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Can I do Sydney on a £20 budget for one month??

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1. Posted by Jenny_h (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

I plan to go over Xmas & new year but cant afford anymore. Not loving the idea of using my working visa just for one month and cant stay longer. Is it possible???

2. Posted by Jenny_h (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Ha ha i just read the title.... i mean £20 per day

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

With the Australian dollar currently very strong against all major currencies it is highly unlikely that you will get by on only £20 per day without living on the streets over the christmas/new year period. Maybe if you found some very nice people who would let you stay at their house it may be possible. Just for accommodation in Sydney over new year you wont find anything under about £100 per night from about 27 December- 3 January as pretty much every hostel in Sydney booked out about 6 months ago for this time. Even the hostel which is charging $99AUD a night and until recently required a minimum of 7 night stay at that rate for a bed in a large dorm room is booked out over that period! What you are asking is sort of like expecting to stay in the heart of London on only £10 a day including all living expenses!

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 3, 2007, at 8:05 PM by aharrold45 ]

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Heh, Allan are you saying Sydney is twice as expensive as London? ;)

You could always try Melbourne, there's loads of availability there.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 4, 2007, at 9:46 AM by magykal1 ]

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

Heh, Allan are you saying Sydney is twice as expensive as London? ;)

It kind of feels that way at Christmas time! There's way more backpackers wanting to spend Christmas in Sydney than in London and less hostels to go around. It really is unfortunate, but it's hard to get any accommodation in Sydney around Christmas if you don't book at least 6 months in advance - hostel or otherwise!

6. Posted by ChristineO (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Try the website

7. Posted by Jenny_h (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Thanks guys for your info. Looks like I cant auz on such a tight budget. Im now thinking about staying longer (and missing the wedding i was coming back for).
Could I do it on this budget if I worked?
Also is it easy to get jobs in Auz?
What kind of work do people do?
Thanks again for the info

8. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 9y

How much are you taking with you? I booked my hostel about a month ago for christmas! and it was only $280AUD for 14 nights. As for £20.00 per day? unlikely.