Broken Hill is known as the “accessible outback” in New South Wales, and you can get there by taking either a very long train ride or road trip from Sydney. A car trip to Broken Hill, for example, will take around 18 hours of driving.
Once in Broken Hill, there are several different accommodation options from hostels and guesthouses to hotels. While the Broken Hill hostels on this map are limited, you can find a number of budget options within the city to suit any traveler.
Broken Hill is a walkable city since it isn’t too big, but you’ll want a vehicle of some sorts to navigate to the treasures outside, such as Silverton (a now ghost town) and the living desert sculptures site. If you use Australia train travel to arrive, you’ll be happy to know that getting to your hostel will typically not take too long. However, the outback heat that is often present can mean taking a cab is well worth it.