hostels for xmas and new year!

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1. Posted by zellyuk (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i have just read that people are booking their xmas new year hostels already! me and 5of my mates will be in sydney over the festive period and we had planned on sorting it much nearer to the time, but now im worried things may get booked up! realistically when do we need to book? also, if anyone could recommend any good hostels in sydney we would be very greatful! thanks, zel :)

2. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

if you know you def want to be in sydney for xmas and new year then book it now i got there in nov and would of been homeless had we not befriended the staff who then pulled strings for us save youself the stress and book it now.
we stayed at foot orints and loved it but wake up is ment to be good to

3. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


you betta book your hostels early. i would say, 6 mths before xmas and new year.

i went to melbourne in march, during the grand prix season. i stayed in a 6 bed dorm at 26 bucks, and i booked it 3 mths ago. i met an English girl, she told me she paid more than what i paid, and yet staying in a 14 bed dorm. some travellers i know, came from other hostels to sleep in my hostel's common room!

the last talk i had with with the english girl was, she was in sydney during the new year, and she learnt that some fellas actually paid 24 bucks to sleep in a toilet. so, you know what you shld be doing. :]

4. Posted by ellena (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Zel, i had the same realisation as you a few weeks ago! To be safe iv booked into hostels from the 20th - 2nd Jan in Sydney (Base and Wakeup - they seem pretty good and everyone seems to rate them). I was planning on booking the few weeks after that a bit nearer the time. After looking through the accommodation bit on here, alot of places seemed to be getting full thought better safe than sorry. You only have to pay 10 percent of your booking now and then pay the rest when you get there, so ur savings shouldnt be affected too much;) Hope this helps! x

5. Posted by zellyuk (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

thanks very much guys, we will get onto booking this week!