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Solo women travellers of a "certain age" ! Sydney & Melbourne

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In Australia there is a well known organisation called the Country Women's Association. Decades ago they bought buildings right in the heart of Sydney at Pott's Point and one in the eastern suburb of Toorak, Melbourne.

They are called Residential Clubs and designed to be a home away from home for women who live in the country, usually on farms. They offer reasonable, non-flashy, secure B&B accommodation to everyone, and are very close to trams, buses and trains.

For solo women travellers to Sydney it is especially good value at AUD$72 night in a part of the building which those of us who are regular visitors call the nunnery. This includes breakfast - dinner is optional.

It wasn't designed to be a motel to world travellers or young backpackers, but a place where country people feel safe in big cities. So, if you need a 24 hr concierge and an ice machine down the hall, it's not for you. The vibe is definitely old world and most of the visitors staying there are genuine, friendly, polite, country Aussies. Hope this helps someone on a budget looking for a reasonable B&B in the heart of Sydney.
Here's the link to the Sydney one. https://cwaofnsw.org.au/club.html

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