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Where to stay in Sydney

If you're a first time visitor to Sydney, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Sydney.

What's the best area of Sydney to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Sydney are: Manly, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, Bondi Junction, North Bondi, Tamarama, Sydney CBD, Collaroy, and Bronte.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Don't forget to get the ferry out to Manly from Circular Quay- sensational views."  See More

"Manly, Pyrmont, Darling Harbour or North Sydney are good options."  See More

"Only transport we took was a ferry to Manly and back."  See More

"Bondi Beach and Manly are also good options."  See More

"I'd say Bondi Junction or Manly , both surf spots, great cafe's, good hikes, bars and pretty down to earth places."  See More

"If you are happy to stay away from the city, then Manly is really nice in the summer, but a bit far from everything else :"  See More

"Look into Surry Hills, Paddington, Bondi, Darlinghurst!"  See More

"Bondi Beach Manly Beach are fantastic."  See More

"Depends how long you're here for & what time of year, but I would say east side or inner city like Bondi Beach, Surry Hills, Darling Harbour or Circular Quay."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Manly
  2. Bondi
  3. Bondi Beach
  4. Circular Quay
  5. Bondi Junction
  6. North Bondi
  7. Tamarama
  8. Sydney CBD
  9. Collaroy
  10. Bronte
What are some good hotels in Sydney?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Sydney, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"A couple of my favourite are: Park Hyatt Sydney is pretty popular."  See More

"Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection® Best location on the Sydney waterfront within walking distance to Australia's most popular attractions like the Opera House and the historic Rocks district."  See More

"For a hotel option it has to be QT Sydney."  See More

"There are many hotels in the area: the usual suspects -- Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney, Four Seasons Sydney, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, InterContinental Sydney (the Intercon's about as far as I'd want to get from the Quay), Park Hyatt Sydney spring instantly to mind."  See More

"check out the Mercantile Hotel in the Rocks section of Sydney, clean cheaper rooms, great Irish Pub downstairs, good food, and only a 3 minute walk to Sydney Harbour !"  See More

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Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Park Hyatt Sydney
  2. Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection®
  3. QT Sydney
  4. InterContinental Sydney
  5. Mercantile Hotel
What if I want to explore Sydney further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are: Chinatown, Northern Beaches, and Waterloo.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Chinatown
  2. Northern Beaches
  3. Waterloo
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Rachel neasham from Boston asked:
What is the best/most lively place to stay in Sydney?  (12 answers)

profile  Mark Vandop from Vancouver asked:
Should I rent a car in Sydney or is the transit good enough to get around?  (16 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Sydney.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Sydney? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Cafe Sydney
  2. Opera Bar
  3. MoVida Sydney
  4. The Glenmore Hotel
  5. Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Sydney? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Sydney Opera House
  2. Sydney Harbour
  3. The Rocks
  4. Taronga Zoo
  5. Circular Quay
Where can I find out more about Sydney?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Sydney locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Sydney.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Sydney? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Sydney.

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