63 Hostels in Sydney, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Sydney, Australia. You can choose from 63 Sydney hostels. In total, there are 101 cheap places to stay in Sydney such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.

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Sydney Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Sydney, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Sydney


(Asylum Sydney Backpackers Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Sydney


(Wake Up! Sydney Central is the best rated)

Most Sydney hostels are located in

Kings Cross, Sydney CBD, Bondi Beach

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Sydney for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Sydney for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Sydney? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Sydney alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Sydney. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Sydney (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Sydney here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Otford Otford (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Windsor Windsor (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Penrith Penrith (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Gosford Gosford (51 Km / 32 mi.)
The Entrance The Entrance (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Wollongong Wollongong (68 Km / 42 mi.)
Katoomba Katoomba (85 Km / 53 mi.)

FAQ about Sydney Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Sydney. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Sydney. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Find your quick answer here
FAQ about Sydney Hostels

A hostel in Sydney costs on average $37 for a dorm. A hostel in Sydney with private rooms costs on average $135.

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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Sydney.

Wake Up! Sydney Central is the best rated hostel for partying in Sydney.
It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Travel Tips for Sydney - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Sydney

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Sydney and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for Sydney