The inner-city suburb of Newtown is a colourful mix of bookstores, trendy cafés and bars, multicultural restaurants and vintage fashion stores, not to mention its ubiquitous trademark street art. Newtown’s creative and unconventional vibe attracts visitors from diverse walks of life, resulting in a free-spirited and friendly atmosphere.
Sydney accommodation can cater to a range of tastes and budgets. Newtown’s 19th century terraces hide a number of self-contained apartments whose sleek designs defy the classical aesthetic of their more traditional neighbours. The area’s hotels also offer stylish rooms with perks such as room service an on-site facilities, while Newtown’s backpacker hostels are a great meeting place for solo and budget-conscious travellers. From mid-November to mid-February, campus lodgings at the University of Sydney also become available as its student population heads elsewhere for the summer holidays.