Thursday, August 17, 2006

Staying on the Cheap in Sydney

Good thinking- thanks for the question. Australia is ripe with fabulous backpacker accommodations (see some suggestions at bottom) for even less than your limit of $125 US. But if you're past the days of shared accommodation- here are some great ideas:

($125 US is about $160 AUD)

1. pacific international apartments sydney - fabulous location in the Central Business District (CBD) and if you like to walk you're in walking distance to everything- the Rocks, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay. There's also subways all around the CBD. (~$129 USD) 3 Stars

2. somerset darling harbour - also a great location in Darling Harbour area. (~$180 USD) 3.5 Stars

3. Hotel Ibis World Square or Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour. Ibis is a good brand chain and this one's located perfectly on Pitt Street in Sydney Downtown CBD. (~$100-130 USD) 3 stars

4. Sullivans Hotel is not in the CBD so if you like a bit of distance from the bustle Sullivans Hotel is located on Oxford Street, in fashionable Paddington (~$110 USD) 3 stars

Backpacker ideas:

Nomads Maze Backpackers, Sydney Downtown CBD, Less than $20 USD pp.
Bernly Private Hotel, Sydney Downtown CBD, $15-40 USD This is in King's Cross.

Hope this helps! Enjoy your trip!