The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast
A backpacking holiday in Sydney offers scope for a fantastic adventure and is also an inexpensive way of experiencing the city’s wealth of man-made and natural beauty. Sydney has numerous cheap and efficient hostels for those on backpacking holidays on a budget and a has one of the highest numbers of hostels out of any city in the world and so there are hundreds of options for accommodation, in a wide choice of location and standards. Kings Cross houses the largest selection of affordable places to stay but others in places like Bondi, Coogee, Glebe and Manly are also recommended. The average price to expect for a reasonable dorm bed is around $20, although this will rise during the peak summer period. For cheap beach locales choose to Bondi or Manly, only a short ferry ride away, while those seeking hostels in the heart of the popular nightspots and close to creature comforts should head for Kings Cross. Excellent transport links make the city a useful starting point for backpackers in Sydney to visit the National Parks, pristine beaches and other wildlife hotspots that litter the east coast.