Gay Sydney · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Gay Sydney · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Sydney, one of the world's most beautiful cities and gay capital of the Southern Hemisphere.

Most of our top budget and mid-range Sydney hotels area located east of the city centre, close to the Oxford Street gay scene, but within easy reach of the shops & sights.

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Sydney city centre

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.

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Stylish rooms. Easy access to gay scene.

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. Daily breakfast is served in the lobby lounge.

Onsite facilities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry service and luggage storage.

Features

free wi-fi

57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, Sydney


Why this hotel?: Best seller. Great for shopping & gay nightlife.

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.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, gym

111 Goulburn St, Sydney


8.2
Excellent

Based on 4566 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Close to the gay scene. Great value.

The Rydges has great central location, next to World Square Shopping Centre, just a few minutes’ walk to Oxford Street gay bars. The city’s largest gay sauna, Sauna 357 is even closer.

Comfortable rooms feature Rydges’ signature ‘Dream Bed’, minibar, safe, coffee maker and free WiFi. The hotel has its own gym, a bar and a restaurant that specialises in handmade pasta.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi

389 Pitt Street, Sydney


8.4
Excellent

Based on 4141 votes

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Walk to gay bars & clubs. Popular choice.

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 minutes to 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, 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.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

4 Wentworth Ave, Sydney


8.5
Excellent

Based on 2721 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to the gay scene. Great view of Hyde Park.

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 bars are just a 5-minute walk away. Buses to Bondi Beach depart 100 metres from the hotel.

Features

restaurant, free wi-fi

271 Elizabeth St, Sydney


8.7
Excellent

Based on 2699 votes

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.

Features

restaurant, internet access, swimming pool

431-439 Pitt Street, Sydney


7.4
Very Good

Based on 6769 votes

Why this hotel?: Great value. Modern rooms. Near the Oxford Street gay scene.

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 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.

Features

restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

27 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney


7.6
Very Good

Based on 8026 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Great for the gay scene & nightlife.

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 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.

Features

cafe, free wifi

5-11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney


Darlinghurst & Surry Hills

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.

Why this hotel?: Gay-popular. Near the gay nightlife In Darlinghurst.

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.

Features

bar, restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi

229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, Sydney


7.5
Very Good

Based on 1642 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great location. Near the gay scene.

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!

Features

bar, restaurant, free wi-fi, swimming pool, massage

212 Riley St, Darlinghurst, Sydney


8.2
Excellent

Based on 9911 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. All-suite rooms. Near Darlinghurst gay bars.

The all-suite Oaks Hyde Park Plaza offers great 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.

Features

swimming pool, gym, spa, sauna, free wi-fi

38 College Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney


7.1
Very Good

Based on 2880 votes

Why this hotel?: Boutique choice. In Darlinghurst gay district.

Modern boutique apartment hotel right in the Darlinghurst gay district, Morgans offers a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views.

Guest studios & suites feature a flat screen cable TV, microwave, fridge, tea & coffee maker, WiFi. Some units have a full kitchen or a balcony. Self catering here, but many cafes and restaurants are nearby.

Friendly service and well located for the Sydney gay scene. The the main gay bars and nightclubs on Oxford are just a 10-minute walk away.

Features

bar, restaurant, internet access, sun terrace

304 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, Sydney


7.8
Very Good

Based on 841 votes

Potts Point

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.

Why this hotel?: Near Kings Cross nightlife. Great value. Access to gym.

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.

Features

gym, free wi-fi

14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point, Sydney


9.1
Exceptional

Based on 806 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Great for sightseeing & gay scene.

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 maker, microwave, fridge), a comfortable bed and fan. Shared bathrooms.

Features

free wi-fi

71 Macleay St, Kings Cross, Sydney


7.1
Very Good

Based on 991 votes

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