x The average starting price for a place to stay in Sydney is £36 per night.
4 Collaroy Street Collaroy BeachOutstanding 97%
Cool Paul Definitely a good place to relax, I went when it was getting cold so it was kind of dead, but it did have a nice BBQ area and dining area and pool. Free bike and surfboard hire. It's a little out of the way on the northern beaches but it's nice. not much to do in the are once you are there except go to the beach.
509 Pitt Street Opposite Central RailwayAwesome 89%
Sam I Am This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in so can't say much besides positive things about it! It's right next to Central Station which can be a great location if you are moving around the city a lot (buses around the corner to Coogee/Bondi Junction, not far to Glebe or Chinatown or even the CBD and the Harbour). If you are after the beach, then pick a hostel in Manly/Bondi or Coogee though. Back to the hostel. It is slightly pricey, but very modern and secure and compared with other properties around there (YHA Central is around the corner) and the quality of the place not over-priced. Would recommend it to friends and family. If you plan on staying in Sydney for a long time it's a great place to start out but the price will become a burden quickly after you've gotten more familiar with the city and other options.
Peter52p This hostel is close to railway station also shopping centre, owner very friendly and helpful. will be using again great value for $22 a night. one of the best I have stayed at Thanks
8-10 Lee Street Sydney NSW 2000Awesome 87%
Sam I Am I find it hard to say anything negative about this YHA but am giving it one star less than Wake Up around the corner on 'Overall' (same for the rest). The only reason I can think of is the atmosphere is a tad stale, something echoed by other reviews here. It's also a great hostel for a slightly older crowd (ie. 30+). The last time I stayed here was with my (then) 7 month old daughter and wife in a dorm room which we got to ourselves. They were able to provide a cot with no problems. A 4 star hotel in Singapore had more problems with that! It's about the same price as Wake Up which puts it in the highest scale in Sydney, but considering location and quality I think that's logical. It's also nearly always full it seems, even though it has over 500 beds! It has a pool, but not a bar (the reason I'm only giving it 4 stars on Facilities), although there's one about 3 steps from the front door and it's nearly always packed with YHA guests. I've stayed here twice and would happily stay here again.
4-50 McElhone Street Woolloomooloo 2011Great 82%
jonquel location excellent for transport, walk to city, Circular Key, restaurants, cafes quiet comfortable rooms, decor becoming dated and in need of renewal but not desparate would definitely use the hotel another time and recommend it to friends in-house breakfast appreciated
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