Accommodation options in Sydney

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There are so many accommodation options in Sydney, from hostels to budget, to five star hotels there is something for everyone. Having worked in the travel industry for over 10 years, I have been booking groups into a wide variety of hotels and hostels in Sydney for a long time now. If you are coming from overseas you might find accommodation to be very expensive compared to where you come from so you might need to budget more for hotels than you expect. 

While I cannot recommend hotels in every area, I am giving you Sydney accommodation options in the areas that I feel will allow you to explore a variety of Sydney attractions. For more information on what to see and do in Sydney you should read my post Three Days in Sydney.

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Sydney Harbour from Above

Getting There: 
I am recommending accommodation options in Sydney around Central Station as this allows easy access from the airport and the ability to access public transport easily. So to get to most of these recommendations you will be able to take the train from Sydney Airport to Central Station. If there are two or more of you I would recommend taking a taxi as this will be better value for money and likely cost you less than $35 AUD to get to these recommendations.
 
Sydney Mid Range Hotels
These are some of the best mid range and budget conscious hotel options for Sydney that are all located close to Central Station with great access and walking distance to many Sydney Attractions. All of these mid range hotels are in a great location to explore the city and other areas like all of the restaurants, bars and cafes of Surry Hills. As well as walking distance to China Town, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and Darlinghurst.

Rydges Sydney Central. This hotel is a 5 minute walk from Central Station. 
28 Albion Street, Surry Hills.

Vibe Hotel on Goulburn St. This hotel is a 5-7 minute walk from Central Station.
111 Goulburn Street, Sydney.

Travelodge Sydney – This hotel is a 5-7 minute walk from Central Station. 
27 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney.
 
Sydneysiders love the harbour
 
Sydney Budget Hotels
The pricing might be more in the budget range, but these are some of the best budget hotels in Sydney

Central Station Hotel. This hotel is a 5 minute walk from Central Station. 
75 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney.

Y Hotel Hyde Park. This hotel is a 5 minute walk from Central Station.
5-11 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney

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Sunrise at Bondi Beach should be on your list

Sydney Luxury Hotels:
Luxury hotel accommodation in Sydney offers many options. These are some amazing hotels that are located closer to the Opera House on Macquarie Street. These have great access to The Rocks, Circular Quay, Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and much more.

Intercontinental Hotel. Beautiful historical building with amazing views over the Opera House and Botanical Gardens.
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 

Pullman Quay Grand. Walking distance to Sydney Opera House, Botanic Gardens and The Rocks 
61 Macquarie Street, Sydney 

Sir Stamford. Walking distance to Sydney Opera House, and offering some great packages for couples.
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney
accommodation in sydneySydney Opera House from the Manly Ferry to Circular Quay

Sydney Hostel Options: 
There are vast amounts of backpacker hostels in Sydney. One of the best is Wake Up Hostel. Located adjacent to Central Station this clean hostel is on the corner of Pitt and George Streets you wont be disappointed.  Another option next to Central Station is Sydney Central YHA. Great location with friendly staff

Hotel options around Bondi Beach:
If you want to have a beach holiday while experiencing the biggest city in Australia you could also stay at Bondi Beach. You should check out my accommodation in Bondi Beach post
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I haven't included Hotel Bondi as an option as I haven't been in since their renovations

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