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Reviews of Sydney Central Backpackers

Hostel | 16 Orwell St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia 2011

75.9% Overall Rating

123 out of 169 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

"Loved it, the room was clean and nice, the rooftop terrace was wonderful and you could see the opera house and harbour bridge, loved it and plan to go back"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

For the Christmas & New Year period we require a 10 night minimum stay between 23rd of December 2014 and the 2nd of January 2015. We will charge 50% of your booking on the 1st of December 2014 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.”

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75.9%

Overall Rating

123 out of 169 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sydney Central Backpackers'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
79.2%
Value
70.4%
Safety
78.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved it, the room was clean and nice, the rooftop terrace was wonderful and you could see the opera house and harbour bridge, loved it and plan to go back

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfi rooms. Tidy bathrooms. Big nice kitchen

Disliked: .

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, the roof top terrace (where everyone likes to party) free wifi, good location to the nightlife. Near to train station. Receptionist German girl was very nice and helpful. Overall very good hostel, good for short term and making friends.

Disliked: I payed 40 dollars for just one night at a weekend as it has a minimum of 2 nights. I payed over the phone and didn't receive any receipts or confirmation, which I thought was unprofessional as I could of been paying anything. You get kicked off the rooftop early even on a Saturday night,.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and clean room with fridge a good hostelatmosphere and good location free breakfast, free wifi

Disliked: not enough bathrooms

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: room

Disliked: the luggage storage room is located on the 4th floor (no elevator) :(

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rusja Foster

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Rusja would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, staff very nice and helpful, great kitchen, fridges in the rooms, great location, plenty of bathrooms on each floor, awesome rooftop, free laundry detergent.

Disliked: upon arrival, the guy who checked us in seemed a bit moody but apart from that (and that the rooms are really hot with no AC), i liked everything

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Property was near to city, everybody was really friendly.

Disliked: Property was in an area with a lot of night clubs and homeless people.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

james gordon

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 January 2014 james would recommend this property

Liked: everything so far

Disliked: nothing yet

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Laura Gosatti

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very helpfull , specially Marta who help me a lot and gave me advise. Good wifi service

Disliked: They move people from rooms all the time. Shower too small and no place to put stuff while showering

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free WiFi

Disliked: Just one common area which is always loud in the evening. The common area is also the tv-room at the same time.

100.0%
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Julian Loth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2013 Julian would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly workers all around the hostel plus the housekeeping which keeps everything clean. the room incluedes fridge and a sink. It was a good stay for the start of my trip...the organised night out with people of the hostel was nice aswell..i can just recommend it :)

Disliked: Julian left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Adrienne Cormican

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2013

Liked: Not much!

Disliked: Showers broke, very noisy,

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Rasmus Gustafsson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2013

Liked: A light free breakfast

Disliked: Noisy, thin walls, unclean toilets, unclean kitchen. You could hear people pee all night.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Peter Drotar

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: I like this place so much, because it was so close to everything in a ctiy, and i had a really nice time there

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2013

Liked: The fact that it kept rain off of my head.

Disliked: The staff seemed confused and useless. The facilities were run-down and not clean or well maintained. The hostel did not provide more than a sheet to keep you warm at night and was located in a difficult to access location. Most cab drivers missed it the first time around and if you didn't know exactly where you were going, you couldn't get any help finding it.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

abhishek dwivedi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2013 abhishek would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: a bit hot and less ventilation inside the dorms

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Fredrik Brander

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2013

Liked: The beds were pretty comfortable and they showed European Fotball in the common room!

Disliked: Very bad and unsafe area, hookers and drugdealers everywhere in Kings Cross. The hostel itself were dirty and too many people in a small area. Staff barely spoke english, don't understand why staff has to be forreign..

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Alex Ross

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2013 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Against other similarly priced hostels we stayed in, this hostel was comparatively luxurious! The room was a proper room with a lock, and even contained a TV, fridge and fan. It was light and airy. The location was relatively central, being a short walk from the city and harbour. Good facilities and helpful staff.

Disliked: There was a lot of noise at night on some nights. Not *quite* enough bathroom facilities for the whole floor. The cleaners just walked in every morning to change the bin... didn't knock and didn't walk away when they realised we were in the room.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed in a double room, which seemed to be the cheapest one comparing to the hostels around. The room was more than we expected nd other services satisfied us as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Nicole Uttinger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2013

Liked: The roof top and the fridge in the room.

Disliked: Small rooms, very noisy all night long, facilitys very dirty.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Carla Marshall

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Carla would recommend this property

Liked: Good views from the roof garden

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A real backpackers hostel as you would imagine and expect it

Disliked: Only 1 shower and toilet per floor

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jorge Medrano

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2013 Jorge would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. The atmosphere its amazing, and the staff are really good

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tingting Li

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 January 2013 Tingting would recommend this property

Liked: Very kindly and helpful staff! Various nightlife with a local leader!

Disliked: Located in Red Light district

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice roofgarden

Disliked: kitchen is a little bit small


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