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reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

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reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

inexperienced traveller looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a central location in sydney that is good to get to all the tourist attractions from. going to be there for three nights mid march.

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1. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney


everyone has a different perception of what a "reasonably priced" hotel should cost.

To set the scene .. from Circular Quay right up to Central, George Street is the main street and it's easy to catch buses up or down the street. At Circular Quay there's a train starion, buses (including the HOHO and the "555" Free bus) and ferries.

CQ / The Rocks are is popular for tourists to stay and to go to because there are some venues there (Bridge, The Rocks historic area, Museums, tourist shops, Opera House, Botanic Gardens, ferries to Manly, the Zoo, Darling Harbour etc)

Within Sydney's CBD (Central Business District), most of the highest priced hotels are around Circular Quay / The Rocks.

In the middle of the CBD, you'll hotels such as Swissotel, Hilton, Sheraton etc and while they aren't necessarily as expensive as some of those at CQ, for some their prices are too high. Buses (paid and free), train stations on the "City Circle" and about 10-15 mins walk to CQ

Further away from the Quay and down towards World Square, you may find hotels at a cheaper rate and certainly that is the case about 500m down George Street around Chinatown to Central (Central Station). About a 20 min walk from World Square to CQ and about 5-10 to the trains but right on the bus route along George Street. Easy access to Darling Harbour from World Square or Chinatown

On the other hand, Darling Harbour offers some good accommodation too.

All of these areas have good access to transport (although IMO, Darling Harbour is not as good for transport options as are other places)

At Circular Quay you will find YHA The Rocks which offers private facilities in a double room

At Wynyard, a 5 min walk to Circular Quay you'll find a Travelodge Hotel which is cheaper than some places - they also have a couple of other hotels in the city

At Chinatown /Central you'll find other backpacker accommodation.

And in most of these areas you'll find (for Sydney) some "reasonably priced" accomodation.

If you use www.wotif.com you can filter results by those different areas within the city I have mentioned above or filter by accomodation type or price etc.

If you use a site such as www.booking.com just look at any hotel and click on the map to expand and you'll see a range of hotels in those areas mentioned above.

Finally, you'll find some "reasonably pricewd" hotels around Potts Point / Kings Cross .... this is not really IMO easy access to the tourist destinations but is popular with many due to the prices. Kings Cross is the red light district of Sydney and care should be taken at night as you would in any other city around the world.

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2. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

look at the YHA at the Rocks - new, views, position, price and meet other people

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3. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

thank you very much that's really helpful! I will look into it!

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4. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

some other hotels to consider ie look at the sites listed below and also check out the reviews here on TA...

very central, above a pub so check reviews if noise is an issue


also check out these two places



Edited: 5:01 am, January 04, 2013
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5. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

How about Vibe please ? Thanks.

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6. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

The Grand Hotel tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g255060-d298… is about the cheapest and most central you could get. However, it is not exactly 5-star.

Meanwhile, the Vibe is near Central Station, good for trains and airport transport, Chinatown, and not too far from Darling Harbour.

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7. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

When in June is your stay, Ruby?

Vibe is okay, nothing fancy, just like how GC Vibe Hotel is nothing fancy, but there might be other worthy options to consider too. Have you set an upper limit on how much you are prepared to spend for accommodation? Keep in mind Sydney prices will be higher than GC hotel prices, especially, on Saturday nights.

Two hotels come to mind which have rooms with one double/queen bed + one single bed: You could look at Hyde Park Inn (they provide you with a kitchenette and a little bit of breakfast items like some slices of bread, so you can have toast, newspaper, and free parking) and City Hotel (rather basic hotel) has a family premium room. Hotel Stellar, Radisson, Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel has rooms with a queen bed + single sofa bed.

Some hotels that offer two double/queen beds: Mercure Hotel Sydney, Hotel Stellar, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, Novotel Sydney Central, etc.

If you don't mind staying at hostels, YHA Sydney Central has a 5-share family room available, which can sometimes be cheaper (or only just a little more expensive) than their double/twin ensuite room, which you can choose to have the one double + one single room type (but, I don't know whether they'll charge extra for the third person being in the room - check with YHA directly).

Make sure to read the reviews so you know about the hotels before you decide which one to book.

The #555 bus is free and takes you on a rectangular route around the CBD (central business district / city centre), but, not to major tourist sights. This can be handy because if you're staying in the Chinatown area, then, you can catch the #555 bus, it'll take you to Circular Quay where the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge is. Just be aware that the #555 bus finishes by 3:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (but runs until 9PM on Thursdays), and finishes by 6PM on Saturday and Sunday. Look at - 131500.com.au/tickets/upload/docs/555map.pdf

Edited: 5:11 am, April 14, 2013
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8. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

Another choice in The Rocks which is not much more than a room at a hostel and one of my budget favorites.


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9. Re: reasonably priced hotel in central location in sydney

We visited Sydney 19 - 22 July 2013 and stayed at the Leisure Inn in Regent Street which is about 5 minutes walk from Central Station.

Our review of the hotel is attached


WE also mention our stay at the Leisure Inn in our comments on our stay in Sydney


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