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Reviews of Central Perk Backpackers

Hostel | 611 George Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

65.5% Overall Rating

18 out of 31 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/04/2014)

Gabrielle Prade carlos thinks…

"Its very well located and the staff were polite. Also it have late check-in and breakfast."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.70

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

*Any bookings within 5 people or more are notified that they will be charged in full by the hostel once the booking is made. Bookings of 8 and over to be classed as group bookings only, the reservation can't be made through the website but only by request to Central Perk Backpackers’ Group Department. Cancellation: * No charge by Central Perk Backpackers will be made to guests if cancellation occurs 72 hours (local time) prior to their arrival date, Cancellations that occur with less than 72 hours (local time) notice or No Show will incur a fee of the first night of the total booking. * * All groups of 8 or more must contact Central Perk Backpackers directly. *Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 3%. * Important information for New Year’s Period Reservation: Reservations over the New Year’s period (28th Dec 2013 - 05th Jan 2014). The minimum stay of this period is at least 7 nights, special requirement of the minimum stay can be discussed with the Central Perk Backpackers’ Booking Department. Failure to arrive on the reserved day will incur a full charge and cancellation of the booked reservation. Cancellations after the 1st December 2013 and before arrival date will incur a penalty equal to that of your accommodation. No Refunds will be given under any circumstances. Modification is only allowed by request to Central Perk Backpackers’ Reservation Department, additional charges might occur. *Check-Out Hours: 8:00am – 10:00am (local time) *Check-In Hours: 2:00pm – 11:00pm (local time) *Reception Opening Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm (local time). If you expect to arrive without the reception opening hours, please inform Central Perk Backpackers in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

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65.5%

Overall Rating

18 out of 31 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Central Perk Backpackers'

Atmosphere
56.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
62.4%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
60.0%
Value
59.2%
Safety
58.4%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Many dorms, extremely easy to meet people.

Disliked: Beds were horrible and squeaky, and the toilets were quite unclean.

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

Gabrielle Prade carlos

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 April 2014 Gabrielle would recommend this property

Liked: Its very well located and the staff were polite. Also it have late check-in and breakfast.

Disliked: Tiny stairs and few bathrooms.

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

Hayden Adams

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2014 Hayden would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi good Location and the beds are quite comfortable and rooms clean.

Disliked: $40 key deposit. Highest iv ever paid and these deposits just seem like a scam to con the poor people who accidentally oversleep on checkout day. Girl behind checkout hardly spoke English

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2014

Liked: It was very conveniently located in the central CBD of Sydney.

Disliked: The doors were left open so anybody could walk into the dorm. The hostel did not have any floor space to put bags, everyone was trampling over stuff. When we came home late at night there were 6 people who slept on the ground because they were unwilling to pay rent and the staff members did nothing about it.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

sara p

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

23 January 2014

Liked: the convenient location in central Sydney

Disliked: Everything else: -staff not helpful at all, the best you could expect was An unexpected break in at 7 am in your room in order to chase people to pay the second tranche of their stay…not pleasant while you are trying to sleep -really expensive for the hostel conditions and services offered: the kitchen in reality cannot be used at all is too dirty and disgusting, the room in a week staying wasn't cleaned once, toilets were joint with shower s , meaning you had to wait ages just to wee, also 3 toilets on a floor of 25 people it is a ridiculous number -the hostel is on 3 floors and there are only tiny stairs, no elevator -if you leave the hostel at 6am the reception will be closed and they will try not to give you back the deposit for the locker key Definitely not good value for money!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly staff plus breakfast included!

Disliked: Too noisy and smelly.

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

Jennifer Hurst

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

05 December 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel was really nice and clean, rooms were well laid out, ours even had a sofa. It was nice and quiet at night which was great for me as I had to get up for work.

Disliked: The showers and toilets are in the same individual rooms so there's sometimes a bit of a wait. Wasn't too bad though.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Chunpeng Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2013 Chunpeng would recommend this property

Liked: just for the location

Disliked: Safety controlling should make a big improvement. There was one guy staying on the floor illegally. I told the staff, but didn't do any action. And how come one bed can be paid 1.5 times for a couple?

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Chunpeng Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2013 Chunpeng would recommend this property

Liked: just because of the location

Disliked: Safety controlling should make a big improvement. There was one guy staying on the floor illegally. I told the staff, but didn't do any action. And how come one bed can be paid 1.5 times for a couple?

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2013

Liked: Hostel is in a good location but don't expect any sleep, so noisy especially in the front rooms. Rooms are big.

Disliked: Hostel isn't safe at all, take your valuables everywhere..there was somebody stealing people's things and lying on our floor one night so police had to come in. Not got a good vibe at all they should have a age limit we shared a room with people 50+. Homeless people, Bathrooms were filthy, sheets had stains all over them, beds were so noisy..couldn't wait to get out wouldn't recommended to anyone.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jain Ahn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2013 Jain would recommend this property

Liked: The staff that were there while I stayed were really nice. Plus, the location is superb. There's a 24hour cafe right across the hostel and going to the airport or the coach station is easy since Central Station is close by. Hyde park is near too so you can get to Bondi beach easily by using the 333 bus.

Disliked: Well, the beds are really squeaky. Really really squeaky. Although I don't blame the hostel for this, there were instances where used condoms were trashed on the bathroom floor. Seriously... How much stupidity and lack of manners do you need to have to disgust other guests like that. Whoever they are, I hope their condom malfunctioned.

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

Su Ro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2013 Su would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a very clean 14 bed dorm at Central Perk Backpackers. The sheets, beds, carpet, lockers were all clean and very well managed. The bathroom looked like it was renovated recently as it was immaculate and new-looking. Also they closed late, allowing us to still check in until 11pm which was very helpful since our flight got delayed. All in all the building and facilities are very well managed. As for the cleanliness of the guest themselves that's unfair to judge - this is a hostel after all.

Disliked: Breakfast provided is only bread, peanut butter, and jam. I guess I was expecting too much and got my hopes up.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: modern bathrooms, my 6 bed dorm was spacious, nice big window, good central location only 5mins walk from central station

Disliked: the free breakfast - if you don't get there at 8:30 when it starts you end up with nothing, there is only bread, cornflakes, milk, peanut butter & jam - no butter, small kitchen, lots of stairs.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife

10 January 2013

Liked: Clean and simple, good location

Disliked: The guy who worked most often at the counter was full of himself and unhelpful.

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

jason cameron

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 January 2013 jason would recommend this property

Liked: Great city location close to most attractions of sydney.Hostel was very clean one of the cleanest i have stayed at.

Disliked: The beds squeeked every time some one rolled and wasn't as much chance to meet other guest as i like.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 January 2013

Liked: Staffs are helpful. Is easy to access. could book the bust to the Sydney International.

Disliked: The locker is not safe enough. It has a lock but anyone can easily open. Security is not as good as I expected. Toilets and baths are all in a room. Some of the toilets should be separated. If people are taking shower, no one can go to the toilet.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

25 December 2012

Liked: Nice lounge area. Reasonably clean toilets. Good balcony. Room was clean enough.

Disliked: Extremely noisy. Really sultry, especially when it is warm outside. No air-con. I was in a 14 bed dorm on the second floor. The room was warm as all the windows were wide open most of the time. I had to sleep in the nude, without any sheets. I hope the girl at the bottom bunk didn't mind me sleeping completely naked. My one day stay at you hostel was pretty good.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 December 2012

Liked: The sheets provided were clean. Shower, toilet and basin in the one lockable bathroom and three of these on each level.

Disliked: Bathrooms always dirty (I shower twice a day and stayed three nights, the floors of the bathrooms were always muddy). Roommate unfortunately suffered many bed bug bites. Lights are right next to the head of some top bunks and are connected with the ceiling fan so some people have to suffer if people want the fan on or want to use the light. It is also incredibly noisy - luckily I had earplugs but neither of the backpackers that came and went during my stay got any sleep. The kitchen is for some reason locked through the afternoon.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2012

Liked: Only the local was good

Disliked: The staff were lazy and didn't care. The kitchen was closed from 12-4 in the afternoon and there was no space to move in there. Free breakfast was some bread which ran out quickly The place was very noisy I wouldn't stay again.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Showers&toilets were very clean! The location is also very good.

Disliked: The kitchen is only open during certain hours, that's not very convenient... The beds were also very squeaky, you could hear everyone moving in their beds.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

03 April 2012

Liked: clean, free wifi and breaky

Disliked: vagrants and the mentally ill are permitted to stay there

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Hidden costs

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: no air con in room


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