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Hostels in Sydney, Australia

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Popular hostels in Sydney

Discover well-known properties in Sydney that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 4,650 hotels in Sydney and price data was last updated on 29 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Sydney is $91/night.
These are some of the hostels in Sydney with the highest demand. Users can use the filters present to refine their search even further.
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790 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
790 on George Backpackers is situated in Sydney and is a short walk from Central Railway Station. It is close to Chinatown, shops and nightlife options.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
7.6
Good
1852 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
417 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Situated amongst well-known attractions, shops and eateries, Maze Backpackers - Sydney is ideal for guests wishing to explore Sydney and its surroundings. It also offers a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
7.0
Good
3047 reviews
Location
0.1 km from city centre
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Boasting a popular location, Sydney Central YHA provides views of Sydney, and is minutes from University of Technology, Sydney. It offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a swimming pool.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
7.8
Good
5715 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
477 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Featuring an on-site bar, this central Sydney hostel is located just a short stroll from Hyde Park and Darling Harbour. It is steps from George Street, restaurants and nightlife options.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
6.6
Good
1235 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
304 Victoria Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Providing a shuttle service to Sydney Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel is a comfortable place to stay in Sydney. It also offers a rooftop terrace, plus views of the Sydney Opera House, Eastern Suburbs and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.2
Excellent
382 reviews
Location
1.3 km from city centre
428 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Opened in 1921, Sydney Central Inn is situated in Sydney and offers a private beach, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
6.9
Good
690 reviews
Location
0.2 km from city centre
16 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sydney Central Backpackers is set in Sydney and is close to nearby sightseeing spots, such as Boomerang, Elizabeth Bay. It is also located just moments from Kings Cross.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
5.5
Okay
60 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
109 Cambridge Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
This comfortable hostel in Sydney offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a sun deck and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is surrounded by a range of nightlife options and is within a five-minute walk of Stanmore Railway Station.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.2
Good
587 reviews
Location
4.2 km from city centre
207 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Village Surry Hills is situated in Sydney and is a short walk from Central Railway Station. It is located in close proximity to many popular bars, clubs and restaurants.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
6.9
Good
787 reviews
Location
1.3 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Sydney

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Sydney. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Sydney:$91/night
Cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$66 - $157
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$60 - $85
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Sydney hostels

Browse through properties in Sydney that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 4,650 properties in Sydney and data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Some of the best Sydney hostel options as decided by our users. Learn why these hostels were rated among the best by reading user reviews.
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79 Palmer Street, Townsville, QLD, Australia
2.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$113
Avg. per night
110 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$40
Avg. per night
212 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$24
Avg. per night
Level 6, 396 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$44
Avg. per night
24-28 Raglan Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
11.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$33
Avg. per night
256 Glebe Point Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2.3 km from city centre
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
$27
Avg. per night
380 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$33
Avg. per night
509 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$38
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Sydney, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Sydney that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Sydney can be found for as low as $18 per night. There is currently one property in Sydney that can be booked for this price. Secret Garden Backpackers is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Sydney. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024
These Sydney properties charge the lowest price per night of those we've come across. As prices can vary by date, change the dates if you're flexible to compare rates.
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243-247 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$18
Avg. per night
153 Forbes Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$19
Avg. per night
141 William Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$20
Avg. per night
7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$21
Avg. per night

Hostel prices in Sydney

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Sydney to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Sydney at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Prices on hostels (average nightly rate) for the dates selected, broken down by hostel class. We've highlighted the most popular properties according to our users as well as the best value within each hostel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
790 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
509 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
212 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
3 stars
3 stars
110 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
207 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Other accommodations in Sydney

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.7 km from city centre
$65
Avg. per night
Sydney, NSW, Australia
3.8 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$61
Avg. per night
Kirribilli, NSW, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$87
Avg. per night
Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.1 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$137
Avg. per night
Sydney, NSW, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$127
Avg. per night
Sydney, NSW, Australia
4.8 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$40
Avg. per night
Sydney, NSW, Australia
33.4 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$148
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Sydney

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Sydney to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Utilize the map to find properties close to the Sydney area(s) or attractions you plan on visiting. More information on a given hostel can be accessed by clicking the hostel's name within the map.

Facts about staying in Sydney

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Sydney to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Sydney?

    $92 per night is how much hostels in Sydney cost, on average. $17 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $35 per night or less is a good deal. Sydney hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with December being the most expensive month to book, and in July being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Sydney?

    The Pod Sydney is the best Sydney hostel according to HotelsCombined users. The Pod Sydney has a rating of 8.9/10 from 1,852 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport?

    The closest Sydney hostel to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is Cambridge Lodge, which is 4.8 km away.

  • What area of Sydney is most popular to stay in?

    While there are other neighbourhoods throughout Sydney, 4% of HotelsCombined users searched for hostels in Sydney CBD in the past 12 months, making it a popular choice. Nomads Sydney is our most popular hostel in this area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Sydney closest to Sydney Opera House?

    Yha Sydney Harbour is the most popular hostel in Sydney that’s close to Sydney Opera House (the city’s most popular landmark). There are 0.9 km from Yha Sydney Harbour to Sydney Opera House. While there may be other hostels near Sydney Opera House, Yha Sydney Harbour is highly rated (8.6/10) by 5,144 users.

  • Should I stay in a Sydney hostel?

    Staying at a hostel is beneficial if you’re looking to travel to Sydney on a budget. Spending less on accommodations means you can spend more on activities, food, and souvenirs. You may find that some hostels in Sydney offer amenities similar to those that hotels provide, such as continental breakfasts, 24/7 check-in, an on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi - so there’s often no need to forego any travel comforts.

  • Does Sydney have hostels with “Kitchen/kitchenette” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, there are hostels in Sydney with “Kitchen/kitchenette” as a listed amenity. According to our data, 23 hostels have the “Kitchen/kitchenette” amenity in the Sydney area. Yha Sydney Harbour is a popular hostel among HotelsCombined users who are looking for this particular feature.

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