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3.7 out of 5

"Bathrooms disgusting, regular cleaning is needed. Noisiness from outside. Uncomfortable bedding. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 06 Apr 2019

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Hotel Description

Sydney Backpackers - Hostel places you in the center of Sydney, within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Sydney Town Hall and World Square Shopping Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Living rooms, dining areas, and safes are featured in all 20 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and a computer station. Added amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hostel include Hyde Park and Sydney Tower.

Eight Bed Mixed Dorm

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Twelve Bed Mixed Dorm

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Twelve Bed Female Dorm

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Six Bed Mixed Dorm

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Ten Bed Mixed Dorm

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Ten Bed Female Dorm

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Sydney Backpackers - Hostel ratings based on 103 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sydney Backpackers - Hostel

Everyone (89) Business (1) Couples (3) Students (2) Family (7)
2 out of 5
The facilities were obviously very old, there were other patrons shouting very loudly well after midnight, the communal fridges looked very unclean and smelled like off food. Additionally, the elevator wasn't very efficient and took ages to move one floor, the other patrons wouldn't handover the use of the TV to anyone else. The bathrooms had no racks or shelves to place toiletries or clothes, and the bed was extraordinarily squeaky. As well as other roommates sleeping all day long, preventing adequate lighting and a sense of unwelcomeness.

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
Bathrooms disgusting, regular cleaning is needed. Noisiness from outside. Uncomfortable bedding.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Not an enjoyable stay. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Posted by , from Launceston on 26 Nov. 2018

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3 out of 5
The stay was okay. The room was clean and comfortable, only the showers and toilets could have been in better conditions.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2018

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3 out of 5

Backpacker hotel central to CBD

Pros: locality
Cons: decor
Location: central to CBD
Room was clean and comfortable. Shared bathrooms much less so. Long time since I used a backpacker hotel - decor was much the same as I remember 30 years ago! Not a great advertisement.

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2017

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2 out of 5

Really dirty and poor kitchen equipment

Bathrooms were so dirty i covered the sink with glad wrap when doing my eye contacts. Really gross to have a shower and do makeup etc in. Kitchen was also extremely dirty, and pretty much no cooking equipment. I had to eat most meals out because nothing to cook with and what is there is so dirty I wouldnt eat from it.

Posted by , from NZ on 25 Nov. 2017

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2 out of 5

Roughing it in Sydney

Pros: Intentionally left blank
Cons: Almost everything but mainly cleanliness and confort
Don't normally leave negative reviews but 10 years ago this was a good place to stay. Now, compared to sleeping on the street and using the public toilets it was probably marginally better. If you want shelter and a modicum of security on a tight budget this might be for you. Other than that I'd give it a wide berth/miss.

Posted by , from Australia on 16 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5

Cheap and good location

Pros: price & location
Cons: The bed could be made and not plastic covering on the pillow. I wasn't told if there was a kitchen or any facilities by the staff.
Location: Near Town Hall station, movie cinemas, supermarket very close by.
This backpackers was cheap and provided everything I needed; affordability, good location, good bed and hot shower. It's not the HiIlton in terms of luxury but it doesn't charge Hilton prices either.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5
the room smell terribly and visibly dirty. The reception said that the centralised heater was on overnight but it was freaking cold. The shared toilet was so disgusting as well as the kitchen and laundry. And I booked a single room with a double bed in photo, and I ended up with a bunk bed. I understand it is a backpacker place, but I obviously paid extra for comfort and privacy. I informed the reception that I tend to bump my head whenever I am in a bunk bed and the reason I booked a single room. She was not helpful at all and was more proud that they have upgraded me in a bigger room good for four person dorm for only myself. When the problem is not about the size of the room that I could not even enjoy.

Posted by on 24 Aug. 2017

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About the Sydney Backpackers - Hostel

Location 7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

As a guest of Sydney Backpackers - Hostel, you'll find a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Sydney Backpackers - Hostel also features multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and an elevator. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Sydney hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (16.4 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Town Hall Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Sydney Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 accommodations with safes and blackout drapes/curtains. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 30.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Backpackers Sydney
  • Sydney Backpackers
  • Sydney Backpackers Hostel
  • Backpacker Sydney
  • Sydney Backpackers Hotel Sydney
  • Sydney Backpackers - Hostel Sydney
  • Sydney Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Sydney Backpackers - Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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