There are a tremendous number of places to stay in Sydney, and fierce competition helps keep prices down. Finding somewhere is usually only a problem around Christmas, throughout Jan, in late Feb/early March during the Gay Mardi Gras, and at Easter: at these times, book ahead. All types of accommodation offer a (sometimes substantial) discount for weekly bookings, and may also cut prices considerably during the low season (from May–Sept, school hols excepted).

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