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Reviews of Sydney Central Backpackers Sydney Hostel

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 74%

Location 82%

Safety 74%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 7.70USD

Important Information

For the Christmas & New Year period we require a 10 night minimum stay between 23rd of December 2015 and the 2nd of January 2016. We will charge 50% of your booking on the 1st of December 2015 via credit card supplied at the time of booking, the remaining 50% is due on arrival.
**If you wish to stay a reduced number of nights in this period, you will still have to pay for ten nights.
Christmas and New Years Eve payments are non-refundable

*If you wish to stay a reduced number of nights in this period, you will still have to pay for the ten nights.”

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 74%

Location 82%

Safety 74%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

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74% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: Price ok for location

Disliked: Door opened onto a shelf so was quite hard to get out with a backpack on!

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to the train station.. My room was fair size with fridge and sink

Disliked: Not many toilets and the shower was just a wet room with no where to change and put ye stuff

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location and roof topAnd the internet works

Disliked: The room was the smallest thing I've ever seen even if I've chose to pay more for a 4 dorm thinking it would be better , the bathroom was constantly smelly and dirtyThe kitchen lacs in teatowels and dishwashing liquid, reason why dishes are left behind in the sink

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice room!! Number 19 lots of space for four people!!amazing roof terrace with great views of sydney, including the bridge and opera house.Fridge in room was very good.

Disliked: Kitchen was very small and sometimes too crowded and washing of dishes was not always done so looked a bit messy.Upstairs bbq was not cleaned but i guess thats down to the guests.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Free breakfast, good location, nice roof terasse

Disliked: Rooms really small, rooms and bathrooms dirty, stuft completely unhelpful and unfriendly (at least 1 girl)

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location, cleaning, atmosphere

Disliked: Staff

Customer would recommend this property

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Fridge in room.

Disliked: Rude staff, unsafe bunkbeds, not enough bathrooms for guests. We checked out 3 days early because we were so unhappy with the place and manager was not at all bothered by what we where saying. Told us to email him about a refund and never heard another word from him. You can stay in much better places for the same price!

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff were decent, but not much else.

Disliked: Rooms smelled really rank, we were placed with a long term resident who threw our sheets off the beds we had claimed because he wanted to switch (could've asked us first). He made it clear that he didn't want us there which ruined the experience. Kitchen is very small and narrow, everyone cooking at the same time was very unsafe. Seemed to attract awful guests, a lot of very rude and inconsiderate people. WiFi kept dropping out. NOT WORTH THE MONEY. AT ALL.

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really good entertainment and activites provided by the hostel staff.Private double room was really clean and great facilities.

Disliked: Common area was linked to the kitchen and it was way too hot as there was no air con in there.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Rooms were hoovered and bins were emptied everyday . Organised nights out and social events.

Disliked: Kitchen was way too small/cramped for the amount of people. Room could do with fans/air con as could downstairs area. Some staff members were rude on a few occasions.

Customer would recommend this property

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