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Good places to stay in Sydney APART FROM the Wake?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Good places to stay in Sydney APART FROM the Wake?

1. Posted by Wizards_Of_OZ (Budding Member, 16 posts) 11 Aug '11 01:34


We're looking to book our accommodation for Sydney for the Xmas and NYE period.

Is anyone staying somewhere other than the Wake? Also, is Kings Cross the place to be?

Cheers! :-)

2. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member, 111 posts) 11 Aug '11 04:57

The Cross is worth a visit but it's not exactly a refined place... expect plenty of seedy strip joints/brothels and lots of rowdy kids etc

Be aware prices can hit the roof over christmas and NYE.....I'd also book sooner rather than later as a lot of places tend to get booked up.

3. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member, 48 posts) 11 Aug '11 10:46

I'm staying in 790 on George which I think is close to Wake, so in a good area for all the goings on. I booked a few weeks ago and prices weren't ridiculous like other hostels I looked at.

Don't know what it'll be like but I booked it quick as I was aware I'd left it late and I guess if it's rubbish all I've got to do is sleep and shower there :)


4. Posted by LeanneS87 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 12 Aug '11 01:48


I am booked into D*Lux over Xmas and NY as it was one of only 4 left when i looked a week or so back

It doesnt look brilliant but i thought it looked nicer than the others left...


5. Posted by Wizards_Of_OZ (Budding Member, 16 posts) 12 Aug '11 01:57

Hi guys

Thanks for your help its been great!

We've actually been looking at 790 on George Street as well as D-Lux in Kings Cross.. We're still waiting to hear back from Wake though.

We've seen a couple on Bondi, just spitting distance from the beach but they are not so great lol just their location.

A couple mate who have been there done it all said most travellers are around George Street so we're looking around there but most places are taken.

At the moment it's a toss up between D-Lux or 790.. That's if we don't get anywhere at the Wake lol

If u hear of any other good hostels around Kings Cross or George Street then do let me know

Cheers :-)

6. Posted by Laura2011 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 13 Aug '11 15:23

Hi, I managed too book the Sydney harbour yha a week ago for Xmas/ny..but think j got lucky with a cancellation as when I'd previously tried it came up fully booked. I'm travelling alone so would be great if anyone else is staying nearby &wanted to meet up...