Im starting to look into booking a hostel for my first week in sydney, early june, and was unsure just where in the city was a good place to start to get started im sydney.
The two places that i've seen get good reviews and was considering were:
Sydney - Railway Square YHA
Sydney - Glebe YHA
The price doesn't matter all that much at this point. I would like to be in a place that isn't just full of 19-20 year old students that like to party 7 days a week but will be a nice place to chill and meet new people. Im 27 and traveling alone if that makes much diffrence.
Neither will be a party hostel (I don't think I've ever stayed at a YHA which could be qualified as such (excepting perhaps Queenstown, but that's because that's a party city)), but that said, I'd definitely recommend Glebe. I haven't stayed in the railway square YHA, but from what I've heard it's just like the central YHA across the road (which I have stayed at) - perfect facilities, but absolutely massive, which rather limits the "nice place to chill" vibe.
Glebe on the other hand is just a bit smaller, and has an awesome rooftop area to sit on and sip a cup of tea while you watch the light fade out of the sky after a long day exploring the city. There's also weekly barbecues, and a very nice kitchen. Its facilities aren't quite up to the same snuff (the bathrooms in particular could stand improving), but they're decent enough. The really big benefit of Glebe is the neighbourhood its set in - the nicest area of all of Sydney, with an awesome collection of cafes, bakeries, restaurants and used bookstores.
So you're saying YHA Central is not a "party" hostel either? What about "Wake Up Sydney"?
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all the best, ausssiefan