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Reviews of Sydney Central Backpackers Sydney Hostel

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 67%

Location 81%

Safety 71%

Staff 70%

Value 68%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

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

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 67%

Location 81%

Safety 71%

Staff 70%

Value 68%

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31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Feb 2018

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Two of the girls at reception were nice

Disliked: Where do I begin... How about their ARE RATS IN THE ROOMS. This place is real disgusting. The rat waking me up in the morning topped it off. But, I mean, this place has it all. Cockroaches everywhere, nasty clientele, breakfast is a joke (half a box of cereal where the long time stayers contaminate it with their hands and pull out the cereal from the box), very unhelpful and snooty general manager, disgusting bathrooms. But, most of all, RATS COMING OUT OF HOLES IN THE ROOMS, Unless you like rodents.....

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Central location

Disliked: Kitchen too small and often untidy, too few bathrooms.

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

Anonymous
17 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Easy Access

Disliked: The Schuttle service from the airport at 10$ to the Backpack was very Bad. I ordered My taxi at 10h30 and the taxi call me back 2 hours after !

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Convinence location on a quite street

Disliked: Only 2 shower rooms each floor; people talk so loud at night; no AC in the room; no elevator.

Customer would recommend this property

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

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