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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This hostel has a great location, good working wifi and nice staff! It's just a 3 min walk from Town hall station and in the middle of the city centre. The beds are good, I stayed in a 16 dorm bed room, everybody had their own locker. Kitchen works well and is clean! Also a televison room with wifi, tables...

Thank MMMM84
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I returned to this hostel again and the place is shocking. Rude, Unhelpful Staff that just want your money. Shocking. I came here hoping it would just be for a few days but it was five weeks. You have to book a week in advance to get the special rate. Even if you are a regular after so many weeks...

1Thank frodoireland_11
Reviewed 21 December 2015

You get what you pay for. Everything is OK until the last day. A day before departure I asked the hostel front desk to book a shuttle bus to the airport for me. I asked the clerk whether I could get a receipt he said yes. But when I asked the driver for a receipt. He refused. I showed the...

Thank Chong Ho Y
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

From the carboard mattresses to the combination of thin sheets and powerful air conditioning this is the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Room was far too cold, staff are unhelpful and rude. There is no atmosphere, would not come here to make friends. The air con made me and my friend sick after only one night

Thank Tim L
Janze, France
Reviewed 12 November 2015

a very nasty hostel! As a backpacker you want to meet people but there is no warming common area to stay and meet people. And there is not even the basics! Only one bowl for breakfast to share with maybe a hundred backpackers! The room where we were smell very very bad! The mattresses are whether horribly soft or horribly...

1Thank Fred_le35
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2015

i,m staying at sydney bacpackers for 3days now. but,i miss for recyclables and cleaning.because,threr are only two garbage can in kitchen so it's not made up of recycling.such as,mixing of cans.waste of food.bottle.plastic cover.shopping bags and so on. hotel prepare a lot of separet recyclables can for every kitchen and room.

Thank 한보 백
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Stayed in a 16 bed dorm, 10 bed dorm and 8 bed dorm. 16 bed dorm has very good value. Hostel has a roof-top to chill on, a kitchen/lounge area and a laundry room as well. For a smaller hostel it never feels crowded anywhere and is in a great location in the middle of Sydney

Thank FelixJD
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Very affordable, excellent location, friendly staff, and relaxed party free atmosphere with a majority of guests being calm Asians. Toilets and showers were in good conditions. These were all great attributes of this hostel. But on the down side are two big minuses, the biggest: just when I was about to sleep it started to stink cigarette smoke in my...

Thank Oskar-IngvarS
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Basic enough hostel. Friendly and helpful staff. You are given a lock that you pay 30 Australian Dollars which secures your luggage in a locker. After you leave you get the deposit money back. Would recommend for anyone travelling. You have to pay for towels though and only are given one pillow.

Thank frodoireland_11
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We needed a place to stay quite spontaneous so we came here and found a room! It was winter so quite cold in Sydney and thought we could warm up a bit. But no chance. We have to ask for another blanket because they couldn't turn up the temperature (told us the first guy. The second one was able to...

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Sydney Backpackers is a purposely built boutique hostel located right in the heart of Sydney's CBD, 30 Meters to the Entrance of Town Hall Railway Station. We are in the walking distance to everywhere ‘must-see’ in Sydney for sightseeing and we know what our guests want.”Since we are located in the heart of the city, we are close to the main bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, cinemas, public transport and everything else you might need in this beautiful city!Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Sydney Backpackers is well known from individuals and groups visiting Sydney domestically and internationally and given lots of good feedbacks and complimentary for our good services. We proudly say that we specialize in group bookings as we have know-how of handling groups and have rooms to accommodate a group of up to 150 people or more. We are in the walking distance to everywhere in Sydney for sightseeing (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and heaps more attractions) and everything you need (shopping centers, supermarkets, cinema, restaurants, transport). This is the best quiet location that you would ever image to find if you think of staying in a budget accommodation right in the middle of the city. Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Building & FacilitiesRooms to suit 2 to 16 people (20sqm to 65sqm with 3.5-meter ceilings)Free internet access (Wireless)Building under constant 24hr video surveillance Central air conditioning and heater Fridge, Digital TV, DVD player (Single room, Twin/2 bed, 4 bed, 6 bed)Individual security lockers with padlocksFresh laundered & Sanitized white linen and blanketsElectronic key to access your room and the buildingCommon room (Vending Machines)Self-catering Kitchen fully furnishedShared shower booths and toilets Coin Operated LaundryHandicapped facilitiesBBQ facility at the rooftopGreat view of the city (240 square meter rooftop terrace)24-hour video surveillance for the entire building and fire exits. ... more   less 

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Address: Victoria Building 7 Wilmot St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: ₹ 1,296 - ₹ 5,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“What good room?”
 of 5 bubbles BigOrangeApe, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay if you want to be centrally located.”
 of 5 bubbles Tom_Expeditom, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“be located in dow town,convenience transportation.”
 of 5 bubbles _L9128LF, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in room 25, which smelled of cigarette smoke from the ventilation drum.. :/”
 of 5 bubbles Oskar-IngvarS, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with windows away from Wilmot St would be quieter (I assume)”
 of 5 bubbles Meandering_HeatherM, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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