Best hotels & accommodations in Sydney

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Sydney as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.


Our recommendations

Best cheap hotel in Sydney: The Baxley Bondi

Best boutique hotel in Sydney: Ovolo 1888 Hotel

Best luxury hotel in Sydney: The Langham Sydney

Best hostel in Sydney: Wake Up! Sydney Central

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The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

166 euro 147 gbp 205 usd 21730 jpy 159 cad 159 aud 1605 hkd 270 sgd 192 chf 1301 cny 1691 sek 1238 dkk 1596 nok

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Telegraph

180 euro 160 gbp 223 usd 23638 jpy 173 cad 173 aud 1746 hkd 294 sgd 209 chf 1416 cny 1839 sek 1346 dkk 1737 nok

Establishment Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

196 euro 174 gbp 242 usd 25652 jpy 188 cad 188 aud 1894 hkd 319 sgd 227 chf 1536 cny 1996 sek 1461 dkk 1885 nok

Hotel The Langham, Sydney

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

204 euro 182 gbp 253 usd 26818 jpy 197 cad 197 aud 1980 hkd 333 sgd 237 chf 1606 cny 2087 sek 1528 dkk 1970 nok

Hotel Spicers Potts Point, Sydney

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

153 euro 136 gbp 190 usd 20140 jpy 148 cad 148 aud 1487 hkd 250 sgd 178 chf 1206 cny 1567 sek 1147 dkk 1480 nok

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

183 euro 163 gbp 227 usd 24062 jpy 177 cad 177 aud 1777 hkd 299 sgd 213 chf 1441 cny 1872 sek 1371 dkk 1768 nok

Hotel QT, Sydney

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

164 euro 146 gbp 203 usd 21518 jpy 158 cad 158 aud 1589 hkd 267 sgd 190 chf 1289 cny 1674 sek 1226 dkk 1581 nok

Hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

136 euro 120 gbp 168 usd 17808 jpy 131 cad 131 aud 1315 hkd 221 sgd 157 chf 1066 cny 1386 sek 1014 dkk 1308 nok

Q Station Harbour National Park Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:

New York Times

105 euro 93 gbp 130 usd 13780 jpy 101 cad 101 aud 1017 hkd 171 sgd 122 chf 825 cny 1072 sek 785 dkk 1012 nok

Bondi Beach House Bed & Breakfast, Sydney

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

89 euro 79 gbp 110 usd 11660 jpy 85 cad 85 aud 861 hkd 145 sgd 103 chf 698 cny 907 sek 664 dkk 856 nok

Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney

Reccomended by:


143 euro 127 gbp 177 usd 18762 jpy 138 cad 138 aud 1385 hkd 233 sgd 166 chf 1123 cny 1460 sek 1069 dkk 1378 nok

Hotel Lamont by Lancemore, Sydney

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122 euro 108 gbp 151 usd 16006 jpy 117 cad 117 aud 1182 hkd 199 sgd 141 chf 958 cny 1245 sek 912 dkk 1176 nok


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Sydney?

One of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney is known for its Opera House and a distinctive global appeal. The harbour front and quaysides and the famous Harbour Bridge are the landmark structures. Apart from these iconic sights, we will tell you the other places to visit here.

Bondi beach
The crescent-shaped white sand beach is a famous landmark of Sydney, and attracts surfers from all over the world. Trendy cafes to laid-back pubs dot the sea-front, while the premier hotels offer a magnificent view of the ocean. The walk from Bondi to Coogee has one of the most brilliant scenery.

It is a bohemian neighbourhood that draws shoppers to the budget stores. The bars and eateries have a distinctive feel and cater to a global fare. Live theatre, comedy shows and street art is what makes this place unique and brings tourists to New Town.

It has a carefree, intellectual area with a certain historic charm. Bookshops and galleries attract the scholars whereas the Saturday Market is a favourite among the shoppers. Ethnic eateries and edgy cafes and pubs are a big hit among the tourists.

Being an hour's drive from the city centre, it has the feel of a village. The surfing and swimming spots are quite popular among the tourists. You can sun-bathe on the pristine beaches while having a relaxing day.

One of the posh neighbourhoods of Sydney, it has trendy boutique hotels. Darling Street in Balmain is famous for its stores, artisan bakeries and luxury eateries. Balmain market is famous for the local produces like food, handicraft and fashion.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Sydney.

What is the best luxury hotel in Sydney?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Sydney, then go for The Langham Sydney. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Sydney, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best budget hotel in Sydney?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Sydney, then book The Baxley Bondi. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Sydney.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Sydney?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Sydney that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Bondi Beach House B&B. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

What is the best hostel in Sydney?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Sydney? Check out Wake Up! Sydney Central. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Sydney.

What is the best boutique hotel in Sydney?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Sydney, you should check out Ovolo 1888 Hotel. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Sydney, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

Which Sydney hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try Four Seasons Hotel or Shangri-La Hotel. Both hotels offer amazing views of Sydney according to recent customer reviews.

How much does it cost to stay in a Sydney hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $90 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $130 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Sydney hotel then you can expect to pay around $190 per night.

Which Sydney hotel offers the best rooftop pool?

If you're looking for the best rooftop pool in Sydney try The Old Clare Hotel. The hotel has excellent customer reviews for their rooftop swimming pools.

Which Sydney hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Hotel Spicers Potts Point if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Sydney. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

Which Sydney hotel is the best for couples?

Try Hotel Spicers Potts Point if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Sydney, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.

What are the best things to do in Sydney?

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. Price: $48.

The Sydney Opera House Tour. Discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House with a 1-hour long guided tour that takes you underneath the world-famous sails and along and inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Price: $31.

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Hop onboard the Scenic Railway (or other rides) at Scenic World, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch (dietary requirements accommodated), and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and other native Australian critters. Price: $180.

More things to do in Sydney

About Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Residents of the city are known as Sydneysiders. The city has become a major global cultural and economic center over the years and became one of the foremost multicultural cities in the world following the Second World War. As a result of this diversity, over 250 different languages are spoken in Sydney alone.

The city is ranked highly in indexes of cities in terms of quality of living. The city is classified as an alpha world city indicating its influence throughout the world. The city has an advanced market economy with enormous strength and influence in tourism, manufacturing and finance. The city is also a major education center, being the home to one of the most renowned universities in the world, the University of Sydney.

The city ranks as one of the most visited cities in the world, seeing tens of millions of tourists annually coming to see the beautiful and breathtaking places of interest scattered around the city. The city is also notable for its natural features that include Sydney Harbour, Royal National Park and Royal Botanic Garden.

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