Sydney Hostels Help!

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1. Posted by brown (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone, sorry but i bet this question has been asked many a time, but i just cant decide where to stay when i get to Sydney, I have searched far and wide and there is just too much choice. So i have decided to consult the wisdom of fellow travellers. I am on a slight bugdet but would like to stay somewhere central or somewhere close by, i am 28yr old male and would like some where a bit lively and with a friendly atmosphere. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

2. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I stayed at Eva's Backpackers in Kings Cross in december and had a great time there.Its certainly in a lively area but the hostel is situated nicely down a small road just far enough away from all the noise.It was full of very friendly people and made my stay in sydney all the more enjoyable.

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I only stayed at Wakeup! it is very central. I found the access to places brilliant. it is a bit more on the expensive side tho. I met a few people that were stayiong at Maze backpackers, which is situated just around the corner from wakeup!, and they all said it was a dump, but i never ventured in there!

4. Posted by jorppa (Budding Member 25 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i stayed two hostels in sydney: one in kirribilli which is just on the other side of the harbor bridge, close to the prime ministers house. it was called the kirribilli court. quite cheap 80 - 90 bucks a week. theres wass a good mix of aussies and backpackers. then i stayed at the kings cross palace. the same price range and very lively if ur into partying.

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

YHA in Glebe is pretty good!

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I recommend Blue Parrot, again. I'm beginning to sound like a parrot. It is good though.

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5293 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting mojorob

YHA in Glebe is pretty good!

I second that one. It's not really central, but with a bus every 5-10 minutes (going all the way to Circular Quay), and it only being a 15 minute walk to Central Station regardless, it's still a very good location. Beyond that, Glebe Point YHA is one of the nicest, coziest and allaround awesome hostels I've ever stayed at. Especially in summer, when the hammocks on the open rooftop are the superior way to relax from a day of sightseeing.
Glebe itself is an awesome neighbourhood as well. Great atmosphere. Very... "bohemian", with dozens upon dozens of little cafes, coffeeshops, used bookstores, restaurants and other worthwhile places like that lining the street.

8. Posted by fimbria25 (Full Member 120 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

erm....Yeah Glebe YHA is nice, although i was there in June/July time last year for just under two weeks, and it was freezing, in the heating !!. The actual hostel was nice and clean and the bus stop into the city is opposite the hostel... I would recommend the hostel, just the time i was there it was cold !! . If you are looking for the more party hostels, i would use the ones in Kings Cross.. Then you have the more central hostels like WakeUp and YHA railway square etc...

Hope that helps

9. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

chill in Manley sweet beaches and chill atomsphere