Sydney, Bondi Beachouse YHA

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Bondi Beach is Sydney's favourite backpacker beach. Learn to surf/bodyboard, go for a swim or just hang out at the beach. Kayak Sydney Harbour or participate in great hostel activities! Walk from Bondi-Coogee on the spectacular Sydney Coast walk, and in November, enjoy Sculptures By the Sea. Explore Bondi Markets, or go to Watsons Bay for spectacular sunset views, Doyle's famous fish and chips, and a walk up to the Gap.

At the hostel

Bbq/hot dog night

Get amongst an Aussie tradition and throw a snag on the barbie with your fellow hostellers.

When:
Friday nights
Where:
Courtyard
Cost:
$5

Beach road hotel

Wednesday nights at Beach Road Hotel are an institution - and not to be missed! We'll lead you in the right direction for the mid-week night of your life!

When:
Wednesdays
Where:
Leave from reception
Cost:
$0

Blue mountains day trip

Discount day trip with pick up from the hostel

When:
Every saturday
Where:
Book at reception
Cost:
$69

Free ice pops!

Swing past reception and grab a free ice pop to cool down before a hot night!

When:
Mondays, 7pm
Where:
Reception
Cost:
$0

Movie night

Free popcorn included

When:
Tuesdays
Where:
TV room
Cost:
$0

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$110
per person

Bondi Beach Surf Lesson

Learn to surf on Australia's most famous beach, Bondi! You'll be taught in a small group of 5 students or less, so you get plenty of hands-on help from friendly and professional instructors.

If photos of you surfing on world famous Bondi Beach doesn't get your instagram likes up, nothing will.

This 2 hour surf experience is perfect for beginners wanting a one off lesson to kick- start your surfing journey or for someone wanting a refresher. In a relaxed and supportive environment, you will cover all the basics from warm-up, to paddling, to catching waves and standing.

Committed to learning to surf downunder? Save money with a discounted three lesson beginner’s package to get you safely up and onto your first waves and give you the chance to improve upon your new skills. This three lesson package also includes 3 x 2 hour board and wetsuit hires. 

All equipment is included and there is a safe space for your personal belongings. 

$298
per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Climb one of the world's most famous bridges - the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Experience STUNNING 360 degree views of this Harbour City as you complete your BridgeClimb.

This is a 3 ½ hour guided journey overlooking the magnificent harbour city of Sydney. You’ll enjoy uninterrupted views as you climb the outer arch of the Bridge all the way to the summit. With your arrival at the summit, the 360-degree views of the city, the Opera House and beyond are unforgettable.

This is a popular tour and frequently books out. We reccomend pre- booking your climb before arriving in Sydney to avoid disappointment. This truly is a once in a lifetime experience. 

Please let us know by writing in the comments section what time you prefer to climb. Tours do run frequently and we will try to book the closest available time to your request.

Climbs operate in all weather conditions (besides electrical storms) and are non-refundable. You will need to wear closed comfortable walking shoes. Lockers will be provided to store your personal items.

$315
per person

2 Day Learn to Surf Weekend

Sun, Surf and Party! Feel the adrenalin of catching your first wave and knowing that you've really arrived in Australia, travelling to a beautiful location south of Sydney with no crowds. Save $50.

The 2 day progressive surf course takes you on a 2 day escape including transport, accommodation, food, all surf equipment and lessons. You'll stay at beachside multi-share cabins, located 130kms south of Sydney or 2 hours travel time from Sydney. Experienced surf instructors will give you daily surf lessons. The surf course is designed for absolute beginners. Learn to paddle, stand up, drop into and ride across the waves. Learn all about how to read the waves as well as surfing etiquette. There's plenty of time to chill out and a great group atmosphere ensures you'll make some new friends around the camp-fire. Saturday night is a big BBQ and party night. This tour conveniently picks up from Sydney on Friday evenings at 6.15pm.

The Surf Weekend includes:

  • 2 days/2 nights in multi-share cabins
  • Meals, surfboards, wetsuits and daily surf tuition
  • Return transfers from Sydney (2 hours south)

The tour will return approximately by 6.30pm on Sunday night

$959
per person

East Coast Highlights

Travel Australia's popular East Coast and visit the 3 must-do attractions - Fraser Island, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island. Save even more by adding a 10 night YHA accommodation pack to use anywhere en-route!

East Cost Highlights package includes the most popular tours along Australia's East Coast. This saves you over $70 and also gives you peace of mind that you're on the best quality East Coast tours. 

Package includes:

  • 3 Day Fraser Island tour
  • 2 Day Whitsunday Sailing tour
  • 2 nights at Magnetic Island YHA, including ferry transfers and entry to Koala Sanctuary.



The East Coast Highlights package offers the flexibility to add Greyhound’s Hop on/Hop off coach pass from Sydney to Cairns or vice versa (valid 3 months from date of travel). You can also choose to add a 10 or 15 night YHA accommodation pack. (valid 3 and 4 months from date of purchase)


To help plan your trip, we have included a suggested Southbound Itinerary (Cairns to Sydney) and Northbound Itinerary (Sydney to Cairns) for you to download. This is simply a suggestion, the package is designed to be flexible so you can hop on and off wherever you like along the route.

It is recommended you pre-book dates, especially for the Fraser Island and Whitsunday tours, as they can be booked out during the peak season. Please put your preferred date for each of the 3 trips in the comments when making a booking as well as your YHA/HI membership number.

$423
per person

Greyhound Pass Sydney-Cairns

Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save $22 when you book with YHA!

Australia's East Coast is a popular route to travel, and using this hop-on hop-off coach pass is one of the best ways to see it. With multiple departures daily you can travel when it suits you, even overnight on some journeys. 

Once your pass is issued, you have the flexibility to reserve seats up until 24 hours before each departure either online or by phone. Greyhound coaches are safe, comfortable and travel along the Pacific Highway via the popular destinations of Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Hervey Bay (for Fraser Island) and Airlie Beach (for the Whitsundays).

Why rush? Make sure you take the time to stopover at Australia's best kept secrets… Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Townsville or Mission Beach.

BUY NOW AND SAVE.

You have 12 months from date of purchase to start travelling. Once you start you have 3 months to use your pass. 

Check out our East Coast package where we have bundled Fraser Island Tours, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island.

Pass is valid:

  • For 3 months (90 days) from the date of first departure from Sydney or Cairns
  • For use on Greyhound Services on the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns
  • Hop-on hop-off unlimited times in one direction only

There are also Melbourne to Cairns or Brisbane to Cairns Greyhound passes available.

$40
per person

Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Hop On-Hop Off Sydney and Bondi Tour. 34 stops with commentary. 2 tours for the price of 1!

City Sightseeing Sydney operates a hop-on hop-off bus service with full commentary in open top, double deck buses. Ticket is valid for 24 hours from time of boarding on Sydney and Bondi tours. 48 hour tickets also available. There are a total of 34 stops on each tour in great locations and a frequency of every 15-20 minutes for the hop-on hop-off service or take the full 90 minute tour. First tour departs 8:30am. 

The tour takes in all the major sights in the city of Sydney and Bondi including Darling Harbour, the Rocks, Chinatown, Circular Quay, Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park, Kings Cross and Bondi Beach.

$70
per person

Sydney Attractions Pass

SAVE with this value combo ticket. Giving you entry to ALL of the top 5 Sydney attractions for an amazingly low price of $70!
Sydney's favourite top 5 attractions are now on sale, - Visit all 5 attractions for only $70!

Included Sydney's top 5 attractions. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Tower, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Manly.

Even if you only have a short time in Sydney, you can visit a couple in 1 day. But since the combo ticket is valid for 1 month, there's really no hurry and most people take their time to explore these fascinating attractions at their leisure.

All attractions are open 7 days, with the Sydney Tower being open late into the night giving you more flexibility if you're on a tight schedule.

Whatever you decide, we know you'll love Sydney as much as we do! 
Tickets will be open dated. You will have 1 month to visit the attractions once you validate the ticket at your first attraction
$55
per person

Taronga Zoo + Hop on Hop off Harbour Cruise

This great value product includes a Sydney Harbour 24HR Hop On Hop Off Ferry Pass AND entry to Taronga Zoo. SAVE more than $30!

This great value product includes a Sydney Harbour 24hr Hop On Hop Off  Ferry pass + entry to Taronga Zoo for only $55!

Visit 7 harbour destinations including: Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Q Station, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, and Manly.

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbourside views. The zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradleys Head National Park. 

Taronga Zoo is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm (until 4.30pm ). The Sky Safari cable car operates daily from 9.30am (weather permitting). Use of the Sky Safari is included in the ticket price. 

This is an open dated ticket and can be used at anytime. 

FREE things to do in Bondi Beach

  1. Coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee
  2. Swimming and body boarding at Bondi Beach
  3. Snorkelling in Clovelly
  4. Sightseeing in Sydney Harbour and Surrounds
  5. Watsons Bay to South Head (Hornby Lighthouse) walk

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