A harbour-side hub of culture, business and beach life, Sydney is one of the best looking and best loved cities in the southern hemisphere and a fantastic starting point for an Australian odyssey. Cheap flights to Sydney
make it more accessible than ever, and thus one of the most popular tourist destinations in Aus. Whatever your travelling style, here is a rundown of some of the best hostels in the city to suit any taste.
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 relaxingly suburban feel whilst 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 organise epic nights out in the centre, and there is always something going on. This doesn’t mean that facilities or standards are compromised, as this modern hostel provides all a traveller 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 luxurious 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 a great place for lone travellers who want to meet plenty of likeminded people, and a girls only dorm is perfect for ladies travelling 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 in the perfect place for anyone wishing to be a close to the sand as possible. The vibe goes with the location- relaxed and laidback. Epic Aussie BBQ’s 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 tonnes of character. Japanese decoration, friendly service and cosy social spaces make it perfect for anyone wishing for a different experience to 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.