Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is renowned for its iconic Sydney Opera House, lively Darling Harbor and Circular Quay port, and historical Royal Botanic Garden.
Sydney is also one of the most expensive cities in the world! This is why we created this list of the best hostels in Sydney with private rooms for those looking for budget and private accommodations
Sydney Harbour YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities, en suite rooms with air-conditioning, and a large self-catering kitchen with a unique heritage experience. Here, guests can enjoy a large rooftop terrace, an on-site grocery store, a coffee bar, free Wi-Fi, and daily activities.
The Australian Heritage Hotel nearby offers an extensive beer list. The hostel is within 10 minute walk of Wynyard Station or the Bridge St light rail stop and is just 650 m from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It is less than 20 minute's walk from the iconic Bridge Climb, Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney Harbour YHA is the only budget accommodation in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct, boasting awesome views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Harbour.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Double Room with Private Bathroom, Double Plus One, Family Room with Private Bathroom, Queen Opera Harbour View Ensuite, King Opera Harbour View Ensuite.
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Located within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, just 30 kilometers from Sydney, Pittwater YHA Sydney offers a unique escape from city life. With a large kitchen and a cozy lounge with a log fire, there are plenty of ways to relax and take in the stunning views of Pittwater harbor and the national park.
Ferry rides, sailing, bushwalking, kayaking, and more await - with no shops at the hostel, guests should bring their own food. Bed linen can be rented for a small fee.
Reception can arrange kayak rental and provide information on visits to historic Aboriginal engraving sites. Wallabies and native birds can also be seen around the property. Pittwater YHA Sydney is only accessible by water taxi or ferry, followed by an uphill walk.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children), Double or Twin Room, Twin Room - all with shared bathrooms.
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Pacific House Hostel is the perfect combination of luxury and affordability. This iconic heritage-listed building, dating back to 1892, has a long and varied history - from a temperance hotel to a city hospital and now a stylish hostel.
Tamsin Johnson, an acclaimed Australian designer, has given the hostel an elegant facelift with a calming color scheme of blues, greens, and greys, as well as premium bedding and Tabitha Hope's mural artwork. The hostel boasts a shared lounge, terrace, and restaurant.
Located in a prime spot for exploring Sydney's culture, art galleries, and nightlife, Pacific House ensures that visitors feel safe and at home.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Wake Up Sydney Central is the ultimate destination for backpackers seeking a modern and clean environment in the heart of Sydney. Their 24-hour reception, free high-speed WiFi, cafe, and restaurant are just some of the facilities they provide.
They also have their own bar and nightclub - Side Bar - for a night of fun and partying. Here, you can also join in on their weekly activities - their City Bays & Sydney Fish Market Tour on Mondays, and their Musical Bingo, Pizza Night, and DJs on Tuesdays.
They are conveniently located opposite Central Station and minutes away from Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and Sydney Aquarium.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Private Bathroom, Triple Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Manly Bunkhouse is an ideal destination for budget-minded travelers and students, situated in a quiet beachside location in Manly, Sydney's Northern Beaches. Each room comes with its own private bathroom, shower, kitchenette, and locker.
Free WiFi and access to a large common room, study and reading room, a commercial kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities are provided.
Guests of Manly Bunkhouse will find themselves only 250 meters away from one of Sydney's finest beaches and a short walk to Manly town center, supermarkets, shops, and restaurants.
It's also just 10-minutes walk from The Corso's shops, pubs, and restaurants and 5-minutes drive or 15-minute walk from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Manly Ferry Wharf.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Twin Room with Private Bathroom, Double Room with Private Bathroom, Family Suite with Private Bathroom.
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Cozy M Hotel is just a 10 minutes walk away from the lively bars, restaurants, and clubs of Kings Cross. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared lounge, and a kitchen facility.
Every room is air-conditioned, with a sink, bar fridge, hair dryer, kettles, and Tim-Tams. On-street parking is available for one hour.
The self-catering hotel offers a large communal terrace with a seating and dining area, guest laundry facilities, and a tour desk.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Deluxe Queen Room with Shared Bathroom, Couple Room Street View - with Shared Bathroom.
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The Pod Sydney, a modern and minimalistic accommodation situated in the heart of Sydney CBD, is just a 10-minute walk from Central Train Station.
At The Pod Sydney, guests can enjoy a range of facilities, including free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a stylish dining area, a lobby lounge with communal cable TV, and self-laundry coin service.
In the immediate area are many restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment options, all within a 5-minute walk.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Family Room with Shared Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Wake Up! Bondi Beach offers stunning views of Sydney's iconic beach. Recently refurbished, it's a multi-story hostel with a range of room types - including private twin and double rooms, many with Bondi Beach views.
With a stunning rooftop terrace and panoramic views of the beach, the coastline, and its surroundings, it's the perfect place for a getaway.
Guests can enjoy complimentary lifestyle activities such as rooftop yoga classes, personal training sessions, and walking tours of the picturesque Bondi to Bronte coastline. There is also free surfboard hire for those looking to try their hand at Australia's most famous pastime.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Family Room with Shared Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway is an upmarket hostel providing affordable accommodation close to Central Station. Referred to as 'Flash Packers' on Broadway, they offer designer modern decor and wellness vibes.
Their guests enjoy free Ultrafast WiFi, free local gym access, large security lockers (BYO padlocks), tea and coffee, and organized events and nights out.
Ideally located for exploring Sydney, parks, restaurants, nightlife, and Broadway shopping centers are all within walking distance.
With one bus ride to the beautiful Sydney beaches and a swimming pool across the road from the hostel, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are close by too.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Standard Twin Room, Budget Double Room.
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Big Backpackers Hostel is the perfect spot for travelers in the heart of the Sydney CBD. With 24/7 on-site staff and a range of rooms with AC, Big is the perfect home base for exploring Sydney.
They offer a fully-equipped kitchen with large fridges, cooled water, and food preparation items so you can always have a meal.
In the spacious common room, you can relax on the couches with a book from their small library or socialize on the rooftop.Available Private Rooms in this Sydney Hostel: Single Room with Private Bathroom, Twin Room with Private Bathroom, Double Room with Private Bathroom, Family Room with Private Bathroom (4 Adults), Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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