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Best Sydney hostels

Most recommended Sydney hostels

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Central Perk Lodge - Sydney - Living room
Central Perk Lodge
Potts PointC$ 153+
C$ 153+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Big Hostel - Sydney - Bedroom
Big Hostel
7.8 Good
Surry HillsC$ 192+
C$ 192+
Free Wi-Fi
The Pacific House Hostel
8.5 Very good
WoolloomoolooC$ 55+
C$ 55+
Free Wi-Fi
Sydney Central Backpackers
4.4 Mediocre
Potts PointC$ 103+
C$ 103+
Free Wi-Fi
Funk House Backpackers
8.5 Very good
Potts PointC$ 105+
C$ 105+
Free Wi-Fi
Stoke Beach House
8.4 Very good
C$ 139+
C$ 139+
Free Wi-Fi
Sydney Central Inn
6.5 Okay
HaymarketC$ 93+
C$ 93+
Free Wi-Fi
Zing Backpackers
Potts PointC$ 1,792+
C$ 1,792+
Free Wi-Fi
Sydney Harbour Yha
8.6 Very good
The RocksC$ 200+
C$ 200+
Free Wi-Fi
The Village Kings Cross
Potts PointC$ 146+
C$ 146+
Free Wi-Fi
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
7.6 Good
Potts PointC$ 46+
C$ 46+
Free Wi-Fi
Railway Square Yha
HaymarketC$ 101+
C$ 101+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Sydney hostels near the city centre

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Nomads Sydney - Hostel - Sydney - Lobby
Nomads Sydney - Hostel
6.5 Okay
Sydney CBDC$ 151+
C$ 151+
Maze Backpackers - Sydney - Restaurant
Maze Backpackers
7 Good
HaymarketC$ 80+
C$ 80+
The Pod Sydney
9 Wonderful
HaymarketC$ 124+
C$ 124+

How much is a Sydney hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

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Low season


High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 67

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 131
Cheapest month to stay with an average 61% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 127% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Sydney

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding Sydney hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Sydney, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Sydney in January and July.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Sydney if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Sydney hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 183, while the most expensive was C$ 183.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Sydney for 6 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Sydney

  • What are the best hostels near Darling Harbour?

    Darling Harbour is a popular area in Sydney and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Nomads Sydney - Hostel or Maze Backpackers for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Darling Harbour.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Sydney?

    Hostel prices in Sydney can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Sydney is C$ 83 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 20 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Sydney?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Sydney is C$ 83 compared to C$ 211 for a night in a hotel.

  • Are hostels in Sydney safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Sydney. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

Where to find the best hostels in Sydney?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Sydney by showing you the exact location of each hostel.