Sydney, one of the most popular gay destinations in the Southern Hemisphere! We’ve sorted our 2013 recommendations by area.
City Center - near all the major sights and just a short walk from Oxford Street.
Darlinghurst & Surry Hills - close to the gay scene in and around Oxford Street.
Potts Point - value for money hotels near the Botanic Gardens and Woolloomooloo.
These hotels are located in the very center of Sydney, close to the shops, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Most of our recommendations are just a short walk from the gay nightlife in and around Oxford Street.
111 Goulburn Street
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 网际, 游泳池, 桑拿, 健身房) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - stay 4 nights, get 25% discount on Standard Room until 30th September 2013.
Very good value for money 4-star hotel in a great location, close to the shopping district, the gay scene and within easy reach of all the best sights in the city.
This contemporary-styled hotels offers surprisingly spacious, air-conditioned rooms (with opening windows if you want some fresh air). Room facilities include a flat screen TV (free digital channels, Fox Sports, Sky News) a minibar and room safe. Guests can use the hotel’s gym or take a dip in the rooftop pool. The Curve Café serves Australian specialities for lunch and dinner, although there is a huge choice of restaurants and cafés nearby. WiFi is available for a fee.
Close to the nightlife.
389 Pitt Street
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 网际, 健身房) Updated: 04-03-2013
Excellent central location next to the World Square Shopping Centre and just a few minutes’ walk from the Oxford Street gay scene (Sydney City Steam, the largest 24-hour gay sauna in Sydney, is even closer).
The comfortable rooms feature Rydges’ signature ‘Dream Bed’ a minibar, safety deposit box, tea & coffee making facilities and WiFi internet access (charged). The hotel has a recently refurbished gym, a restaurant that specializes in handmade pasta and a bar that serves a beer on tap and cocktails. Excellent value for money.
4 Wentworth Ave
bar, bedroom, cafe, internet access (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - 10% discount on Studio Apartments until 29th December 2013.
If you want a bit more space or prefer to share with friends, then consider this Best Western. It is located just a few steps away from Hyde Park and just a few minutes’ walk from all the gay nightlife on Oxford Street.
The Best Western offers 38 spacious, air-conditioned 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, each of which has a kitchenette, flat screen TV and WiFi (fees applied). The hotel’s café serves coffee and snacks, and Stellar bar offers beers and wine. Great value for money and popular choice.
271 Elizabeth St, Sydney City
bedroom, restaurant, internet access (卧室, 餐厅, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Sydney overlooking Hyde Park. The comfortable rooms, studios and apartments each have an LCD cable TV, air conditioning and a kitchenette. Wired internet is available in the room for a fee. A light continental breakfast is provided daily to the room. The hotel is surrounded by numerous shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. The Oxford Street gay scene is just a 5 minutes’ walk away. Buses to Bondi Beach depart 100 meters from the hotel.
Close to the nightlife.
27 Wentworth Avenue
bedroom, shop, internet access (卧室, 铺子, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Probably the best “low cost” option for anyone who wants a central location close to Oxford Street. Travelodge has 400 modern guest rooms, each of which features a small kitchenette (microwave, tea & coffee facilities). Triples available if you want to share. WiFi is available but charges apply.
5-11 Wentworth Avenue
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, internet access (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Cheap accommodation in the heart of Sydney, right next to Hyde Park and the Oxford Street gay scene. Y Hotel Hyde Park offers 121 guest rooms with either private or shared bathrooms . There is a communal kitchen and an internet kiosk on site. WiFi is available but charges apply.
The upmarket and cosmopolitan districts of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills are located to the East of the city center and separated by Oxford Street, home to Sydney’s gay village. All the hotels listed are within walking distance of Oxford Street and are great bases from which to explore the city.
212 Riley Street, Surry Hills
bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, jacuzzi / hot pool (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 网际, 游泳池, 温泉池) Updated: 04-03-2013
The Cambridge is a good quality hotel that is just moments away from all the gay venues along Oxford Street and a great base from which to explore the city.
This award-winning hotel offers 173 spacious rooms and suites, many of which have private balconies with fabulous views. The comfortable beds have triple sheeting and European duvets. If you are considering a romantic getaway with the boyfriend, then consider the Spa Suite with its rather nice corner spa bath. There’s WiFi in public areas but charges apply. Café 212 offers a buffet breakfast and serves delicious food. Good service and great value for money for this area.
And if you are not on a romantic gateway with the boyfriend, then the Headquarters cruise club is just steps away!
304 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Modern boutique hotel in the Darlinghurst gay district, Morgans features a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Guest rooms and suites come with flat screen cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, tea & coffee making. Some units have a full kitchen or a balcony. Free WiFi in public areas, otherwise charged. The popular Oxford Street is just a 10-minute walk away. Friendly service and well located for the Sydney gay scene.
229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Boutique hotel in the heart of Darlinghurst, close to the shops, the Royal Botanic Garden and gay nightlife on Oxford Street.
The Kirketon, built in 1930, has been continually renovated over the years and was recently voted one of the coolest boutique hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. Contemporary design, stylishly furnished rooms, an award-winning restaurant and great service make this a popular choice with gay visitors.
On Oxford Street.
108A Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
bedroom, internet access (卧室, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Lovely boutique hotel on Oxford Street – the heart of Sydney’s gay scene. Perfectly located for Mardi Gras. Eleven guest rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, air conditioning, double-glazed windows, refrigerator and tea & coffee maker. WiFi is available but charges apply. The rooftop terrace offers harbour and city views.
Award winning hostel.
28 Chalmers Street
bar, bedroom, internet access (酒吧, 卧室, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Recently voted number 1 hostel in Australia. Bounce offers both dormitories and private rooms. All units have air conditioning and linen is provided. Guests can store luggage in large secured lockers. There is a fully equipped (shared) kitchen with 8 refrigerators, 3 communal lounge rooms and a TV room. The hotel has a bar and rooftop terrace offering views of Sydney. WiFi is available for a fee.
Bounce is just a short walk to Chinatown and Oxford Street. Buses to Bondi Beach depart from just outside the hostel. Excellent value.
21 Oxford Street (near Greens Road), Paddington
bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Not quite artsy as the name may suggest, but Arts Hotel (formerly Sullivans Hotel) is popular with gay travelers due to its location and value for money guest rooms. The hotel is surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, cafés, cinemas and galleries and its just a few minutes walk from the city’s gay nightlife scene. The hotel has a small pool, gym and offers FREE WiFi.
Potts Point has a little bit of everything. From seedy strip joints to beautiful tree, lined streets with art deco buildings, fabulous cafés and restaurants. Potts Point is home to hotels that generally offer better value for money than those in the city centre.
14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point
bar, bedroom, internet access, massage, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 网际, 按摩, 健身房) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - Stay 3 nights get 15% discount on Standard Room until 29th December 2013.
The Diamant is a great choice for gay tourists as it is located in the middle of Kings Cross, halfway between the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo and the Oxford Street gay scene. The contemporary-styled guest rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable. The Deluxe rooms have a balcony with excellent views across the city.
226 Victoria Street, Potts Point NSW 2011
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, massage (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际, 按摩) Updated: 05-02-2013
Ideally located in the heart of the Potts Point and the entertainment center of Kings Cross, the 4-star Mercure Potts Point features 227 stylish rooms with new décor, all of which are appointed with modern facilities. Along with a restaurant and bar, the hotel features five meeting rooms, an open-air terrace and WiFi in public areas.
122 Victoria Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
bedroom, cafe, internet access (卧室, 咖啡馆, 网际) Updated: 04-03-2013
Historic boutique hotel in Potts Point, close to Woolloomooloo, the Royal Botanic Gardens and a couple of minutes by taxi to Darlinghurt. This period building is full of architectural interest, and the 25 guestrooms have a character. Whilst the rooms are relatively small, they are a great alternative to the standard, soulless accommodation found in many chain hotels. Breakfast is included and WiFi is available for a fee.
71 Macleay Street , Kings Cross
bedroom (卧室) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - stay 2 nights, get 10% discount on Single Premium Room until 27th December 2013.
Good quality budget accommodation within easy reach of Oxford Street and just one station stop from Circular Quay. Each guest room in this heritage listed building has a kitchenette (tea & coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge, etc.), a comfortable bed and fan. Shared bathrooms. Great choice of restaurants and cafés in the area.
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