Hotels in Sydney

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Top hotels in Sydney

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Sydney Boutique Hotel
7.0
117 AUD
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Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
8.1
156 AUD
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Hotel Urban St Leonards
8.3
134 AUD
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Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
8.3
212 AUD
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Country Comfort Hunts Liverpool
7.1
144 AUD
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Travelodge Hotel Sydney
7.6
119 AUD
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Central Railway Hotel
8.1
110 AUD
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Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery by Sofitel
8.4
236 AUD
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Park Regis City Centre
7.1
131 AUD
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Adina Serviced Apartments Sydney Martin Place
8.0
170 AUD
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Oaks Hyde Park Plaza
7.5
142 AUD
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Ibis Sydney World Square
7.6
119 AUD
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BreakFree on George
7.8
148 AUD
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Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
253 AUD
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Holiday Inn Old Sydney
8.8
207 AUD
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Shangri-La Hotel
8.6
281 AUD
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The York by Swiss-Belhotel
8.2
197 AUD
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Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.1
197 AUD
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Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central
7.7
134 AUD
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Novotel Sydney Darling Square
8.5
180 AUD
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Mercure Sydney
8.3
167 AUD
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Hyde Park Inn
8.4
194 AUD
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Establishment Hotel
8.7
271 AUD
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The Ultimo
8.8
130 AUD
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
8.9
278 AUD
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The Westin Sydney
9.0
237 AUD
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Mantra 2 Bond Street
8.4
197 AUD
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The Grace Hotel
8.8
179 AUD
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Best Western Haven Glebe
8.6
155 AUD
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Quality Hotel Cks Sydney Airport
8.3
144 AUD
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Seasons Harbour Plaza
7.6
148 AUD
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Metro Hotel on Pitt
8.0
155 AUD
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Mantra on Kent
8.2
183 AUD
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Hyatt Regency Sydney
8.4
207 AUD
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Astral Tower And Residences At The Star
9.1
288 AUD
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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
8.0
162 AUD
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APX Darling Harbour
7.8
138 AUD
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Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
8.4
158 AUD
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Rydges World Square
8.4
180 AUD
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Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.2
197 AUD
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Popular neighbourhoods in Sydney

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Hotels in Sydney CBD
Best value
Base Sydney - Hostel
7.2
32 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
253 AUD
No. 2 most popular
The Grace Hotel
8.8
179 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney
8.6
194 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
8.9
278 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
8.8
223 AUD
Hotels in Surry Hills
Best value
Home Backpackers
6.8
25 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Cambridge Hotel Sydney
8.4
126 AUD
No. 2 most popular
57 Hotel
8.3
138 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Rydges Sydney Central
8.4
172 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
7.1
144 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Bounce Sydney
9.1
166 AUD
Hotels in Darlinghurst
Best value
Nate's Place Backpackers Sydney
7.0
22 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Kirketon Hotel Sydney
7.7
109 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
8.3
187 AUD
No. 3 most popular
ibis budget Sydney East
8.0
101 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Morgans Boutique Hotel
8.1
117 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Manor Boutique Hotel
7.7
119 AUD
Hotels in Pyrmont
Best value
Fawlty Towers Hotel
6.6
49 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
9.3
236 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Astral Tower And Residences At The Star
9.1
288 AUD
No. 3 most popular
The Darling At The Star
9.3
288 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
7.9
170 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
8.3
212 AUD

When to book a hotel in Sydney

Low season
November
High season
October

cheapest month to stay

38%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

11%

expected price increase

+90.0%
+60.0%
+30.0%
Base
Price
202 - 363 AUD
Highest day of week
Tuesday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

374 AUD

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Average price (weekend night)

280 AUD

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Sydney travel tips

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Cheap flights to Sydney

To unlock the most reasonable rates, try avoiding peak travel season for Sydney, which is between December and the start of March. Off-season flights, such as those booked from June to the end of August offer not only cheaper flights but cheap hotels in Sydney too.

How to get around Sydney

Exploring Sydney is easy, especially if you use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus in the city. The service takes you to main attractions in multiple districts, and you can get on and off as often as you want. The City Circle walking path takes you through the main attractions and is the easiest way to explore the CBD without having to deal with traffic. Buses and ferries are your best travel option for getting to the beaches and visiting key attractions around the harbour. You can use the OPAL card for all day travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail and pay no more than $15 AUD per day for adults and $7.50 AUD per day for children. Purchase one at the airport or a local customer service centre in the CBD.

Exploring Sydney without spending too much

You can see the city conveniently without spending much money. Take advantage of free tours, including the volunteer tour guides from Sydney Greeters. Most city museums have free visiting hours, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Maritime Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Queen Victoria Building. Beaches are free to visit and accessible on foot, by ferry, and public transit. The Olympic Pool in North Sydney charges $7.80 AUD and lets you stay poolside for the day with views of the harbour. Depending on the time of the year, you can find free events to attend. January offers the Sydney Festival, while March – June offers the Biennale of Sydney. Mardi Gras is in March, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks are spectacular.


How much does a hotel in Sydney cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
8.1
156 AUD
#2 most popular
Hotel Urban St Leonards
8.3
134 AUD
Best value
Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
8.3
82 AUD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Sydney Boutique Hotel
7.0
117 AUD
#2 most popular
Travelodge Hotel Sydney
7.6
119 AUD
Best value
Central Perk Lodge
7.1
24 AUD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
7.9
24 AUD
#2 most popular
Base Sydney - Hostel
7.2
32 AUD
Best value
The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
6.6
20 AUD

Cheapest hotels in Sydney

Cheap hotels and hostels in Sydney
Chiliblue Backpackers
5.7
14 AUD
Westend Backpackers - Hostel
5.8
24 AUD
The Village Kings Cross - Hostel
6.6
20 AUD
Central Perk Lodge
7.1
24 AUD
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
7.9
24 AUD
Bondi Shores
5.1
24 AUD

Best value hotels in Sydney

The Retreat
9.9
101 AUD
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.2
197 AUD
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.1
197 AUD
Swissotel Sydney
8.8
195 AUD
Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
8.4
158 AUD
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
8.9
188 AUD

Where to stay in Sydney

Best places to stay in Sydney

Sydney, home to sunny beaches and year-round attractions, offers an array of hotel accommodations. When looking for hotels in Sydney, consider the neighbourhood that suits your needs as a tourist, student or business traveller. Sydney’s metropolitan area consists of 8 macro sites, including:

Sydney CBD

This is the perfect location for business travellers, with easy access to transportation and local attractions. The CBD is home to 5 star accommodations as well as budget-friendly hotels. If you stay on Market Street, you will be in the centre of the CBD, and here you have hotels like QT Sydney and Swissotel. If you head to Pitt Street, you have a variety of hotels across a range of prices. On Pitt Street, you are within walking distance to the Pitt Street Mall and Darling Harbour. Hotels off Pitt Street include Primus Hotel and The Tank Stream.

Darling Harbour

Enjoy the waterfront with picturesque views and great local restaurants. You will be within walking distance to the CBD. For a view of the water from your room, stay at ibis Sydney, which is right on the water. Ovolo 1888 is also a central location; you can walk to the beach and local attractions, and avoid driving. ParkRoyal is a modern, luxury hotel with friendly staff and a gourmet breakfast every morning.

Darlinghurst

Just outside the CBD, you find Darlinghurst, perfect for those seeking Sydney nightlife and local breweries. In Darlinghurst, stay at the Vibe Hotel on Rushcutters Bay. You also have the strategically placed Pullman Hyde Park which is within walking distance to the harbour, local attractions, and restaurants. Medusa is a trendy, hip hotel featuring contemporary furnishings and a beautiful view of the city.

Surry Hills

Stay in the heart of the “local district where you find trendy, artsy stores, restaurants, and boutiques. Surry Hills houses the Rydges Sydney Central which is a few blocks from Belmore Park, or the 57 Hotel that offers you a quick walk to Belmore Park, Quay Street, and Paddy’s Market.

Paddington

Away from the waterfront, you enter this unique neighbourhood with amazing art centres, small exhibits; plus you are still within walking distance to the beach. Paddington has the Manor House Boutique Hotel with regal accommodations featuring an eclectic selection of antique furnishings. Arts Hotel has a pool and is walking distance to local attractions. Both are close to public transportation which gives you easy access to Rushcutters Bay and the Australian Museum.

Newtown

Find yourself immersed in live music daily with a short ride to the airport in this neighbourhood. Newtown is home to the Urban Newtown which is a hip new hotel that offers daily wine tastings. Rydges Camperdown is closer to the water and only a short walk to Rushcutters Bay and the attractions of Surry Hills.

Bondi

Bondi is home to the world-famous beach and local attractions. Public transportation to the area is frequent and well-timed, and you are close to Centennial Park. To stay on the water, book a room with Hotel Bondi or The Village Bondi Beach location. Both offer clean rooms with terrace views of the ocean.

Manly

Manly is 15 minutes from the CBD by ferry and offers a more relaxed atmosphere. For a less tourist-heavy seaside, you can enjoy the beaches in Manly. While you are across the water, you still have great waterfront hotels, including the sophisticated Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific or the Quest Manly with beachfront apartments available for short-term rent.

Cheap Hotels in Sydney

Budget-friendly accommodations are found throughout Sydney. In the CBD, you have Travelodge Hotel on York Street which is just 1 kilometre from Circular Quay, local museums, and The Rocks. The CBD also has Vibe Hotel on Goulburn Street, which is a trendy, hip hotel just 1 kilometre from Sydney Tower.

The ibis family of hotels offers a budget-friendly stay throughout Sydney. They have their Sydney Airport location which comes with a breakfast bar. Also, the ibis Budget Sydney East is located on the water at The Rocks so you are close to the beaches. Park Regis City Centre is a hidden gem that offers a cheap stay, great pool, and waterfront views. For a trendy, hip hotel in the middle of the CBD, try the Australian Heritage Hotel.


What to do in Sydney

Regardless of where you stay in the city, Sydney offers family-friendly, budget-friendly, and numerous attractions for visitors. Even if you have limited time, there is a lot you can see and do. Some attractions to see include:

  • The Rocks, which is the oldest area of Sydney, has colonial buildings, sandstone churches, some of the oldest pubs in Australia, and the neighbourhood where Sydney started after the British came to the area.
  • Definitely worth seeing are the Opera House, Sydney Aquarium, Bridge Climb, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • The city offers free attractions too, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, tours of the Government House, entrance to the Australian National Maritime Museum, and the vast Bicentennial Park.
  • Spend the day at Manly Beach which has water on three sides and numerous scenic walks. Also, Bondi Beach is easily accessed by public transportation, and ideal for spending a day outdoors.
  • Visit wineries just outside Sydney, including Hunter Valley, for a taste of the finest Australian wines.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic hotels in Sydney
Best value
Manor Boutique Hotel
7.7
119 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery by Sofitel
8.4
236 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
253 AUD
Shangri-La Hotel
8.6
281 AUD
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.1
197 AUD
Establishment Hotel
8.7
271 AUD
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
8.9
278 AUD
Kid-friendly hotels in Sydney
Best value
Sleep Express Motel
7.5
80 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
8.3
212 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Country Comfort Hunts Liverpool
7.1
144 AUD
BreakFree on George
7.8
148 AUD
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
8.8
207 AUD
Novotel Sydney Darling Square
8.5
180 AUD
Mercure Sydney
8.3
167 AUD
Luxury hotels in Sydney
Best value
The Grace Hotel
8.8
179 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
253 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
8.8
207 AUD
Shangri-La Hotel
8.6
281 AUD
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.1
197 AUD
Establishment Hotel
8.7
271 AUD
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
8.9
278 AUD

Quick facts about Sydney

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Sydney
Local time
Currency
Australian Dollar
Beer
Pint of beer
4.90 AUD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
19 AUD
Public transport
One-way ticket
4.00 AUD

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