Whether you are coming for an annual surf sabbatical to Bondi Beach or are just visiting the best harbour city in the world as you cruise up the East Coast of Australia, there is no doubting that there is a wealth of unique sights and sounds in Sydney.

But how you can get the best possible bang for your buck in Sydney?

What are the very best tips and tricks to make sure that you can explore the best of Sydney without blowing your budget?

Read on to find out the very best deals and local specials that will help maximise your time in Sydney!

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney – The biggest chunk of your travel budget is going to be on accomodation. By staying at Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney not only will you be able to enjoy rock-bottom rates on comfortable rooms and dorms, but there is a wealth of free inclusions to help stretch your holiday dollar. Free airport pickup, free wifi, free linen and free breakfast will make you question whether you really want to go home at the end of the trip.

For the very best rates, yes even better than all of the hotel comparison websites, book directly on the Jolly Swagman Hostel Sydney website. With over 20 years experience in the industry, the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney team are committed to providing their loyal customers with unbeatable rates. Sign up to the company newsletter and check back regularly and you could save up to 50% on their already impressive rates.

Backpackers Sydney Sale

Sunday Is Fun-Day – How would you like to save up to 90% on transportation costs? Transportation around Sydney is not cheap, or even reliable, except on Sunday. One of the more remarkable local travel deals, you can travel all day on public transportation in Sydney for only $2.70. Yes, that decimal point is in the right place!

So if you are keen on visiting the Blue Mountains, Manly or Parramatta, just jump on a train with your dirt cheap ticket. Check out all the particulars on the Opal Card website!

Free Walking Tour – The best things in life are free, or at least only worth a little tip a the end. Free walking tours are not only one of the best ways to learn about the essence and history of a city, they are also very easy on the back pocket. There are a number of free walking tour operators in town, search online and pick the team that you think you will mesh with. Tips are not necessary in Australia, but this is one service that is definitely worth breaking out a note or two.

Cooking In Sydney Hostel Kitchen

Cook In Your Hostel, Drink At The Pub – Eating out will quickly add up. Buy some groceries at your nearest supermarket and enjoy cooking high-quality Australian beef in your hostel kitchen. Put on some Aussie tunes and buy some drinks from the local 'bottlo' (bottlo is an Australian slang term for a bottle shop that sells alcoholic drinks). If you want want to really live like a Sydney local, make sure you buy some 'snags' (sausages) at 'Woolies' (Woolworths supermarket) and use the outdoor 'barbie' (BBQ) at Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney.

With the money you save by cooking at home for a night or two you will be able to splurge and enjoy some of the amazing Vietnamese, Turkish or Lebanese restaurants that the Inner West of Sydney is famous for.

Don't Catch A Cab From The Airport – The quickest way to make a dent in your holiday is to flag down the first cab at Kingsford Smith Airport to take you into the Sydney CBD. By the time you edge toward the city your bill will quickly be up to $60 or $80. If you are staying at Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney like was suggested in the first point you can enjoy a free airport pickup, but if you are playing hard-ball and want to stay elsewhere, then at least make sure you get an Uber. You will save some coin and it will also be the first opportunity for you to practise some of your Aussie slang.

Bondi Beach

Hang Out At The Beaches – Note that we said beaches, plural! Manly, Bondi, Tammarama, Coogee, Dee Why, Avalon, Shelly Beach and Palm Beach are just some of the amazing little coves and stretches of golden sands in the Sydney region. Get up early and watch the sunrise. Take an umbrella and sunscreen and spend the middle of the day under the sun. Muster up your courage and take a surfing lesson. Do the Bondi to Coogee walk get some spectacular views of some of the worlds most spectacular city beaches. For a truly iconic Australian experience, make sure you get to spend some quality time at Sydney's beaches, all of which are of course free entry.

Order A Flat White – Ok, if you really want to discover the true taste of Sydney then you need to order a flat white. When in Rome you can drink espresso like the locals at a standing bar. When you are in Sydney you need to order a takeaway flat white and cruise around the streets. With an abundance of quality cafes in the Sydney CBD and Eastern Suburbs there is no shortage of options. When you compare how expensive getting a pint of beer at the pub is, you will see why we recommend you to instead take the opportunity to get a $3.50 flat white instead.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel

Address: 27 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Phone: (02) 9358 6400

Website: http://www.jollyswagman.com.au/