Steal a while in Newtown when visiting Sydney. This suburb which lies west of the Central Business District (CBD) is known for its on-trend crowds of students, artists, musicians, creatives and young professionals. So, no surprise that the type of accommodation on offer here is cool and curated; here are the best places to stay in Newtown, on any budget.
Settled in a cosy street in the heart of Newtown is Billabong Gardens, a hostel-motel that offers dorms, guest house style and ensuite rooms to meet all types of travellers, size of groups and a range of budgets. With a courtyard pool and BBQ area, free internet and self-catering facilities, this is the perfect place for backpackers just passing through or those wishing to lap up the Newtown lifestyle, with all the best bars and restaurant just outside the door.
Billabong Gardens. 11 Egan Street. Newtown. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9550 3236
A Cosy Nook
This Air B ‘b’ B Newtown abode is the perfect nest for couples to retire to after that all too tasty burger at Mary’s (Sydney’s finest burger bar) down the street. With interiors to mimic the creative suburb, guests will feel like true bohemians in this one-bed wonder. Sip coffee in the morning on the balcony or read the paper in bed; this place is so charming, it may be hard to leave.
Chic Designer Pad
For those looking for a private stay to impress, look no further than this dream apartment on Airbnb. It’s super stylish and ultra modern, meaning absolute home envy is a given. Close to all the major restaurants and bars, this Newtown pad is clad with lift-access, full kitchen and an interior to die for!
Price: Good Value
TARA Guest House
This Newtown bed & breakfast is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the killer vibes of Newtown or Sydney’s Central Business District which is a short bus or train ride away. Laden with homey touches and quaint character Tara Guest House is one of the best spots to stay in Newtown, no doubt. Small things, like free airport transfers, free wifi and one of the best breakfasts going in Sydney, make it no surprise that Tara Guest House has won a long list of awards, including Lonely Planet ‘Top Pick’ bed & breakfast, Sydney in 2013 and 2014 Australian guide.
Price: Mid Price
Tara Guest House. 3 Edgeware Road. Newtown. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9519 4809
Jay’s Apartments is a great place to stay in Newtown for those looking to pound the pavement by day and relax by night in the comfort of their own space. These short-stay places are tasteful and contemporary, and include studios, guest house style, one and two bed apartments. Wi-fi and all the necessary furnishings included; many of the units also have an outdoor space, dining area or deck, meaning summer dinners al fresco are quite literally on your doorstep.
Price: Mid Price
Jay’s Apartments. 225 Wilson Street. Newtown. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 7903 0153
The Urban Newtown
The Urban Newtown
For those seeking the trendiest and most lush spot to rest after a day in the city, it is all about The Urban Newtown. Located on Enmore Road in the heart of Newtown, this 4* boutique hotel is just as funky and free as the rest of the vibrant locale. Each room has a full kitchen, not to mention a free mini-bar and free wifi and interior to herald the creation of a new Pinterest board.
The Urban Newtown. 52-60 Enmore Road. Newtown. Sydney. Australia. + 61 (02) 8960 7800