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Hostels near Bondi?!

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1. Posted by lauriej (Full Member 19 posts) 12y

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Hey every1, I'm off to Oz in Sept with my boyf, we go 2 Sydney 1st and have been advised that the best place for us to stay is around Bondi. Has anyone been before where they could reccommend a hostel around this area? Or has anyone got a better idea for somewhere to stay?!


2. Posted by belair22 (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

There are plenty of hostels around Bondi that are reasonably priced. The internet should be a decent source.

Having said that, you'll find alot of Brits in Bondi - you won't get a real taste of the Aussie lifestyle if you hang around there.

Make sure you check out Manly - not as built up as Bondi (and not as expensive) but the beach is just as good and there's plenty to see and do around there.

If you're looking for flights check ou


3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y

Bondi's good, but there's also some hostels around Coogee and Bronte, just south of Bondi.

I hear that a lot of the hostels in Bondi are dodgy. There was a thing in the Sydney papers about it only a few days back.

Hey, I've got a "Bondi Explorer" pamphlet and it mentions a place called "Lamrock Lodge" in Bondi. It describes it as "the best budget accommodation in Bondi beach - 54 rooms, with cable TV, microwave, internet, security, etc. It's at

It also lists Bondi Beach House YHA tel + 61 2 9365-2088

Good luck, and have fun!

4. Posted by (Full Member 26 posts) 12y

I go to Oz on Monday and will be staying in Wizard of Oz Backpackers in Coogee (just south of Bondi) although obviously I have not stayed there yet, I was recommended the hostel by my cousin who stayed there last year. You can check it out on if I can I'll let you know how I get on there!
Good Luck

5. Posted by lauriej (Full Member 19 posts) 12y

Thanks a lot guys! Some really gud advice there!


6. Posted by lauriej (Full Member 19 posts) 12y

Thanks a lot guys! Some really gud advice there!


7. Posted by (Full Member 26 posts) 12y

Dont stay at Wizard of Oz it is awful, freezing cold, no staff and its quite pricey (I cant believe its recommended in Lonely Planet).
I recommend you stay in City Centre its much easier to get everywhere.

8. Posted by lauriej (Full Member 19 posts) 12y

thanks a lot! so i take it ur first experience of a hostel wasn't a good 1!!! i think we've decided to stay at lamrock lodge in bondi 1st!! but we're not too sure yet. Thanks a lot for the advice tho cos we had been lookin at that 1!