Cost Effective Sydney Stays

Sydney has one of the most iconic landmarks in the entire world: the Sydney Opera House. The city also exists within one of the most revered tourist hotspot countries, Australia (although it isn’t the capital city, as often thought). It is, therefore, no wonder that so many people want to visit, experiencing the laidback culture, world famous beaches and weather, as well as taking in the many sights.

Sydney Barbour Bridge

Sydney Barbour Bridge

There are also many people who want to visit but fear that the costs of such a trip are prohibitive. Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as accommodation can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

Of course, there are some top class hotels that can dent your wallet, but there are also a number of hostels in Sydney, providing a great place to rest and recuperate between busy days. Continue reading


Free time retreats in downtown Sydney

No gap year in Australia is complete without visiting the city of Sydney with its world famous harbour and landmarks such as the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge – also fondly known as The Coathanger.

Living in any city can be expensive and if you’re on your gap year in Australia then you will no doubt be restricted to a tight budget. The hostels are great in Sydney and are usually very well located. There are plenty of things to do to while enjoying your free time, especially in downtown Sydney and many don’t even cost a thing.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Palm Trees

Sydney Harbour Bridge Palm Trees

The best free things to do would be to take a walk around Circular Quay and watch the ferry’s coming in and out of the idyllic harbour.

To the left of the quay is the Museum of Contemporary Art which is free to visit. There is a distinguished display of Australian artists and there is a great gift shop for less obvious souvenirs. Continue reading