Sydney Backpackers & Hostels Accommodation

Cheap Hostel Accommodation in Sydney

Lugging a backpack into an unfamiliar city can be tough, especially if you're not sure where to stay. The good news is, you'll find fun, clean and affordable hostel and backpacker accommodation all over Sydney, whether you need to crash for a night or a month.

It's no secret that many newcomers to Sydney head straight to Kings Cross, Sydney's bightclub and bar district. If you're seeking a party vibe, Darlinghurst Road's hostel options are a no-brainer, but there are also quieter hostels in the side streets. You'll also find cool cafes and cheap backpacker options in huge terrace mansions in Potts Point's leafy Victoria Street, parallel to Darlinghurst Road.

In the centre of Sydney's CBD hostel accommodation is dotted all along the main artery of George Street, which stretches from Ultimo to Circular Quay. Backpackers can also stay in heritage buildings around Chinatown's Haymarket, and next to Central Station, which is well-placed to shops, cafes and bars.

Beach and surf worshippers will find a range of hostel accommodation by the beaches, too, whether you're heading to iconic Bondi and Coogee, or crossing the Harbour Bridge into the Northern Beaches. Under an hour from town, Manly and Collaroy both have great budget accommodation on offer.

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  1. Criterion Hotel Sydney

    Criterion Hotel Sydney

    From $85 per nightThe Criterion Hotel is centrally located in Sydney's Central Business District. It offers great value pub-style accommodation with 20 rooms.

    Located just a five minute walk from...

  2. Nomads Sydney (Westend Backpackers)

    Nomads Sydney (Westend Backpackers)

    From $18 per nightNomads Sydney (also known as Westend Backpackers) is 13 floors of fun, comfortable accommodation and so much more. They have dorms of all sizes ranging from private rooms to the infamous 32 bed...

  3. Original Backpackers Sydney

    Original Backpackers Sydney

    From $27 per nightThe Original Hostel is a big, beautiful Victorian mansion, family owned, and converted to backpacker accommodation with the most modern amenities including WiFi access in rooms, netflix in the...

  4. Sydney - Pittwater YHA

    Sydney - Pittwater YHA

    From $30 per nightThis hillside lodge boasts a beautiful location right in Ku-ring-gai National Park, overlooking the tranquil waters of Morning Bay. This hostel is close to the Northern Beaches, and is an easy...

  5. University Stays

    University Stays

    From $61 per nightLocated within the grounds of the University of Sydney in Sydney's inner west the Sydney Colleges offer budget accommodation only a short distance from the City.

    A bus to the...

  6. Sydney Harbour YHA

    Sydney Harbour YHA

    From $44 per nightSydney Harbour YHA is the only budget traveller hostel in Sydney's historic harbour side Rocks precinct. This hostel boasts amazing views of the harbour, bridge and Opera House. Built above...

  7. Cambridge Lodge

    Cambridge Lodge

    From $36 per nightOpposite Montague Gardens, Cambridge Lodge is suitable for nightly, weekly or longer stays for those who would like to live and work while in Sydney in a homely quiet environment with all the...

  8. Bondi Backpackers

    Bondi Backpackers

    From $25 per nightBondi Backpackers is located in the heart of Bondi Beach - seconds from shops, restaurants, bars and most importantly, the only backpackers in Bondi Beach directly located across from the world...

  9. BoardRider Backpacker and Budget Motel

    BoardRider Backpacker and Budget Motel

    From $30 per nightThe BoardRider Backpacker and Budget accommodation is located right on the Corso in the heart of Manly Beach. The central location offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and...

  10. Railway Square YHA Sydney

    Railway Square YHA Sydney

    From $36 per nightSydney's funkiest hostel, Railway Square, adjoins Central Station and is in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district. For something different, stay in one of the specially fitted-out railway...

  11. Sydney Central YHA

    Sydney Central YHA

    From $37 per nightSydney Central YHA is backpacker accommodation at its finest, with a rooftop swimming pool, sauna and a sunny outdoor area with panoramic views of the city. The stunning heritage listed building is...

  12. NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

    NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

    From $40 per nightNRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is a multi award winning holiday destination on Sydney's famous Northern Beaches.
    Bring the whole family along and make use of the many family-friendly...

  13. Sydney Star Backpackers

    Sydney Star Backpackers

    From $25 per nightSydney Star Backpackers, a great hostel right in the heart of Sydney!

    Sydney Star Backpackers offers cheap accommodation and shared bedrooms. Located a convenient five minute...

  14. Big Hostel

    Big Hostel

    From $30 per nightBig Hostel is a boutique hostel located a few minutes walk from Central station and Chinatown, and caters for independant travelers, backpackers, seniors and even families.

    Rooms...

  15. Sydney Beachouse YHA - Collaroy

    Sydney Beachouse YHA - Collaroy

    From $33.5 per nightSydney Beachouse YHA is located a stone's throw from Collaroy Beach right in the middle of Sydney's superb 21 northern beaches, where the lifestyle is the envy of many Australians.
    The YHA...

  16. Wake Up Sydney

    Wake Up Sydney

    From $34 per nightWakeUp! Sydney Central represents all that Sydney has to offer. It's fresh, its modern and the hub of backpacker activity - right in the heart of Sydney. WakeUp is the backpacker place to be...

  17. Bounce Sydney

    Bounce Sydney

    From $42 per nightBounce Sydney provides upmarket accommodation for backpackers and budget travellers. Fresh and modern, Bounce is conveniently located opposite Central Station.
    Bounce offers free...

  18. Bondi Beachouse YHA Sydney

    Bondi Beachouse YHA Sydney

    From $33 per nightBondi Beachouse YHA Hostel is located at Australia's famous Bondi Beach and is a backpacker favourite. This art deco era YHA has free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus, movie and games room,...

  19. Lands Edge Sydney Harbour

    Lands Edge Sydney Harbour

    From $45 per nightThe Land's Edge accommodation facility is located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at Chowder Bay, adjacent to Clifton Gardens and Sydney Harbour National Park. It is easily accessible by public...

  20. Zing! Backpackers Hostel

    Zing! Backpackers Hostel

    From $35 per nightLocated in the heart of Kings Cross, just three minutes' walk from King Cross Train Station, Zing Backpackers offers 100Mb free WiFi daily, a communal terrace, and a shared lounge area. All private...

  21. Glenferrie Lodge

    Glenferrie Lodge

    From $69 per nightGlenferrie Lodge provides superb affordable accommodation on one of the best harbour locations in Sydney. Their friendly hotel service is a feature of this establishment, and their famous hot...

  22. Jackaroo Hostel

    Jackaroo Hostel

    From $36 per nightThe Jackaroo Hostel is a family run hostel. Owned and operated by best friends and brothers Robert and Jade, and their little sister Raquel. The convenient location makes seeing the world famous...

  23. Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel

    Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel

    From $32 per nightFor over 20 years the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel has been the heart and soul of the Australian Backpacker world. The Jolly Swagman Kings Cross Backpackers is owner operated...

  24. Sydney Backpackers

    Sydney Backpackers

    From $24 per nightSydney Backpackers is a purpose built boutique hostel located right in the heart of Sydney's central business district, just 30 metres to the entrance of Town Hall Railway Station. They are in...

  25. Maze Backpackers

    Maze Backpackers

    From $26 per nightMaze Backpackers provides a range of budget backpacker hostel accommodation for travellers, backpackers, and students. It is a funky central Sydney hostel where every night is a fun experience....

  26. Sinclairs Bondi

    Sinclairs Bondi

    From $69 per nightSinclairs Bondi offers budget accommodation in Sydney. They specialise in affordable accommodation and bed and breakfast within a 20 minute bus ride from the Sydney central business district, a...

  27. Cronulla Beach YHA Sydney

    Cronulla Beach YHA Sydney

    From $33.5 per nightSydney's southern beach's YHA is close to the surf, sand and waterways of Cronulla and Port Hacking. There is a direct rail link from Cronulla to the city centre and airport.
    This friendly...

  28. World Square Hostel

    World Square Hostel

    From $23 per nightWorld Square Hostel is the number one place to stay in Sydney for the very best in convenience, facilities, cleanliness and entertainment! Fresh, friendly and fun, World Square offers an excellent...

  29. Glebe Point YHA Sydney

    Glebe Point YHA Sydney

    From $30 per nightGlebe Point YHA offers a relaxing alternative for your Sydney stay. This friendly, comfortable YHA has helpful local staff who organise barbecues and activities regularly. The large rooftop terrace...

  30. Base Sydney

    Base Sydney

    From $25 per nightBase Backpackers are a revolution in beds, bars and entertainment! Located in the heart of the city only a short stroll to Darling Harbour and China Town, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are...

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