Backpacking Sydney's Inner West Suburbs

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    THERE ARE A GREAT MIX OF SUBURBS IN THE INNER WEST, LIKE THE LITTLE MORE ALTERNATE AND BOHEMIAN SUBURBS OF GLEBE AND NEWTOWN: Photo - 3 Stroke photography, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    SUBURBS LIKE BALMAIN ARE SOME OF THE NICEST PLACES IN SYDNEY, WITH THEIR HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS, GREAT PUBS AND STRONG COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Photo - 3 Stroke photography, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Sydney's Inner West suburbs

Includes: Broadway, Ultimo, Glebe, Newtown, Balmain, Stanmore, Petersham & Leichhardt

 

Glebe, Broadway, Ultimo & Chippendale

Glebe and Broadway are areas that are a little more alternate and have a bohemian feel to them, whilst Ultimo and Chippendale are a little more suburban. They are all pretty areas, with many beautifully restored terrace houses on lovely tree-lined streets.

These areas have a great cafe scene and it is very easy to sit in a cafe and enjoy the environment and people.

All of these suburbs are closely located to the University of Sydney, and therefore, have a large student population. They are also closely located and easily accessible to Sydney's City Centre.

Glebe backpacker hostels & budget accommodation

Chippendale backpacker hostels & budget accommodation

 

Newtown

This is a quite an alternate and mixed area; you will see all sorts of people walking along the main street - King Street. It is a great place to sit in a cafe and watch the locals go by - you won't get bored!

Newtown has some of Sydney's best eating places, with virtually any style of food available, mostly at reasonable prices.

The area backs onto the University of Sydney, which has led to a large student population in the area.

Newtown also has a reasonably sized gay population and several pubs catering to this, in addition to plenty of other pubs and bars catering for everyone.

Newtown is a hive of activity at most times of the day and night and definitely a cool place to check out.

Newtown backpacker hostels & budget accommodation

 

Balmain

Balmain is one of Sydney's most beautiful suburbs. It contains many magnificently restored terrace houses and cottages and has some stunning parks. It has a strong community feel about it, which has been developed from a great pride in the area by the locals.

Balmain offers so much, including great cafes and restaurants, a large selection of shops and many fun pubs to spend your day or evening. It is also in close proximity to Sydney City Centre.

Balmain backpacker hostels & budget accommodation

 

Stanmore & Petersham

These suburbs are a little further out from Newtown and are more suburban than other inner west suburbs. They are lovely places full of beautifully restored terrace houses. They also have their fair share of good cafes, eating places and shops.

Stanmore & Petersham backpacker hostels & budget accommodation

 

Leichhardt

At little further out than the other inner west suburbs, Leichhardt is known as Sydney's Little Italy, as there is a large Italian population residing here. Because of this, there are so many excellent Italian eateries available, most situated along Norton Street. So if you feel in the mood for some great Italian cuisine and hospitality, make the short trip from the city.


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