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Featured Hostels in Sydney

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
3 out of 5
700A George Street, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is ¥5,624 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is steps from World Square Shopping Centre and Capitol Theatre. Paddy's Market and Sydney Town Hall ...

2.8/5 (276 reviews)

"Great location - older building and bathrooms are tired. But overall a great property"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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The price is ¥6,810 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

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! (494 reviews)

"Good"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel
Stoke Beach House
1.5 out of 5
24-28 Raglan St, Manly, NSW
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The price is ¥6,600 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Manly, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Manly Wharf and Manly Beach. Warringah Mall and Taronga Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"I was surprised at the wonderful location, the facilities and the vibe was terrific. I shared a room with another lady to be truthful it was my first time sharing with a stranger but it was fine."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Stoke Beach House
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Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
2 out of 5
509 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is ¥5,968 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney, Capitol Theatre, and Paddy's Market. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (178 reviews)

"Always friendly,Staff are fantastic always wanting to help when they can. Good to have a laugh and chat and a joke with.These Staff that are very attentive and try hard to listen to you if there are any problems for your accomodation that need dealing with. The Property is always Clean Rooms always ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
Sydney Beachouse YHA - Backpacker
2 out of 5
4 Collaroy Street, Collaroy, NSW
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The price is ¥5,814 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Collaroy, this hostel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Long Reef Point Lookout and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Dee Why Beach. Mona Vale Beach and Manly Beach are ...

3.9/5Good! (60 reviews)

"Great location. Great staff. Very clean and well organized. Many thanks for a great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Sydney Beachouse YHA - Backpacker
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
2 out of 5
27 Orwell Street, Potts Point, NSW
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The price is ¥1,074 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Royal Botanic Gardens and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Kings ...

3.6/5Good! (496 reviews)
Enjoyed our stay

"Nice place for what it is. Very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Jolly Swagman Backpackers
Western Sydney University Village Penrith
2 out of 5
Building SJ, 56 Second Avenue, UWS Penrith 56 Second Avenue, Kingswood, NSW
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The price is ¥9,128 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Kingswood, this hostel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Westfield Penrith Shopping Centre and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Pepper Stadium. Sydney Kingswood Station is ...

3.9/5Good! (106 reviews)

"It was spotlessly clean the only thing missing was a glass to have a drink of water"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Western Sydney University Village Penrith
790 on George Backpackers
2 out of 5
790 George Street, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is ¥3,160 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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

3.7/5Good! (242 reviews)

"Nice clean hostel and friendly staff. Rooms though become stuffy with only small windows and not enough shower units."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

790 on George Backpackers
Greenwich Village Accommodation - Hostel
2 out of 5
33 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich, NSW
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The price is ¥3,097 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Greenwich, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal North Shore Hospital, Luna Park, and Mater Hospital. Walsh Bay is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Sydney ...

3.2/5 (18 reviews)
good

"just no soap, no hair shampoo etc provided. Not in room or didn't give at reception desk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Greenwich Village Accommodation - Hostel
Western Sydney University Village-Campbelltown Campus
2 out of 5
Building 23, 183 Narellan Road, Campbelltown, NSW
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The price is ¥7,022 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3

Located in Campbelltown, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Western Sydney University and Koshigaya Park. Australian Botanic Gardens and William Howe Regional ...

3.6/5Good! (106 reviews)

"Bed was rock hard and the pillow was wafer thin. The microwave didn't work"…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Western Sydney University Village-Campbelltown Campus
The Boutique Hostel
510 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is ¥4,642 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5

Located in Surry Hills, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Crown Street and Sydney Cricket Ground. Centennial Park and St Vincent’s Hospital are also ...

The Boutique Hostel
Wake Up! Bondi Beach
2.5 out of 5
110 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, NSW
The price is ¥5,266 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bondi Beach hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bondi Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Circular Quay and Sydney Tower. SEA ...

4/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Great place to stay! First time in Australia and it set the bar high for hostels. Close to all amenities would highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Wake Up! Bondi Beach
Base Sydney - Hostel
1 out of 5
477 Kent St, Sydney, NSW
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The price is ¥3,511 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sydney Town Hall, International Convention Centre Sydney, and Sydney Tower. ...

3.4/5Good! (286 reviews)

"The property is well maintained and any issues addressed by staff immediately. Alan makes the whole experience that much more memorable. He is a fantastic person and easy to deal with."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Base Sydney - Hostel
The Village Glebe - Hostel
2 out of 5
256 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, NSW
The price is ¥1,193 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Glebe, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Star Casino, International Convention Centre Sydney, and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Lyric Theatre ...

3.6/5Good! (50 reviews)

"The atmosphere was pleasant. So was the upkeep. The room was spacious and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

The Village Glebe - Hostel
Cambridge Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
109 Cambridge Street, (Entrance on Merchant St), Stanmore, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,266 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Stanmore, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Enmore Theatre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and University of Sydney. International Convention Centre ...

3.8/5Good! (191 reviews)

"Nice quiet place, clean and tidy. The timed lights for the bathroom could be a little longer"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Cambridge Lodge - Hostel
Summer House Newtown
2 out of 5
5-11 Egan Street, Newtown, NSW
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Located in Newtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Enmore Theatre and Powerhouse Museum are ...

3.6/5Good! (53 reviews)
Good

"It was good. What you would expect from a hostel. I did not see any plates or utensils available I was only there for one night so I just used my own but did not see anything written about getting it from the front desk but other people seemed to have utensils from the front desk. They also have ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Summer House Newtown
Sydney Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
11 Rawson Place, Haymarket, NSW
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The price is ¥4,564 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25

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

4.3/5Excellent! (608 reviews)
Reat place

"The floor i was on (2) has had recent renovations. Amazing!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Sydney Central YHA - Hostel
Big Hostel
2 out of 5
212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW
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The price is ¥3,708 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

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

4/5Very Good! (272 reviews)

"Great people, location and atmosphere. Worth twice the price 👍"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Big Hostel
Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway - Adults Only
2 out of 5
20 City Road, Chippendale, NSW
The price is ¥3,335 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Chippendale, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, and Powerhouse Museum. Paddy's Market ...

3.7/5Good! (32 reviews)

"Really great staff, always nice to have breakfast included, nice facilities and comfy beds. :)"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway - Adults Only
Coogee Beach House - Hostel
2 out of 5
171 Arden Street, Coogee, NSW
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The price is ¥5,688 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Coogee, this beach hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Coogee Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Bondi Beach. Circular Quay and Sydney Tower are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (28 reviews)

"Fantastic location, wonderful staff, excellent facilities. Good number of bathrooms, love the washing line option. Breakfast is great. Plenty of crockery/cooking utensils in the kitchen. Bedrooms are nice with a decent amount of space - with clothing rails and hangers, to boot! The covered balcony ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Coogee Beach House - Hostel
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is ¥17,607 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,052 reviews)

"Our stay with the Four Seasons was extremely pleasant. We were recently engaged and stayed for a mini staycation! On arrival we had a bottle of sparkling and a lovely card written by the manager. Unfortunately the pool amenity was not freely available and the air times were absurd. It would have ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is ¥18,286 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,477 reviews)

"The hotel staff was lovely and very friendly. That is all I have to say"…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney

The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney

5 out of 5
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
The price is ¥15,378 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,064 reviews)

"Nice place to stay for a city getaway. The room was spacious and very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Sydney?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your budget for sightseeing during your vacation. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Sydney?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Circular Quay and The Rocks Markets. Property features include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and an arcade/game room. You’ll find showers, lockers, and linens in all rooms. Base Sydney - Hostel - Located steps from Sydney Town Hall. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a nightclub, as well as a restaurant. Stoke Beach House - Located within a 10-minute walk of Manly Beach. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. You’ll find lockers and linens in all rooms. Sydney Bondi Beachside Inn YHA - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Tamarama Beach. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with showers and linens. Pod Bed Coogee Beachside - Located within a 10-minute walk of Coogee Beach. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and linens.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Sydney?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Sydney, one of Expedia’s 70 hostels could be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Sydney?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 55°F. Average annual precipitation for Sydney is 47 inches.
What is there to see and do in Sydney?
Overall, Sydney is known for its museums, restaurants, and theaters. Major attractions include Sydney Tower, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and Hyde Park. Get out into nature with places like Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach, and Coogee Beach. Cultural attractions include International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney Opera House, and Art Gallery of New South Wales.
What's the best way to get to and around Sydney while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Sydney in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away. An alternative is Shellharbour, NSW (WOL), situated 53.5 mi (86.1 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can access metro transit at Martin Place Station, Wynyard Station, and St. James Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Sydney Circular Quay Station, Exhibition Centre Station, or Sydney Central Station.