On any trip – whether it’s international or domestic – accommodation costs can really add up and eat into your holiday savings. If you’re planning a trip to Sydney, you’ll want to get the best accommodation deals to ensure you have more cash in your pocket when exploring all the sites, museums and restaurants that this vibrant city has to offer (the beaches are free!). But as a tourist, it’s often difficult to know what areas are the best to stay in. So here’s a guide to Sydney’s most popular accommodation areas.
There are a number of accommodation options in the Sydney CBD that cater to both business and tourist visitors. Staying in the CBD places you close to all the attractions of the city, and public transport. The Sydney CBD area also includes Circular Quay. Hotels in this ferry hub in the heart of Sydney Harbour will give you views of the dazzling harbour (but beware – you’ll have to pay a premium for them!)
Close to the Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour is a bustling cove of Sydney Harbour that has a number of alfresco dining and entertainment options. There are a number of accommodation options to choose from in this area.
Inner city suburbs
If you want to experience life as the Sydneysiders do, then choose accommodation in the city’s inner city suburbs of Paddington, Surry Hills or Darlinghurst. These bustling areas are home to Sydney’s best bars, pubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. You’ll still be a stone’s throw away from the CBD, but you’ll notice that hotel prices are significantly lower.
The inner city suburbs are the best places to look for Sydney accommodation deals.
If you’ve come to Sydney to soak up the beach lifestyle, you’ll want to stay as close as possible to the waves. There are a number of hotels, backpacker hostels and rental apartments available at a number of Sydney beaches. In Sydney’s East world famous Bondi Beach will offer the most options. On Sydney’s northern beaches, try Manly beach for a smorgasbord of accommodation options.