For more info, check out Sydney Harbour YHA on Hostelworld here

For more info, check out Sydney Harbour YHA on Hostelworld here

Coogee Beach House Coogee Beach House is one of the best Sydney hostels for travellers hoping for a more relaxed Sydney vacation. The suburb itself is seven kilometres from Sydney’s CBD and this hostel is located directly on Coogee Beach. Spend your days walking along the coast, snorkelling in nearby Gordons Bay and surfing, or you can easily take public transport into the city. Coogee Beach is home to the world-famous Coogee Pavilion with its rooftop bar (just down the road), as well as plenty of other cafes and bars. Now, let’s discuss the hostel. The Coogee Beach House is home to a large communal area, dorms with king single beds and a selection of private rooms.

The hostel embraces the laid-back lifestyle Australia is known for, so you’re in for a treat! For more info, check out Coogee Beach House on Hostelworld here. Wake Up! Bondi Beach Speaking of beaches… Wake Up! Hostels also has an option in stellar Bondi Beach. Newly refurbished, Wake Up! Bondi Beach is home to a rooftop terrace furnished with umbrellas and ic beach views. Inside, the multi-storey hostel has private rooms and dorms rooms (deluxe dorms include Bondi Beach views too). Bondi Beach is located approximately 40 minutes by public transport from the CBD, so I’d recommend this Sydney hostel to travellers who want to spend more time at the beach than exploring the city. For more info, check out Wake Up! Bondi Beach on Hostelworld here.

I hope this list of the top 5 Sydney hostels helps you choose where to stay in Sydney. Perfectly embracing the city and coastal life, it’s easy to see why it’s one of Australia’s most popular cities. Thank you to The Nomadvisor for partnering with me on this post.

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This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read the full disclosure policy here. Now, I know us Aussies are confined to domestic travel for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, our country is huge and filled with many beautiful places to visit (head to this post for some solo travel inspo). If you’re searching for the perfect present for a grounded Aussie traveller like myself, I highly recommend an experience gift from RedBalloon. Keep reading for an overview of some of the most popular experience gifts available through RedBalloon. RedBalloon Experiences I feel like most Aussies have heard of RedBalloon by now (if not, where have you been?

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