Most of our top budget and mid-range Sydney hotels are East of the city center, close to the Oxford Street gay scene, but within easy reach of the shops & sights.
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Sydney city centre (comprising Pyrmont, Circular Quay, The Rocks and the Central Business District) is relatively compact and can be explored on foot or by public transport.
As well as being within easy reach of famous tourist sights, most of our hotel recommendations are just a short walk from the gay nightlife in and around Oxford Street.
7.9 Very Good
based on 919 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Best seller. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
Vibe Sydney offers very good value for money and convenient location, close to the shopping district, gay bars on Oxford Street and some of the best sights in the city.
Guest rooms are surprisingly spacious, each featuring air conditioning, flat screen TV (with free digital channels, Fox Sports, Sky News), minibar, safe and free WiFi.
You can use the hotel’s gym or take a dip in the rooftop pool. The Curve Café serves Australian food, although there is a huge choice of restaurants and cafés nearby.
Why this hotel? Central location. Close to the gay scene. Great value. Free WiFi.
The Rydges enjoys an excellent central location, next to the World Square Shopping Centre and just a few minutes’ walk from the Oxford Street gay scene (the city’s largest gay Sauna 357 is even closer).
Comfortable rooms feature Rydges’ signature ‘Dream Bed’, minibar, safe, coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. The hotel has its own gym, a bar and a restaurant that specialises in handmade pasta.
Why this hotel? Apartment style. Walk to gay bars & clubs. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
If you want a bit more space or prefer to share with friends, then consider the Best Western PLUS, located just steps away from Hyde Park and a few minutes’ walk from all the gay bars & clubs on Oxford Street.
The hotel offers spacious, air-conditioned 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, each of which has a kitchenette, flat screen TV and free WiFi.
The in-house café serves coffee and snacks, and Stellar bar offers beers and wine. Great value for money and a popular choice.
7.9 Very Good - based on 679 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to the gay scene. Great view of Hyde Park. Free WiFi.
Located in the heart of Sydney overlooking Hyde Park, the Hyde Park Inn offers comfortable rooms, studios and apartments.
Each room has LCD cable TV, air conditioning and kitchenette. Free WiFi available. A light Continental breakfast is provided daily to the room.
The hotel is surrounded by a range of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Oxford St’s famous gay scene is just a 5-minute walk away. Buses to Bondi Beach depart 100 metres from the hotel.
based on 153 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Stylish rooms. Easy access to gay scene. Free WiFi.
The newly renovated 57Hotel is conveniently located near the Central train station, some of best shops and restaurants in Surry Hills as well as the Darlinghurst gay scene.
All modern, stylish guest rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, large flat screen TV, iPod dock, rain shower and Nespesso coffee maker. A daily breakfast is served in the lobby lounge.
Onsite facilities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry service and luggage storage.
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7.5 Very Good - based on 3013 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Convenient location. Excellent value.
The good value for money Metro Hotel is just few minutes’ walk from the Oxford Street gay scene, the Central Railway Station, Chinatown and within easy reach of major sights in the city.
Each comfortable, air-conditioned guest room features an LCD cable TV and tea & coffee-making facilities. Most rooms have views out over the corner of Pitt and Campbell Street.
The hotel has an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry services.
based on 603 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great location. Close to gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
The award-winning Bounce Sydney has a fully equipped (shared) kitchen with 8 refrigerators, 3 communal lounge areas, TV room and free WiFi. All rooms are air-conditioned.
You can enjoy the city views from the rooftop bar & terrace. Reception is open 24 hours and offers luggage storage service.
Why this hotel? Great value. Modern rooms. Near the Oxford Street gay scene. Free WiFi.
Probably the best budget option near the Oxford Street gay nightlife. The Travelodge Sydney has 400 modern, self-contained rooms.
Each room features a small kitchenette (microwave, fridge and tea & coffee maker). Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Triple rooms available upon request.
Located about a 5-minute walk from Museum Train Station and 10 minutes from Chinatown and Darling Harbour.
7.1 Very Good
based on 1331 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Great for the gay scene & nightlife. Free WiFi.
The great-value Song Hotel (formerly ‘Y Hotel Hyde Park’) is located next to Hyde Park and 10 minutes’ walk from Paddy’s Markets. Gay bars & clubs on Oxford Street and a wide range of cafés, restaurants and shops are nearby.
Song Hotel offers 120 guest rooms with either private or shared bathroom. There is a communal kitchen, outdoor café and internet kiosk. WiFi is available for a fee.
The upmarket and cosmopolitan districts of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills are located to the east of the city centre and separated by Oxford Street – home to Sydney’s gay village.
These hotels are walking distance of Oxford Street and offer a great base from which to enjoy Sydney.
7.6 Very Good
based on 287 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Near the gay nightlife In Darlinghurst. Free WiFi.
The Kirketon is located in the heart of Darlinghurst, close to the shops, the Royal Botanic Garden and gay nightlife on Oxford Street.
Built in 1930, this boutique hotel has been renovated over the years and was recently voted one of the coolest boutique hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller.
Contemporary design, an award-winning restaurant and great service make this a popular choice with gay guests.
7.9 Very Good
based on 618 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great location. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.
A popular choice with gay travellers. The Cambridge Hotel Sydney is just moments away from all the gay venues along Oxford Street.
This award-winning hotel offers large rooms & suites with free WiFi. Some rooms have a corner spa bath and balcony with great views. The onsite Café 212 serves buffet breakfast and delicious food.
A great base for exploring the city, gay scene and nightlife. If you’re note on a romantic getaway with your boyfriend, then HeadQuarters gay cruise club is just steps away!
7.3 Very Good - based on 460 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. All-suite rooms. Near Darlinghurst gay bars. Free WiFi.
The all-suite Oaks Hyde Park Plaza offers excellent value and central location on the corner of Oxford Street, next to Hyde Park and close to the gay bars. Darling Harbour is about 15 minutes’ walk away.
Facilities include a well-equipped gym, pool, sauna & rooftop deck. All suites have a kitchenette with dishwasher & microwave, TV/DVD player, private balcony with city views. Guests receive 30 minutes free WiFi each day.
based on 102 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Boutique choice. In Darlinghurst gay district. Free WiFi.
Modern boutique apartment hotel right in the Darlinghurst gay district, Morgans offers a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views.
Guest studio’s & suites all feature a flat screen cable TV, microwave, fridge, tea & coffee-making and WiFi. Some units have a full kitchen or a balcony. Self catering here, but plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby.
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. These hotels generally offer better value for money than those in the city centre.
based on 228 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Near Kings Cross nightlife. Great value. Access to gym. Free WiFi.
The Larmont is a great choice for gay guests, 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 view across the city. Guests have free access to the gym next door.
7.1 Very Good - based on 353 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Budget choice. Great for sightseeing & gay scene. Free WiFi.
Good-quality budget hotel within easy reach of Oxford Street and just one station stop from Circular Quay. There’s a great choice of restaurants and cafés in the area.
Each guest room in this heritage listed building has a kitchenette (tea & coffee-making facilities, microwave, fridge), a comfortable bed and fan. Shared bathrooms.