About accommodation in Sydney
As Australia’s largest and most well-known city, Sydney offers a diverse range of accommodation options for travellers. From five-star harbourside hotels to inner-city apartments, from backpackers hostels to beachside cottages and boutique guesthouses, holidaymakers bound for Sydney are spoiled for choice.
Many travellers choose to stay in the heart of Sydney City. known as the CBD (central business district). This is a great option for business travellers, but also for those travelling for pleasure who want easy access to the bars, shopping and cultural life of the city, while also being well-connected by public transport to the greater Sydney area. Those staying in the city can choose from all levels of accommodation with international and boutique hotels, hostels and self-contained apartments on offer.
The suburbs of the city fringe are another excellent option for visitors looking for accommodation in Sydney; you’ll be on the doorstep of the city itself. Inner Sydney suburbs like Surry Hills. Darlinghurst. Newtown and Balmain offer the convenience of city accommodation with the village feel of local neighbourhood cafes, bars and restaurants. Accommodation here ranges from iconic Sydney terraces to self-contained apartments to more boutique-style hotels and hostels.
Sydney East is another popular area to stay in Sydney. The beach-side suburbs of Bondi Beach and Coogee are edged with great places to stay, from friendly pubs to laid-back hotels to hostels. You’ll also find many great accommodation options to choose from in the picturesque suburbs of Sydney’s North. from seaside cottages and apartments in Manly and Mosman (just a half hour ferry ride from the heart of Sydney) to the harbourside suburbs of Milson’s Point and Lavender Bay, for hotels and apartments with stunning Sydney Harbour views.
Sydney’s West also offers some great accommodation options, from the lodges, cottages and luxury retreats of the spectacular Blue Mountains. to the hotels of the vibrant multicultural communities of Cabramatta and Fairfield. To get a little closer to nature, Sydney South’s coastal suburbs of Bundeena and Cronulla offer bed and breakfasts, beach houses, hotels and even houseboats.
You ll find the biggest and best global hotel brands in Sydney, many of them in fabulous harbourside locations. There are several five-star properties around The Rocks and Circular Quay with excellent restaurants. bars and five-star harbour and Sydney Opera House views.
There are several super-cool establishments around the city and quirky one-off boutique hotels. You ll find plenty of hotel choice in the city centre, Sydney International Airport. Sydney Olympic Park. and at Parramatta .
If you re a backpacker, you ll find plenty of good accommodation where you can mix work, and play. Many backpacker hostels offer excellent facilities including free continental breakfasts, free wireless internet, air-conditioning, secure key card systems, lockers, lounge areas, and, if you re really lucky, a rooftop terrace.
There are eight YHA hostels in Sydney at Bondi Beach in the east, Cronulla south Sydney, Collaroy and Pittwater in the north, and in the city at Central Station, Railway Square, Glebe and The Rocks.
Affordable caravan, camping and cabins are available in and around Sydney. You ll find them to the north in Narrabeen and the Hawkesbury and west in Camden and the Nepean river.
Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is the city s only central camping ground, just eight minutes by river cat from Circular Quay in the centre of Sydney.
For a unique camping experience, check out Roar and Snore at Sydney s Taronga Park Zoo.