10 Best Spaces for Coliving in Sydney + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs


Sydney is home to some of the world’s best eateries and exotic animals. You’ll find yourself immersed in the absolute splendor that the city has to offer. From gorgeous monuments to amazing beaches and the most decadent dining experiences, there’s much to discover.

As one of the best places to live in Australia, coliving in Sydney is a relatively new concept. Digital nomads are able to adopt this style of lodging with numerous coliving options to choose from.

Here are 10 fabulous coliving spaces in Sydney that will surely get you excited about your trip.

10 Best Coliving Spaces in Sydney

Hilton Sydney – Best Luxury Coliving

  • Price: $318 – $996 per night
  • Location: CBD, Sydney
  • Features: Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private parking, fitness center, bar, 24-hour front desk
  • Room Types: Private rooms, private suites, family rooms
  • Organized Activities: Happy hour, nightclub
  • Other Locations: Hilton Adelaide, Hilton Darwin, Hilton Cairns, Hilton Brisbane
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.2 out of 10 – 3226 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 5623 reviews) 

The Hilton Hotel Sydney is home to the largest hotel health club and is available to all guests. It offers three restaurants, each with bars where you can sip delicious cocktails and mingle with fellow travelers.

The award-winning Zeta Bar and rooftop terrace are great for unwinding, and you’ll be spoiled for choice with the multiple culinary options. If you book a room that includes breakfast, you’ll be delighted by the buffet-style treats.

The hotel is a short 3-minute walk from the Town Hall train station. You’ll likely use the trains to get around and see more of Sydney during your downtime.

What We Liked: The array of restaurants and dining options means you can enjoy diverse culinary experiences.

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CBD Apartment – Best Private Apartments

  • Price: $210 per night
  • Location: CBD, Sydney,
  • Features: Kitchen, Wi-Fi, washing machine, air conditioning, balcony, parking on-site
  • Room Types: Apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (9.9 out of 10 – 70 reviews)

This stunning Airbnb apartment in Sydney offers you a spacious living space and stunning views of the city. It’s close to various airports, allowing you easy access in and out of the city.

You’ll notice how convenient the apartment is; everything that you could possibly need or want is right there at your fingertips. The apartment is close to various parks, such as Prince Alfred Park, which is less than a mile away. Here, you can enjoy a lovely stroll or a swim. Delight in nature walks and picnics when there’s lovely weather.

What We Liked: It’s spacious and offers beautiful views of the city.

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Mad Monkey Bayswater – Best Hostel for Partygoers

  • Price: $1,155 – $1,270 per month
  • Location: Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney,
  • Features: Fitness center, terrace, Wi-Fi, laundry room, BBQ facilities
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 6 – 12)
  • Organized Activities: Walking tours, movie nights, pub crawls, billiards, games room
  • Other Locations: Downtown Sydney,
  • Ratings: com (6.7 out of 10 – 246 reviews), Hostelworld.com (9.0 out of 10 – 1496 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 175 reviews)

Mad Monkey can be found on an amazing townhouse estate, making it easier for you to meet people and build friendships. If you choose to stay at Mad Monkey, you will be given access to the rooftop BBQ area and get to take in the gorgeous views as you look over the city.

Known for hosting amazing events, you won’t get bored. There are plenty of nights out that the hostel plans for you, so be ready for a good time. Pass by Daffodil Park for a relaxing afternoon after the wild partying, or grab some coffee at Cafe Hernandez.

What We Liked: Multiple in-house activities and close proximity to the beach guarantee ultimate relaxation and ample socializing opportunities.

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The Village Bondi Beach – Best for First-Time Coliving Travelers

  • Price: $1,290 – $3,466 per month
  • Location: Bondi Beach, Sydney
  • Features: Lockers, 24-hour security, air conditioning, laundry, shared TV area, vending machine, Wi-Fi, garden
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 4-6)
  • Organized Activities: Pub crawls, a tour of local culture, movie nights, evening entertainment
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.5 out of 10 – 656 reviews), Hostelworld.com (8.4 out of 10 – 498 reviews), Google (3.4 out of 5 – 348 reviews)

This marvelous hostel is an easy 2-minute walk from the famous Bondi Beach, where you can swim, surf, and relax. It’s a 25-minute drive from Sydney Airport and about 20 minutes from the city center. The amazing Bondi Icebergs Restaurant and bar is a casual 10-minute walk away from the hostel.

The hostel uses key cards for room access; this adds a layer of security and should quell any fears you may have about safety. The nearest bus stop is just down the street, so you won’t have any trouble getting around and exploring Sydney.

What We Liked: With different room options, you get the full shared experience or some privacy if you prefer.

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Nomads Sydney – Best Hostel for Groups

  • Price: $1375 – $4, 894 per month
  • Location: Near CBD
  • Features: Air conditioning, lockers, Wi-Fi, vending machine, ATM, washing machine, pool table, games room
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 4-10), private rooms
  • Organized Activities: Beach trips, yoga, VIP nights at local bars, guided tour over Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.6 out of 10 – 2737 reviews), Google (3.9 out of 5 – 1114 reviews)

Nomads Sydney is quite centrally located and will place you in a prime spot to explore the city without overextending yourself. You’ll love the spacious rooms and the fun hostel atmosphere.

The Scary Canary Bar on-site is the place to enjoy some music and get a cheeky cocktail or two. The bar usually has different activities nightly.

Upon your arrival, you’ll be handed a detailed map of the city, offered discounts on Sydney Tower Eye tours, and schooled on the local food and drink specials.

What We Liked: With large airy rooms and a help desk that does the extra mile, this property feels like home.

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Secret Garden Backpackers Sydney – Best for Coliving on a Budget

  • Price: $1,042 – $1,540 per month
  • Location: Cleveland Street, Sydney
  • Features: Lockers, garden, vending machine, Wi-Fi, games room, shared lounge, laundry
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 4-12)
  • Organized Activities: Movie nights, walking tours, evening entertainment
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.4 out of 10 – 334 reviews), Hostelworld.com (8.1 out of 10 – 747 reviews), Google (3.2 out of 5 – 155 reviews) 

This hostel is vibrant and energetic, perfect for anyone looking to save money but still have loads of fun. The Secret Garden Backpackers offers weekend trips to various areas in Sydney and pancakes on Sundays.

Share laughs and make new friends during musical bingo and karaoke at Scruffy Murphys, a nearby bar. Just 3 miles away is Lady Martin’s Beach, where you can spend afternoons swimming and sunbathing.

You’ll find the Powerhouse Museum about half a mile from the hostel. Powerhouse is the country’s largest museum group and incorporates art, design, science, and technology into its exhibitions.

What We Liked: Breathtaking views from the rooftop garden and the unbeatable affordability add the extra cherry on top at this property.

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VENUS Potts Point – Best for Female Travelers

  • Price: $1072 per month
  • Location: Potts Point, Sydney
  • Features: Wi-Fi, lockers, terrace, shared kitchen
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 2-6)
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.3 out of 10 – 187 reviews), Hostelworld.com (7.1 out of 10 – 11 reviews)

The aptly named VENUS is a female hostel that aims to ensure the comfort and safety of women. It’s run by women, and this is in an effort to better cater to female travelers. You’ll be welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff upon your arrival.

The hostel doesn’t allow any alcohol on the premises, so you’ll have to get a cold one elsewhere. Each guest is provided with a locker, and you rent padlocks from the reception desk.

The Australian Museum is a half a mile away, you can go and discover the numerous exhibitions whenever you fancy.

What We Liked: It’s a female-only hostel that prioritizes the safety and comfort of the fairer sex.

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The Original Backpackers Hostel – Best for Solo Travelers

  • Price: $971 – $1,212 per month
  • Location: Kings Cross, Sydney
  • Features: Security lockers, Wi-Fi, washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board, jobs board, terrace
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 6 – 10)
  • Organized Activities: Walking tours, movie nights, evening entertainment
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.5 out of 10 – 1299 reviews), Google (4.0 out of 5 – 275 reviews)

The Original Backpackers is known for its friendly and helpful staff that won’t hesitate to make your stay more comfortable. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a different world with the beautiful greenery of Kings Cross surrounding you.

This hostel is within short walking distance from the Sydney Opera House, which is Australia’s most famous attraction. You’ll also relish that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is close to the hostel.

What We Liked: When on-site, you can relax in the beautiful outdoor space before heading off-site to many of the nearby attractions.

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Ibis Sydney World Square – Best for Modern Coliving

Price: $158 – $221 per night

Location: CBD, Sydney

Features: Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, private bathroom, air conditioning, room service, business center

Room Types: Private rooms

Organized Activities: Happy hour

Other Locations: None

Ratings: Booking.com (7.4 out of 10 – 2205 reviews), Google (3.8 out of 5 – 1078 reviews) 

The Ibis Hotel is located in Sydney’s CBD, close to the World Square Center. This is the ideal location for anyone who loves to shop and eat. The World Square Center is filled with amazing stores such as L’Occitane and Pandora. It’s got a spa and numerous supermarkets like Coles for you to splash some cash in.

The hotel is a quick 5-minute walk to the Queen Victoria Building, where you can dine at ESQ Bar and Dining or Sushi Hub, just to name a few.

What We Liked: You can find everything you need at your doorstep. It’s a convenient location for lovers of food in particular.

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Coogee Beach House – Best Coliving Space by the Beach

  • Price: $40 – $160,73 per night
  • Location: Coogee, Sydney,
  • Features: Shared lounge, Wi-Fi, laundry, lockers, board games, vending machine
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 4 – 6)
  • Organized Activities: Beach and on-site water sports facilities
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: com (7.5 out of 10 – 453 reviews), Google (4.0 out of 5 – 105 reviews) 

This is the perfect location for those looking for fun in the sun. Coogee Beach House is less than half a mile from Coogee Beach. You can sunbathe and party at any given moment. It’s surrounded by local pubs, restaurants, and cafes, so you’ll be able to try a new place every night.

The beach house provides a light breakfast and has free DVD and surfboard rental for your convenience. The communal kitchen makes self-catering super easy for you. Sydney’s Capitol Theatre is a short 3,7 miles from the beach house; go and catch a show.

What We Liked: It’s right by the beach and has a host of eateries nearby to choose from.

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Stay at the Best Coliving Spaces in Sydney

The wonderful city of Sydney is quickly becoming a hub for nomads looking to connect with others and experience the world a little differently. The harbor city offers you a vibrant and laid-back getaway.

With the amazing coliving options you’ve been given, you’ll surely find it easier to plan your trip and be confident in your choices.

If you’re looking to explore the rest of the country, check out 10 cool spaces for coliving and coworking in Australia.

Matt Davison
Matt has done marketing for travel and tourism for over a decade. His first love is SEO, with entrepreneurship hotter on its heels than a girlfriend. When he is not looking up flights back to his next destination, you can find him in the garden, making excuses to walk Rusty, strategizing with the team and tinkering on sites until the early morning.