Visitors to the Land Down Under find Sydney has a delightful blend of natural beauty and international sophistication as evidenced by the dazzling coastal skyline. Explore Sydney Harbor on cruise boats which offer a range of exciting adventures from whale watching, to scuba diving, to snorkeling with the sea turtles. To see the big picture hot air balloon rides take guests high above the city for a bird’s eye view of Sydney’s beaches, parks, zoos and botanical gardens with nature walks that are waiting to be explored. Adventurers ready to dive into the surrounding bush country, head to Sydney during the winter months to take advantage of the warm, dry weather to hike, bike, trail ride or paraglide across Australia’s fabled Outback.
Sydney has plenty of attractions for culture lovers as well with collections from the hottest artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, displays outlining naval history at the Australian National Maritime Museum and stunning displays of Australia’s natural splendor at The Rocks Discovery Museum. The majestic Sydney Opera House brings in top-class talent from all over the world while local festivals and nightclubs have acts that feature everything from didgeridoo soloists to full metal rock bands.
Staying here can be surprisingly inexpensive, so if you’re looking for cheap hotels in Sydney and bargain hostels with comfortable quarters but without a steep price tag, check out these options. These travel-friendly establishments are a great place to meet fellow globetrotters and get tips on how to avoid the tourist traps and focus on Sydney’s many hidden treasures.
Aarons Hotel Sydney
Smack in the heart of Sydney, this renovated 19th century building is equipped with all the modern conveniences in well-appointed air-conditioned rooms complete with refrigerators, coffee makers, private bathrooms and flat screen TVs. Downstairs are washing machines and their friendly wireless Internet café/bar serves their guests breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Haven Inn
Located in Sydney’s inner city of Glebe, this hotel’s heritage-style charm includes a beautiful courtyard with an outdoor pool. Inside, some choice rooms have spectacular views of the Sydney skyline and Harbor Bridge but they all offer comfortable, spacious quarters complete with wireless Internet, safe deposit boxes and new bathrooms.
The tasteful façade of this historical hotel blends beautifully with the European elegance of the vibrant surrounding Sydney theater district. Located above the contemporary Sussex Arcade, the rooms are comfortable and the in-house lounge makes a great base of operations with a kitchenette, vending machines, Internet and washing machines.