Location is one of the most important factors when choosing the right hotel in Sydney because public transport isn’t the best and traffic can be grid locked at peak hours.

If you’re looking for the best CBD hotels in Sydney, look no further. We’re dedicating this whole post the best accommodation in Sydney CBD so you can easily make a decision on where to stay in Sydney.

And fear not, we’ve included some of the best Sydney accommodation to suit all budgets. If you’re looking for a luxury Sydney CBD hotel, you’ll find it in this post, as well as mid range and of course budget Sydney CBD hotels as well.

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Where is Sydney CBD?

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If you’re new to Sydney and have no idea what Sydney CBD even is, it’s an abbreviation for Sydney’s Central Business District – aka the centre of the city.

If you stay in this part of Sydney, you can pretty much walk to most places including Sydney Harbour, Martin Place, Darling Harbour and Central Station. We include all of these places in our Sydney CBD hotels list below.

Choosing a CBD Sydney hotel comes with a price tag and this is where you’ll find the most expensive hotels for your budget. Fear not, we have indeed found some proper gems when it comes to finding the best place to stay in Sydney CBD!


Sydney CBD hotels cost

We’ve broken this post down into three areas – luxury, mid-range and budget options. Whilst Sydney CBD hotels are undoubtably going to be more expensive than any other part of Sydney, we’ve determined the following budgets per night:

Sydney Luxury Hotels: $400+

Sydney Mid-range Hotels: $300-$400

Sydney Cheap Hotels: $80-$250


Quick Guide

Need to book a hotel fast? Here’s our top Sydney CBD Hotel picks!

BEST LUXURY SYDNEY CBD HOTELSBEST MID-RANGE-SYDNEY CBD HOTELS BEST CHEAP SYDNEY CBD HOTELS
Park Hyatt Sydney > Tank Stream Hotel > Sydney Harbour YHA >
QT Sydney > Ovolo 1888 > The Ultimo >
Shangri-La Sydney > The Old Clare > Vibe Hotel >


The 30 best Sydney CBD Hotels Map!

If you’re wondering where all of the Sydney hotels mentioned in this post are actually located, here’s a map to make it easier for you to find them. Just use the arrows to view the hotels.


Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels $400+

The luxury hotels in this list range anywhere from $400 – $1000+ a night.

1. Park Hyatt

7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Starting off with the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel which has won so many awards for being the best hotel in Sydney and also awards for the best hotel in Australia.

But it’s no surprise as this Sydney hotel location honestly doesn’t get much better being right on the water at Circular Quay and with views opposite Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Whilst it’s known as being one of the most expensive and luxury places to stay in Sydney, it offers up exceptional service, an iconic rooftop swimming pool and a world renowned deluxe spa.

The Sydney Park Hyatt recently refurbished their high end suites to accommodate a more of an apartment style living within a hotel which includes 24 hour butler service. It honestly doesn’t get much better if you can splash out on this incredible hotel.

If it’s over your budget, go try out the day spa to get a sneak peak into how the other half live!

Location

Park Hyatt in Sydney is renowned for being situated in the best location in the whole of Sydney. If you’re looking to stay in the best hotel in Sydney, this is it.

Best for!

People who want THE best view of Sydney Opera House from their hotel room, who are looking to impress or who generally stay in luxury hotels.


2. QT Sydney

49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotel

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Why you should stay here

QT Sydney hotel location doesn’t get much better if you’re heading to Sydney for a shopping trip. Located in the historic Gowings Building on Market St in Sydney, this super hip hotel packs a punch for being one of the best hotels in Sydney CBD.

Whilst they’ve spectacularly retained many of the historic features, we love how QT has intertwined the beautiful architecture with a modern twist to include; free wifi, walk in showers, most rooms include oversized bath tubs and of course luxurious bedding.

With over 200 rooms to choose from, a day spa which is open to the public as well as a men’s barber on site and an awesome restaurant, QT is the kind of hotel you don’t ever have to leave.

Location

QT Sydney is located right in the heart of Sydney CBD. It’s a great hotel if you’re looking to do some serious shopping and to enjoy Sydney entertainment.

Best for!

QT Sydney is perfect for the staycation holiday types, corporates on business (the restaurant and bar makes a great place for meetings and couples looking for a stylish stay in the heart of Sydney CBD.


3. Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotel

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Why you should stay here

Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney is one of Sydney’s best loved hotels with the largest window views of all of the Sydney harbour hotels. It’s no surprise you’ll get an incredible panoramic view of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from your bed as you wake up in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

The Shangri-La’s award winning restaurant is a favourite amongst many and provides one of the best views in Sydney. It’s also a very popular place to propose because of the views but equally makes a great restaurant if you have a special occasion which you don’t need to be a guest to dine at.

Having been renovated in 2015, Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney is a classic luxury hotel right in the heart of Sydney CBD which is within walking distance to everywhere within the city centre. With 565 rooms, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is also home to CHI, an Asian inspired spa and health complex.

Location

The Shangri-La Hotel is located right in the heart of Circular Quay. With stunning views across Sydney Harbour, the location honestly doesn’t get much better.

Best for!

This is the type of place to stay in Sydney if you’re looking for somewhere special as it regularly makes the top list for Sydney best hotels.


4. Ovolo Woolloomooloo

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011.

Luxury Sydney CBD hotels

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Why you should stay here

Ovolo Hotels never disappoint – read our review for their Canberra hotel Ovolo Nishi here.

It’s no wonder Ovolo Woolloomooloo is currently Trip Advisor’s number 1 hotel in Australia and South Pacific according to the Travellers Choice!

Having been there myself for a function, I have to say, this heritage listed building really doesn’t disappoint. The room pictured has it’s own bar, complete with barman as and when needed and it’s a super cool place to stay right on the water at Wooloomoolloo.

Wooloomoolloo is just a stones throw away from the Sydney Botanic Gardens and is famously known as being the location where Russell Crowe owns a house.

On the wharf, you can literally roll out of bed to some of Sydney’s best restaurants including Otto Ristorante (amazing Italian) and China Doll (Asian).

Fact!

Ovolo Woolloomooloo holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being home to the world’s largest wooden building.

Location

It’s nestled in between Royal Botanic Gardens and the dining area of Potts Point.It’s just a beautiful 14 minute walk to Martin Place, cutting through the Royal Botanic Gardens on the way.

Best for!

Ovolo Woolloomooloo is a stylish hotel, perfect for business types and couples looking for a weekend in Sydney.


5. Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection (Marriott)

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Why you should stay here

Pier One is a renowned Sydney luxury hotel located on Sydney Harbour at Walsh Bay. Renovated in 2016 it certainly makes our list for the top luxury hotels in Sydney CBD.

With balcony views offering up views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One sits just a bit further back from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay.

We’ve eaten at Pier One restaurant called The Gantry and the service and food is impeccable. It’s a must visit when staying at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

Fact!

Pier One Sydney Harbour is actually located in an old wool shed!

Location

Pier One Sydney Harbour is located at Walsh Bay which is Sydney’s theatre suburb. It’s also just a hop and skip away from the newly appointed Barangaroo which is home to excellent walking and bike paths as well as restaurants. Our top restaurant picks include Cirrus, Lotus and Love.Fish.

Best for

Pier One is a fantastic Sydney luxury CBD hotel for everyone. It’s the perfect hotel to get away from everything, yet it’s in a brilliant CBD location.


6. Four Seasons Sydney

Location: 199 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Four Seasons in Sydney is the ultimate luxury Sydney CBD hotel located at the bottom of George Street (one of Sydney’s main streets) at Circular Quay. This means, you’ll get knock out views overlooking Sydney Harbour like in the room above.

As well as having beautiful luxurious rooms with panoramic views, you’ll also find free wifi, Australian produce restaurant called Mode Kitchen & Bar, as well as a swimming pool and an amazing gym.

To be honest, we’re downplaying the gym so let’s be honest with you. Expect a state of the art 350 sqm fitness centre complete with a spa & wellness centre. Sounds like heaven right?

Location

The Sydney Four Seasons is located in Sydney CBD, near to Circular Quay. You can easily jump on the ferry at Circular Quay to Manly, walk around the historic The Rocks area, or further into town. There are so many places to eat nearby, our top pick has to be Cafe Sydney but when you’ll get the knockout views at Four Seasons restaurant, Mode Kitchen & Bar, why would you ever want to leave?

Best for

Four Seasons is a classic global luxury hotel group which is perfect for their loyal clients as well as anyone wanting to splash out for a special occasion or for the business types in town.


7. InterContinental Sydney hotel

117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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why you should stay here

If you’re looking to stay in a unique five star hotel in Sydney, look no further. The internationally acclaimed Intercontinental Sydney is one of the world’s best hotels!

It has been running for over 70 years and best of all, it’s located in a 19th century building. When you walk in, it honestly feels like you’ve entered another city within the hotel. The tall ceilings and multiple balconies makes it a truely stunning building you need to see for yourself.

Don’t forget to take full advantage of the pool and gym facilities as well.

And of course, make sure you head to the bar which has a wrap around balcony, perfect for capturing some awesome Sydney Harbour photographs.

Fact!

The Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney is home to one of the best restaurants in the world. 117 Dining won the Best Luxury Hotel Restaurant at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards in 2016.

Location

Intercontinental Hotel Sydney is located on Macquarie Street in Sydney CBD, opposite Royal Botanic Gardens and just a stones throw from Sydney Opera House.

Best for!

Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney is the perfect hotel for families to corporates looking to stay in one of the best hotels in Sydney.


8. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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Situated in Darling Harbour’s tallest building, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is home to a whopping 594 rooms in this incredible five star Sydney accommodation option.

Located next door to Sydney’s Convention Centre, this is the perfect hotel if you’re coming to Sydney for a conference.

But that’s not all, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is also home to an awesome rooftop infinity pool that even Sydneysiders would jump at a moment’s notice to stay here for staycation in the city it’s that good.

There’s also valet parking, child-minding services as well as the beautiful Southern French restaurant called Atelier.

Location

Sofitel in Sydney is located in Darling Harbour which is a hugely popular touristy part of Sydney. It’s also just a stones throw away from Sydney’s Star Casino as well as the newly built Barangaroo. We love Barangaroo’s restaurants and contemporary architecture which is worth going to visit to check out in itself.

Best for!

Sydney Sofitel in Darling Harbour is a fantastic hotel for anyone who’s attending a conference at the Convention Centre to families who want to explore Darling Harbour and couples who want to spend all day at the awesome infinity pool.


9. West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton

 65 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

West Hotel Sydney is a beautifully designed hotel, right near to new district of Barangaroo. The stylish hotel has 182 designer rooms to cater for people in Sydney on business.

We love the beautifully modern design of the hotel and of course the attention grabber is the stunning atrium which has been designed around the middle of the hotel.

The gym, Australian cuisine restaurant free wifi make West Hotel an awesome Sydney CBD hotel to consider when you need to get to meetings in the city.

Location

West Hotel Sydney is located on Sussex Street in Sydney CBD. It’s in the perfect location if you’re not fussed on Harbour views and want somewhere that’s easy to get around the city in no time without having to rely on transport.

Best for!

The corporate traveller. They have specifically created decent workspaces in your room so if you’ve got a lot on, you don’t need to leave your room.


10. The Darling at The Star

80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Luxury Sydney CBD Hotels

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Sydney’s most famous casino, The Star is home to a five star hotel called The Darling. The modern and contemporary hotel has panoramic views of the city skyline and offers up various themed rooms.

We love the Turkish Bath and the outdoor pool which has its own bar! The good thing about The Star is it’s home to 20 restaurants and bars meaning you won’t need to leave the complex if you don’t want to.

The hotel has a wide range of restaurants, including the award-winning Momofuku Seiobo and celebrity chef Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle. Rock Lily Bar is also an awesome live music and an extensive selection of tequilas.

Fact!

The Darling has made it onto Forbes five star rating hotel list for the third year in a row (2019) as one of the best 60 hotels in the world!

Location

The Darling is located at The Star, Sydney’s biggest casino. Even if a casino isn’t your thing, they are loads of awesome things to do in the area (you can read about it here).

Best for

The Darling is a brilliant Sydney hotel for friends who are having a holiday in Sydney. It’s the perfect location for anyone wanting to go to the casino or to enjoy the many restaurants and bars located in the precinct.


Mid Range Sydney CBD Hotels $300-$400

In this section you’ll find our top 10 mid-range Sydney CBD Hotels to consider. The prices tend to range between $300-$400 a night for a double room.

1. Tank Stream Hotel

97-99 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Read about our stay at Tank Stream Hotel here >

Why you should stay here

We recently stayed at The Tank Stream Hotel and loved it for it’s perfect location – you can read about our stay here.

It might have the bells and whistles on it like the luxurious hotels but there’s a reason why when it doesn’t come with the same price tag.

It’s got a brilliant French/Japanese inspired restaurant called Le Petit Flot which serves up an excellent breakfast. The hotel also has a fantastic range of the latest free movies to watch in your room as well.

If you’re looking for other restaurant options, we love Restaurant Hubert, Frankies Pizza and Mr Wong which are all just a couple of minutes walk away.

Fact!

Tank Stream Hotel is named after the famous tank stream which was used by Aboriginals thousands of years ago and again by the colonies when they first came over to Australia as their main water source.

Twice a year you can enter a ballot to go down into the tunnels where the tank stream is now a drain to stop the city from flooding. It’s quite a remarkable hidden gem in Sydney to discover.

Location

It’s a great mid-range Sydney hotel which is located right opposite Australia Square, a main hub for Sydney CBD and it’s just a stones throw from Martin Place station. It’s also just a five minute walk to Circular Quay.

Best for!

Tank Stream Hotel is the perfect hotel if you have meetings in the city and don’t want to travel far. Although the rooms are slightly smaller than most hotels, it’s a good option even for couples who are visiting Sydney.


2. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Hotel

139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

MID RANGE SYDNEY CBD HOTELS

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Why you should stay here

It’s the second time in this post we’re featuring another Ovolo Hotel because we love their quirky and modern designs.

This time it’s all about Ovolo 1888, a Sydney boutique hotel which is also known as Sydney’s Instagram Hotel. Located in another ex wool-shed, we love how the Ovolo Hotel Group have worked very carefully with the original features to keep some of it’s heritage.

Sydney based artist, Jasper Knight has made his mark throughout the hotel with his paintings featuring throughout. We love the modern touches of iPads and Apple TV in every room as well as the awesome breakfast Ovolo never disappoint.

Location

Ovolo 1888 is located next door to the ICC Convention Centre which is perfect for anyone attending a Sydney conference. It’s also right on Darling Harbour and also next door to Pyrmont which has loads of awesome bars and restaurants to choose from – read our guide here.

Best for!

Ovolo 1888 is a great hotel for corporates and couples.


3. The Old Clare Hotel

1 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008

Mid-range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

The Old Clare Hotel is a gorgeous renovated boutique hotel with 62 rooms to choose from. It’s also built within two heritage listed buildings and has superbly captured the history of the building with a classic but modern twist.

We love the bar as well as the stunning rooftop pool which is open to the public.

Make sure you check out some of the awesome art galleries in the area as well as Spice Alley – a brilliant street dedicated to some of Asia’s finest (and cheap) foods.

Fact!

As we mentioned, The Old Clare Hotel has been constructed from two heritage listed buildings – one being the Old Clare pub and the other a brewery. Just imagine the stories to be told from these buildings.

Location

Located on Kensington Street, The Old Clare Hotel is just a stones throw away from Central Station (a 7 minute walk to be precise). If you didn’t know, Central Station is Sydney’s main train station so it’s easy to get around. The Old Clare Hotel have bikes you can rent if you want to do your own exploring.

Best for!

The Old Clare Hotel is the perfect hotel for a romantic weekend away with your loved one or for friends looking for a hip boutique hotel in the middle of Sydney CBD.


4. Harbour Rocks Hotel – MGallery by Sofitel

34 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000

Mid-Range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney is a fantastic mid-range CBD hotel, situated opposite the MCA in The Rocks.

The contemporary hotel ran by the Sofitel group features a library, fitness centres and a beautiful courtyard surrounded by plants.

Fact!

Harbour Rocks Hotel’s Scarlett Restaurant is actually on the site of Sydney’s first ever hospital. The bar in the reception area serves up good coffee and and local wines.

Location

As mentioned, Harbour Rocks Hotel is situated on Harrington Street which is right in the middle of the The Rocks. It’s a brilliant mid-range hotel because although it might not offer up the best harbour views, it’s cheaper than the other Harbour side hotels, but has a similar standard and quality as the rest.

Best for!

Harbour Rocks Hotel is the perfect getaway for families and couples looking for a central Sydney hotel without breaking the bank.


5. Hotel Palisade

35 Bettington St, Millers Point NSW 2000

Mid-Range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Hotel Palisade is located in a stunning building in The Rocks. We remember when it was renovated and transformed into one of the best hotels in Sydney a few back in 2015.

Nestled inbetween the large building is dedicated to eight boutique hotel rooms. What we love about this hotel is the design concept as well as the cracking bar & restaurant. Make sure you go up to the rooftop bar, the views are incredible overlooking Sydney Harbour in a unique perspective.

Fact!

Hotel Palisade used to be full of the maritime workers who spent their evenings drinking in this pub after a days working on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This building comes with a lot of history and we’re glad it’s been restored.

Location

Hotel Palisade is located on Bettington Street which is right next door to Barangaroo Reserve. Make sure you pop over the road to The Lord Nelson, Sydney’s oldest pub and one of our favourites 🙂

Best for!

Hotel Palisade is the perfect Sydney hotel option for anyone who loves to eat and drink, enjoy amazing views of Sydney Harbour and be close to the action of the CBD.


6. Fraser Suites Sydney

488 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Mid-range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Fraser Suites in Sydney is an awesome choice for anyone looking for an apartment with hotel facilities in Sydney.

Back when I worked for another company, I used to book in staff into this hotel all the time because it’s the type of home away from home so you can work in your room but also have the luxuries of an indoor heated pool and gym on site. It’s also a great option if you don’t want to eat out and prefer to do your own cooking because Sydney can become quite expensive if you eat our every meal.

Location

Fraser Suites is located on Kent Street in Sydney, just a two minute walk to Town Hall Station.

Best for!

We think Fraser Suites is a great all rounder. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a hotel apartment in Sydney.


7. Ibis Darling Harbour

70 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Mid-Range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Located next door to the ICC Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, the Ibis is a fantastic mid range Sydney hotel option. Expect a buffet breakfast and restaurant and bar to choose from within the hotel. You’ll have access to plenty of restaurants and bars outside in Darling Harbour and Pyrmont areas.

Location

The Ibis Darling Harbour is located right in the middle of the famous Sydney touristy area. You’ll be able to walk into the CBD within minutes and also check out the awesome restaurants around Barangaroo as well.

Best for!

The Ibis is an Australian classic hotel chain, perfect for the corporate types to families visiting Sydney.


8. Mercure Sydney

818-820 George St, Chippendale NSW 2007

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Why you should stay here

The Mercure in Sydney is a great mid-range Sydney CBD hotel because it’s not only in an excellent location (it’s just a 4 minute walk to Central Station), it offers up all of the luxuries without the high end price tag.

The Mercure Sydney offers an awesome rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views, a sauna, fitness centre and awesome restaurant called 818 Restaurant and Bar.

Location

Sydney Mercure is a 10-minute walk from both Chinatown and Darling Harbour. ICC Sydney is just a 7 minutes drive away, making it a perfect place to stay.

Best For!

The Mercure in Sydney is a fantastic mid-range hotel for corporates to families and tourists. With a tour desk in the hotel, you’ll be able to ask any questions you have about getting around and exploring Sydney.


9. Adina Apartments Hotel Sydney

511 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Mid-Range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Adina Apartments Hotel Sydney is an excellent option if you’re looking for an apartment in the city. These modern apartments offer up an outdoor swimming pool and spa, fitness centre, sauna and more.  

Location

Adina Apartments Hotel Sydney is located on Kent Street, right in the middle of Sydney CBD.

Best For!

Adina Apartments Hotel is a brilliant place to stay in Sydney if you’re looking for a home away from home.


10. The Fullerton Hotel Sydey

1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

Mid-Range Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

The Fullerton Hotel in Sydney is the perfect mid range hotel next to Martin Place. This beautiful hotel offers up an a la carte restaurant and bar, fitness centre and rooms with city views. You can choose between the classic heritage listed rooms or a hotel suite which includes a kitchenette.

The hotel restaurant offers up a fantastic High Tea option from 12:00-18:00.

Location

The Fullerton Hotel is located in a heritage-listed Sydney building which used to be the General Post Office.

Best For!

Anyone wanting the luxury of staying right in the middle of Sydney CBD with a fantastic hotel restaurant and bar.


Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels $80-$250

If you’re looking for a cheap Sydney hotel, look no further. Here you’ll find our top 10 best cheap hotels in Sydney CBD which range from around $80-$250 a night for a double room.

1. Sydney Harbour YHA

110 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000

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Read our review of Sydney Harbour YHA here.

Sydney Harbour YHA is a brilliant budget Sydney CBD Hotel to choose from because it offers up the best location and rooftop in Sydney for the price – read our review here.

Although it’s a YHA Hostel, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just for backpackers. We’ve personally stayed here and saw everyone from groups of men and women, to families and oldies staying here.

The rooms are basic but clean and you can choose ensuite if needed. If you’re lucky, you can get a direct view of Sydney Opera House from your window.

Breakfast is super cheap and basic like toast and cereal which is great if you’re on a tight budget, otherwise you can cook your own food in the shared kitchen.

The best thing about Sydney Harbour YHA is the rooftop. It’s so big, just you wait until you see the sunrise over Sydney Opera House, it’s truely magical!

Fact!

Sydney Harbour YHA is actually built on top of one of the most important architectural sites in Sydney – where the first settlers lived. The entire hostel has been built around the site so you’ll be able to see it in person.

Location

Sydney Harbour YHA is the only hostel in The Rocks area and it’s price to stay here really doesn’t get much better in Sydney.

Best for!

Everyone looking for a budget friendly accommodation option in Sydney. I probably wouldn’t suggest corporates staying here because it is a hostel but it’s not noisy and you’ll get a decent sleep.


2. The Ultimo

37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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why you should stay here

The new 4 star boutique The Ultimo Hotel is also pet friendly and offers up animal friendly courtyard rooms (with your own courtyard so your pet can run around) which is a rarity for Sydney hotels.

There are also family rooms for four, something that will come in handy for anyone looking for a beautiful mid-range Sydney budget hotel in the CBD for the whole family.

Location

The Ultimo is located next to Paddy’s Market in Haymarket Sydney and it’s literally a six minute walk from Central Station.

Best for!

We think The Ultimo is the perfect hotel in Sydney for pets as well as anyone who’s on a budget but looking for a hip hotel.


3. Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour

319-325 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

We love the Vibe Hotels in Sydney but particularly Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour not only because of the location but because it’s an all rounder to suit everyone.

You’ll find an awesome rooftop swimming pool with sun loungers you could spend all day on, a fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

As a four star budget hotel in Sydney, I don’t think you’ll find much better value for your money.

Location

Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour is located on Sussex Street in Sydney CBD which is in a brilliant location for anyone visiting the city.

Best For!

Vibe Hotel in Darling Harbour is suitable for everyone. It’s close enough to ICC Convention Centre, close to Sydney shops is an excellent Sydney hotel for families, couples and corporates.


4. The Capsule Hotel Sydney

640 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

If you’re looking for a cheap place to stay in Sydney, look no further. The Capsule Hotel is taking Sydney accommodation to another level. If you’re not fussed on space and literally just need somewhere to sleep without any frills on, the Capsule Hotel known as The Pod could be just the perfect place for you.

Inside the capsule you’ll get a safety deposit box, a locker, USB plugs to charge your phone, a mirror, lights and another power point. If you go for the deluxe capsule, you’ll get a TV and towels too.

Location

The Capsule Hotel is located on George Street above Century Bar. It’s a great Sydney CBD accommodation option if you’re looking for somewhere super cheap.

Best for!

Backpackers, solo travellers and couples on a tight budget.


5. 1831 Boutique Hotel

631-635 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Located in the heart of the city, 1831 Boutique Hotel is actually a great budget Sydney CBD hotel option. With air con rooms, a guest lounge and a communal kitchen you can get the luxuries of staying at a city hotel with the option to cook your own meals.

Location

1831 Boutique Hotel in Sydney is located on George Street, one of Sydney’s main streets. It’s within walking distance to both Central Station and Town all Station which makes it really easy to get around.

Best For!

We think 1831 Boutique Hotel is perfect for anyone looking for a cheap Sydney hotel in the city, and is even good for older backpackers who prefer to stay away from hostels.


6. Hotel Harry

40/44 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2010

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Hotel Harry is an old Aussie pub, turned Mexican themed bar and hotel with 20 rooms. The heritage listed hotel sits within Surry Hills and the CBD, just a stones throw from Central Station.

Location

Hotel Harry is located on Wentworth Avenue in the heart of Surry Hills. It’s actually just a stones throw from Central Station.

Best For!

This retro themed hotel is a great cheap place to stay in Sydney if you’re looking to party as it’s in an awesome area for bars and restaurants. Our top picks include Chin Chin and Nomad for food and Wild Rover, Soda Factory and Hollywood Hotel for drinks.


7. Great Southern Hotel Sydney

 717 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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The Great Southern Hotel in Sydney is located again on George Street, near to Town Hall Station. Located in a historic 19th Century building, this cheap Sydney hotel offers up all of the basic amenities as well as a restaurant and bar, a tour desk to help you discover more of Sydney and a buffet breakfast.

Location

Located on George St, Great Southern Hotel is an excellent Sydney cheap hotel if you need to be located in Sydney CBD. You’ll be able to walk to most places around the city and being so close to China Town, you’ll be able to find a lot of cheap places to eat in Sydney.

Best For!

Anyone looking for a cheap hotel in Sydney CBD. It also receives excellent reviews so this could be a great choice!


8. Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central

431-439 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is located in Sydney CBD and is a great budget option to consider.

There’s a restaurant and bar on site including a buffet breakfast. What we love about this hotel is there’s a rooftop pool! I don’t think you’ll find a cheap hotel in Sydney CBD with a pool anywhere else!

Location

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is located next Chinatown, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Darling Harbour and Sydney’s main shopping district. Many cafes and restaurants are on the doorstep.

Best For!

It’s a great Sydney CBD budget option if you’re looking to stay in the middle of Sydney with access to a rooftop swimming pool!


9. Park Regis City Centre Sydney

27 Park St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Park Regis Sydney is an excellent cheap Sydney hotel located right in the heart of the CBD. With stunning views overlooking the city and out to the Sydney Harbour, Park Regis features a rooftop swimming pool, spacious rooms and even a 24 hour dry cleaning service – perfect for the corporate types.

Location

Park Regis City Centre in Sydney is located on Park Street, just moments from Town Hall Station and Sydney’s Hyde Park. There are loads of restaurants to choose from within walking distance – we love The Grounds in the City for breakfast or lunch, Mamak for dinner or head to China Town for cheap Asian eats or Surry Hills for trendy bars and restaurants.

Best For!

Park Regis City Centre in Sydney is a great budget hotel in Sydney CBD for everyone. It would suit corporates on business to families looking for a central hotel in Sydney.


10. Song Hotel Sydney

5-11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheap Sydney CBD Hotels

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Why you should stay here

Song Hotel in Sydney is one of the best value hotels in Sydney CBD. Formerly known as The Y Hotel, it’s been transformed into an awesome budget friendly hotel with a bar and restaurant on site.

With 153 rooms to choose from, the stand out is the Australian female wing which features 9 rooms in honour of some of the great Aussie female celebrities. Some of these celebs like Bindi Irwin even had input into how her room has been styled.

And it gets better, you can buy the artwork in the hotel and a portion of the sale goes to charity!

Location

Located on Wentworth Avenue and the corner of Oxford Street and Hyde Park, Song Hotel is situated right in the middle of Sydney CBD.

Fact!

Song Hotel is the only hotel in Sydney with a profit for purpose which means their profits go towards the YWCA in Australia.

Best For!

Song Hotel is an awesome hotel for anyone looking to stay somewhere with a bit of character in Sydney. The hotel comes complete with even hostel rooms for backpackers and decent sized rooms for couples..


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