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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.

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.

Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
4.8 Okay
412 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
OkayBased on 17 reviews
4.8

Within a 20-minute walk from Central Railway Station, Westend Backpackers provides guests with a convenient base while in Sydney. It is located a brief stroll from George Street.

Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
3.6 Mediocre
132 Bourke Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
MediocreBased on 2 reviews
3.6

Located a short walk from Kings Cross Railway Station, Sydney Star Backpackers is a convenient base while visiting Sydney. It also provides a rooftop terrace, plus views of the city and the harbour.

Greenwich Village Accommodation
Greenwich Village Accommodation
7.5 Good
33 Greenwich Road, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 8 reviews
7.5

Located in Sydney, The Greenwich provides free Wi-Fi and a gym. It also offers a BBQ/picnic area, laundry facilities and a shared kitchen.

Tiger Hostel Sydney
Tiger Hostel Sydney
6.5 Good
611 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 7 reviews
6.5

Situated within walking distance of Central Railway Station, Tiger Hostel Sydney provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Sydney. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

Chiliblue Backpackers & Youth Hostel
Chiliblue Backpackers & Youth Hostel
4.4 Okay
144 Victoria Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.5 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
OkayBased on 3 reviews
4.4

This comfortable hostel in Sydney offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a safe and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is moments from Kings Cross, eateries 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.

Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel
Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel
6.0 Good
50 Sir John Young Cresent, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 818 reviews
6.0

Situated in Sydney, Elephant Backpacker is within walking distance of St Mary's Cathedral and features a rooftop terrace. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

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.

Tips for booking a hostel in Sydney

Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Sydney:$48/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$33 - $84
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$31 - $41
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.

3
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.

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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 

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

6
The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
6-8 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Located amongst popular tourist hot spots, boutiques and dining options, The Village Kings Cross is ideal for guests wanting to explore Sydney and its surroundings. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

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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.

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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.

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.

$14
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Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel
Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel
6.0 Good
50 Sir John Young Cresent, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Situated in Sydney, Elephant Backpacker is within walking distance of St Mary's Cathedral and features a rooftop terrace. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$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.

$17
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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.

$17
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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.

$17
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Iguana Lodge
Iguana Lodge
40 Kellett Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Iguana Lodge offers a comfortable setting while in Sydney. It is steps from Kings Cross.

$18
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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.

$19
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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.

$19
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Sydney hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Sydney?

    On average, it’s $49/night for a hostel in Sydney, though $32/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $7/night in Sydney. Try to avoid booking your hostel in December (the most expensive month). Booking in June (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Sydney?

    With an average review score of 9.0 (out of 10) from 1,150 HotelsCombined users, The Pod Sydney is considered the best Sydney hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport?

    Ebs Sydney Hostel is 4.4 km away from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, making it the closest Sydney hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • 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, 2% 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?

    The most popular Sydney hostel near Darling Harbour is Tiger Hostel Sydney. Tiger Hostel Sydney has a rating of 6.5/10 from 7 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 0.5 km from Darling Harbour.

  • Should I stay in a Sydney hostel?

    Hostels in Sydney tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Sydney hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.