, if you take the cruise it is fantastic hostel to stay one night. I am highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb,2020

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
11 Rawson Place, Haymarket, NSW
RM253
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Castlereagh Street, Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market. World Square Shopping ...

4.2/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

"Location was great and the place is accessible to all transport. Got off the train and found it easily"…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb,2020

Sydney Central YHA - Hostel
Maze Backpackers
1.5 out of 5
417 Pitt St, Haymarket, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM142
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

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 (726 reviews)

"Good price, good location, good facilities, good service. Room was small, bathrooms were sometimes busy, but for the price it was great and everything seemed in fairly good nick"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

Maze Backpackers
Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
2 out of 5
509 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
RM250
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Castlereagh Street, Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market. World Square Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (156 reviews)

"Happened to come on a long weekend and the place was packed. It’s a good hostel however can get noisy. Location is good and there is daily cleaning service"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb,2020

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
The Pod Sydney
2 out of 5
Level 6, 396 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
RM308
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)

"The location is near public transport and great restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2020

The Pod Sydney
Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
8-10 Lee Street, Haymarket, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM294
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in the heart of Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney, Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market. World Square ...

4.1/5Very Good! (146 reviews)

"Found the room comfortable. Missed not having en suite but facilities close. The staff really friendly. Liked the availability of breakfast for a small fee also an evening meal if required. Would stay again when in Sydney."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct,2019

Sydney Railway Square YHA - Hostel
Sydney Central Inn - Hostel
2 out of 5
428 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
RM191
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

3.5/5Good! (217 reviews)

"I love the location of this hostel. The one thing I would like to have is a bigger common area with a kitchen so guest can socialize on their down time."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan,2020

Sydney Central Inn - Hostel
Greenwich Village Accommodation - Hostel
2 out of 5
33 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich, NSW
RM139
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Situated in Greenwich, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mater Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Luna Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. Sydney St Leonards ...

3.3/5 (12 reviews)

"Price reasonable, all that is needed for clean basics and pleasant staff"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct,2019

Greenwich Village Accommodation - Hostel
Westend Backpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
412 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM190
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

2.8/5 (257 reviews)

"We had read some interesting reviews post booking and were slightly worried but we found it perfect for our inexpensive visit to the city. It was a Fantastic location and had lovely staff. The family room was clean and comfortable. For the price we will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct,2019

Westend Backpackers - Hostel
Cronulla Beach Backpackers
2 out of 5
Level 1, 40-42 Kingsway, Cronulla, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM202
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated in Cronulla, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Elouera Beach, Cronulla Beach, and Wanda Beach. Gunnamatta Bay and South Cronulla Beach are also within ...

1/5 (3 reviews)
Hostel review

"Smelt like weed and very dirty"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

Cronulla Beach Backpackers
Base Sydney - Hostel
1 out of 5
477 Kent St, Sydney, NSW
RM228
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building. Sydney Tower and Hyde Park ...

3.4/5 (271 reviews)

"Excellent location, price, and free WiFi, but too much noice at night."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2019

Base Sydney - Hostel
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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
RM684
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,933 reviews)

"The Harbour View room was breathtaking, definitely worth the extra money for the experience"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
RM427
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
4.4/5Excellent! (7,189 reviews)

"It was very convenient to the international terminal and we enjoyed the runway and bay view."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb,2020

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
RM670
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,292 reviews)

"Great location and friendly staff. Team could have noticed a line building during checkout a bit earlier to engage another counter to be opened."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb,2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Sydney, one of the 66 hostels here could be a great option. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Sydney for good value, so you can save more for exploring. We've heard good things about the waterfront and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

When Is the Best Time to Visit 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 typically February and January, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 26° C and night-time temperatures average 16° C
  • April-June: 23° C is the daytime average and 8° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 20° C and night-time averages are around 8° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 25° C during the day and 12° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 1188 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Sydney?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might like these places:

Top Sights
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Bondi Beach
Natural Features
  • Cook + Phillip Park
  • Hyde Park
  • The Domain
Cultural Attractions
  • Theatre Royal
  • Wentworth Gallery Indigenous Artists
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum

In general, Sydney is known for its:

  • Opera
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Architecture

How to Get to Sydney and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), situated 53.5 mi (86.1 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transport to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations like Martin Place Station, Wynyard Station and St. James Station. To see more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Sydney Circular Quay Station, Exhibition Centre Station or Sydney Central Station.