Australia may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Find Cheap Hostels in Sydney

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Featured Hostels in Sydney

The George Street Hotel - Hostel
3 out of 5
700A George Street, Haymarket, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $33 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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

You could be seeing lower prices

With member prices, you could save 10% or more right now on thousands of properties.
Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
2 out of 5
509 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $29 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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! (177 reviews)

"The staff here are always great give you their time and they will chat to you. I have stayed here many times and they have always been good to me and looked after me the place is always clean neat and tidy .They always go the extra mile to help you to see what they can do for you."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel
Sydney Beachouse YHA - Backpacker
2 out of 5
4 Collaroy Street, Collaroy, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $53 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $8 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $29 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $28 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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

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
Get Rates

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 $48 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

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

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
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Sydney
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other property types in Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is $161 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,084 reviews)

"The hotel is clean, modern and quiet. Located nearby access to The Rocks markets, bars casual and fine dining. Circular Quay is very close by with access to all public transport it also has several cafes and restaurants to choose from.. Hotel also has access to parking, and staff can organise taxis ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 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 $180 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,508 reviews)

"We chose to stay at the ShangriLa for an Anniversary and Birthday combined. The location is great. Our room was a Opera House City view, but because of where the bed was placed in the room..our view was looking into buildings. If the bed was on the other side of the room, the view would have been ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

4 out of 5
243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
The price is $58 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23
4/5Very Good! (6,450 reviews)

"Great spot. Apartment was good size with 2 kids and a baby. Walking distance to all the top tourist spots but also close to light rail."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 accommodations 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 a 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.

Hostels in Sydney

Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start:

The Capsule Hotel - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Capitol Square Light Rail Station and Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station. Property features include free WiFi, a nightclub, and a bar. Rooms come with showers.

The George Street Hotel - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Capitol Square Light Rail Station and Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.

Sydney Harbour YHA - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Property features include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

Maze Backpackers - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Capitol Square Light Rail Station. Property features include a shared/communal kitchen, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers in all rooms.

Balmain Backpackers - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers and linens in all rooms.

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 78° F and nighttime temperatures average 60° F
  • April-June: 73° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 68° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 77° F during the day and 53° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 46.77 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
  • Theater
  • 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 center. 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 transit 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.

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: The George Street Hotel - Hostel - Located steps from World Square Shopping Centre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. 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. 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. Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Central Light Rail Station and Sydney Central Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and linens. Sydney Beachouse YHA - Backpacker - Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. You’ll find showers, lockers, and linens in all rooms.
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 73 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.

More trip options