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Maze Backpackers - Sydney - Sydney - Restaurant
Maze Backpackers - Sydney
7 Good
Yha Sydney Central - Sydney - Bedroom
Yha Sydney Central
7.8 Good

How much is a Sydney hostel?

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 58% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 40% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Sydney

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Top tips for finding Sydney hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Sydney, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Sydney in January and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Sydney if you stay on a Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 44 days before your stay to get the best price for a Sydney hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $125, while the most expensive was $354.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Sydney for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Sydney

  • What are the best hostels near Darling Harbour?

    Darling Harbour is a popular area in Sydney and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Nomads Sydney or Maze Backpackers - Sydney for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Darling Harbour.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Sydney?

    Hostel prices in Sydney can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Sydney is $82 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $17 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Sydney for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Sydney in the last 3 hours was $18 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $20. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $17.

  • How much is a hostel in Sydney for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Sydney hostel for this weekend for as low as $18. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $18 and 4-star plus hotels from $20.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Sydney?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Sydney is $82 compared to $180 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Sydney?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Sydney by showing you the exact location of each hostel

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