Sydney Hostels Near the Harbour

Sydney Hostels Near the Harbour
Known as the "Harbour City", it's no wonder that many visitors to Sydney want to stay near the harbour. The Darling Harbour is an area filled with entertainment and activities. It's just to the west of the Central Business District and there are plenty of trendy restaurants, boardwalks, aquariums, and attractions which you can easily walk to. Although there are many five star hotels around the harbour, there are also plenty of backpacker hostels available. Many offer a social setting where it's easy to meet other guests and make some new friends.
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You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Sydney here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



This hostel is a good option for solo travellers, couples, and small or large groups.

Dorm Bed from $35.59
Private Room from $31.32
Overall Rating: 91%
110 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney
This hostel is a favorite among visitors to Sydney. It's in a great location where you can easily walk up to the Harbour Bridge Pylon lookout. It's also close to the Susannah Place Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. There are plenty of activities available to guests including pub tours and even a ghost tour.

There's a range of room types available including double rooms and larger. Amenities include wi-fi, a full kitchen and barbecue area, a television room, laundry, storage areas, and travel information.

The neighborhood is excellent and you can visit many of the local attractions including the Opera House and Circular Quay, local pubs, and the Dendy Cinemas.

This hostel is a great option for solo travellers, couples, and small groups. Although it's not a party hostel, it does have a social environment that is respectful of those trying to sleep.

Private Room from $18.55
Overall Rating: 38%
27 Orwell Street Kings Cross, Sydney
The Jolly Swagman Hostel has been around for over 15 years. It remains a favorite for travelers to the area, and is right in the heart of the city's backpacker mecca, Kings Cross. It offers excellent views of the city skyline and is surrounded by some of the area's best nightlife. You can easily walk to any club or pub you may want to visit and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. It's just a five minute walk from the Botanical Gardens and is a short distance from the Opera house and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The hostel offers walking tours of the area. There's a social setting and it's easy to meet other travelers, even if you're traveling by yourself. Amenities include a full kitchen, television and entertainment area, a courtyard and free airport pickup. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the rates are fair. This is a great, centrally located hostel for visitors who are looking for a good time.


This is a good hostel for solo travellers, young backpackers, and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed from $21.64
Private Room from $23.67
Overall Rating: 76%
162 Victoria Street Kings Cross, Sydney
This hostel is beautifully situated in a Victorian mansion that has been fully restored. It has a great reputation as a friendly and welcoming hostel with a social atmosphere. Amenities include free wi-fi, an outdoor courtyard, a full kitchen, an entertainment room, luggage storage, lockers, and laundry facilities.

A range of rooms are available including doubles, twins, and singles, and you can choose between private and shared bathrooms. Dorms are also available in sizes ranging from 4 beds to 10 beds.

The hostel is in a quiet area that is just 200 meters from Kings Cross station. You can easily walk to the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and The Rocks.


Dorm Bed from $32.03
Private Room from $32.03
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
37 Bona Cres Trl, Morning Bay, Sydney
YHA Pittwater Eco is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and a common room.


Dorm Bed from $19.20
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
144 Victoria Street Potts Point, Sydney
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, key card access, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $26.34
Private Room from $35.24
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
110 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach, Sydney
Wake Up! Bondi Beach is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and a common room. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $28.47
Private Room from $23.73
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
509 Pitt Street Opposite Central Railway, Sydney
Wake Up! Sydney Central is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a nightclub, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $35.59
Private Room from $49.83
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
24-28 Raglan Street Manly, Sydney
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, a games room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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