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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. Any Boat

    Any Boat

    Any Boat are a boat hire company specialising in luxury boat hire on Sydney Harbour. They have their own boats for hire and are also agents for almost every charter boat in Sydney.
    Any...

  2. Australian Luxury Escapes

    Australian Luxury Escapes

    Australian Luxury Escapes has been providing unique touring options for discerning guests for over 26 years. They offer a customised approach to touring, with each of their knowledgeable guides...

  3. Avalon Stand Up Paddle

    Avalon Stand Up Paddle

    Experience the many pleasures of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) at any level you choose. Avalon Stand Up Paddle is an ASI Accredited SUP School, and a dedicated ambassador for this healthy and exciting...

  4. 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...

  5. Bobbin Head

    Bobbin Head

    Located in the west of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head is a large area offering lots of attractions and facilities. As well as being a great place to bushwalk, paddle or go fishing,...

  6. Bonnie Vale picnic area

    Bonnie Vale picnic area

    For a great day of water-based fun for all the family, pack the car and make your way to Bonnie Vale picnic area. With loads of options for all, everyone will feel like they're on holiday for a day...

  7. Buddhism in Modern Life - A Series of Talks on Buddhism

    Saturday 25 June 2016, Sydney North

    Presented by Dr Royce Wiles PhD (South Asian Studies) Australian National University.
    What are the elements and aspects of Buddhist teachings that can be applied and made use of in today’s...

    25 Jun
  8. Chinamans Beach

    Chinamans Beach

    This 250 metre stretch of sand is at the northern perimeter of Mosman, one of Sydney’s most genteel residential enclaves. Chinaman’s Beach is well inside Middle Harbour so there’s nary a wave to be...

  9. Eden Gardens Display and Sculpture Walk

    Eden Gardens Display and Sculpture Walk

    Wonder through over 2.5 acres (approx 1.2 ha) of award winning gardens at Eden Gardens North Ryde and you'll never want to leave. They're free to enter and most areas are wheelchair accessible,...

  10. Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to one of Australia's most comprehensive collections of native wildlife. Cuddle up to a Koala at no extra charge, and hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies. Located at...

  11. Georges River Nature Reserve

    Georges River Nature Reserve

    The Georges River Nature Reserve in Campbelltown features scenic beauty, European heritage sites and is rich in Indigenous history.

    The reserve is a highly significant landscape...

  12. Ladies Only Tasting, Champagne - The cool guide to the worlds most audacious beverage

    Tuesday 22 March 2016, Sydney North

    Come and help them kick off the first of their Ladies only events and join them for a fun-filled Champagne event presented by Champagne expert and author Joshi Pitman.

    Leave the...

    22 Mar
  13. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

    Sunday 31 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Pyrmont

    ‘I’m a walking billboard. That’s my pleasure.’ Isabella Blow.
    Featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald and more, the private collection of...

    31 Jul -28Aug
  14. Lake Parramatta Reserve

    Lake Parramatta Reserve

    Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 73 hectare bushland and parkland reserve located within two kilometres of the Parramatta central business district. It is the largest bushland remnant surviving in the...

  15. Lifes an Adventure

    Lifes an Adventure

    Life's an Adventure is a multi-award winning company offering day and overnight guided kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking tours in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. They have won 15 Tourism Awards...

  16. Mon Petit Chou Boutique

    Mon Petit Chou Boutique

    Mon Petit Chou proudly offers Australian, New Zealand and International designer fashion and accessory labels for real women. No matter what your age or shape, their team are dedicated to helping...

  17. Monster Skatepark

    Monster Skatepark

    Monster Skatepark has the only international ramp facility in Australia with an indoor street course and outdoor vert and mini ramps plus an action skate and scooter shop. Sessions for...

  18. Oz Jet Boating

    Oz Jet Boating

    Get ready to enjoy some extreme fun and amazing sightseeing on Sydney Harbour with Oz Jet Boating.

    Experience the incredible speed of the red shark boats as they blast across...

  19. Parkinsons NSW Unity Walk and Run

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    On Sunday 28th August at Sydney Olympic Park, Parkinson's NSW will host the Annual Unity Walk and Run. It began in Australia in 2008 and, so far, has raised more than AUD1.2 million to fund...

    28 Aug
  20. Primus Hotel Sydney

    Primus Hotel Sydney

    From $290 per nightIn December 2015, one of Sydney's finest examples of art deco glamour opened its doors as the international standard, luxury Primus Hotel Sydney. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, this...

  21. Private Terrace in Leafy Paddington

    Private Terrace in Leafy Paddington

    From $230 per nightThis Paddington terrace is a perfect furnished rental for any Sydney visitor. This executive home is situated in one of Paddington's many tree lined streets and is minutes away from Oxford Street...

  22. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Monday 26 December 2016, Double Bay

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.
    Over the past 70 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has...

    26 Dec
  23. Royal Pacific Hotel

    Royal Pacific Hotel

    From $105 per nightRoyal Pacific Hotel is a stylish and contemporary hotel set on the leafy North Shore of Sydney. Situated in Lane Cove North, it offers easy access to Chatswood, Artarmon, Lane Cove, St Leonards and...

  24. Shark Dive Xtreme

    Shark Dive Xtreme

    Scuba dive with huge three metre sharks! Come face-to-fin with huge critically endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and an amazing array of fish at Shark Dive Xtreme. ...

  25. Sixpenny

    Sixpenny

    The brainchild of two SMH Young Chef of the Year recipients, Dan Puskas and James Parry, Sixpenny is a degustation-only restaurant where the chefs bring a series of small, dazzling dishes to the...

  26. Skyfire Studio Art Gallery Tour

    Skyfire Studio Art Gallery Tour

    Skyfire Studio - contemporary art gallery, work space, and home of an underground supper club nestled within Leichhardt's Italian Forum - is running a guided gallery tour-by-bus focused on the...

  27. Songhoy Blues

    Tuesday 22 March 2016, City Centre

    Songhoy Blues are a truly unique new band. Their music calls on some elements of contemporary rock and hip hop, but deep at its heart are the rhythms and beats of Mali's Songhoy people. Amidst the...

    22 Mar
  28. St Frock

    St Frock

    St Frock specialises in bringing you the best of Australian and International style trends at an affordable price point.

    St Frock started from a humble market stall at Bondi...

  29. The Residences Centennial Park

    The Residences Centennial Park

    From $1380 per nightThe Residences Centennial Park is a unique accommodation experience in one of the world's great urban parks located 10 minutes from Sydney's central business district. Take your pick from two...

  30. The Westin Sydney

    The Westin Sydney

    From $280 per nightThe Westin Sydney flawlessly combines Sydney's original General Post Office with a modern 31 storey tower, providing 416 rooms and suites with a choice of contemporary or heritage rooms. The hotel...

  31. Thunder Jet Boat

    Thunder Jet Boat

    Experience what jet boating is all about on Australia's most exciting jet boat ride! Get ready for slides, spin, sweeping fishtails and power brake stops.

    Unlike any other jet...

  32. Wild Ones Art and Design Market

    Tuesday 15 November 2016, Cronulla

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    After having 4 successful years of the Wild Ones Market it is time to change it up. We are developing a special yearly market day...

    15 Nov

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