HostelBookers Logo
Website feedback

Sydney Central Backpackers Hostel

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

74% Overall Rating 99 out of 133 customers would recommend this property based on 133 reviews

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 74%

Location 82%

Safety 74%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

See all reviews

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 8.05USD

Important Information

check-in after 2PM

If you are placing a reservation for more than one person in a dormitory room we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated beds in the same room. Please ensure that you make a request when booking on short notice.

Check-ins are any time after 2pm and Checkout time is before 10am. If you need to check-out earlier than 6.30AM, please come to reception the day before by 9PM.

A $30 key deposit is required and will be returned to you upon check-out before 10am.

Reception hours are from 6.30AM to 3AM (day after).

Cancellation Policy

24-hour notice is required for all cancellations prior to check in. Bookings should be cancelled by 2pm two days before arrival. 

Any cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival date will be charged the first night . 

All No Shows will incur a 1 night (first night) charge per our cancellation policy . 

All transactions will incur a 2% surcharge

There is a strict NO refund policy, so should you decide to cancel and have paid for your accommodation, we cannot issue a refund.

All reservations between 23th December 2016 and 3th January 2017 require a minimum 5-night consecutive stay.
All bookings over this period will be charged in full on the 1 December.
Failure of payment will result in cancelled bookings!
Credit cards will incur a 2% fee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


From the Airport:
Between 5am - 8:45pm Call us from the Airport for our $10 Airport Shuttle.
Off Hours - Hop in a taxi avg. $50
City Rail - Last Train Leaves around 11:50pm
(Take the Airport line towards the city, exit via. Town Hall. Get on the Eastern Suburbs line 'Blue Line' and get off at Kings Cross Station) Exit the station via. Victoria St. turn right. Turn left on Orwell st. We are on the left at 16 Orwell St. We have a neon Discount Travel sign out front, you can't miss us.
From Central Station: (Bus or Train)
Taxi - avg. $50
City Rail - Eastern Suburbs line towards Bondi Junction. Get off at Kings Cross Station. Exit Station via. Victoria Strett (east), turn right. Turn second left into Orwell Street. We have a neon "Discount Travel" sign out front, you can't miss us.

Check Availability