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Well located in the Sydney CBD district of Sydney, Tequila Sunrise Hostel Sydney is located 1 km from International Convention Centre Sydney, 1.4 km from Australian National Maritime Museum and 1.4 km from Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The property is 700 metres from Central Station Sydney, and within 1 km of the city centre.

Breakfast is good maybe some fruits would be good so it is healthier. Beds are great and very friendly staff.

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8.2
Very Good
1,431 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe. All rooms are equipped with a safety deposit box, while some rooms come with a balcony and others also have garden views. The units feature bed linen.

Good location of the property, it’s within the city.

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8.5
Very Good
2,419 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Private rooms and mixed or all-female dormitories are available. All rooms feature secure lockers and a bedside lamp and power point. All rooms have modern furnishings and large windows that allow plenty of natural light in. Private rooms feature a TV.

Really comfortable beds! Slept way better here than I have at a lot of hotels. First time staying at a hostel so I was a bit worried about the noise but everyone was super respectful and it was really quiet! Everyone has their own cabinet, you can bring a lock for it if you want.

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8.1
Very Good
2,085 reviews
Price from
$38
per night

The award-winning YHA Sydney Harbour boasts spectacular rooftop views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour. The hostel is within 10 minutes' walk of Wynyard Station, or if travelling by light rail, the Bridge St stop is also a 10-minute walk from the property. The hostel features private and dormitory rooms, a TV lounge, billiards and a fully equipped communal kitchen.

Awesome space, I loved the concept with the archeology. Was not up to date by that and was pleasantly surprised. Building looked new and modern. They had a small issue with the key app but was resolved very quick. Living area was clean and comfortable. Rooms were also very clean and showers (I booked a 4 bedroom ensuite) was modern and clean. Definitely exceeded my expectations.

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8.6
Excellent
4,747 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Set in Sydney and within 600 metres of Central Station Sydney, VENUS Central Sydney - FEMALE ONLY HOSTEL features a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is situated 2.1 km from The Royal Botanic Gardens, 1.9 km from Australian National Maritime Museum and 2.4 km from The Star Event Centre. Guests can enjoy city views.

Great cleaning service, affordable price amazing experience.

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8
Very Good
677 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Set in Sydney and within 1.2 km of Hyde Park Barracks Museum, VENUS Potts Point - FEMALE ONLY HOSTEL - Long stay negotiable features a terrace, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around less than 1 km from Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2.7 km from Central Station Sydney and 1.4 km from The Royal Botanic Gardens. The Star Event Centre is 4.2 km from the hostel and Harbour Bridge is 4.9 km away.

This property is very well-managed! It’s clean, spacious and tidy :)

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8.1
Very Good
672 reviews
Price from
$23
per night

The Lansdowne Hotel is a 10 minute walk from Chinatown and a 20 minute walk from Darling Harbour. Hop on a bus from outside the hostel, and you will reach Circular Quay, The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in less than 20 minutes.

The Lansdowne Hotel offers a range of private rooms and shared dormitory rooms. All rooms feature modern furnishings and were renovated in May 2017. Free WiFi is available.

Thanks for the welcome pack, thanks to the french

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8.1
Very Good
179 reviews
Price from
$19
per night

The refurbished property is home to a spacious living areas showcasing panoramic views of Bondi, the coastline and its surrounds. The multi-story hostel offers a range of room types from private twin and double rooms to 4 and 6 share mixed dormitories with a number of premium dormitory options looking straight over Bondi Beach.

Great hostel that provides everything a backpacker might possibly need. Comfy rooms, cooking facilities, on-site laundry, luggage storage if needed, and a great choice of evening activities and entertainments. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Totally recommend!

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8.5
Very Good
889 reviews
Price from
$42
per night

Offering free WiFi, Manly Bunkhouse is located just 5 minutes' walk from Manly Beach. Most accommodation features a kitchenette. Guests enjoy a communal lounge area and kitchen.

Each room has a private bathroom, a locker, linen and private rooms also have a fridge and towels are provided. At Manly Bunkhouse you will find a large sunny garden and BBQ facilities.

A True Australian experience near the seaside and close to lot of cafe'. Well managed and very friendly atmosphere

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8.2
Very Good
323 reviews
Price from
$44
per night

Looking for more than the average hotel experience? You’re in the right place! Located 200 meters from Manly Beach, the newly renovated Stoke Beach House is more than just a place to rest your weary head after a night of partying. It’s about escaping the mundane every day and reigniting your sense of belonging, adventure and curiosity.

· Discounts at local venues

the staff was great! the bathrooms were always very clean. amazing breakfast!

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8.4
Very Good
630 reviews
Price from
$35
per night

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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  • Wake Up! Sydney Central
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,085 reviews

    Located opposite Central Railway Station, Wake Up Sydney Central features a lively onsite bar/nightclub and a huge range of free activities.

    The location and their friendly and welcoming staff

  • The Lansdowne Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 179 reviews

    The Lansdowne Hotel offers accommodations in Sydney, located an 11-minute walk from Central Station and opposite the busy Broadway Shopping Center.

    Spotless rooms and good location Staff super helpful

  • Wake Up! Bondi Beach
    Budget options available
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 889 reviews

    Located seconds from the sand and surf, Wake Up! Bondi Beach features a rooftop terrace furnished with umbrellas and deck chairs and has panoramic views of Bondi Beach, the coastline and its surrounds...

    clean bathrooms and rooftop area, perfect location

  • Stoke Beach House
    Budget options available
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 629 reviews

    Looking for more than the average hotel experience? You’re in the right place!

    Modern clean and super social, staff were incredible

  • The Village Glebe
    Budget options available
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,382 reviews

    The Village Glebe offers accommodations in Sydney, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

    The German guy, i think nico was really kind to me

  • 790 on George Backpackers
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,526 reviews

    In a convenient location in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), this backpacker hostel has free WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, plus air-conditioned rooms with secure lockers.

    Great location, really convenient, comfortable bed.

  • The Village Bondi Beach
    Budget options available
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,385 reviews

    Located just 2 minutes' walk from world famous Bondi Beach, The Village Bondi Beach offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms.

    Super personnel, Emre, Ravie, and Nicolas are the best

  • YHA Sydney Central
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 5,111 reviews

    This award-winning hostel, with indoor pool is housed in a heritage listed building opposite Central Station in Sydney CBD (Central Business District).

    I absolutely love this place so central to everything

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Sydney

  • YHA Sydney Harbour
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 4,745 reviews

    The award-winning Sydney Harbor YHA features spectacular rooftop views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Harbor.

    Walking distance to the places I wanted to see and public transport

  • The Pacific House
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,419 reviews

    The Pacific House features a shared lounge, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Sydney. With free WiFi, this 4-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk.

    Convenient, clean and responsible use of facilities.

  • Manly Bunkhouse
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 323 reviews

    Offering free WiFi, Manly Bunkhouse is located just 5 minutes' walk from Manly Beach. Most accommodations features a kitchenette. Guests enjoy a communal lounge area and kitchen.

    Its comfy, quiet, quite clean for a hostel, very flexible for booking

  • Trademark Hostel Sydney
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3 reviews

    Located in Sydney and with Hyde Park Barracks Museum reachable within a 16-minute walk, Trademark Hostel Sydney provides a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared...

  • Big Backpackers Hostel
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,725 reviews

    Featuring free WiFi and free luggage storage, Big Backpackers Hostel is located in a convenient location within walking distance from the city's attractions in Sydney.

    Very handy to train station , plenty of places to eat.

  • Siesta Sydney
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,508 reviews

    Siesta Sydney hostel is located in the Sydney CBD (Central Business District), within 15 minutes’ walk of major Sydney landmarks in Darling Harbor, The Rocks and Circular Quay.

    Great value for money. Basic facilities but good value.

  • Mad Monkey Broadway
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 772 reviews

    Mad Monkey Broadway is located less than 10 minutes' walk from the University of Technology Sydney. Guests enjoy access to free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms have a shared bathroom.

    Clean and enough facilities, hostel rules are enforced.

  • Coogee Beach House
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 498 reviews

    Coogee Beach House offers accommodations in Sydney, just 131 feet from Coogee Beach. Local shops, restaurants, bars and cafes are all within a 5-minute walk.

    Friendly staff and room-mates. Fabulous location and value

  • Cambridge Lodge
    Central location
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 548 reviews

    Located a 5-minute walk from Stanmore Railway Station, the Cambridge Lodge offers free street parking and free WiFi in public areas.

    Very good location and everything you need in one spot.

  • PodBed Coogee Beachside
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 374 reviews

    Located only 2 minutes' walk from Coogee Beach, this property offers private rooms, dormitories and pod rooms, a communal terrace and a shared kitchen.

    Aya and Bebak were awesome always here to help people 👍

  • Maze Backpackers - Sydney
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,801 reviews

    Maze Backpackers is a lively hostel with an excellent location in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), 5 minutes' walk from Central Station. It offers 24-hour reception and laundry facilities.

    The location, staff and the entire Maze experience

  • Mad Monkey Downtown
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 301 reviews

    Mad Monkey Downtown is a 2022 newly renovated hostel in the heart of Kings Cross. We offer FREE Wifi, FREE gym access, FREE events & FREE Xbox in our common area.

    The location is very close to the bus or train station

  • Mad Monkey Coogee Beach
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 171 reviews

    Located opposite Sydney’s popular Coogee Beach, Mad Monkey Coogee Beach offers dormitory rooms and free use of fishing equipment and snorkeling gear.

    It was clean. Staff actually cleaned the property.

  • The Village Surry Hills
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 728 reviews

    Just 10 minutes’ walk from Central Railway Station, All rooms offer bed linen. The Village Surry Hills is just metres from bus stops offering bus services to Sydney’s top attractions.

    The location is great. Good barbie (hostel's courtesy)

  • London Plane Backpackers
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 429 reviews

    Located in Sydney and with Hyde Park Barracks Museum reachable within a 17-minute walk, London Plane Backpackers has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

    It was in a great location and had everything we needed.

  • Original Backpackers
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 468 reviews

    Set in a refurbished Victorian-style mansion, Original Backpackers offers free unlimited WiFi . Guests have access to a large shared kitchen and a communal lounge area with cable TV and Netflix.

    Free breakfast every day, free dinner 3 times a week

  • Nomads Sydney
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,135 reviews

    Nomads Sydney is in the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). It is 2 minutes’ walk from the famous Darling Harbor and several cafes, bars and nightlife options.

    Friendly relaxed atmosphere, close to centre of Sydney.

  • Sydney Central Inn
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 500 reviews

    Sydney Central Inn occupies a heritage building in the heart of Sydney CBD (Central Business District). It offers free WiFi, shared kitchen, shared lounge area and laundry facilities.

    excellent location, room was clean and spacious enough

  • Summer House Newtown
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 698 reviews

    Offering an outdoor plunge pool, a communal terrace and a shared lounge area, Summer House Newtown is located in the heart of Newtown, just 3 minutes' walk from King Street's bustling restaurants,...

    Cheapest accommodation I found I Sydney, Thank you

  • Highfield Private Hotel
    5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 416 reviews

    Highfield Hotel offers private room with access to free WiFi and a shared kitchen. Kings Cross Railway Station is a 3-minute walk away.

    L'emplacement est au top, tout est accessible à pied.

  • Boardrider Backpackers and Budget Motel
    5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 420 reviews

    Located just 262 feet from Manly Beach, Boardriders offers budget accommodations aimed at young guests.

    The bed was so perfect everything was excellent thanks.

  • Sydney Backpackers
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 885 reviews

    Sydney Backpackers is a trendy hostel located in the heart of Sydney CBD (Central Business District), a 30-minute drive from Sydney Airport.

    Staff were really helpful and it’s a great location.

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  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 677 reviews
    The mattress was comfortable. There were lockers to put your valuables in the room (must have own lock/key). There were large storage pull out drawers under the bunk beds for your belongings. The staff were quick to respond when messaged. The small kitchen has been recently modernized. You must order towels on the Goki app if needed in advance. Cannot get immediately on arrival as depends on housekeepers availability. The hostel is kept clean. Felt safe.
    Delaney
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $68.45
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,801 reviews
    Great location. The hostel has a nice vibe - I felt safe as a solo traveler. Staff were friendly. All-day luggage storage available on day of check-in and check-out which was really useful. Shared bathrooms were clean.
    Savannah
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $102.67
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,419 reviews
    So social, safe, clean, and not that primitive. Best hostel I’ve stayed at yet, and I’ve been to a lot.
    Julie
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $132.25
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,425 reviews
    The location was amazing, everything you need right outside, convenience store, groceries, cafes, restaurants, central train station 2 blocks away. For a budget hostel it has everything you need for a short and cheap stay, super clean and modern, staff were really friendly, personal and helpful.
    Amanda
    Group
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 771 reviews
    It is honestly the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The beds are really comfy, the wifi is great and everything’s clean, of course the bathrooms are in use, so it’s not always a 100% but as what I saw, they get cleaned regularly. Great location as well and the staff or/and the management are so helpful as I had a few questions and things to figure out. I appreciated that a lot.
    Nathalie
    Solo traveler
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 677 reviews
    I was impressed that the hostel seemed clean - with staff cleaning daily, and also AC worked marvellously in my room. Easy check in. Good quiet hostel if you're looking for a cheap stay in a great location.
    Elisha
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $90.40
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 629 reviews
    It was very reasonable, a hostel that felt safe and clean and suitable for people older than your usual backpackers. The breakfast was great and really helped us save money on our travels. The private room was very nice and a good size.
    Joanna
    Young couple
  • 7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 361 reviews
    The hostel offers budget-friendly accommodation without compromising on cleanliness or safety. Conveniently located near popular attractions and public transportation, making it easy for backpackers to explore the area.
    Alyssa
    Group
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 677 reviews
    Lovely hostel for all girls, safe and comfy! The price is reasonable and budget friendly good for student like me and backpackers)
    Lilian
    Solo traveler
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 677 reviews
    If you are a backpacker/tourist like me that is on a budget, this hostel is for you! Accommodation is incredibly cheap, great ambience and atmosphere. The rooms are on high standard regardless what you’ve paid for. One thing I love the most is that it is close to everything like shopping centre, restaurants, railway station as well as close to Sydney Opera House and other tourist attraction.
    Emily
    Solo traveler

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