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a VirtualTourist member from Southampton



Reasonably priced accomodation to stay in Sydney Australia. Not sure if I want to stay in a hostel as I am travelling alone. Any suggestions please?

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Lismore

Sydney accommodation is relatively expensive. check one of the sites like for your dates, to see what is available, then ask on this board about places you might pick.
The YHA hostels are often used by all sorts and ages of people, and are usually worth considering. There are 3 in the CBD area.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sydney

I noticed from an earlier question of yours that you want to be in Sydney around September. This is the start of our spring.

Unfortunately, accommodation IS expensive, unless you stay in the outer suburbs.

A very good (and popular) hostel is The Rocks YHA- its situated at Circular Quay area and has magnificent harbour views. I know a number of travellers who have stayed here, and loved it. Its close to CBD and ferries, trains and buses.

If you are interested you would have to book way ahead, so here is a link:

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Brisbane

Reasonably priced accommodation, sometimes with shared bathroom, can be found around $80 upwards at Potts Point which is very close to the Sydney cbd. Bus service available.
The Grand Hotel in Hunter street central sydney has rooms for $85 shared bathroom, a good price for in the city centre.
Don't expect a lot for that price

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Puerto Princesa

Haley, i would certainly consider staying in a hostel BECAUSE YOU ARE ALONE!!! You will meet plenty of other people, make friends and get some ideas of possible employment, good economical restaurants and quite often the hostels have some type of program such as walking tours. Australia is no longer as cheap as it used to be so maybe it is best to stay in a hostel until you find suitable employment then rent accommodation near your workplace.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Brisbane

Good advice from David. People talk and often tell others of job openings. These days in Australia, a lot of job opportunities are done by word of mouth. It sounds like the cheaper hotels and the hostels, backpackers all have shared bathrooms.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Singapore

if u prefer hotel, Chinatown vicinity which is walking distance to Darling Harbour has plenty of budet hotels, we stayed twice at Aaron hotel, I think single bedroom is less than $100. Check Wotif they sometimes have promotions for lots of hotels.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Carrum

there is a hostel type called Alishan International Guest House in Glebe (close to the CBD) where I sometimes stay. It has a ran ge of accomodation, room with en suite, room share bathroom and dorms. It isn't a party place, families stay there, it is in a rather lovely old house

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Southampton

Thank you all. Much appreciated!! :o)

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Lismore

I have stayed at the Grand Hotel. You get what you pay for. It is very conveniently, but situated above a noisy pub (you check in at the bar). The bathrooms are shared, and the bedrooms very dated. They provide breakfast in a shared room, but there are no staff supervising, so it is possible that someone used up all the milk allocation the night before, leaving you with dry cereal or toast, and black tea or coffee.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Cambridge

go on to couchsurfing website and register there. Then contact members in the area and see if you can stay with them. It is free !!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Tweed Heads

One website I can highly recommend for an excellent range of accommodation at very reasonable prices is
I joined the website last year and booked all my accommodation through them on my trip to USA and saved hundreds of $$$$$!!!
The best thing is, they are world-wide with literally thousands of places to choose from.
Check it out and see if it's for you - staying with locals can have lots of benefits apart from decent digs at a good price!

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