We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sydney Backpackers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Sydney Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sydney Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 109: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Nice en friendly staff how's know allot over the city. good rooms public transport in the area. Only a bad person hoe stayed there for longer time named Paul room 34. But a good hotel for low budget travel.

Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas v
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

My travelling friend and me stayed here for three months while we worked at a bar in Sydney. We moved here from Nomads which was pricy and awful to quite frank. We stayed in Room 42, girls be only 10 bed dorm which was roomy with high ceilings. Everyone had their own large locker. There was a fridge in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gillian27392
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Easy to find hostel only a short walk from Town Hall or Museum stations (fantastic if you are arriving by train from the airport). Reception staff were friendly and offered maps and travel advice. Unfortunately they were doing construction work on Wilmot St while I was there so there was a lot of noise coming through our bedroom windows (facing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Meandering_HeatherM
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The bed is too small, and the environment of the hostel is terrible. The kitchen is filthy, and the shower system is flawed. While i was showering, the shower literally just broke and fall on the ground. And good luck if you are sleeping on the upper bunk bed, because you may not even have your own power socket. Not... More 

Helpful?
Thank shortguyyy

Travellers are raving about these Sydney hotels

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Even though we didn't expect much (being a backpackers), the experience was below our already low expectations. Wifi was very bad and everything looked a bit dull. The proximity to the main CBD area and the free shuttle service provided are some of the few good points.

Helpful?
Thank NitishRamkumar
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This hostel has a perfect Central location, walking distance to all the sites! The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are always kept clean! And the rooms are fairly spacious. If your looking for budget clean accomadation this is perfect.

Helpful?
Thank amyy98
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2015

no refund, dirty, bad wifi and hard mattresses, lots of stuff stolen, cockroaches everywhere, small fridges, too many long terms that literally live there, only one small kitchen and dishes always dirty, there was a knife fight, food always stolen, rooms are too small for the beds, air con blows and dont work at all, not enough room to eat... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Taukhof
Greater Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I stayed in a de luxe single room. I don't think you could get a better room in the centre of Sydney for the price I paid. Staff were polite, but over worked. They need to have more staff on so they have time to give customers better service. However, despite this reservation I can recommend it for someone wanting... More 

Helpful?
Thank 172tony
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I've stayed at the Sydney Backpackers twice now, once in 2012 and once in 2015. It definitely improved since my initial stay. The staff did the bare minimum and weren't particularly friendly, but I also had no issues with them. It's a very basic place, but for the price and location, it is definitely worth staying there. You can basically... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Stayed here a few nights while in sydney, was a amazing location and as good as any other hostel I've stayed in. Staff were always friendly and helpful whenever I needed anything. Tons of restaurants and other things around open later than the rest of the city!

Helpful?
Thank Christopher P

48 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Central Business District
Base Backpackers
Base Backpackers
#19 of 133 in Sydney
541 reviews
Maze Backpackers
#29 of 133 in Sydney
623 reviews
Kings Cross
Hump Backpackers
Hump Backpackers
#41 of 133 in Sydney
108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Surry Hills
Home Backpackers
Home Backpackers
#33 of 133 in Sydney
219 reviews
790 on George
#44 of 133 in Sydney
181 reviews
Wake Up! Sydney
#5 of 133 in Sydney
1,193 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Sydney Backpackers

Address: Victoria Building 7 Wilmot St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: ₹ 1,302 - ₹ 5,141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Booking.com, HotelTravel.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Sydney Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sydney Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Backpacker Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sydney Backpackers staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sydney Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“second and fourth floor has more bathrooms than third and first.”
 of 5 bubbles robbieh941, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay