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What travelers to Newtown are saying

Great suburb for shopping, cafes and restaurants and generally enjoying the vibrant atmosphere that is Newtown!
Lorette G. 15 Apr 2015


The grand Victorian facades on some of Newtown’s oldest buildings are testament to this town’s once prosperous past. After the Depression and well into the mid-twentieth century the town became run-down and working-class. Since the establishment of the Burren Street Campus of Sydney University, however, Newtown now has the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a University town, with a diverse population, and gentrified backstreets. A plethora of small shops await you on King Street, many with a strong Greek presence. Visit the memorial to the Dunbar shipwreck at St Stephen’s Church graveyard, or walk to Sydney Park to sit and contemplate life.

  • Browse through artisan crafts and art in the small shops on King Street; when you are tired of shopping, stop at one of the many Greek delis and enjoy fresh olives, cheese and other local and imported delicacies.
  • Visit Newtown’s St Stephen’s church and the memorial to those lost in the Dunbar and Catherine Adams shipwrecks: tragedies that occurred only two days apart in 1857.
  • Stroll around Sydney Park before you leave Newtown and take the time to see the chimney stacks of the former brick work factory.

From Sydney proper, you can get to the centre of this district by train or bus. Parking can be an issue, so you may want to leave your car behind. Trains to Newtown run from Central station, so get there from anywhere in the city. Bus lines 411 and 423 take you to Newtown, passing the University of Sydney campus as well. Once in the area, things are pretty compact and walkable, as most university areas remain. Stroll down King Street, or take a side trip to wander to the university area proper or the church and cemetery.

Hotels in Newtown

Recommended hotels

From US$31

1 Bounce Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

28 Chalmers Street Map

Bounce Hotel Sydney is ideally situated opposite Central Station close to Sydney CBD. This hotel provides comfortable yet affordable accommodation along with convenient facilities. As such, this... More

Value in the centre of Sydney!
The Bounce hotel is a multipurpose hostel/hotel. It is well appointed and the double ensuite room I had booked was very comfortable. It had all the essentials for a short break and was right by...
24 Oct 2013
From US$102

2 The Urban Newtown

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

52-60 Enmore Road Map

Nestled in the heart the pulsing art and culture scene of Newtown, The Urban Newtown is ideal for corporate business travellers and holidaymakers alike - the perfect place to experience Sydney and... More

City treat for country folk
Interesting hotel in a great location, just perfect for our night at Enmore theatre. Very quiet despite Saturday night noise in the street.
4 Aug 2015
From US$105

3 Sydney South Waldorf Serviced Apartments - Chippendale

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

Cnr of Cleveland and Chippen Street Map

Includes Continental Breakfast Daily

Whether in New South Wales on a short visit or extended stay, travellers find convenient base at Sydney South Waldorf Serviced Apartments- Chippendale, offering modern self-contained spaces located... More

Very Average stay
Sydney was very hard to get Accommo at short notice this week, to find a supposed 4 star available was a relief. This is barely a 3 star property ,,,,,, Room very small and bathroom facilities...
23 Feb 2015
From US$19

4 Sydney Central Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

428 Pitt Street Map

Sydney Central Inn provides comfortable accommodation and friendly services in the heart of the city. Guests can visit the Town Hall, a landmark sandstone building or the entertainment venues such... More

excellant trip for the not so young
Hop on hop off tours were excellant. Sydney eye the highlight of the trip. Gave us everything we wanted
16 May 2015
From US$106

5 Adara Camperdown Apartments

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

108 Parramatta Road Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 15% Inc Continental Breakfast

Adara Camperdown serviced apartments are a spacious and stylish alternative to traditional hotel accommodation. Adara Camperdown offers a range of accommodation configurations and facilities and... More

From US$117

6 Ryals Serviced Apartments

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

13 Layton Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save

Ryals Serviced Apartments invites travellers to stylish self-contained accommodations close to transport options and local attractions in this Sydney suburb. Holidaymakers staying at this plush... More

From US$128

7 Adina Apartment Hotel Chippendale

4 stars
3.9 / 5 7 reviews

74-80 Ivy Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%

Boasting serviced apartments in a leafy courtyard in Chippendale, Adina Apartment Hotel Chippendale offers comfort and convenience to business travellers and vacationers in inner west Sydney. Aside... More

It was quiet, central and comfortable
I was on a personal clergy retreat...for which it was ideal. Mind you, cheap rooms are always on the top floor - no lift. The room was well appointed with plenty of window space. I enjoyed walking...
9 Sep 2015
From US$84

8 Adara Camperdown Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

23-33 Missenden Road Map

Book 35 Days in Advance and Save 20%

Featuring plush spaces conveniently located within easy access to transport options, Adara Camperdown Hotel creates an ideal base for both short or extended stays in this New South Wales city. From... More

Quick trip
Not ever having stayed there before, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were lovely and very accommodating.
14 Jul 2015
From US$88

9 Rydges Camperdown Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 23 reviews

9 -15 Missenden Road Map

Stay 3 nights and Save 20%

Business and leisure travellers visiting cosmopolitan Sydney find ideal base at the comfortable accommodations and accessible location of Rydges Hotel Camperdown Sydney. Tourists at this... More

Sad and Tired
Cant believe Rydges has put there name to this hotel. Very Very sad and tired screaming out for help. Good location is the only plus side to this hotel.
25 Sep 2015
From US$126

10 Vulcan Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 18 reviews

500 Wattle Street Map

Creating an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, Vulcan Hotel - Darling Harbour Sydney prides itself on offering a warm, friendly and comfortable environment for an enjoyable stay. The hotel's... More

Room was a bit disappointing
I recently stayed a another hotel of similar value and the rooms were much higher quality. The Vulcan room was not set out well, the bathroom was ordinary although clean, it was noisy and the room...
8 Mar 2014
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