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Best hostel/part of Sydney to meet up with other travellers?

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1. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member, 129 posts) 8 Feb '08 09:19

I been reading through reviews of Hostels in Sydney, what is the best hostel/area to go if you are travelling alone & want to meet up with other travellers? I'm 24 & Irish? Anyone recommend anywhere?

2. Posted by Mirambel (Budding Member, 8 posts) 11 Feb '08 12:43

I went to Sydney a couple of times, because I was in Australia for 3 months and I always stayed near central station. There are a couple of pretty good hostels over there. But if you really want to be close to nightlife and meet a lot of people you should stay at a hostel in Kings Cross area.

3. Posted by shane_k (Budding Member, 15 posts) 12 Feb '08 18:52

Your Irish eh? Me too! I been here about 2 weeks and im lucky enough to have a sister to crash with so i wouldnt know much about hostels. I've seen plenty about though so you shouldnt have much trouble finding one.

Kings Cross can be a little dodgy from what ive heard though.

4. Posted by cleanboy (Budding Member, 52 posts) 13 Feb '08 10:54

LOL! kings cross can b dodgy but it is amazing! to b fair though i preferred staying in the main city and have stayed in 3 hostels there. If you have the money then i highly recommended the wakeup! hostel. just check into a room with the most people and ull meet people that way! its the first place i stayed in, in australia and it treated me fairly well...if ur on a budget though i would recommend the legend has it westend on pitt street. dont be fooled by the maze across the road! coz the facilities there were not that great...

then again this is all if u want to party and live in the city?? alot of backpackers also go to places like manly or bondi where the beach is? but i dont really know much about hostel life there depends wat u want i guess.

5. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member, 167 posts) 13 Feb '08 11:32

I stayed across the road from the beach in coogee at surfside backpackers... circular quay is only 15 mins on the bus which stops right outside the hostel....... great night life as well with the coogee bay hotel and the palace.