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Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, Coming In HOT!

Australia’s premier pride parade is pouring onto Oxford St, along with a flamboyant procession that consumes an industrial quantity of glitter, feathers, and spandex, get ready darling, we're hitting the town.

The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is Australia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ event of the year, pulling hundreds of thousands of visitors from every corner of the country, and the globe to our dazzling city!

Are you Mardi Gras Parade ready? 

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade Credit Hamid Mousa and Destination NSWCredit Hamid Mousa and Destination NSW

Boasting a bumper festival program with speciality themed fantasy worlds for you to experience, including the Sissy Ball, Hot Brown Honey, and a KiKi pool sesh at the Ivy club, as well as phenomenal performers including Conchita Wurst of Eurovision fame and Courtney Act. 

Mardi Gras is about more than just the parade (which this year falls on the leap year date of Saturday, 29 February) with 80 events squeezed into a two-week extravaganza. The 80,000 people who rock up to the Fair Day, the Indigenous ‘Koori Gras’ in Redfern and Queer Screen’s Film Festival held across the city are all highlights.

Even if you don’t plan on getting much sleep throughout the parade weekend, we’ve got you, with a range of multi-share beds and private ensuite rooms depending on how much you wanna treat yo’self. Plus, we've got hot showers, hectic rooftops and unbeatable prices. 

Evidence, as seen below:

Sydney Central Pool

Join us at the Sydney Central YHA rooftop pool for bevvies, BBQ's and an unbeatable view of the city.

Sydney Harbour YHA Rooftop

Keen on harbour views? Head to our Sydney Harbour YHA to dance, sing and celebrate being wild and free!

Railway Square Equality Poster

Plus you'll always get a warm welcome at our hostels, 'cause at the end of the day, we're family, and we'll look out for each other!

Book your stay at Sydney Central YHA or Railway Square YHA just an easy stroll from the parade route, the glam Sydney Harbour YHA in the heart of the Rocks.

The choice is yours - either which way, we’ve got ya covered darling.

Nearby Hostels

    Sydney Central YHA
    From $31.5 per night
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    From $32 per night
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    The hostel that literally has its own platform at Sydney Central Railway Station. You won't have an excuse for missing your bus, train or plane, with direct access to the Sydney Airport Train line and bus terminals at your doorstep.
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    From $32 per night
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    The only hostel in Sydney that has views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney Harbour YHA is the best place to stay in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks!
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