Sydney Hostels

Sydney hostels abound in this sunny city. The city of Sydney is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful, particularly for those who love cities on the water. The aerial view of the Sydney Opera House against the blue of the ocean is one of the most recognizable photos in the world, and the number of attractions in the city, both outdoor and in, continues to attract visitors to the city year after year. Thanks to the spirit of adventure found throughout Australia, travelers are welcome and Sydney youth hostels abound.

If you are simply looking for the least expensive places to stay in Sydney, you might start with Mates Place Sydney Hostel on Roslyn Street in the center of the Kings Cross neighborhood. This Sydney Hostel features air conditioning, clean towels for showering and free airport pickup between 5:30am and 9pm if you stay at Mates Place Sydney Hostel for at least three nights. Another fun feature of this hostel in Sydney is the weekly BBQ happening every Monday night at 6pm, where food is free to guests of the hostel. Rates at the Mates Place Sydney are between $12 US and $30 US, with prices being highest for private rooms.

As one of the closest Sydney hostels to the Opera House and many other downtown Sydney attractions, the Asylum Sydney is one of the busiest hostels in Sydney. This Sydney Youth hostel is also walking distance from Kings Cross Station and the Botanic Gardens, making it a convenient location from which to head out sightseeing. The Asylum Hostel in Sydney also provides free internet access, complimentary airport pick up, and a linen service. Rates are some of the highest of any hostel in Sydney, with dorms sleeping up to 6 people starting at $16, and private rooms going for $63 per person, per night.

Among Sydney hostels, equally popular but perhaps not as expensive is the Blue Parrot Hostel in Sydney. Prices are between $16 and $30 for a night, and the hostel does feature some great amenities. Located in Potts Point, the Blue Parrot is close to downtown, though you will likely want to take advantage of public transportation as it is a bit of a trek to downtown on foot. Linens are included, and the guest kitchen is open for guest use 24 hours a day. The Blue Parrot also requires a peek at your valid passport in order to check you into your room.

No matter where you stay in Sydney, the hostels are generally safe and clean. Credit cards are widely accepted, so keeping cash on hand is not a paramount concern. Most Sydney hostels also provide linens, and many provide towels. It is also a popular trend among hostels in Sydney to provide free airport pick-up, which can save valuable money on a cab when flying into Australia. Many hostels in Sydney also require a minimum night stay, usually two or three nights, so be sure to plan ahead as they will charge you for multiple nights, even if you don't stay the full minimum.

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