Sydney

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. As We Forgive

    Wednesday 11 May to Saturday 21 May 2016, Kings Cross

    Tom Holloway's writing shines for its subtlety, integrity and grace. One of Australia's most celebrated playwrights, his work has been performed widely, both in Australia and abroad. As We Forgive unites Holloway with...

    11 May -21May
  2. Sydney Spring Carnival

    Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 1 November 2016, Sydney East

    Sydney Spring Carnival is set to offer an unmissable season of racing. As the world watches on, Australia's Harbour City comes to life, a vibrant spectacle of glamour and sheer elation as racing takes centre stage...

    28 Sep -01Nov
  3. Blacktown Markets

    Sunday 2 October to Sunday 18 December 2016, Blacktown

    Located in Sydney's last remaining Drive In Theatre, the Skyline Drive In, this bustling market is held every Sunday from 7am till 2pm.Complementing the wide variety of stallholders are food trucks...

    02 Oct -18Dec
  4. Hunter by the Harbour

    Wednesday 12 October to Tuesday 8 November 2016, Darling Harbour

    Discover the very best of wine and food from the Hunter Valley at Cockle Bay Wharf.Cockle Bay Wharf restaurants and bars are partnering with some of the most skilled winemakers, providores and...

    12 Oct -08Nov
  5. The Makers and Shakers Market

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Makers and Shakers Market is an indoor, curated, retail event that brings together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of. Whether it’s homewares,...

    15 Oct
  6. The Brookvale Show

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Manly

    It's Brookvale Showtime! Free family fun with entertainment, rides and thrills. The Brookvale Show began in 1921. It was an agricultural and horticultural show that was...

    15 Oct
  7. Lapidary Club Open Day

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Campbelltown

    If you are interested in Lapidary, jewellery making or silver work, check out the club and work rooms of the Campbelltown and Districts Lapidary Club. Come along, have a look, and join them for a cuppa.There...

    15 Oct
  8. Ben and Jerrys Openair Cinema Inner West Sydney

    Thursday 24 November to Thursday 22 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema is a quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night coming to Sydney's Inner West for the first time ever, where the big screen will be set up at Sydney University's...

    24 Nov -22Dec
  9. Every Man and His Dog - SUP Event

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Watsons Bay

    This Australia Day WATSSUP Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling are excited to be hosting the annual Every Man and His Dog Stand Up Paddle competition. The event will see paddlers and pooches hit the beach in Watsons Bay for...

    26 Jan

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