48 Hours In... Glebe Edition

Haaaaave you met Glebe? A bohemian mecca boasting leafy streets, eclectic cafes, art, bookshops and the weekly markets - this is the perfect spot to base yourself whilst in Sydney.

Enjoy the village atmosphere while using Glebe Point YHA as a base to explore Sydney. It’s the simple things that make the location and we’ve found a tone of options for you to partake in whilst enjoying your 48hrs in Glebe.

Embrace Glebe Culture 

Glebe Point Street Art

 Glebe Street Art

  • Glebe Markets: someone’s trash is another person’s treasure and this concept comes alive at one of Sydney’s most beloved markets. Saturdays in Glebe are for finding yourself a bargain at the Glebe Markets. Well known for its thrifty stalls and vintage merchandise, this is the perfect place to pick up handcrafted jewellery, clothes and organic produce.

  • Glebe Street Art: Hosier Lane WATCH OUT! Stroll through Mitchell Street to take a peek at some of Glebe’s finest street art. It’s fascinating how some cities frown upon certain behaviours, whilst others embrace it as part of their culture… GOOD ON YA SYDNEY!

  • Sze Yup Traditional Chinese Temple: quite literally two minutes walk from the hostel, you can’t visit Glebe and not suss out the heritage listed Chinese Temple! Walk through the breathtaking haven that is Sze Yup, take a bunch of Insta pics (definitely allowed) and perhaps buy a $5 incense after being inspired by the smells that waft mystically through the three temple rooms?!


That’s so ‘Touristy’ Activities

Glebe Foreshore

 Glebe Foreshore

  • Exhibitions Galore: enjoy an artsy day trip and take advantage of the free exhibits at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • Take a day trip walk: perhaps the Bondi to Coogee walk or the Split to Manly walk? Whether you’re after a 6km or 11km hike, both of these are great day trips, offering unbeatable views, photo potential and ideal for anyone wanting to get their fitspo ON!

  • Glebe Foreshore: away from the craziness of Glebe Point Road, take a stroll around the picturesque Glebe foreshore. The beautiful hub is surrounded by parklands, sporting fields, and picnic and barbeque areas, ideal for a chill kinda day!


Food Glorious Food!

Madame Frou Frou Cafe Glebe

 Café Madame Frou Frou Glebe

  • Breakfast: behold quirky little Café Madame Frou Frou - just a few minutes walk from Glebe Point YHA! A great spot to stop in for a tasty budget breakkie. The café itself has a vintage style layout, featuring old cinema chairs and posters from the ’20s and ’30s lining the walls. The menu is very classic café - serving all-day breakfast favourites, massive club sandwiches and killer coffee to kick-start the ol body before a day of Glebe exploring.

  • Lunch: another café on the otherworldly Glebe Point Road is Clipper Café located on the lower level of an adorable terrace house. Oozing the cutest cottage vibes this place is a real breath of fresh air! The MUST TRY lunch options include: chicken Panini with brie, grilled lamb salad with olive hummus dressing and warm eggplant and goat cheese salad!!! Weekends see the café booming with Sydneysiders stopping for a Clipper coffee and pastry before heading over to the Glebe markets.

  • Dinner: just a short walk from Glebe Point YHA is the Toxteth Hotel - your typical local, great for a beer with mates and a classic pub grub meal. Boasting Glebe’s best $15 weekday feeds and nightly specials including $15 Schnitty Tuesday and $12 cocktail hours on Saturday… this is a backpackers dream!

Spend a cool 48hrs in laid-back Glebe!

Nearby Hostels

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    From $26.5 per night
    Sydney Glebe Point YHA
    Glebe Point YHA backpacker hostel offers a relaxed inner city location, just a short tram ride to Sydney CBD. Explore Glebe markets, cafes and restaurants.
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