Sydney is a great place to visit but if you’re a family, it can sometime be hard to find accommodation to fit your budget. We’ve compiled a list of 17 great places to stay in Sydney that will fit the whole family and won’t cost the earth so you’ll still have enough money to spend on visiting all the great attractions there are in Sydney. Take a look at our 17 bright ideas for Budget Family Accommodation Sydney and enjoy your holiday:
Central Railway Hotel & Apartments, Chippendale – Chippendale is a great location to base yourself in Sydney as its close to Central Station, which will take you anywhere. The Railway Hotel & Apartments is a great family option as they have a family rooms, an outdoor terrace and free WiFi. A kitchenette also helps with low cost breakfasts and lunches. You also have great restaurants close by in Surry Hills so you don’t need to travel into the city every night.
Woolbrokers Hotel, Pyrmont – A terrific location for a family as it’s minutes away from Darling Harbour, Power House Museum and China Town as well as the City. The Woolbrokers Hotel is excellent budget accommodation for larger families as they have a large family room that can accommodate for up to 8 family members. Some rooms even have private bathrooms. There is a continental breakfast in the dining room, free WiFi and an outdoor courtyard.
Ibis Budget Sydney East, Darlinghurst – Clean, modern and a hop, skip and a jump away from all Sydney has to offer. Rooms can fit unto 4 people (maybe even 5 if you request a cot). The rooms are air-conditioned, feature a private bathroom and a TV. Some rooms even offer Sydney Harbour views and a continental breakfast is served every morning. Darlinghurst is great for restaurants and night life and is only a 10 minute walk to the city or Sydney’s iconic shopping strip Oxford Street.
Bondi Breeze Apartment, Bondi – Just minutes away from Bondi Beach and all it has to offer, this 3 bedroom apartment is a great choice for families. The best part of staying here is the rooftop pool with amazing views of the beach. Bondi Breeze features a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with 2 additional toilets. You can enjoy watching a movie on the satellite flat-screen TV and DVD player or visiting the beach, restaurants and shopping nearby.
Breakfree on Clarence, Sydney – Right in the heart of Sydney is the Breakfree in Clarence. They have a large family room that sleeps 4 people and is modern and comfortable. It features everything you’d expect from a hotel including a mini-bar. You’ll be close to Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Pitt St Mall if you choose to stay here.
Manly Guest House, Manly – Do you want to stay just meters from the beach then this is the place for you. Their family room sleeps up to 6 people, with a shared bathroom and you will be able to walk to everything Manly has to offer including restaurants and cafes. There is also a shared kitchen if you want to save even more money. Take the Manly Ferry to the city and see all the sights of Sydney or just grab the kids and the buckets and spades and spend all your time on the beach.
Woolloomooloo Waters Hotel, Woolloomooloo – Base your Sydney stay in Woollomooloo and you’ll be only a short walk from the Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery of NSW and the iconic Sydney Opera House. You’ll also have great restaurants near by at the Finger Wharf. Rooms here will fit up to 4 people per room and there is an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and hot tub, fitness center and children’s playground are across from the hotel. Some apartments also have a private balcony and laundry facilities.
Checkers Resort, Terrey Hills – If you don’t want to stay in the centre of Sydney, why not stay on the Northern Beaches and be close to great restaurants, pristine beaches and Palm Beach, the set of Home & Away. Terrey Hills also has a great golf course. Checkers has everything you want from a holiday resort, like a a fully equipped fitness center, 2 flood-lit tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails, and jogging and cycling paths. There is also a golf course and putting greens on the extensive grounds.
Rydges Camperdown, Camperdown – Rydges Camperdown is a fantastic budget family accommodation option in Sydney. Camperdown is just 5 mins from the centre of Sydney but is also close to King Street, Newtown which has terrific shopping and restaurants for all sorts of budgets. The rooms are modern and well appointed and many have great views of the Sydney skyline. There is an outdoor pool and they have a restaurant onsite for breakfast and dinner.
Glenferrie Lodge, Kirribilli – It has a great location, on Sydney’s lower north shore, and it has family rooms and a huge garden with a playground. You will have to share a bathroom but they are well kept and some rooms have water views. Kirribilli Wharf is just 1 minute away so a ferry trip to Circular Quay is super easy.
APX Apartments, Parramatta – If you are happy to stay a little bit out of the centre of Sydney then Parramatta is a great option, its about 30 mins by train to the city. APX apartments offers 3 bedroom serviced apartments and their is a pool, BBQ facilities and complementary WiFi (always important with kids). You are also close to Rosehill Racecourse and about 1hr to the Blue Mountains. Parramatta Westfield is also just minutes away, which is one of Sydney’s biggest shopping centres and Sydney Olympic Park & ANZ Stadium are also about 10mins by train or taxi.
Royal Hotel, Randwick – Base your family in Randwick and you’ll be only minutes away from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. You’ll be close to famous Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction and the Bondi to Coogee costal walk is a must. There are great restaurants and shops close by and you’re only a short bus trip into the city. The Royal Hotel has beautiful rooms, there is a bistro onsite and their superior family suite will accommodate up to 5 people.
Highfield Hotel, Potts Point – This is a great option if you really want budget family accommodation Sydney. The rooms are neat and tidy and there are some with private bathroom. You have access to a shared kitchen and laundry facilities. You can have up to 5 people in their Classic Family Room. Potts Points is a hidden gem in Sydney with tree-lined streets, gorgeous art-deco architecture and great restaurants and nightlife. It’s only minutes from the centre of Sydney yet feels miles away.
Grand Hotel, Sydney – Yes, you can stay in the centre if Sydney on a budget. Located on Hunter Street in Sydneys CBD, this pub style accommodation offers family rooms with shared bathrooms. There is a pool room with 2 pool tables, a jukebox, 2 plasma screens and large windows with views of the city. There is also a restaurant onsite that offers great pub food but you can step outside and you’ll be seconds away from all the great Sydney restaurants and cafes. This would be a great option for a family with teens.
Australian Sunshine Lodge, Newtown – With cosy, budget rooms and a good size family room for 6 people, the Australian Sunshine Lodge is located on vibrant King Street and hundreds of great restaurants and shops. It’s also close to Sydney Park – a fantastic place to take the kids. Each room has a microwave, fridge and TV and there is also a communal kitchen. Why not spend some time in the sunny courtyard and have a BBQ or catch the train into the city.
Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, Pyrmont – Be on the doorstep of Star Casino, Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf. You’ll be close to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World and the IMAX theatre. China Town is also minutes away. This budget hotel has family rooms with private external bathrooms and you’ll also have access to a shared kitchen and dining room. It’s neat and tidy and very convenient.
Wyndel Apartments Apex North Sydney, North Sydney – A two bedroom apartment is a great option for a budget conscious family. Staying in North Sydney, you’ll be able to walk (or train) over the Harbour Bridge (A visit up to the Pylon Lookout is a must – and much better on the purse than a Bridge Climb) on your way to the city or take a ferry. You’ll also be close to Luna Park, North Sydney Swimming Pool and make sure you visit Balmoral Beach which is perfect for younger kids. If you want to stay in, you’ll have access to the indoor pool, fitness centre and rooftop terrace.
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