Top 6 Sydney hostels on a budget

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Sydney is a great place for backpackers and a hostel is a great way to cut down on costs, given Sydney is a notoriously expensive place to travel to. Whether you’re looking for a fun and social environment where you’ll meet fellow party-goers or are hoping for cheap, affordable and clean digs for your stay in Sydney, there’s plenty of budget accommodation options in Sydney.

Manly Backpackers, Manly

One of the best budget accommodation spots north of the Harbour Bridge, stay in the centre of the popular beachside suburb of Manly and enjoy great access to the many celebrated beaches along the northern beaches. With 36 guest rooms, high-speed internet access and plenty of activities, Manly Backpackers is a great value accommodation pick.

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Manly Beach Hostels. Source: Destination NSW.

Sydney Harbour YHA, The Rocks

Sydney Harbour YHA is the only hostel in Sydney’s most historic part of town, The Rocks. Only a stone’s throw from the harbour and its many iconic attractions, this is a prime spot for travellers looking to soak in Sydney’s history and spend time by its million-dollar harbour.

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Sydney Harbour YHA. Source: Sydney Harbour YHA.

Jackaroo Hostel, Potts Point

Nestled in the popular nightlife and dining hub of Kings Cross, Jackaroo Hostel is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most social hostels, hosting a range of fun events and plenty of travel outings. If you’re looking to stay a bit out of the city and only a short walk from waterfront spots like Elizabeth Bay, Wolloomoolloo and Rushcutters Bay, Jackaroo Hostel is one of Sydney’s best hostel picks.

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Kings Cross near Potts Point. Source: Destination NSW.

Bounce Sydney, Surry Hills

Located in the trendy suburb of Surry Hills, right near Sydney’s Central Station, enjoy easy access to Sydney’s CBD and extensive rail and bus networks from one of the most convenient spots in the city. Bounce Sydney also has a rooftop terrace which proves a popular spot for sunset drinks and mingling with other travellers after a long day of exploring the city.

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Bounce Sydney, Surry Hills. Source: Bounce Sydney.

Maze Backpackers, Sydney CBD

Located on the very central Pitt Street, Maze Backpackers is a great spot for travellers hoping to stay right in the beating heart of Sydney’s CBD. With a 24-hour front desk and only moments away from Sydney’s Chinatown, George Street, the shopping hub of Pitt Street and boutique shopping along Oxford Street, Maze Backpackers proves a great base for exploring all that Sydney has to offer.

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Maze Backpackers, Sydney CBD. Source: Maze Sydney.

Sydney Beachouse YHA, Collaroy

If you’d like to avoid the crowds of Manly and Bondi but still stay right on the beach, Sydney Beachouse YHA might be a great option for your Sydney stay. Located only 50 m from the beautiful Collaroy Beach, take advantage of the packed games room, indoor surf machine and nearby Collaroy Cinema, and soak up the relaxed and beachy vibe of Collaroy.

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View of Collaroy Beach, Sydney. Source: MD111.

Need more cheap accommodation choices? Webjet has plenty of Sydney hotels and accommodation ranging from cheap hostels, to affordable bed & breakfasts, cozy lodges and cheap serviced apartments. Be sure to book early and save.

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