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Top Rated Hostels in Sydney, Australia

Wake Up! Bondi Beach 100%

1. Wake Up! Bondi Beach

Hostel
110 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 100%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 100%

2 out of 2 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Wake Up! Bondi Beach

21 Jan 2018 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing
Age Range: 18-24

Loads of activities. Staff come and let you know what’s on in the evening as well as a board downstairs to tell you. Very sociable hostel and right opposite the beach. Looks exactly the same as it does in photos!!!

would recommend this property

02 Oct 2017 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Great location, really nice rooftop, very friendly and helpful staff.

would recommend this property

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Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway 95%

2. Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway

Hostel
20 City Rd

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 91%

Location 97%

Safety 98%

Staff 97%

Value 91%

19 out of 21 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway

12 Mar 2017 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 25-30

All is perfect. Especially the staff and the events, which are very important.

would recommend this property

13 Feb 2017 51%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Location was ok

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Wake Up! Sydney Central 91%

3. Wake Up! Sydney Central

Hostel
509 Pitt Street, Opposite Central Railway

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 90%

Location 97%

Safety 94%

Staff 91%

Value 89%

481 out of 518 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Wake Up! Sydney Central

17 Sep 2018 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

We enjoyed our stay in this Hostel, while we met a lot of new people and new friends. Especially the tour around Sydney, guided by Chelsea and Marvin, was very interesting and we saw a huge motivation in what they are doing! They gave us a lot of useful tips and a wonderful historical story about Sydney. (Thank you at this point, especially because you did it for free!) Lisa & Felix from Ger

would recommend this property

14 Jul 2017 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Hot working showers and complementary fast wifi, both of which are hard to find at hostels. Helpful staff and kitchen facilities are nice. The location is perfect, opposite central station allowing easy travel to airport and anywhere across the CBD. No need for taxi. Great place to meet new people. Will definitely be back!

would recommend this property

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Sydney Harbour YHA 91%

4. Sydney Harbour YHA

Hostel
110 Cumberland St, The Rocks

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 92%

Location 98%

Safety 94%

Staff 90%

Value 86%

82 out of 83 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sydney Harbour YHA

07 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Everything

would recommend this property

25 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in, it felt like a decent hotel, very clean, private toilet/shower, big rooms for just a few people, simply superb!

would recommend this property

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Sydney Central YHA 91%

5. Sydney Central YHA

Hostel
11 Rawson Place, Sydney

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 92%

Value 85%

122 out of 129 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Sydney Central YHA

11 Dec 2017 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Location next to central station, lots of activities with cheap food/drink involved, very sociable, spacious dorms, premium Wi-Fi worth paying for.

would recommend this property

25 Jun 2017 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

central location

would recommend this property

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Glenferrie Lodge 90%

6. Glenferrie Lodge

Guesthouse
12 Carabella St, Kirribilli

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 88%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 88%

Value 93%

8 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Glenferrie Lodge

03 Aug 2014 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Front of house/Reception have been very friendly and helpful with any requests. It's been very quiet and peaceful. The huge pictures of the surrounding areas are just amazing and really adds that extra touch to the rooms. GREAT value for money.

would recommend this property

23 May 2014 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

clean, neat, tidy and comfortable. Great location - certainly basic accommodation but ticks all the boxes and really reasonable rates for eth location - especially with breakfast thrown in

would recommend this property

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Cronulla Beach Backpackers 88%

7. Cronulla Beach Backpackers

Hostel
Level 1, 40-42 Kingsway,, Cronulla NSW 2230

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 84%

Location 92%

Safety 88%

Staff 92%

Value 92%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cronulla Beach Backpackers

19 Nov 2015 89%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family

Great location. Close to shops and beach and to untimed parking for our rental car. Helpful and friendly staff.

would recommend this property

02 Oct 2015 69%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Location to the Cronulla beach is perfect. 5 minute walk.

would recommend this property

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Railway Square YHA 87%

8. Railway Square YHA

Hostel
8-10 Lee Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 86%

Location 98%

Safety 91%

Staff 85%

Value 80%

43 out of 47 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Railway Square YHA

02 Dec 2016 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals
Age Range: 18-24

Air conditioning in the unforgiving heat, extremely friendly and helpful staff

would recommend this property

24 Oct 2015 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering

Central location

would recommend this property

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UWS Village Parramatta 86%

9. UWS Village Parramatta

Apartment
Cnr of Pemberton St + Victoria Rd, Parramatta

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 80%

Location 86%

Safety 89%

Staff 83%

Value 89%

5 out of 7 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend UWS Village Parramatta

311cc8e3f7b58dcf114c560528977733f59e2dff52527cf1d8 22 Feb 2014 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Very spacious, great friendly atmosphere from the students, easy to find and the rooms themselves were great value for money.

e40a79d3438aa9c71426840a7729e8663585c77238388d53b5 14 Feb 2014 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family

It was awesome

e40a79d3438aa9c71426840a7729e8663585c77238388d53b5 would recommend this property

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Big Hostel 86%

10. Big Hostel

Hostel
212 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 79%

Location 92%

Safety 91%

Staff 93%

Value 83%

84 out of 95 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Big Hostel

10 Feb 2017 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Relaxation / spa
Age Range: 18-24

Staff are very helpful, you also feel a good sense of security while you are staying here. The lounge area is a great place to chill out and relax.

would recommend this property

15 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and clean rooms. Other travelers very friendly as well.

would recommend this property

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