Sydney accommodation

Just like the city itself, Sydney’s accommodation options are limitless. You can stay at a luxe hotel where the sheet thread count matches the room price, a family-friendly apartment in the CBD where the kids can eat their cereal with a view, or a beachside hostel with travellers from all over the globe. You can even bunk down on an island right in the middle of the harbour. 

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Accommodation in Sydney, Australia’s most beautiful capital city is conveniently located near many of the top tourist attractions and at Sydney Airport. In Sydney City, the vibrant heart of Sydney, are options for short breaks, weekend escapes, business travellers, and budget-conscious travellers.

Cheap accommodation in Sydney CBD, the central business district, is available. There are mid-priced hotels, YHA hostels and heritage pubs. The world-famous attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are within easy reach from accommodation in the city centre.

Getting around Sydney is easy on public transport. The hip inner Sydney neighbourhoods such as Darlinghurst, Paddington, Surry Hills and Newtown offer a variety of places to stay as well as buzzy cafes, small bars, innovative restaurants and cutting-edge theatres like Belvoir St and SBW Stables.

In Sydney’s east is the iconic Bondi Beach and other lovely beaches, including Bronte and Coogee. There are great beachside options, from friendly pubs to hotels, hostels and apartments. In Sydney’s north are similar accommodation options along the the Northern Beaches, including iconic Manly.

You’ll find more beachside options in Sydney’s south, home of the Royal National Park. For fun adventures and intriguing heritage, Western Sydney has plenty of options, from hotels near Sydney Olympic Park to tranquil guesthouses and farm stays in the green valleys on the edge of Sydney.

You can hire a houseboat in the Hawkesbury and explore the sparkling Hawkesbury River. Affordable camping and caravanning sites are available in and around Sydney, too. For a special occasion, take the kids camping on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour or at the Roar and Snore in Taronga Zoo.

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