I spent 6 months in Sydney over 20 years ago and plan to go again with my 12-year-old for 2 weeks in August. I was looking at hotels but reckon an apartment would be cheaper (and include a kitchen). I would ask for recommendations, but that'd be a long shot. Instead, a specific question: would it be OK to stay in Kings Cross with my son? He wouldn't know a 'woman of the night' if she came over for dinner, but how about security and general low-lifeness? I spent a night there sleeping on the street, but with a child it's a different matter (now I'm all grown up and boring).