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1. Posted by Gemma489 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y


I am planning in going to Sydney in Jan 14 going to be going alone. Really worried about going on my own just wanted to see if anyone was in the same position and maybe we could meet up beforehand or in Sydney? Would be good to at least know one person going before I go.:)

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

Hey Gemma

I'm in Sydney from 29th December, not sure how long I'm spending there yet. Have 7 nights booked so far. When in January do you arrive in Sydney?

Jen x

3. Posted by Gemma489 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Hi Jen,

I think my flight lands on 17th Jan in the morning. Was going to spend a week or so in Sydney and maybe travel up the east coast. Where have you booked to stay? I have looked at a few but not sure who to go with? I'm really excited but nervous at the same time! Do you have a rough idea of where your planning to go?

Gem x

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

I've booked base. I've heard wake up is really good for meeting people! Yeah planning on travelling up the east coast! Haven't really planned anything!! How long are you spending in oz? I'm on a whv, hopefully stay for 2 years. :)

5. Posted by Gemma489 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Yeah I did look at Wake up and that looks quite nice! I'm the same too just gonna decide when I get there. Hoping to stay for a year or so. Travel for a while then look for some work. Are you going by yourself? Also looked at Bounce hostel looks good. x

6. Posted by GolferAlex (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y

Hey guys, I'm staying in Sydney in January next year in a hostel that I think is called Woodduck? I booked it all through STA, it worked out really cheap and it looks like it's right in the middle of the City....good times! Give me a shout if you need any help :) Alex

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4942 posts) 3y

You could've booked Woodduck Boomerang Backpackers (assuming that's the one) via this site as well. I'm quite curious if STA's rates compare favourably to what you would've had to pay if booking through travellerpoint (looks like £14.86 per night; or £18.91 on fridays and saturdays). Could you let us know?

[ Edit: Edited on 21-May-2013, at 14:35 by Sander ]

8. Posted by GolferAlex (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y

Think my 22 nights worked out at about £13 per night dude, hope that helps :)

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4942 posts) 3y

Oh wow, that's a long time to stay in one place! Looks like you couldn't even have booked it for such a long time through this engine. Heh. Definitely cheap, though!

10. Posted by Gemma489 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Hi Alex,

I think I looked at that hostel is that the one that does an introductory week? Where are you planning on going in Oz?