A Guide to Bondi Beach, Sydney

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The second leg of my backpacking trip in Australia took me to the picturesque town of Bondi Beach in Sydney. A surfer’s paradise with tranquil surroundings, I found Bondi to be more relaxing than I thought, but then again it is only October. Peak season has not yet reached its climax and neither has the price for hostels. I stayed in the Village Hostel for only $38 AUD for two nights, a price which will climb drastically over the coming months. Check out my tips for your stay in Bondi Beach below and if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message!

How to Get There

If you are coming from Sydney Airport or any other train station, make your way to either Central Station or Townhall and get the train heading to Bondi Beach Junction. From there, you can get the 333, 381 or 382 bus to the coast where the best hostels and beach strip is. Make sure to buy an Optus travel card beforehand and top it up by at least $10 AUD.

What to Do

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Bondi Beach is a beautiful place where you can unwind, go for coastal walks or catch up on some work on the sandy strip. There are two free WiFI’s that have strong connection that allowed me to catch up on blogging while sunbathing on the beach, divine! If you fancy a scenic coastal walk, head for the east side of the beach and do the walk from from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. Prepare to be mindblown as you pass through Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee coves whilst re-discovering the beauty of nature along the way. Surfing is the main activity in Bondi, so take the plunge and get your board ready!

Where to Stay

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The Village Hostel is a small but cute hostel with clean rooms, a large kitchen, Netflix room, free WiFi and laundry amenities. There are 4 or 6 room dorms available or twin rooms if you prefer some privacy and more personal space. I only paid $38 AUD for two nights in a 6 room dorm with its own bathroom which is very cheap compared to other hostels in Bondi Beach!

Where to Drink

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Head to the Cock’N’Bull in Bondi Junction and dance the night away in this traditional Irish nightclub to all the top hits. The club is open until 2am most nights and if you are staying on Bondi Beach its only a 10 minute taxi ride away. if you’re craving a slice of home, they have whopper steaks and traditional Irish dishes that won’t break the bank. Check out their Facebook page for specials and upcoming events!

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