Hostels are a popular choice for budget-conscious backpackers and working holiday visa travellers to Sydney Australia. Summers (from October to December) brings a large number of holidaymakers and backpackers from around the world looking for cheap accommodation near the city. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities to stay, therefore, the choice of right accommodation is the first step to maximize your holiday fun by cutting down on accommodation costs.
I have lived in Sydney for over 20 years and have prioritized suburbs based on easy access to transport, proximity to places of interest, nightlife and access to cheap food outlets. Here is pick on some of the best locations to stay for budget-conscious travellers.