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Big Hostel
Big Hostel
8.2 Excellent
212 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,107 reviews
8.2

Big Hostel provides a comfortable setting when in Sydney. It has complimentary wireless internet access and features a rooftop terrace with impressive city views.

The George Sydney
The George Sydney
7.7 Good
700A George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 7 reviews
7.7

Situated within walking distance of Central Railway Station, The George Street Hotel provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Sydney. It is located just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Sydney Harbour Yha
Sydney Harbour Yha
8.7 Excellent
110 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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2.0 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,574 reviews
8.7

Providing a rooftop terrace, Sydney Harbour YHA is located in Sydney and is a short stroll from The Rocks. Situated near well-known attractions, the hostel also offers views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

The Village Surry Hills
The Village Surry Hills
6.5 Good
207 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 814 reviews
6.5

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Central Railway Station, The Village Surry Hills offers guests a convenient base while visiting Sydney. It is located in close proximity to many popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Cambridge Lodge
Cambridge Lodge
7.8 Good
109 Cambridge Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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4.2 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 308 reviews
7.8

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.

Pod Bed Coogee Beachside
Pod Bed Coogee Beachside
7.9 Good
178 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Coogee, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 150 reviews
7.9

This comfortable hostel in Sydney offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a safe. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
7.8 Good
27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.7 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 525 reviews
7.8

Jolly Swagman Backpackers is located amongst Sydney's well-known restaurants and eateries, just a brief stroll from Kings Cross Railway Station. It is moments from Kings Cross.

Base Sydney - Hostel
Base Sydney - Hostel
7.3 Good
477 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,422 reviews
7.3

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Sydney hostel is located just a short stroll from Hyde Park and Darling Harbour. It is close to George Street, shops and nightlife options.

Maze Backpackers
Maze Backpackers
7.6 Good
417 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,768 reviews
7.6

Less than a 20-minute walk from Central Railway Station, Maze Backpackers - Sydney offers guests a convenient base when in Sydney. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

Sydney Central Inn - Hostel
Sydney Central Inn - Hostel
7.6 Good
428 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 443 reviews
7.6

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.

Tips for booking a hostel in Sydney

Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Sydney:$62/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$38 - $97
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$37 - $52
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated Sydney hostels

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The Village Glebe
The Village Glebe
7.0 Good
256 Glebe Point Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Located a short drive from Darling Harbour, The Village Glebe offers charming accommodation in Sydney. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

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Mad Monkey Coogee Beach Hostel
Mad Monkey Coogee Beach Hostel
7.7 Good
186 Arden Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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6.5 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Mad Monkey Coogee Beach is situated in Sydney and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. A short stroll from Coogee Beach, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and wireless internet access.

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The Pod Sydney
The Pod Sydney
9.0 Excellent
Level 6, 396 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Central Railway Station, The Pod Sydney offers guests a convenient base while visiting Sydney. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access.

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Sydney Harbour Yha
Sydney Harbour Yha
8.7 Excellent
110 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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2.0 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Providing a rooftop terrace, Sydney Harbour YHA is located in Sydney and is a short stroll from The Rocks. Situated near well-known attractions, the hostel also offers views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

5
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
8.2 Excellent
212 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Big Hostel provides a comfortable setting when in Sydney. It has complimentary wireless internet access and features a rooftop terrace with impressive city views.

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Wake Up! Sydney
Wake Up! Sydney
8.7 Excellent
509 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

This modern hostel in Sydney offers free wireless internet, as well as a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. It is surrounded by a range of nightlife spots and is minutes on foot from Central Railway Station.

7
Sydney Central Yha
Sydney Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, 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.

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Cambridge Lodge
Cambridge Lodge
7.8 Good
109 Cambridge Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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4.2 km from city centre, 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.

Cheapest hostels in Sydney

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The Village Bondi Beach
The Village Bondi Beach
6.7 Good
19 Lamrock Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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6.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

The Village Bondi Beach provides a comfortable setting when in Sydney. It is situated a brief stroll from Bondi Beach and Sculpture by the Sea.

$15
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The Village Glebe
The Village Glebe
7.0 Good
256 Glebe Point Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Located a short drive from Darling Harbour, The Village Glebe offers charming accommodation in Sydney. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$18
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Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
7.6 Good
153 Forbes Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated within walking distance of Museum Railway Station, Summer House Backpackers provides guests with an ideal base while in Sydney. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a games room and free Wi-Fi.

$18
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Hump Backpackers
Hump Backpackers
7.2 Good
40 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated just a short walk from Kings Cross Railway Station, Hump Backpackers provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Sydney. It provides complimentary wireless internet and is moments from Kings Cross and tourist attractions.

$18
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The Village Surry Hills
The Village Surry Hills
6.5 Good
207 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Central Railway Station, The Village Surry Hills offers guests a convenient base while visiting Sydney. It is located in close proximity to many popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$21
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Maze Backpackers
Maze Backpackers
7.6 Good
417 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Less than a 20-minute walk from Central Railway Station, Maze Backpackers - Sydney offers guests a convenient base when in Sydney. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

$21
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790 on George Backpackers
790 on George Backpackers
7.8 Good
790 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated within walking distance of Town Hall Railway Station, 790 On George Backpackers offers guests a convenient base when visiting Sydney. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from Chinatown.

$21
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Sydney Backpackers - Hostel
Sydney Backpackers - Hostel
6.9 Good
7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Sydney Backpackers allows for easy access to Sydney's popular hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace.

$22
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Sydney hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Sydney?

    $63/night is an average price for a hostel in Sydney throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in December is the most expensive month to book, and in August is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Sydney hostels for as low as $8/night. In general, Sydney hostels for $38 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Sydney?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in Sydney is The Pod Sydney. 1,150 users from HotelsCombined gave the The Pod Sydney a 9.0/10 rating.

  • 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?

    Sydney CBD is the most popular area of Sydney to stay in. In the past year, 0% of HotelsCombined users looking for Sydney hostels searched within Sydney CBD. Base Sydney - Hostel is a popular hostel in Sydney CBD if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Sydney closest to Darling Harbour?

    Tiger Hostel Sydney happens to be the most popular Sydney hostel near Darling Harbour among our users. The Tiger Hostel Sydney has a current rating of 6.5 from 7 HotelsCombined travellers. Darling Harbour is also conveniently located just 0.5 km from this hostel.

  • Should I stay in a Sydney hostel?

    Aside from the fact that Sydney hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in Sydney.