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. 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 sights of Sydney very...

  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 dorm "The Church". They...

  3. 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, barbecue, rooftop terrace...

  4. 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 carriages on the former...

  5. Central Perk Backpackers

    Central Perk Backpackers

    From $22 per nightCentral Perk Backpackers is pleased to offer guests six types of rooms which include four, six, eight, 10, 12, and 14 people mixed rooms. All arebright sunny rooms with large openable windows and huge personal space;...

  6. 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 facilities and enjoy...

  7. The Village Glebe

    The Village Glebe

    From $32 per nightThe Village Glebe is located in the beautiful and buzzy neighbourhood of Glebe. Spread across two charming Victorian- style buildings, this hostel has a friendly and relaxed vibe. Popular with students, musicians and...

  8. 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!WakeUp...

  9. The Village Surry Hills

    The Village Surry Hills

    From $32 per nightThe Village Surry Hills is a modern and friendly hostel located smack-bang in the vibrant Sydney neighbourhood of Surry Hills! Stroll down streets lined with vintage shops and trendy boutiques. Sip on a coffee and...

  10. 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. Enjoy in-house events...

  11. 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 offers fun for all...

  12. 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 short walk from the...

  13. Wheelbarrow Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Wheelbarrow Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    From $18 per nightYou're welcome at Wheelbarrow Lodge. John will ensure you are pampered from the time of your arrival until your departure, providing you with a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of city life. For a night, a...

  14. 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 has great city...

  15. 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 walking distance to...

  16. 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 centre of Sydney takes...

  17. 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 escape from the busy...

  18. 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 large comfy lounge room,...

  19. 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 breakfast is one of the...

  20. 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 just at the end of the...

  21. Wesley Vision Valley

    Wesley Vision Valley

    From $100 per nightWelcome to Wesley Vision Valley, an award-winning conference, retreat and recreation centre north-west of Sydney's Central Business District. They have been creating memorable camp experiences for over 40 years, by...

  22. 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 continental breakfast daily,...

  23. Cables Lodge Accommodation

    Cables Lodge Accommodation

    From $40 per nightThe newly renovated Cables Lodge Accommodation is located just minutes from various attractions including; IFY Skydiving, the International Regatta Centre, White Water Rafting and the tranquillity of the Blue...

  24. 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 are meticulously...

  25. 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 location as a base...

  26. 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 walk from the Sydney...

  27. 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 Town Hall Station...

  28. 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 archaeological remnants of...

  29. 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 in the hub of the...

  30. 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 rooms feature a...

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