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1. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member 47 posts) 3y

Hi Guys

I'm going out to Australia by myself in November (flights booked now scary stuff!!) and I am planning to go to Adelaide to start (family there so free bed!) and then heading out to Sydney for NYE. By that point I will be alone and its quite daunting so figured would see if anyone here is doing the same and where they are planning to stay. I've been told that I would have to look at booking my accommodation now as it gets booked up quickly and gets more expensive the closer it gets to new years... even the hostels.

Anyone else doing the same and already booked? Would be nice to know your going to a hostel where you can meet people you have chatted to before hand!

Suzy x

2. Posted by PandaWalsh (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y


Im heading over in August plannign on being in Sydney for NYE too. Dont weather im starting in Cairns and working my way down or just going straight to Sydney and staying there till January and then heading north.

My thinkin is it would depend on how long yer staying there...if yer planning on stayin more than a month youd prod be better off looking for and apt/room, theres always ppl looking to share the cost, hteres more security and gennerally more comfortable and prob cheaper too for that lenght of time. If your only staying for a week or ten days a hostel would do. From what iv been told you wont need to book them too far in advance esp if your willing to book a bit outside the city (20mins or so by train).

Again,this is all open to correction!

What are your plans after NYE/Sydney??

Andrew :)

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Mar-2013, at 22:03 by PandaWalsh ]

3. Posted by AlanaJoy (Budding Member 14 posts) 3y

Hi Suzy

I plan to arrive in Sydney a few days before NYE travelling from the North.

I have also heard about hostels get booked up quickly but not sure whether to wait a while then book - confused!!

Alana :)

4. Posted by Rachel_tess (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y


I'm going to be in Sydney for NYE! Leaving end of December! Booking my flights this afternoon! :D :D also going to book my hostel today!

Been looking for hostels and its seems a lot are booked up already! :s or have minimum stay! Think I'm going to go with Base Sydney! They still have availability and a low minimum stay of 7 nights! Not the best reviews in the world but its just to put my head down for a few nights! Will do the trick!

I am also travelling alone so well up with meeting up with folk out there!! :)

5. Posted by Jen-F (Budding Member 43 posts) 3y

Hey Rachel

I'm in Sydney for NYE!:) yeah can't believe the hostels are already getting booked up! I've been looking at base Sydney as well.
How long are you in Australia for?

6. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member 47 posts) 3y

I've been looking at them as well and they are getting booked up :( me and someone else I been chatting to on here have been looking at apartments as well but they still seem to be quite expensive, might look at base too see what thats about.

I'm going to arrive in Sydney 27th from Adelaide as spending Christmas with my brother there, planning to be in Australia about a year and flight out early November :)


7. Posted by Rachel_tess (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y

Booked my flights yesterday! The nerves have officially kicked in!! Silly really considering how far away it is!!
I land in Sydney New Years Eve morning! Plan to stay in Australia until September time, then to NZ and Asia before coming home the following December! That's my plan at the moment! Have to see how they actually fold out! :)

What about u guys? U planning on doing a lot of travelling whilst you's are out there? east Coast etc?

8. Posted by Sarahlea22 (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y

Hi everyone,I'll be arriving in Sydney on the 6th December and have just booked my first 4
Nights in Base hostel,didnt want to go with too much of a plan. Im really nervous as I'm also travelling alone but so excited too!
I plan to stay in Sydney for new year then travel the East Coast.If anyone is around then and has similar plans it would be great to hear from u.
Sarah x

9. Posted by Jen-F (Budding Member 43 posts) 3y

I'm getting to Sydney around 27th/28th December, i'm going to SE Asia first! Also planning on travelling the east coast, haven't really planned much just going to see what happens when I'm there! :)

10. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member 47 posts) 3y

I want to do east coast as well, is everyone kind of looking at base then? I have been looking at a couple and also at sharing apartments to see which is cheaper. Are any of you working while your out? I am going with like the minimum funds so am going to have to find work quite quickly to stay, my plan is to work in a place till I have enough money to go to the next place etc x