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Things to do in Sydney

Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Tower

How much are hotels near Sydney Opera House?

If you’re planning on staying at any of momondo’s recommended hotels in the area of Sydney nearest to Sydney Opera House, you should expect to pay around $236/night. This price fluctuates based on time of year. In general, a rate under $236/night is a good deal for momondo users staying near Sydney Opera House. Hotels near Sydney Opera House are typically 39% more expensive than the average hotel in Sydney, which is $143.

Hotels near Sydney Opera House
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
Best value
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
8.0
$171
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
No. 1 most popular
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
8.0
$190
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
No. 2 most popular
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
No. 3 most popular
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
8.0
$283
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
No. 4 most popular
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
9.0
$255
Intercontinental Sydney
No. 5 most popular
Intercontinental Sydney
8.0
$256
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
8.0
$204
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
8.0
$360
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
8.0
$225
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
8.0
$204
Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection
Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection
9.0
$261
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.0
$203

How much are hotels near Sea Life Sydney Aquarium?

If you’re looking for a hotel in Sydney near Sea Life Sydney Aquarium then you are in luck. momondo recommends 12 hotels near Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and on average, hotels in the area cost $237/night. This price may vary based on season. Hotels near Sea Life Sydney Aquarium are typically 39% more expensive than the average hotel in Sydney, which is $143.

Hotels near Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Vibe Hotel Sydney
Best value
Vibe Hotel Sydney
8.0
$162
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
No. 1 most popular
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
8.0
$190
The Grace Hotel
No. 2 most popular
The Grace Hotel
8.0
$180
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
No. 3 most popular
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
No. 4 most popular
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
8.0
$283
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
No. 5 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
$255
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
9.0
$255
The Darling At The Star
The Darling At The Star
9.0
$289
Intercontinental Sydney
Intercontinental Sydney
8.0
$256
Qt Sydney
Qt Sydney
9.0
$218
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
9.0
$278
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
9.0
$259

How much are hotels near Sydney Tower?

The average price for hotels near Sydney Tower is $226 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 12 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since Sydney Tower is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near Sydney Tower are typically 36% more expensive than the average hotel in Sydney, which is $143.

Hotels near Sydney Tower
Vibe Hotel Sydney
Best value
Vibe Hotel Sydney
8.0
$162
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
No. 1 most popular
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
8.0
$190
The Grace Hotel
No. 2 most popular
The Grace Hotel
8.0
$180
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
No. 3 most popular
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
No. 4 most popular
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
8.0
$283
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
No. 5 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
$255
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
9.0
$255
Intercontinental Sydney
Intercontinental Sydney
8.0
$256
Qt Sydney
Qt Sydney
9.0
$218
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
9.0
$278
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
8.0
$210
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
8.0
$204

Popular neighbourhoods in Sydney

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Hotels in Sydney CBD
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Base Sydney - Hostel
Best value
Base Sydney - Hostel
7.0
$33
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
No. 1 most popular
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
8.0
$190
The Grace Hotel
No. 2 most popular
The Grace Hotel
8.0
$180
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
No. 3 most popular
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
No. 4 most popular
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
9.0
$255
Intercontinental Sydney
No. 5 most popular
Intercontinental Sydney
8.0
$256
Hotels in Redfern
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The Village Surry Hills
Best value
The Village Surry Hills
6.0
$24
Secret Garden Backpackers
No. 1 most popular
Secret Garden Backpackers
6.0
$26
Central Railway Hotel
No. 2 most popular
Central Railway Hotel
7.9
$109
Hotels in Pyrmont
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Peg Leg Darling Harbour
Best value
Peg Leg Darling Harbour
7.0
$51
The Darling At The Star
No. 1 most popular
The Darling At The Star
9.0
$289
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
No. 2 most popular
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
9.0
$259
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
No. 3 most popular
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
9.0
$217
Woolbrokers Hotel
No. 4 most popular
Woolbrokers Hotel
6.0
$81
Kirk On Harris Hotel
No. 5 most popular
Kirk On Harris Hotel
7.9
$75
Hotels in Glebe
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The Village Glebe - Hostel
Best value
The Village Glebe - Hostel
7.0
$24
Alishan International Guest House
No. 1 most popular
Alishan International Guest House
8.0
$47
Best Western Haven Glebe
No. 2 most popular
Best Western Haven Glebe
8.0
$144
Ryals Hotel Broadway
No. 3 most popular
Ryals Hotel Broadway
8.0
$124
Verona Guest House
No. 4 most popular
Verona Guest House
9.0
$155
Sydney, Glebe Point Yha - Hostel
No. 5 most popular
Sydney, Glebe Point Yha - Hostel
8.4
$29

When to book a hotel in Sydney

Check out the information below to find the best deal on a Sydney hotel room
Low season
June
High season
April

cheapest month to stay

85%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

40%

expected price increase

Price
$32 - $334
Highest day of week
Wednesday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$211

avg. price over the last two weeks

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$201

avg. price over the last two weeks

Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Sydney is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
$58 - $89
3 star
$122 - $158
4-5 star
$228 - $256

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 per night?

Use the information below to find quality Sydney hotel rooms for low prices
2 stars and below
ibis budget Sydney Airport
#1 most popular
ibis budget Sydney Airport
7.0
$100
Peg Leg Darling Harbour
#2 most popular
Peg Leg Darling Harbour
7.0
$51
Sydney Central Inn
Best value
Sydney Central Inn
7.0
$24
3 stars
Ibis Sydney World Square
#1 most popular
Ibis Sydney World Square
7.0
$113
Song Hotel Sydney
#2 most popular
Song Hotel Sydney
8.0
$72
Sydney Backpackers
Best value
Sydney Backpackers
7.0
$29
4 stars and above
Hilton Sydney
#1 most popular
Hilton Sydney
8.0
$183
Hyatt Regency Sydney
#2 most popular
Hyatt Regency Sydney
8.0
$210
Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
Best value
Shakespeare Hotel Surry Hills
7.9
$82

Cheap hotels in Sydney

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in Sydney
Chiliblue Backpackers & Youth Hostel
Chiliblue Backpackers & Youth Hostel
5.0
$15
Sydney Central Inn
Sydney Central Inn
7.0
$24
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
4.7
$22
The Village Surry Hills
The Village Surry Hills
6.0
$24
Central Perk Lodge
Central Perk Lodge
6.0
$24
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
7.0
$24

Get the best value hotel in Sydney

These hotels have the best prices for their ratings
Swissotel Sydney
Swissotel Sydney
9.0
$199
Qt Sydney
Qt Sydney
9.0
$218
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
8.0
$179
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
9.0
$203
Primus Hotel Sydney
Primus Hotel Sydney
9.0
$216

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.

Sydney travel information

How long do people stay in Sydney?

On average, people stay in Sydney for a total of 2 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in Sydney?

A hotel room in Sydney will generally set you back around $109 per night. This figure is an average and prices will vary according to the facilities, location and room availability at your desired hotel.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Sydney?

Room prices for hotels in Sydney can be as much as 85% lower in the month of June. So this is a great time to book and save money.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Sydney?

Saturday is the day where you will typically find the lowest price for your hotel room in Sydney. The highest price tends to be on Tuesday.

How much does a hostel in Sydney cost?

Sydney Hostels typically cost in the region of $57 a night for each person. This price is taken from hostels and hotels with a 2 star or below rating. Hostels are very economical and come out on average $52 cheaper than the average price of a hotel in Sydney.


Popular flight routes to Sydney

Find the cheapest flights to Sydney on popular routes
Adelaide to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 50m
Cheapest price
$114
Melbourne to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 20m
Cheapest price
$116
Ballina to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 20m
Cheapest price
$128
Bilinga to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 25m
Cheapest price
$145
Brisbane to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 35m
Cheapest price
$168
Coffs Harbour to Sydney
Fastest flight time
1h 15m
Cheapest price
$237
Auckland to Sydney
Fastest flight time
3h 40m
Cheapest price
$255
Canberra to Sydney
Fastest flight time
0h 55m
Cheapest price
$303
Darwin to Sydney
Fastest flight time
4h 20m
Cheapest price
$368
Townsville to Sydney
Fastest flight time
2h 30m
Cheapest price
$373
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