Looking for hotels in Sydney, Australia, may feel like an overwhelming proposition. After all, the city has a burgeoning cosmopolitan population of more than four million and is considered a regional and global economic powerhouse.
Sydney as we now know it began humbly enough in the 1700s, when Captain Cook first landed in Botany Bay, and the Australian Gold Rush in the 1800s began to draw visitors by the thousands. Just over 100 years later, Sydney overtook Melbourne in terms of population, and today, visitors have their pick of accommodations when travelling.
Backpackers are often drawn to the affordable youth hostels of Sydney. Sydney has hostels that offer traditional dormitory-style rooms as well as private rooms with Internet access, air conditioning, and access to group laundry facilities to ensure comfort during your stay.
Three- and four-star hotels provide plenty of options for reasonably priced stays within the city and its suburbs, while five-star hotels may be pricier but offer the extra pampering and waterfront views many crave while on holiday.
Boutique hotels are another option. These do not have star ratings, but they are often exquisitely serviced and imbued with a unique character. They may be nestled in the CBD or neighbourhoods throughout the city and its suburbs. Boutique hotels often have the largest price range of any accommodations, ranging from extremely budget-friendly to those priced more similarly to a five-star hotel.
Furnished apartments tend to be the accommodations of choice for those who are in Sydney for a longer period, whether on business, visiting family, or relocating. Furnished or serviced apartments are much more affordable than most other accommodations when considered for a long-term stay, and they allow individuals or families to enjoy the comforts of home more easily without the constant interruptions common at hotels and hostels.
Of course, Sydney also offers motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, and other similar accommodations for those just travelling through, couples on romantic getaways, backpackers, business travellers, and families on a budget. No matter why you are here, we have a bed for you.