10 Hostels With Private Rooms In Sydney, Australia - Updated 2024

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New South Wales’ capital Sydney is one of the expensive cities in the world. The Australian city has long stretches of glorious beaches and harbours, making it one of the country’s most-visited cities. Synonymous with Sydney and the must-visit tourist attraction is the Sydney Opera House. Families with children will enjoy a visit to the Taronga Zoo, or whale watching along Sydney Harbor’s coast. History and art lovers will have a field day as it is home to a number of well-known museums: Australian Museum, Museum of Sydney, Australian National Maritime Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art. Buzzing with life, the cosmopolitan city has something to offer everyone. Here’s a look at the top 10 hostels with private rooms in Sydney, Australia, to aid your vacation plans.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of private rooms and dates, and decor. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Base Sydney (from USD 22)

Ideal for couples, this hostel is located in Sydney’s Central Business district. Guests can prepare meals in the shared kitchen, or if you are too lazy the on-site restaurant will come to your aid. The Scary Canary, the local bar offers international cuisines and drinks along with DJs, beer pong, bingo and billiards competition. Kingsford Smith Airport is only 7.4 km (4.6 miles) away. Guests booking for more than three days can avail the airport shuttle service free of charge. Tumbalong Park is a few blocks away.

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Nomads Sydney

Wifi Available

Address: 477 Kent Street
413 meters (0.3 ft) from Darling Harbour

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Games room

2. Sydney Central YHA (from USD 28)

Situated opposite the Sydney Central station, this award-winning hostel provides private rooms. Guests enjoy barbecue nights at the rooftop outdoor area while admiring the Sydney skyline. If you are too lazy to head out, watch a movie at the on-site cinema hall or enjoy drinks at the in-house Scubar nightclub. Take help and guidance from the on-site travel agency for a perfect trip. The Australian National Maritime Museum is 1.5 km (0.93 miles) away from where you can explore the seven galleries featuring the HM Bark Endeavour Replica, the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the submarine HMAS Onslow.

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YHA Sydney Central This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 11-23 Rawson Place
852 meters (0.6 ft) from Darling Harbour

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. Wake Up! Sydney Central (from USD 35)

Located a few blocks from Chinatown, this hostel offers private rooms with modern decor, secure lockers and a TV connection. Guests can cook their own meals in the shared kitchen or enjoy yummy delicacies at Roy’s Cafe & Bistro, the in-house restaurant. Enjoy fun-filled activities like city walks, pizza nights, live DJ’s and bands and movie nights. Sydney Opera House is 3 km (1.8 miles) from here.

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Wake Up! Sydney Central

Wifi Available

Address: 509 Pitt Street
910 meters (0.6 ft) from Darling Harbour

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift

4. The Village Glebe (from USD 25)

Lying in Glebe’s inner suburb, this hostel boasts private and shared rooms. Guests can enjoy barbecue facilities in the outdoor dining area and interact with other guests in the lounge room. Guests are given the privilege of a 24-hour free Wi-Fi connection during check-in, and additional Wi-Fi service can be purchased at the rate of 3 AUD (2.14 USD) per day. Seafood lovers can pay a visit to Sydney Fish Markets featuring seafood shops, wine and baked goods, restaurants and deli items. This market is just 900 meters (2952 feet) away.

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The Village Glebe

7.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 256 Glebe Point Road
1.73 km (1.1 mi) from Darling Harbour

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Billiards Table tennis BBQ facilities Heating

5. Billabong Gardens (from USD 21)

Situated near King Street which is bustling with bars, restaurants and shops, this hostel boasts affordable accommodation along with a communal terrace and a shared lounge area. Guests can enjoy a swim in the outdoor plunge pool or avail of the games room. If you are not in the mood to prepare meals in the shared kitchen, take a short stroll to reach multiple restaurants and cafes.

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Newtown Backpackers

6.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 5-11 Egan Street, Newtown
2.76 km (1.8 mi) from Darling Harbour

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Safety deposit box

6. Big Hostel (from USD 21)

Located in the Central Business district, the Big Hostel offers free breakfast to guests. The air-conditioned private rooms at the hostel have an attached bathroom, a TV and double-glazed windows. Guests can spend some quiet time in the rooftop garden. The travel desk will assist you in planning short getaways or day trips easily. The Capitol Theatre, where you can enjoy world-class musicals, ballet and opera, is only 300 meters (984 feet) away. Cinema enthusiasts can take a short walk to reach Golden Age Cinema, which shows classic and cult movies.

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Big Backpackers Hostel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
965 meters (0.6 ft) from Darling Harbour

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift

7. The Village Broadway (from USD 19)

The ideal accommodation for shopping enthusiasts, this hostel is opposite the Broadway Shopping Centre. It offers newly-renovated modern private rooms, a shared kitchen, a sunny rooftop terrace, as well as laundry and lounge rooms. Guests can enjoy live music and drinks at the onsite bar or head to multiple cafes in the locality. Art lovers can pay a visit to the White Rabbit Gallery featuring Chinese contemporary art, which is just 500 meters (1640 feet) from the hostel.

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The Lansdowne Hotel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 2-6 City Road
1.23 km (0.8 mi) from Darling Harbour

Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Express check-in/check-out Luggage storage

8. Original Backpackers (from USD 21)

Inside a Victorian-style mansion, this cosy hostel boasts barbecue facilities that can be enjoyed in its large sunny courtyard. There are multiple room options available and guests can opt for the private room featuring a refrigerator. You can enjoy free coffee and tea in the communal kitchen while interacting with other guests. You can also take your pick from the selection of books and DVDs or play a board game to entertain yourself. Bondi Beach is a 15-minute bus ride from here.

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Original Backpackers

6.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 160-162 Victoria Street, Potts Point
2.04 km (1.3 mi) from Darling Harbour

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Games room Internet services

9. Sydney Student Living (from USD 14)

Ideal for students and bachelors, this hostel is close to the Concord’s shops and restaurants. Guests can choose between air-conditioned private rooms or dormitories with private bathroom facilities. Head to the fitness center to burn calories or take a dip in the pool. Visitors can also enjoy archery, movie nights, cycling, table tennis and a game of tennis in and outside this rental. Sydney Harbor is a short drive away where you can enjoy sailing and swimming.

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Sydney Student Living

Address: 38 Burton Street, Concord
8.92 km (5.6 mi) from Darling Harbour

10. Westend Backpackers

Located close to the Sydney Central station, this hostel offers accommodation to guests looking for shared dormitory or private rooms. If you are too lazy to go out, keep yourself entertained in the games room or gather in the TV lounge or communal area to interact with other guests. Availability of a luggage room, guest laundry service, X-box and a 24-hour reception makes for a comfortable stay. The World Square Shopping Centre is a few blocks from here.

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Westend Backpackers

Address: 412 Pitt Street
738 meters (0.5 ft) from Darling Harbour

Discover the gems of Sydney

If you are yearning for some sandy beaches, then Sydney is calling out to you! What better way to experience this cosmopolitan city than staying in a hostel as you backpack your way through Australia. Mingle with other travellers and explore the sights and landmarks of Sydney as you head back with memories of a lifetime!

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