Sydney is Australia’s largest and most visited city, and for good reason! Other than the unique Sydney hotels, food trips, and pub crawls; it offers one of the most unique destinations in the world. Sydney is a cosmopolitan city that is surrounded by shopping centres, breathtaking beaches, and world heritage sites. It has become one of the most sought after places, allowing tourists to indulge in a vacation experience unique to Sydney.
Here we will talk about basic information you need to know before going to Sydney, like what accommodation, food, and transportation usually costs. If this is your first time to visit Sydney, this list will definitely help.
If you are on a backpacking trip, you probably would be staying in a hostel. In Sydney, hostel price can range from 20-20 AUD for dorm type rooms, while private rooms cost 80-120 AUD.
The prices for hotels vary depending on where in the city you are staying. A budget hotel that is not too near the city centre can cost up to 90-150 AUD, also depending if it is a single accommodation or double. As you get nearer the centre, it can go up until 200 AUD or more.
First time visitors usually go for hotels just so they can focus more on touring the city and get cosy under tons of duvets once they are in the hotel. Some who have been there multiple times would opt for private hostels, the adventurous would often choose dorm type rooms.
However, AirBnB is also an option. It is when locals put up their houses or apartments for rent to tourists who would like affordable accommodation within the local neighbourhood.
The good news is Sydney is crawling with awesome hole-in-the-wall restaurants and cafes that offer delectable food without breaking the budget too much.
Affordable food like burgers and sandwiches usually cost up to 14 AUD and you can spend 20-28 AUD at restaurants. The food places near the harbour are usually more expensive because of the view, and some of those are usually high end. Fast food can cost you up to 15 AUD, but the ethnic restaurants offer satisfying meals at 10 AUD.
There are a lot of options when it comes to transportation. The ferry shows you around the harbour and that usually costs between 5-10 AUD depending on which way it passes. Buses are one of the most commonly used forms of transportation in Sydney, and costs start at 4 AUD for adults. Note that bus fares also have surges, depending on the time of day. As it is always in other parts of the globe, cabs are usually quite expensive. But if you really want to ride a cab, UberX is 40% cheaper.
You can also use the train, a commuter’s favourite, just like the bus. But if your destinations are near each other, you can opt to walk there instead. It allows for more time spent indulging in the sights of the city and getting the chance to walk among the locals.
There are lot of ways you can save just knowing these things about Sydney. So while you are packing your bags and fixing your itinerary, keep these things in mind to help you decide which will give you the most amazing Sydney vacation.