Sydney is Australia’s largest and perhaps best-known city, home to such world-famous icons as the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. This city is often the first stop for international travellers and a favourite destination for domestic travellers, with warm, sandy beaches cutting silky swathes out of sandstone cliffs, a thriving multicultural food scene, hyperkinetic markets, expansive parks and green spaces and a well-developed public transportation system. Sydney accommodation deals range from the super affordable to the wildly expensive and from the casually comfortable to the exclusively pampering and everything in between. No matter your taste and budget, there are accommodations sure to meet your needs, wallet and personal preferences.
Backpackers’ hostels are amongst the most affordable accommodations in Sydney and can be found throughout the lively Kings Cross district. Kings Cross, which is filled with trendy boutiques, alfresco cafés and sexy nightclubs, is located just a few kilometres from the CBD. Public transportion keeps it connected to Sydney’s most popular destinations from Bondi Beach to Darling Harbour. Backpackers’ hostels offer an inexpensive alternative to hotels and motels, often offering many of the same amenities, such as laundry facilities and wireless Internet access. Standards are consistent in hostels throughout the city, ensuring you will have a comfortable stay, and you will even have the opportunity to interact with other travellers from around the world.
On the other end of the price spectrum are five-star luxury hotels with stunning views of Sydney Harbour. These hotels are frequently located in the historic Rocks district, which stands out against the glittering skyline of the city. While five-star hotels tend to be large and equipped with every imaginable luxury, Sydney is also home to many smaller boutique hotels that may lack the coveted five-star designation but still have many amenities and stand out from most other hotels in terms of service, location and design.
Of course, Sydney also caters those who are seeking mid-priced accommodations. Mid-priced hotels are located centrally in The Rocks and the CBD as well as in suburbs, such as Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Surry Hills and Paddington. For more immersion in the diverse culture of Sydney or more affordable rates for long-term stays, furnished apartments may be a good choice. They offer plenty of room to stretch out and many of the same amenities of finer hotels and are located throughout Sydney, including the highly sought-after CBD.