Hostels in Darling Harbour, Sydney

Hostels near Darling Harbour

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Hostels in Sydney

Nomads Sydney

Sydney CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Couples Party Hostel Solo Traveller

Themed party nights, anyone? The onsite bar, Scary Canary, is a party den with nightly drink specials and fun entertainment. There’s also a lovely cafe and shared kitchen at this hostel. … More

Mars & Venus POD Hotel

Darlinghurst
Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
"…・Bathrooms (toilet paper and hand soaps provided) ・Laundry ・Courtyard At our hostel, we aim to create a comfortable and hassle-free environment for travellers from all walks of life. … More
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…**Cancellation policy: Cancel free of charge 1 day before arrival. Reception desk available from 9:00am to 9pm Check-in time starts at 2:00 pm to 9pm Check-out time from any time until 10 am … More
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
"…My e-mail inquiries regarding lodging prior to my arrival in Sydney always received a prompt response. The amenities were basic, some rooms were small, and the decor lacked style. However, the … More
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller

An ideal accommodation for social solo travellers. Organised activities include yoga classes, taco Tuesdays and free BBQ every Friday. Rooms are basic, yet there are wonderful options, from a … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
"…・Lockers ・Carpeted Room ・Air Conditioners {Common areas} ・Fully equipped shared kitchen ・Bathrooms (toilet paper and hand soaps provided) ・Coin-Operated Laundry & Dryer … More

The Pod

Sydney CBD
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest Boutique Hostel

The Pod Sydney offers luxurious privacy pod beds for solo travellers and stylish private rooms for couple and families. It’s inspired by “modern and minimalistic living concept with … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest Solo Traveller

For those eager to sleep in a self-contained capsule, this is the hostel for you. Each pod comes with ceiling lights, mirror lights and multiple USB ports. You even need a private keycard to get … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Solo Traveller
"…The rooms are spacious and bunk beds are comfortable. It is quiet at night despite being on the Main Street. There is a sofa, a table, a TV and DVD player, and a fridge in the dorms. The rooms … More

Westend Backpackers


Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Solo Traveller
"…There is a small internet area also. The building is high rise, but there are two lifts for anyone feeling particularly idle. The cheapest of the dorms sleeps twenty-eight people (mixed) and is … More
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Solo Traveller

Located in the heart of Sydney, Downing is a social, small and friendly place. The lovely rooftop is ideal for enjoying a meal, tanning and sharing some drinks with other travellers. It’s … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel

The fun and friendly Maze Backpackers has a host of fun activities waiting for you. Join a movie night, fill up on free hot dogs and play party games before heading to a local bar. Also, don& … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Couples Solo Traveller

Formerly known as the Chamberlain Hotel, this heritage building used to be home to performers at the Capitol Theatre. Now it’s a budget accommodation for backpackers. There are 15 rooms … More

790 on George Backpackers

Haymarket
Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel

Consider staying with the 790 family if you want to sleep a stone’s throw from Central Station. Every room has air conditioning, WiFi flows throughout the building and individual reading … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller

Get ready for a rooftop pool, sauna and panoramic views of the city from a sunny outdoor area! Not only that, there’s a cinema, 2 large 24-hour kitchens, fast WiFi and an awesome Vault Bar … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel

Bright, buzzing and bang in the middle of town!” - there’s always something happening, from yoga and fitness classes, to pizza nights and parties at the Side Bar. There’s also … More

Distance to Darling Harbour: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Party Hostel
"…・Fully equipped shared kitchen ・Bathrooms (toilet paper and hand soaps provided) ・Coin-Operated Laundry & Dryer At our hostel, we aim to create a comfortable and hassle-free … More

Big Hostel

Surry Hills
Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller

Aptly named, this hostel is BIG! A wonderful choice for a wide range of travellers. It promotes eco-friendly practises with an emphasis on sustainable energy. Make the most of the big rooftop … More

Home Backpackers

Surry Hills
Free Breakfast
Distance to Darling Harbour: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…, all with the appropriate cleaning elements. Cleaning of all the rooms commences at 10:30 a.m., with particular attention to the carpets with the vacuum cleaner. Every request from the guests is … More
Distance to Darling Harbour: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Solo Traveller

Australia’s only hostel in a railway station is in the heart of Sydney - right next to Central Station. Enjoy a unique stay and sleep in a train carriage! Alongside cool rooms, there’ … More

Backpacker Hostels in Sydney, Australia

66 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $26.00 for a dorm bed.
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Darling Harbour Unleashed: Hostel Havens in Sydney's Playground

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Sydney, where urban buzz meets waterside charm—Darling Harbour. This guide is your passport to budget-friendly adventures in a district that dances to its own rhythm. Get ready to explore a world of evergreen wonders tailor-made for backpackers like you.

Harbor Charisma

Picture this: the iconic Sydney skyline, reflections shimmering in the waters of Darling Harbour. This is the backdrop to your budget-friendly escapade. Whether you're marveling at the sea life at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or stepping back in time at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour's landmarks are your gateways to timeless exploration.

City-Hopping Classics

Transportation around Darling Harbour is a breeze, and we're not just talking about the refreshing harbor breeze. Jump aboard the Sydney Monorail, an elevated classic that has been navigating the city since the '80s, providing scenic views as you glide above the streets. For a waterside adventure, catch a ferry—the lifeblood of Sydney's transportation network since the 1800s.

Harbor-side Havens

Now, let's talk about your home away from home. Hostels in Darling Harbour aren't just accommodations; they're part of the local narrative. Need essentials? Harbourside Shopping Centre, an ever-present retail therapy destination, has everything from everyday supplies to quirky local finds.

Cultural Whirlwind

Immerse yourself in Darling Harbour's cultural tapestry. Explore the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a serene oasis since the '80s, where every step tells a story of harmony. Don't miss the Darling Harbour Fireworks, a dazzling display lighting up the night sky since time immemorial, offering a free spectacle that never gets old.

Insider Hacks

  • Twilight Tranquility: Catch the sunset at Darling Harbour; it's a free and breathtaking show that paints the city in hues of gold.
  • Ferry Night Lights: Take a nighttime ferry for stunning views of the city lights reflecting on the harbor—a budget-friendly cruise through a sea of stars.
  • Street Performers: Engage with the vibrant street performers along the waterfront, adding a touch of spontaneity to your evening.

Why Darling Harbour Beckons?

Darling Harbour isn't just a district; it's your ticket to an authentic Sydney experience. With landmarks that echo through time, transportation that's a scenic odyssey, and hostels that breathe the local spirit, Darling Harbour invites budget travelers to script their own chapter in the vibrant narrative of Sydney's waterside playground.

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