Sydney -Acer Arena

Feb 10th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Sydney -Acer Arena

Hi,
I'm wondering where is a good location to stay at if I'm attending a conference at the Acer Arena for 4 days? I would prefer to be close to public transport & restaurants/shops - maybe even near to the city?
Also any idea if there is budget accomodation to be had for below $50 that is not shared.
Food - approximately how much money will be spent on food for a day, assuming I eat sandwiches & simple meals & don't splash in a fancy restaurant. Is $30 enough?
Thanks.
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Feb 10th, 2009, 06:54 PM
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$50 a night will be really pushing it for a single.

Acer Arena is at Olympic Park, there is a Formule 1 hotel that appears to be the cheapest option but if a lot of people are attending then I doubt it will be a cheap option (at the moment its $79 per night thru wotif.com).

There are cafes/bars/restaurants along Dawn Fraser Ave, I'm not sure how many are open in the evening as there are offices nearby but little else

You can get away with $30 for food provided you buy stuff e.g drinks at a supermarket and get meals to take away

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Feb 10th, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Depending on when you are coming, the university colleges are a cheap accommodation option (outside term time that is). First semester starts in a couple of weeks.

I've only ever stayed at ANU, which has good accommodation, but you could try Sydney University. From Sydney University, I think you could get a train from Redfern Station to the Olympic site.

Follow the link below and look at each college under "casual accommodation."

http://www.usyd.edu.au/stuserv/accom...idential.shtml
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Feb 10th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Hi Susan,
I will be there 2nd week of July.
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Feb 10th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Semester two starts on 27th July so you could be in luck.

http://www.usyd.edu.au/fstudent/unde.../dates09.shtml
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Feb 10th, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Susan!
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Feb 10th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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If it's A$50/n it's more than pushing it as just likely not available unless you want to opt for pitching a tent in Lane Cove River Camping grounds.

If it's US$50 you're working on, you're getting close but will not necessarily be choice places, but have a look on www.wotif.com .

I'd work on getting a train there/back from Central Station as much more about there in way of cheap eats and accomodation.

Alfred Park Hostel actually has what was an old motel as part of its accomodation and I paid just $25 one night and had a motel unit to myself, not the best motel room I've ever used but for cheap accomodation, ensuite, tele and fridge I wasn't to complain - it's easy enough walking distance from Central R/Stn., a good old fashion Aussie pub around corner in Elizabeth St.- heading away from town and meals about $10 and a great Pizza place next corner with specials Mon. - Wed, @$5 .

Alternately for eats/drinks, over on other side of the Railway Station there's The Great Southern Hotel with basic meals also under $10, even $6 when I was there last or rock up to the YHA Railway Square or Central and they could be doing cheap BBQ nights - snag in a roll and a tinnie[cold beer or soft drink] or a currie night for a few dollars - you do not have to be staying there and good chance to meet a few people and look out for a Safari Petes Guidebook [ free and http://www.backpackertravelauctions.com/about.php ] with discount vouchers for places like the nearby http://www.scubar.com.au/ , a bit rowdy but fun and Mud Crab racing Monday nights!

The other cheap accomodation option in that area is Mountbatten Hotel http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldet...26&NumNights=1 , just down street from the GSH and around the corner you have western end of Chinatown and further in towards the city there's food malls etc.

http://www.acerarena.com.au/default.asp?p=23 has train info.
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