There is a wide choice of hotels in Sydney catering to every budget – from 5-star international hotel chains to niche boutique properties in some of Sydney’s trendy suburbs.
The Sydney hotels below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over A$300)
Moderate (A$100 to A$300)
Cheap (under A$100)
The prices quoted above are the starting prices for a standard double room and include breakfast unless otherwise specified. The central Sydney area has a 10% accommodation levy, commonly known as the bed tax. This is added to the bill and included in the prices quoted here. Most hostel-type accommodation is exempt from this tax.
The original luxe Sydney hotel, the Four Seasons boasts one of the best views around. Located in the historic Rock’s area, overlooking the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the hotel’s 531 luxurious guestrooms and suites all feature a 42- inch LCD television, iPod/MP3 player connectivity and wireless internet access. The spa is one of the best in the city and facilities include steam, sauna and Sydney’s largest heated outdoor pool.Address: The Rocks, 199 George Street, Sydney, 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9250 3100.
One of the most boldly conceived hotels in Sydney, Ovolo Woolloomooloo (formerly Taj BLUE Hotel) occupies the renovated interior of an old loading wharf, jutting out into the harbour at Woolloomooloo Bay. Retaining the original exterior and many of the interior beams, the refit is an ingenious exercise in industrial chic. Business travellers are well catered for with luxury meeting spaces with amenities such as AV equipment, TV screens, and other high tech features.
Address: Woolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Sydney,
Telephone: +61 2 9331 9000.
Occupying a unique position on the water's edge of Sydney's Harbour, The Park Hyatt has a wide range of rooms to choose from all offering deluxe amenities including shoeshine, turndown, robes, gym access and 24-hour butler service. The hotel's restaurant, the Harbour Kitchen & Bar, offers incredible views of the harbour and opera house through floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors. This Sydney hotel also features a spa, fitness centre and rooftop swimming pool.Address: The Rocks, 7 Hickson Road, Sydney,
Telephone: +61 2 9256 1234.
Close to the restaurant and shopping areas of Oxford and Crown Streets is this moderately priced hotel with 149 modern rooms and an on-site Italian restaurant. Adjacent to the hotel is an area that used to be a notorious no-go zone in the 1920s, frequented by the city’s worst criminals.Address: Surry Hills, 212 Riley Street, Sydney, 2010
Telephone: +61 2 9212 1111.
Situated in Darlinghurst, the Kirketon Hotel is an intimate, 40-room boutique hotel set amid the bustling restaurant and nightclub district. Home to an award-winning bar and the Fu Manchu Asian restaurant, this is a stylish property featuring gold tones, caramel hues, free internet access and plush rain-effect showers.Address: Darlinghurst, 229 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, 2010
Telephone: +61 2 9332 2011.
ibis Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel
Centrally located in bustling Darling Harbour, ibis offers 256 modern and comfortable rooms, with views of the suburb of Pyrmont, the Sydney skyline, or the harbour itself. The hotel’s built-in-restaurant offers an international buffet for breakfast and classic bistro food for dinner. For an evening drink, the bar provides access to an outdoor terrace overlooking the harbour.
Address: Darling Harbour, 70 Murray Street, Sydney, 2009
Telephone: +61 2 9563 0888
King’s Cross Backpackers
Located in vibrant King’s Cross, KXB is popular among travellers looking to be in the heart of Sydney at a cheap price. Newly renovated in 2017, the hostel holds weekly rooftop barbecues, day and night activities, and free breakfast.Address: , 79 Bayswater Road, Sydney, 2011
Telephone: +61 2 9331 0520
The Downing Hostel
This hostel in the Central Business District offers rooms for the budget-minded traveller. Guests can enjoy free laundry services, free WiFi, and discounts at the bar downstairs. The hostel is conveniently located next to Museum railway station, and just a few minutes’ walk from the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
Address: , 253 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 2000
Telephone: +61 426 275 695
The Woolbrokers Hotel
In the heart of Darling Harbour, Woolbrokers Hotel is located near some of Sydney’s main attractions, including the Sydney Aquarium, Harbourside shopping complex, and Sydney Wildlife World. The heritage building has been redesigned with 27 rooms to accommodate groups, families, or solo travellers.
Address: Pyrmont, 22 Allen Street, Sydney, 2009
Telephone: +61 2 9552 4773