Hostels in Sydney CBD, Sydney

Hostels near Sydney CBD

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Hostels in Sydney

Nomads Sydney

Sydney CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 0.6 km / 0.4 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

Distance to Sydney CBD: 0.7 km / 0.5 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

The Pacific House Hostel

Woolloomooloo
Free Breakfast Privacy Curtains
Distance to Sydney CBD: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…We believe that a traveller needs to feel secure, at ease, inspired and instantly at home to have the best possible experience. With all this in mind, we set out to create the new frontier of … More

Elephant Backpacker

Woolloomooloo
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller

A comfortable backpacker budget accommodation in a historic building from 1894. Enjoy a fast & easy 24/7 check in service. The onsite cafe serves up a great daily free breakfast. The comfy TV … More

Distance to Sydney CBD: 0.8 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 Sydney CBD: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller

Budget accommodation overlooking Sydney Harbour, anyone? A huge rooftop terrace offers the best view in the city. All rooms are ensuite, there’s a coffee bar, on-site grocery store and … More

The Pod

Sydney CBD
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 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

Nate's Place Backpackers

Darlinghurst
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We had booked three nights online and ten percent had already been deducted from our credit card, when we received a message saying that due to an error in the system they were not able to … More
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 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 Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
"…A better choice for budget lodging is not likely to be found. Great value, clean hotel. We stayed here for quite a while and I did a bit of promotional work for the manager, who is really friendly … More

Summer House Backpackers

Woolloomooloo
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel

Summer House is a youth hostel for travellers aged 18-35 years (with a foreign passport). It’s an ideal backpacker accommodation for those that enjoy a mix of chilled and party atmosphere. … More

Westend Backpackers


Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Solo Traveller
"…They did a great job trying to organize things for their customers. They even had people working overtime for very low payment. The staff members were really cool, top class. [You know who you are … More
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.1 km / 0.7 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 Sydney CBD: 1.2 km / 0.7 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

Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
"…・Lockers ・Carpeted Room ・Air Conditioners {Common areas} ・Fully equipped shared kitchen ・Bathrooms (toilet paper and hand soaps provided) ・Coin-Operated Laundry & Dryer … More
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.2 km / 0.8 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

Mars & Venus POD Hotel

Darlinghurst
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.2 km / 0.8 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

Big Hostel

Surry Hills
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.3 km / 0.8 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

Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Party Hostel
"…・age 18-39 years old ・Female Only {Room features} ・Pillows, Linen and Towels Included ・Lockers ・Carpeted Room ・Air Conditioners {Common areas} ・Fully equipped … More

Zen Harmony House

Woolloomooloo
Free Breakfast
Distance to Sydney CBD: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel

This rare concept hostel aims to provide a peaceful, respectful and healthy environment. It’s strictly a NON-alcoholic hostel, promoting instead free weekly vegan night, pancake morning, … More

Backpacker Hostels in Sydney, Australia

66 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $26.00 for a dorm bed.
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Sydney CBD Uncovered: Hostels in the Heart of the Action

Welcome to the beating heart of Sydney, where skyscrapers kiss the sky and the city's rhythm pulses through every street—Sydney CBD. This guide is your key to unlocking the secrets of the district, tailored for savvy backpackers seeking budget-friendly adventures in the heart of the action.

Timeless Icons

Prepare to be captivated by Sydney CBD's timeless landmarks. Gaze upon the architectural marvel that is the Sydney Opera House, an enduring symbol of the city's artistic spirit. Feel the buzz at Circular Quay, where ferries have danced on the harbor since the 1800s, connecting you to the city's soul.

City Travel Symphony

Moving around Sydney CBD is a breeze with its enduring transportation options. Hop on a vintage Sydney Tram, a nod to the city's past, trundling through the streets since 1879. For a scenic journey, take a stroll across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, an iconic walk with panoramic views of the city's skyline.

Backpacker's Oasis

Discover budget-friendly havens nestled amidst Sydney CBD's urban sprawl. Hostels here aren't just beds; they're gateways to local experiences. Need essentials? Swing by the historic Queen Victoria Building, a shopping marvel since 1898, now offering everything from groceries to quirky local finds.

Cultural Tapestry

Immerse yourself in Sydney CBD's evergreen cultural notes. Embrace the Aboriginal heritage at the Museum of Sydney, a journey through time that connects you to the city's roots. Dive into the art scene at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where creativity has flourished since 1871.

Insider Insights

  • Harbor Hues: Catch the sunset at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, a timeless vantage point offering breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour.
  • Hidden Eateries: Explore the lanes for local cafes and eateries; the best bites are often found off the beaten path.
  • Art Trail: Wander through the city's laneways adorned with street art, a free and ever-changing gallery waiting to be discovered.

Why Sydney CBD Calls You?

Sydney CBD isn't just a district; it's your gateway to the soul of Sydney. With landmarks that echo through time, transportation that's a symphony of the city's past and present, and hostels that breathe the local spirit, Sydney CBD invites budget travelers to script their own chapter in the vibrant narrative of this dynamic city.

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