Find Cheap Hostels in Sydney
Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide
Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.
Featured Hostels in Sydney
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019
Other property types in Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020
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
- Cook + Phillip Park
- Hyde Park
- The Domain
- Theatre Royal
- Wentworth Gallery Indigenous Artists
- Hyde Park Barracks Museum
In general, Sydney is known for its:
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.