The 10 Best Sydney Backpacker Hostels Where You Should Stay

You just arrived in Sydney and need a place to sleep? Sydney is a big city, and it can be difficult to choose the right backpacker hostel for you. Se we decided to test these accommodations and create a list of the 10 best Sydney backpacker hostels where you should stay to have a great time and meet new friends!

CBD and Surry Hills:

Sydney Central YHA

 sydney central yha
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
Bus 311, 339, 372, 374, 376, 378, 391, 393, 395, 412, 413, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, 501, L38, L88, L90 Tram Central Train Central

(02) 9281 9111

Dorm bed $43–47 ($38.50–42 HI/YHA)
Double/twin room $136–159 ($122–143 HI/YHA)

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: Lively and central
Cons: Central station area isn’t the prettiest

Sydney Harbour YHA

sydney harbour yha

 

110 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Train Circular Quay Ferry Circular Quay
(02) 8272 0900
Dorm bed $58–60 ($52–54 HI/YHA)
Double/twin ensuite room $195–217 ($175–195 HI/YHA)

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: amazing views on the rooftop
Cons: hostel is centrally located but transportation links aren’t that great

Wake Up!

wake up hostel

 

509 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Bus 311, 339, 372, 374, 376, 378, 391, 393, 395, 412, 413, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, 501, L38, L88, L90 Tram Central Train Central
(02) 9288 7888 or 1800 800 945
Dorm bed $39–49
Double/twin room $99–154

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: beautiful, comfy hostel
Cons: a bit on the pricy side

 

Railway Square YHA

railway-square-yha

 

8a Lee Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Bus 311, 339, 372, 374, 376, 378, 391, 393, 395, 412, 413, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, 501, L38, L88, L90 Tram Central Train Central
(02) 9281 9666

Dorm bed $42.50–49.50 ($38–44.50 HI/YHA)
Double/twin room $132–142.50 ($118.50–128 HI/YHA)

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: really original place
Cons: Central Station area is an acquired taste

 

Big Hostel

big hostel sydney
212 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Bus 308, 309, 310, 311, 339, 343, 372, 378, 393, 395 Tram Central Train Central
(02) 9281 6030 or 1800 212 244
Dorm bed $32
Single room $89
Double room $110
Prices include breakfast

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: one of the best hostels in Sydney
Cons: none really

 

Kings Cross

Blue Parrot Backpackers

 blue-parrot-backpackers
87 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011
Bus 311 (stop: Macleay Street near Crick Avenue) Train Kings Cross
(02) 9356 4888 or 1800 252 299
Dorm bed $40–46
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Age restriction
Guests must be 18–35 years old
Pros: central, safe
Cons: could seem to quiet for some

 

Eva’s Backpackers

evas backpackers
6–8 Orwell Street, Kings Cross NSW 2011
Bus 311 (stop: Macleay Street near Orwell Street) Train Kings Cross
(02) 9358 2185 or 1800 802 517
Dorm bed $38–40
Double/twin room $107
Prices include breakfast

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.

Age restriction

18 years and older
Pros: friendly place, nice city views
Cons: smallish lounge

 

Jolly Swagman

the-jolly-swagman-backpackers

 

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross NSW 2011
Bus 311 (stop: Macleay Street near Darlinghurst Road) Train Kings Cross
(02) 9358 6400
Dorm bed $40
Double room $99
Prices include breakfast

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: fun party place
Cons: could be cleaner

 

Newton

Billabong Gardens

billabong-gardens

 

5–11 Egan Street, Newtown NSW 2042
Train Newtown Bus 352, 370, 422, 423, 426, 428, M30 (stop: King Street near Horden Street)
(02) 9550 3236
Dorm bed $30
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: nice all around hostel
Cons: Newton isn’t a very central area

 

Northern beaches

Sydney Beachouse YHA

surfers-at-the-hostel
4 Collaroy Street, Collaroy NSW 2097
Bus 151, 155, 156, 183, 184, 185, 187, 188, 190, E83, E84, E85, E86, E87, E88, L60, L84, L85, L87, L90 (stop: Pittwater Road opposite Collaroy Street)
(02) 9981 1177
Dorm bed $39 ($35 HI/YHA)
Double/twin room $95 ($85 HI/YHA)

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Pros: cool surfer vibe
Cons: 1 hour away from Sydney CBD
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