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Sydney Cheap Accommodation Types: Where Can I Stay?

Finding accommodation in Australia and saving for it is really important since the country is an expensive place to travel, but definitely worth exploring! Don’t know where to start and where to stay in Sydney? We’ve narrowed down possible choices for you to select and hopefully can help you save time and some money.


Traveling around NSW on a limited is not that hard since it has a lot of remarkable range of backpacker accommodation, YSA hostels, and affordable cabins. The rates of hostels are normally cheaper than hotel rates, particularly with guests having the choice to stay in dorm rooms, wherein, they will just need to pay for the bed they will sleep in.

Hostel Criteria List:

  • Good score review
  • Air conditioning
  • Clean and workable kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Tour desk
  • Sydney CBD
  • WiFi

Sydney Hostels Options:

  • Sydney Central YHA
  • Glebe Point YHA Sydney
  • Sydney Harbor YHA


There is nothing more fun than staying a caravan or camping holiday in NSW! Hiring a caravan for your weekend getaway in Sydney is a notably cheap option than booking into a hotel or holiday cottage. Caravanning is more appropriate for families with small children and also more accessible for those who enjoy their own human comforts.

These three types of accommodation commonly provide a warm and homely place to stay at the end of each day, plus you can save money for more activities that you and your family are looking forward to doing.

Caravan Checklist:

  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rubbish Bags
  • Device Charger
  • Tools (Tapes, screwdrivers, knife, scissors etc.)
  • Snacks
  • Dishwashing detergent, plug, sponges, tea towels
  • Toiletries & bath towels

Caravan, Camping and Parks Options:

  • Byron Holiday Park
  • Eldee Station
  • Trilby Station


Looking for accommodation where you and your family can have some quality time together and create priceless memories? Why not stay in a homestead or on a working farm? Maybe you have dreamed of living in a peaceful countryside? When you decide to go for a farm stay holiday, you are encircled by the peacefulness of nature and living the farm life.

Your kids will benefit the most from this, they will learn and experience the farm life such as interacting with farm animals. Most farm stays provide horse riding and feeding of animals. So if you are into wildlife and outdoors, this is perfect for you.

Farm Stay Criteria:

  • Adequate outdoor activities
  • Facilities and furnishings
  • Good reviews and recommendations
  • Amenities
  • Solitude
  • Area guide to nearby attractions
  • Bath supplies and toiletries
  • Bicycles for countryside tour

Farm Stay Options:

  • Elm Cottage Tumut
  • Bilpin Country Lodge
  • Mowbray Park Farmstay
  • Tobruk Sydney Farm Stay


Although these should not be included in our accommodation options if you are trying to save money, maybe you can consider this for your next weekend getaway in Sydney if you do want to come back. The greatest benefit of spa retreats is you will really slow down and relax as much as you can possibly can.

Spa retreats will give you a refreshed and recharged feeling. You can sleep, enjoy fresh and healthy foods, and put yourself under the professional fingertips of the best beauty therapists they have.

Spa and Retreat Criteria:

  • WiFi
  • Bungalows and villas
  • Outdoor heated jacuzzi
  • Indoor spa bath
  • Private swimming pool
  • Fitness classes
  • Healthy food

Spa and Retreat Options:

  • Waters Edge Port Macquarie
  • Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
  • Ulladulla Guest House
  • Vine Lodge Heritage Getaway

Ivandrea Ollero

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