Hi Im heading to Sydney on 10th Sept on my own! I am very excited. Just wondered whether anyone else was heading over at a similar time. I don't really have a plan am thinking of staying in a hostel for the first week or two just to find my feet. Any suggestions as to which hostel seems to be the best?
They all look great to me!
Would be great to hear from you
Welcome to Travellerspoint!
Have you had a look at previous discussions in the Aus/NZ/Pacific forum? Here are a few threads from other lone travellers in September. Hopefully you can find some people to meet up with. You might also want to check out the Australia group for travel buddies and tips: http://www.travellerspoint.com/groups/travellers-to-australia-in-2014/.
I think Bounce, YHA and Wake Up hostels have a fairly good reputation in Sydney. You can check the Accommodation tab at the top of the page for more properties and reviews from other Travellerspoint members.
Don't worry about having a plan, it's easier to just go with the flow. Saying that—and presuming you are travelling on a WHV—do start looking for work as soon as possible instead of waiting until your money runs low. You will go through your savings quicker than you think! A general budget, living cheap, travelling cheap and cooking your own food is around $80 a day.
Anyway, good luck with your planning and if you're not travelling on a WHV sorry for the information dump!
Oh and check out the Travel Companions forum too. There's a few people there in the same boat
I am going to Sydney flying from Manchester on 17th September, on my own too! Im currently looking at hostels for my first week too but don't even know where to start!! Where are you planning on travelling?