Top 5 Sydney Hostels

If you are traveling to Sydney, you have many choices when it comes to accommodations. Hotels, however, tend to be expensive. Staying in hostels can allow you to save quite a bit of money. If you’re going to be spending most of your time exploring the city, you may as well find a reasonable and well equipped hostel for your sleeping arrangements. Here are your five top choices for hostels in Sydney.

  1. Sydney Central YHA

    This is a conveniently located hostel that’s affiliated with Youth Hostels of Australia. It’s located in an attractive, heritage listed building and is right across the street from Central Station. This hostel offers great views of the city, a heated pool, a sauna a bar and many other amenities that provide backpackers and other travelers with entertainment and a chance to socialize. This is a busy hostel that is open 24 hours per day with no curfews. It’s a good choice for people who enjoy a social atmosphere and who want to be right in the middle of Sydney.

  2. Sydney Harbour YHA

    This is another large and popular YHA hostel in Sydney. This hostel offers guests the luxury of harbor views and many rooms also provide views of the famous Sydney Opera House. This is, in fact, the only hostel located in the harborside precinct known as The Rocks. Amenities include 24 hour reception, bicycle parking, a common room, lockers, a cafe and luggage storage. It provides accommodations for individuals as well as families and groups.

  3. Blue Parrot Backpackers

    Blue Parrot Backpackers is an independent hostel for travelers between the ages of 18 and 35. It’s centrally located in the lively Potts Point district. The hostel provides guests with free internet and Wi-Fi as well as sim cards for your mobile phone. Other amenities include laundry, cable TV, free lockers, BBQ facilities and Wii game console. This hostel also offers many tours and activities, such as Blue Mountains Day Tour, Wildlife Park, skydiving, Sydney Aquarium and lots more. The Blue Parrot offers a smaller, more intimate type of experience compared to some of the area's larger hostels.

  4. Big Hostel

    This is another centrally located hostel in Sydney, close to Central Station and the city’s main area for backpackers. Big Hostel offers guests free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, laundry, rooftop gardens, a kitchen and a variety of accommodations. You can choose between different sized dormitories as well as singles, doubles and family rooms. Rooms are clean and reasonable and offer travelers good value.

  5. Bounce Sydney

    This is another hostel conveniently located near Central Station. Bounce Sydney offers guests air conditioned rooms. large lockers, three lounges and a rooftop terrace with exceptional views of the city’s spectacular skyline. You can choose between dormitories or more private queen, triple or quad rooms. The hostel organizes many daily activities to help you organize your day and meet new people. This hostel was voted Best Hostel in Australia in 2014 by HostelWorld.com Hostel Awards.