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1. Posted by marcusshaw (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

hey all,

can any of you guys recommend a really good hostel in sydney, looking to meet loads of people, somewhere really lively with lots going on?

ive heard that the "wake up" is a good one!

thanks peeps!

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

I stayed at Base Backpackers on Kent Street in the centre and thought it was pretty good:
http://www.basebackpackers.com/sydney.htm
it's got a decent bar and a big common area and the location is great.
Wake- up does seem to be a popular one but I haven't stayed there.

3. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

I stayed in both wakeup and base. Base is pure shit. Rooms and bathrooms are ok, but got no athmosphere and most people only stay there for a few days. Wakeup is a bit better, but not very social and its so big that you'll never meet people again.

This is the best tip you are going to get for sydney: Dlux hostel in kings cross. It's cheap, the rooms are nice(all rooms ensuite and with refrigerator) and it got a roof top with free BBQ once a week. The roof top got no bar, a supernice view over the sydney skyline and people drinking there every day before they go out.
Just bring your own alcohol and meet lots of friends. Better than having to spend your money on expensive beer in hostel bars. They also got different deals with different bars and clubs with got an offer every day. Like one hour of free beer at the gaff mondays, two free vodka redbulls at the empire tuesday or one free beer a o'malleys wedensday etc. This is pretty normal for hostels in kings cross, but the bigger hostels normally dont have anything like that.

The manager can be a pain and the elevator is a bit rusty, but thats the only negative thing i got to say really. Maybe a bit noisy if you live on the top floor too, if you're not out partying.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

I liked the Blue Parrott at Potts Point.

5. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Had a friend staying at blue parrot. Very nice place, but a bit expencive. Very quiet and seemed to attract a bit older travellers. But the perfect place if you're looking for something quiet and clean, but not the place if you after something "lively".

6. Posted by AlphaOmega (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

May I know how much is the price range for those hostel you mentioned above? I am planning to ring in my 2009 in sydney. thanks for the help:)

7. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

I AM one of those older travellers and have heard good things about the Blue Parrot. My sis stayed there 4 years ago.

My best friend stayed at Billabong Gardens in Newtown and loved the long term accommodation. I am not entirely convinced by the reviews I have read though.

I am now arriving pretty much to noone (thought I was going to have longer with my friend but she shoots off to Melbourne 2 days after I arrive) and am too looking for a social (but not too crazy) hostel where I might meet similar aged folks. (I turn 30 ten days after arrival!) I do like to party but not in the drinking game and losing your clothes kind of sense! ;)

8. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Quoting AlphaOmega

May I know how much is the price range for those hostel you mentioned above? I am planning to ring in my 2009 in sydney. thanks for the help:)

I payed for one week at the time, usually cheaper. Dlux used to be 100 australian dollars a week, but that was incredibly cheap so i think it went up to 120 or something. Think blue parrot was around 140 weekly or around there, not sure about the exact prices. This is for the largest doorms, 8-10 people.

I AM one of those older travellers and have heard good things about the Blue Parrot. My sis stayed there 4 years ago.

My best friend stayed at Billabong Gardens in Newtown and loved the long term accommodation. I am not entirely convinced by the reviews I have read though.

I am now arriving pretty much to noone (thought I was going to have longer with my friend but she shoots off to Melbourne 2 days after I arrive) and am too looking for a social (but not too crazy) hostel where I might meet similar aged folks. (I turn 30 ten days after arrival!) I do like to party but not in the drinking game and losing your clothes kind of sense! ;)

I was only at the blue parrot a few times to meet my friend. From what i saw of it it had a nice backyard, normally with a small group of people having some drinks. Maybe you'll like dlux too. People only drink there before they go out, so its not like dancing on the tables and drink till you puke. People normally sits around drinking, smoking and meeting people before they head out, and often come there after they've been out. But well, people do drinking games every now and then. I would guess the average age is around 23-24 or something, but you wont feel like an old man on a frat party, there are plenty of people around 30 there too. That being said, many people there party, so you might experience loud people coming home from a night out and people having sex in the dorms every now and then.