How to Find Cheap, but Decent, Accommodations in Sydney

by Audrey on May 30, 2013

When looking for cheap hotels in Sydney, believe it or not, you have plenty of options through online deal generating websites that make their living by providing travelers the most bang for their buck. Through just a little due diligence and online research, you can save yourself a substantial amount of money on your next trip to Sydney that you can easily put towards actually having fun there!

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EXPEDIA.COM.AU

More than likely, you’ve heard of—or may have even used—this website in the past. What you might now know is that for popular travel destinations like Sydney, this website offers more than just the best deals, but also a fairly extensive travel guide to assist you in choosing accommodations. So, if you’re looking for a website that is going to provide a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about Sydney, start here!

Expedia.com.au is also the company’s Australia-specific website, which includes all of the below features:

  • 150,000 Australian Hotels—294 in Sydney
  • No Booking, Cancellation, or Change-Over Fees
  • 200 Expedia Travel Staff Based In Australia
  • Provides Travel-Guide Page for Sydney, which includes:
    • Top Trending Hotels
    • Location Map
    • Search options for finding hotels close to: all airports, major attractions, popular areas, museums, stadiums, theaters, and shopping
    • Further customized search options for: hotel class (rating), areas, attractions, themes, hotel brands
  • 24/7 Booking Support

In addition, Expedia also offers two very attractive options, which are their Price Match and Last Minute Deals features.

  • Price Match: This feature allows users to book with confidence knowing that their getting the best possible price for their trip. How? Say you stumble across a lower price for any hotel, flight, or even hotel/flight package, out there on the internet; Expedia will match that price, guaranteed, and allow you to book, fee-free, through the world’s most popular online deal website. Conditions apply, but none are ridiculous, and make perfect sense.
  • Last Minute Deals: For those who are having to book their trip last minute and are concerned about having to pay outrageous amounts for flights and hotels by not booking in advance, this is a great feature. Every day new deals go up and come down, with a 24-hour shelf-life; snag a 60% off discount on your accommodations, and you’ll see no difference between booking last minute and having booked weeks in advance.

TRIPADVISOR.COM.AU

Another online travel-deal website that is widely popular amongst those who have travelled to Australia is Trip Advisor. In fact, this one is by far my favorite, because unlike Expedia—which will only give you their own prices—Trip Advisor gives you the price points for all of their online deal partners; such as:

  • BOOKING.COM
  • EXPEDIA.COM
  • PRICELINE.COM
  • MERITONE DIRECT
  • TRAVELOCITY

When you perform a search on Trip Advisor, you’re provided with information that is pulled from all of the above-mentions deal websites with comparison charts, as well as the following information:

  • Trip Advisor Reviewer Ranking System
  • Hundreds of User Reviews
  • Amount Per Night in AUD
  • Traveler’s Choice Award Winners
  • Professional & Traveler Photos
  • Special Offers from Hotels

OTHER GREAT RESOURCES FOR SYDNEY

  • SydneyLodges.com
  • AccorHotels.com.au
  • LateRooms.com
  • Wotif.com
  • Top10Australia.com.au

 

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