Boutique Hotels In Sydney
Flights to Australia can often be scored cheap, but accommodation can get real pricey down under. If you’re planning a trip to Sydney, here are 9 boutique hotels in the city that cost under S$120 a night.
The prices indicated below are for a standard room (for 1-2 pax) obtained from the hotel’s websites directly. During the off-peak season, they might even be cheaper on third-party booking sites. Best of all, Australia’s currency is currently almost equivalent to that of Singapore’s, so converting prices won’t be such a chore.
1. Base Backpackers Sydney
Base Backpackers Sydney offers both dorm rooms as well as private rooms, so you can enjoy a hotel-like stay at a more affordable rate. With dark carpeted floors, a neutral colour palette and birch headboards, the sleek and minimalist interiors are extremely cosy and inviting.
Base Backpackers Sydney is 2 minutes away from Darling Harbour and numerous bars, cafes and nightlife are accessible by foot. If you’re keen to see some underwater giants, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a 10-minute walk away.
2. The Capsule Hotel
The Capsule Hotel adopts a futuristic theme, with its spacious and white sleeping pods resembling a scene out of Star Wars. As is typical of capsule hotels, you will have to share the hotel’s facilities with other guests and the pods are situated close to one another in a row.
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, you’ll be close to many tourist attractions and shopping and recreational amenities, like World Square shopping centre.
If you want to sightsee around Sydney, Town Hall Station and Museum Station are a 3-minute and 4-minute walk away respectively. These two stations are interchanges of the 8 and 5 train lines respectively, which means travelling to various attractions and suburbs will be easy and convenient.
Nearest train station: Town Hall Station and Museum Station
Address: 640 George Street, level 3, Sydney New South Wales 2000, Australia
Rates: A$65/night (~S$60.35/night)
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3. Sydney Central YHA
If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy accommodation without breaking the bank, consider giving Sydney Central YHA a shot. The hostel was recently refurbished and vibrant colours and loud murals now grace its walls.
Guests also get to enjoy the use of various amenities available in the building, including the cinema room, rooftop BBQ pit, sauna and swimming pool.
Since it’s in the central area of Sydney, keeping yourself entertained will not be a problem. Central Station is a 3-minute walk away, while Market Place and Capitol Theatre are 5 minutes away. Food choices in the area are endless, but we recommend paying Cafe Du Nord, It’s Time For Thai and Side Bar a visit.
4. Lord Wolseley Hotel
If you want the convenience of having your dining facilities close by, Lord Wolseley Hotel is a family-run hotel with an in-house bistro and bar. Nine rooms are spread out across the first two floors of the hotel.
Head to the ground floor to try the bistro’s cheeseburger and fries, which are highly rated by many. The main draw, however, is definitely the ‘A$1 Oysters Saturdays’ promotion, where oyster lovers will be able to get freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters for only A$1 each.
Nearby attractions include the famous Darling Harbour, Sydney City Centre, Harbourside Mall and Pyrmont Bridge, which are all 10 to 15 minutes away by foot.
Nearest train station: Exhibition Centre Light Rail Station and Wentworth Park Light Rail Station
Address: 265 Bulwara Road, Ultimo New South Wales 2007, Australia
Rates: A$84/night (~S$74.90/night)
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5. The Village Glebe
If you prefer the hipster lyfe, then try The Village Glebe. The hostel boasts a large and peaceful courtyard, furnished with wooden benches that will be perfect for late-night HTHTs.
All rooms at the hostel come with private ensuites. You can choose between shared rooms with 4-12 beds, female-only rooms with 6-8 beds and private rooms with a double bed. The communal kitchen in the hotel is equipped with the necessary tools to do some light cooking. You can also kick back and relax in the TV lounge.
It is surrounded by an abundance of hipster cafes, vintage retail and thrift stores, and second-hand bookstores. If you’re hunting for a nearby eatery to quickly satisfy your hunger pangs, Glebe Point Diner is just a minute’s walk down the street.
Nearest train station: Jubilee Park Light Rail Station
Address: 256 Glebe Point Road, Glebe New South Wales 2037, Australia
Rates: A$92/night (~S$85.86/night)
6. Shakespeare Hotel
Book lovers, this is the hotel for you. Travel back in time to the Romantic era at Shakespeare Hotel. The five-room hotel is decked out in wallpaper and other trimmings that are reminiscent of the 1850s.
Check ‘food’ off your list of concerns because the in-house restaurant bar serves steaks, tacos, burgers and more, at an extremely affordable rate.
Its location in the pretty inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, regarded as a trendy shopping district and foodie capital, means that you can have your pick of shops, cafes and restaurants. When you do want to head out of Surry Hills, Central Station is a 10-minute walk away.
7. Peg Leg Darling Harbour
All aboard Peg Leg Darling Harbour. This nautical-themed boutique hotel has a variety of rooms available. If you’re looking for more bang for your buck, opt for the Single Room with a shared toilet at a rate of A$100. It has a communal BBQ area on the roof for a one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience.
The in-house restaurant bar, Peg Leg Tavern, is situated on the ground floor of the hotel. Hotel guests can enjoy happy hour drinks and 20% off the total bill.
Star Casino, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are all in close proximity, so rest assured there will be plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. If you’re planning to travel out of the area, Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station is 2 minutes away by foot.
8. Glenferrie Lodge
For those who prefer to stay further away from the CBD or to live like a local when they travel, Glenferrie Lodge offers a suburban escape in Kirribilli that will make you feel right at home. White walls, birch panels and furniture, and mid-century style furnishings warm and liven up the rooms with an almost-Scandinavian vibe.
Milsons Point Station is a 12-minute walk away while the iconic Luna Park is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Be sure to check out the Kirribilli Markets, which happen every second Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month, for vintage clothing, handmade goods and food.
Boutique Hotels In Sydney
Contrary to popular belief, it’s definitely possible to travel to Sydney on a budget.
Whether you’re backpacking around Sydney or seeking a quick escape refuge from your stressful life, you can definitely consider these 9 boutique hotels for an affordable and satisfying stay.