The best Hostels in Sydney – Top 15

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There are countless hostels in Sydney. If you do not know the city, finding the perfect accommodation can be a real challenge. To make your selection easier, we have put together our TOP 15. Check out the best hostels in Sydney!

Wake up! – Sydney Center

Wake up hostel Sydney

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 37 AUD, you can pay by card or cash. Rooms: from 3 to 8 dorms, it is possible to book single, double or triple rooms.

Services:

Included: Wifi, room cleaning, bed linen, postal service, lockers in the rooms and common areas, job postings

Entertainment: Bar / Café, disco, DVDs, pool table, tour and travel information, organization of events

Pros: The hostel is located in central Sydney near Chinatown and just minutes from Darling Harbor. The hostel is suitable for people with reduced mobility. It is one of Sydney’s most popular and best hostels.

Extras: Airport Shuttle, Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Towels for hire, ATM / Cash Machine, Luggage Storage, Restaurant, Kitchen, Vending Machine (drinks)

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 4/5 
Booking.com: 8,4 / 10 
HostelWorld: 9,2 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/wakeup-sydney

YHA – Sydney Center (The Rocks)

YHA - Sydney Center

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 40 AUD, you can pay by card or cash. 
Rooms: 4 to 6 dorms, there is the possibility to book a double room.

Services:

Included: Wifi, room cleaning, bed linen, air-conditioned rooms, common room, kitchen, terrace with drill facilities, job postings,

Entertainment: Bar / Café, Disco, DVDs, board games, book exchange, pool table, football, tour and travel information, events

Pros: The hostel is located in the heart of historic The Rocks, surrounded by old buildings, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. From the rooftop, it has a breathtaking view of the Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the harbor. The hostel is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Extras: Breakfast, Laundry Facilities, Hair Dryer and Towels for hire, Coffee Shop, Vending Machine (drinks)

Customer reviews:

Tripadvisor: 4/5 
Booking.com: 8,7 / 10 
HostelWorld: 9,1 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/yha-harbour-sydney

X Base Backpackers – Sydney Center

X Base Backpackers - Sydney Center

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 36 AUD, possibility to pay by bankcard. 
Rooms: from 4 to 10 dorms, there is the possibility to book a double room.

Services:

Included: room cleaning, bed linen, common room, kitchen, ATM, postal service, job postings

Entertainment: Bar, Wifi, TV, disco, pool table, tour and travel information

Pros: Great location in the center of Sydney. It is right on public transport to get you everywhere quickly. The hostel is also accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Extras: Breakfast, Meals, Bar, Restaurant, Laundry Facilities, Hair Dryer and Towels for hire, Vending Machine (drinks), Airport Services

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5 
Booking.com: 7.2 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8.1 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/base-sydney-cbd

Casa Central Accommodation – Sydney Center

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 35 AUD, possibility to pay by bankcard 
Rooms: from 2 to 4 dorms, there is the possibility to book cheap double rooms.

Services:

Included: Wifi, bed linen, lockers, luggage storage, room cleaning, common room, kitchen, terrace for barbecues

Entertainment: TV, DVDs, book exchange, Wifi

Pros: If you only want to sleep in the room with a few people, you should come here. Here sleep a maximum of 4 people in a room.

Extras: Laundry Facilities, Towels and Hair Dryer, Luggage Storage, Airport Shuttle

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 4 / 5 
Booking.com: 7,6 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8,5 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/casa-central-sydney

Asylum Backpackers – Sydney Centre

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 28 AUD, the possibility to pay by bankcard. 
Rooms: from 2 to 4 dorms, there is the possibility to have private double rooms that are more expensive.

Services:

Included: Breakfast, linen, cleaning, lockers in rooms, WiFi, common room / kitchen available, Netflix / Sports TV, terrace with barbecue facilities and jukebox

Entertainment: DVD’s, TV, Game Room

Pros: Well located hostel in a good neighbourhood. Good general atmosphere and the staff is often appreciated by travellers.

Extras: Towels, bar / restaurant, vending machines for food and drinks.

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3 / 5
Booking.com: 7.4 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8,6 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/asylum-sydney

The Maze Backpackers – Sydney Center

The Maze Backpackers hostel

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 28 AUD. Possibility to pay by bankcard. 
Rooms: from 4 to 8 dorms, there is the possibility to book single, triple or double rooms.

Services:

Included: bed linen, room cleaning, lockers, towels, WiFi, lounge, kitchen

Entertainment: TV, wifi, pool table, games room, DVDs, book exchange, tourist information, guided tours

Pros: The hostel is centrally located in Sydney and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Darling Harbor.

Extras: Breakfast, Meals, Hot showers, Possibility to rent a hairdryer, Vacancies, Laundry Service, Luggage Storage, Airport Transfer, Bar, Vending Machine (drinks)

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5 
Booking.com: 7 / 10 
HostelWorld: 7 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/maze-sydney

The Village – Broadway

The Village - Broadway

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 20 AUD.Possibility to pay by bankcard 
Rooms: from 4 to 8 dorms, there is the possibility to book a double room.

Services:

Included: breakfast, bed linen, wifi, lockers, room cleaning, lounge, kitchen, outdoor terrace

Entertainment: TV, wifi, board games, bar

Pros: Ideal for backpackers who need to pay attention to every penny, but still want to do without anything essential. Nice atmosphere with roof terrace. One of the cheapest hostels in Sydney, if you need to save money.

Extras: Bar, laundry facilities, hairdryer and towels for hire

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5 
Booking.com: 7.7 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8.4 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/the-village-broadway

YHA – Bondi Beach

YHA - Bondi Beach

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 35 AUD. Possibility to pay by bankcard. 
Rooms: 4 to 8 dorms, the possibility to book a double room.

Services:

Included: bed linen, job postings, room cleaning, free parking, city map, wifi, post office, bicycle storage, lounge, kitchen, terrace with barbecue area, shuttle service to the city centre.

Entertainment: Tourist information, TV, Wii, DVDs, board games, book exchange, dining room

Pros: Breathtaking views of the famous Bondi Beach! Organisation of activities (kayaking, didgeridoo lessons, movie nights, etc.) and beach equipment rental (boards, volleyballs, etc.). There is also a shuttle service to the city centre. One of the best hostels in Sydney because of the location.

Extras: Airport Shuttle, Towels Hire, Laundry, Vending Machine (drinks)

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3 / 5 
Booking.com: 7.2 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8.5 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/yha-bondi

Glebe Village Backpackers – Glebe

Glebe Village Backpackers - Glebe

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 25 AUD. Possibility to pay by bankcard 
Rooms: from 4 to 12 dorms, there is the possibility to book double and single rooms.

Services:

Included: Cleaning, sheets, bicycle parking, fax service, common room, fully equipped kitchen, job boards, outdoor terrace with barbecue equipment

Entertainment: Common room, book exchange, pool table, table football.

Pros: Well served by transport, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere full of excitement!

Extras: Towels (for rent), laundry facilities, vending machines for food and drinks.

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3 / 5 
Booking.com: 7,6 / 10 
HostelWorld: 7,5 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/glebe-village

Mad Monkey – Kings Cross

Mad Monkey - Kings Cross

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 35 AUD. Possibility to pay by bankcard 
Rooms: 4 to 8 dorms

Services:

Included: breakfast, wifi, room cleaning, bed linen, luggage room, kitchen, lounge, book exchange, hot showers, job postings, lockers

Entertainment: Board games, Playstation, Game room, DVD, Wifi

Pros: The hostel is just a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross Station, organizing weekend and mid-week events

Extras: Laundry Facilities, Airport Shuttle, Towels and Hair Dryer, Vending Machine (drinks)

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 4 / 5 
Booking.com: 6,5 / 10 
HostelWorld: 9,1 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/mad-monkey

Jolly Swagman Backpackers – Kings Cross

Jolly Swagman Backpackers - Kings Cross

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 33 AUD. Possibility to pay with card.
Rooms: from 3 to 8 dorms, there is the possibility to book single, double or triple rooms

Services:

Included: breakfast, bed linen, wifi, airport transfer, parking, room cleaning, kitchen, terrace with barbecue

Entertainment: Dining room, DVDs, Playstation, tourist information, guided tours, books, organization of events

Pros: Great for party animals, because in this hostel there is no curfew! There is free parking right next to the hotel!

Extras: Meals, Vending machines, Laundry Facilities, Currency Exchange, Luggage Storage

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5 
Booking.com: 7 / 10 
HostelWorld: 8.2 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/jolly-swagman

The Village – Kings Cross

The Village - Kings Cross

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 20 AUD. No payment possible with a bank card 
Rooms: From 4 to 10 dorms, there is the possibility to book single triple or family rooms

Services:

Included: WiFi, bed linen, blankets and towels (on request), unlimited tea and coffee, shampoo, shower gel, luggage storage on arrival and departure, lockers in the room, room cleaning, kitchen, lounge

Entertainment: Wifi, TV, DVDs

Pros: Great location in Kings Cross, less than 2 kilometers from the Opera House. There is also a BBQ and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of Sydney

Extras: Parking, Fax / Copier, Airport Shuttle, Laundry

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3 / 5 
Booking.com: 7,7 / 10 
HostelWorld: 7,4 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/village-kings-cross

Zing – Kings Cross / Potts Point

best hostels in Sydney Zing

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 28 AUD. Possibility to pay by card.
Rooms: 4 to 6 dorms, there is the possibility to book single, double or triple rooms

Services:

Included: Wifi, bed linen, towels, breakfast, lockers, job postings, terrace with barbecue, kitchen, common room

Entertainment: Wifi, lounge, guides, tourist information

Pros: Smaller than other hostels, so with a great family atmosphere

Extras: Laundry Facilities, Dry Cleaning, Luggage Storage, Airport Shuttle

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5 
Booking.com: 7 /10 
HostelWorld: 7.3 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/zing-kings-cross

Blue Parrot – Kings Cross / Potts Point

best hostels in Sydney Blue Parrot

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 35 AUD. Possibility to pay by bankcard. 
Rooms: 4 to 6 dorms, there is the possibility to book single, double or triple rooms

Services:

Included: Wifi, bed linen, lockers in the rooms, bicycle storage, luggage storage, room cleaning, kitchen, terrace / garden with barbecue

Entertainment: Common room, book exchange, TV, Wifi, PlayStation, DVDs, guides, tourist information, library

Pros: This well located hostel can book tours for the Blue Mountains, as well as various activities such as surf lessons, whale watching tours or parachute jumps.

Extras: Breakfast, Laundry Facilities, Towels, Airport Transfer

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 4,5 / 5 
Booking.com: 8,3 / 10 
HostelWorld: 9,1 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/blue-parrot

Chili Blue Backpackers – Kings Cross

best hostels in Sydney Chili Blue Backpackers

Costs:

Price per night per person: from 20 AUD. Possibility to pay by card.
Rooms: 4 to 10 dorms, there is the possibility to book single, double or triple rooms.

Services:

Included: Wifi, bed linen, breakfast, room cleaning, lockers in the room, post office, fax service, book exchange

Entertainment: Wifi, TV, PlayStation, lounge, tourist information, book exchange

Pros: This lively hostel is 10 meters from Kings Cross Station. It has a large terrace with a barbecue

Extras: Airport transfer, Vending machines

Note: This hostel is very cheap, so do not expect luxury. The price-performance ratio is still good. Especially in the low season, it is really cheap. 

Customer reviews

Tripadvisor: 2,5 / 5 
Booking.com: 5,5 / 10 
HostelWorld: 7,1 / 10

www.hostelworld.com/chili-blue

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