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1. Posted by Adsey (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

Need to find some accomodation in Sydney from 30th Dec for 6-7 nights. Have checked out the hostels on-line (YHA and Wakeup), they look ok but really, how noisy are they? My girlfriend is a *light* sleeper and wakes if even a pin drops!! I guess the alternative would be to pump copious amounts of alcohol into her before bed! Also, I feel old having looked at the pics, is 28 too old??

Have also looked at the budget hotels shown on TP, anyone stayed at any of these??

Any advice on where to stay would be gratefully received as know must book waaaay in advance and there's no way to vet these places from the UK beforehand. Where do you recommend peeps

Thanks,

Adsey.

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Hostels can be a bit noisy at times.

My suggestion is to bring some ear plugs. If she finds them uncomfortable, well she's got 6 months to get used to them.

Adsey, she's not just telling you, in a round about sort of fashion, that she's not as hot on your travel plans as what you are? She's not going to be a "difficult" traveller, and put a fair bit of grief onto you, is she? Girls can be fussy, and you don't want to be constantly smoothing things over for her.

3. Posted by Adsey (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

Ho ho! Fear not James, she's pretty easy going mate but I appreciate the concern. The ear plugs is an excellent idea though as the sleeping thing is a serious issue.

I'm trying to find any cheap accomodation in Sydney, do you (or anyone else reading this for that matter) have any good suggestions of where to stay??

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Peeeeak period for sure. The bar at WAKEUP is in the basement; the floors above are all accessible by passkey only so very quiet. They also have good security. Book a private room on the upper floors and you will have no problems.

If you want to stay at the beach then try boardrider backpackers at Manly www.boardrider.com.au. Top spot to be over Xmas. You need to get a train and a ferry to get there, which is quite pleasant.

Bondi Beach has Lamrock Lodge at www.lamrocklodge.com or the Bondi Beach YHA www.bondibeachhouse.com.au. Both close to the city and airport. I can't make any comments about the noise, especially as its at the beach in the middle of summer. But they are both good places. Plenty of sand to chill out on.

Happy travels

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Adsey - good to hear mate.

I live in Sydney, and therefore I don't really know of any good places as I tend to stay in my own house. However, as majito said, the lamrock sounds okay as I read saw their brochure in Bondi recently.

I often find that noise comes from adjoining rooms through paper-thin walls. If possbile, try to get a room with only one common wall, and try to have a loko at the room before handing over your cash.