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    • roseview
    • By roseview 13th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    Affordable accommodation in Sydney
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    Affordable accommodation in Sydney 13th Oct 16 at 8:11 PM
    Hi, looking for suggestions for affordable accommodation for a couple in Sydney. We want to be close enough to be able to get around and see the sights etc. We are well past backpacker age, so perhaps motels etc? Also willing to think of apartment perhaps. We are there for up to 10 days, plans yet to be finalised.

    Suggestions please from those with experience.
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    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 13th Oct 16, 8:52 PM
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    On my first visits, I would stay in Elizabeth Bay and Potts Point. I would also put Rushcutter's Bay in there.

    Click here for suggestions.

    Here is an example.
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 14th Oct 16, 7:31 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:31 AM
    Affordable and Sydney don't go together very well!
    travelover
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 14th Oct 16, 11:46 AM
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    We were in your situation 6 years ago; we stayed here:
    www.devere.com.au/
    Central enough (Potts Point), budget price, clean enough, good enough.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    Perhaps look at Sydney's public transport maps to get a feel for districts and how to get about. Will you want to do a trip to the blue mountains?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 14th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
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    Really no need. There a reason why both of us have suggested that particular area. It's central, close to the water and walking distance to Kings Cross station.


    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Oct 16, 12:56 PM
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    Yep know all that.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • roseview
    • By roseview 14th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    Yes, we will be wanting to visit the Blue Mountains. We've got 10 days available before heading over to Perth and have no itinerary as yet so open to suggestions on where/what to see, whether to hire a car and, if so, where to go.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    What time of year will you be visiting?

    We did a day trip to the blue mountains on the train, which was easy.
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    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 14th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
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    Don't waste too much time in the city.

    http://www.visitnsw.com
    https://www.queensland.com
    http://www.australia.com/en/places/vic.html

    You choose.
    • danandjens worldtravels
    • By danandjens worldtravels 14th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    Ok, I know it's a hostel but they have private rooms and it's a really good location. It's clean, not full of kids, when I stayed a few years ago lots of people were older/ retired. Have a read of the reviews before you dismiss it even though it's technically a hostel https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/sydney-surrounds/sydney-harbour/?gclid=CIDg0aKC288CFdQ_GwodBKwESg
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 14th Oct 16, 8:34 PM
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    Ok, I know it's a hostel but they have private rooms and it's a really good location. It's clean, not full of kids, when I stayed a few years ago lots of people were older/ retired. Have a read of the reviews before you dismiss it even though it's technically a hostel https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/sydney-surrounds/sydney-harbour/?gclid=CIDg0aKC288CFdQ_GwodBKwESg
    Originally posted by danandjens worldtravels
    The problem of course, is the price. Typically AU$185(£118). So you are really paying for the location. Of course nothing wrong with that.
    • roseview
    • By roseview 14th Oct 16, 11:22 PM
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    Not ruling out anything other than dorms!!
    • Westin
    • By Westin 15th Oct 16, 8:51 AM
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    My son and his girlfriend have just booked the Vulcan for around £100 per room per night. http://vulcanhotel.com.au. See if that fits the bill.

    Being in their early twenties they were also looking for something reasonably priced within Sydney. They managed to save a further £30 off their three night stay by booking with Expedia and googling a discount code.

    Other options might be looking at areas two or three rail stops outside of the CBD.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 15th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    My son and his girlfriend have just booked the Vulcan for around £100 per room per night. http://vulcanhotel.com.au. See if that fits the bill.

    Being in their early twenties they were also looking for something reasonably priced within Sydney. They managed to save a further £30 off their three night stay by booking with Expedia and googling a discount code.

    Other options might be looking at areas two or three rail stops outside of the CBD.
    Originally posted by Westin
    Gosh, you don't get much space for your money. 18 sq. m. is hardly spacious, as they describe.
    The last time we were there, we got a special offer on Fraser Suites through Agoda.
    Prices appear to have risen considerably since then.

    No. of Nights: 4
    No. of Rooms: 1
    No. of Adults: 2
    Number of Children: 0
    Number of Extra Beds: 0
    Extra Bed Rate/Night: USD 0.00
    Breakfast: Not Included
    Room Type: 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite 52 sqm (602 sq ft)

    Special Notes: All special requests are subject to availability upon arrival.
    Promotion: Book now – rate includes 30% discount!
    Extra Charges:
    Total Due / Charge to Credit Card: GBP 415.16


    I may give AirBnB a go next time, as I like the idea of an apartment with outside space, for the price of a poky hotel room.

    Perhaps the OP can get a poky apartment for half the price of a poky hotel room.. by clicking on my link and sliding the maximum price downwards after putting their dates in.
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