14th - 16th September
14th - 16th September

Hotel and Accommodation Options

At FurJAM we realise that there are plenty of places for you guys to stay during the event, so we’ve taken the time to list a few different hotels around the city and in the area. Keep in mind most of the prices listed are sourced from the official websites, so have a good look at discount hotel websites such as Booking.com, Wotif and Trivago for better deals.

Main Hotel

While this year's FurJAM isn’t hosted at this hotel, we will literally be next door - so staying here is the best option if you wish to be right next to the action.


Whether you’re on a budget or wanting a room for 8 people, backpackers are a great cheap way of staying in Sydney and bunking with friends. Here’s a few options we know are pretty well rated.

  •   YHA Central
    Location: 11 Rawson Place, Sydney (corner of Rawson Place and Pitt Street)
    Website: www.yha.com.au/Hostels/NSW/Sydney-Surrounds/Sydney-Central-Backpackers-Hostel
    Phone: (02) 9218 9000
    Beds from $39.50 per night
    Private rooms from $113 per night

    Sydney Central YHA is one of the largest and most popular hostels in Sydney. It is a great choice for those who want to be close to transport as it is right next to central station, Sydney’s major transport hub. It offers 4, 6 and 8 share dorms, as well as twin and triple rooms and is close to internet cafes, a breakfast bar and the Scubar nightclub.

  •   YHA Railway Square
    Location: 8-10 Lee St Sydney (Behind the Adina Hotel)
    Website: www.yha.com.au/Hostels/NSW/Sydney-Surrounds/Railway-Square
    Phone: (02) 9281 9666
    Beds from $35 per night
    Private Rooms from $107 per night

    Railway Square YHA is another option, close to Sydney Central Station and several good cafes and eateries. Unlike Central, Railway square allows mixed gender 8 share dorms, and is unique as many of these dorms are re-purposed train carriages.

  •   Bounce Backpackers
    Location: 28 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Website: bouncehostel.com.au
    Phone: (02) 9281 2222
    Beds from $40 per night
    Private Rooms from $149 per night

    Bounce Hostel is on the opposite side of Central station to Railway Square YHA, is right next to the Tipple Bar and has convenience stores and food close by. It has also won the Hostel of the Year Award in Australia for 2014.

Low-Range Hotels

After a hotel but sticking to a tight budget? Try these... They aren’t 5 star resorts but they’re a comfortable place to relax between events.

  •   The Quality Hotel CKS Sydney Airport
    Location: 33-35 Levey St, Wolli Creek NSW 2205
    Website: www.qualitysydneyairport.com.au
    Phone: (02) 9556 1555
    Rooms from $212 per night (Saturday Rate)

    A small hotel close by to the Mercure and Cahill Park in Wolli Creek, perfect for those who want to stay close by to the action.

  •   Great Southern Hotel
    Location: 717 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
    Website: www.greatsouthernhotel.com.au
    Phone: (02) 9289 4400
    Rooms from $159 per night (friday rate)

    A good hotel close to Central and other George Street shopping areas. Offers twin and queen bed rooms respectively, and is situated on top of a pub and restaurant.

  •   Ibis
    Location: 22 Shelley Street, King Street Wharf Sydney 2000
    382 -384 Pitt Street Sydney 2000
    Website: www.ibis.com/gb/booking/hotels-list.shtml
    Phone: (02) 82430700   (King Street Wharf)
    (02) 82673111   (World Square)
    Rooms from $109 per night

    A decent affordable hotel that has a range of room options and packages, along with several locations across Sydney. The two on here are the most accessible but there are others on the website.

Mid-Range Hotels

For those who want a few luxuries with their stay without a high end price tag we suggest trying one of these hotels.

High-Range Hotels

Feeling fancy? These are a few hotels where the service and amenities are worth the cost.

Travel Information

Sydney is a big place, and the traffic is like most major cities (i.e. terrible). So when getting around, whether travelling to events or just going out to see the sights, we recommend that you use Sydney’s multiple avenues of public transport.

Below is a list of some helpful links for you to plan your journeys with!

Ticketing Information

Need info on ticketing and prices? Take a look at transportnsw.info.

Trip Planning

Want to plan all your trips? That info can also be found at transportnsw.info (or call 131 500).

Taxi Contact Info

Taxis Combined: 133 300
Premier Cabs: 131 017
Silver Service: 133 100

Also, consider the MTaxi app.

Proposed Trackwork

Check the Sydney Trains Trackwork page for up-to-date info.

Helpful Apps

If you prefer to use apps, there’s also a handy list of useful real-time transport apps listed on transportnsw.info.