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Sydney Central Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Paderborn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one being my second that bad review, but other people need to know. Even though I got accustomed to budget hotels, this one was really disgusting. I booked it as it was allegedly in the centre and there was allegedly breakfast. Well so far I have never skipped my breakfast anywhere but here it was simply horrific: on entering...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Sydney Central Backpackers for just under a week. Although the location is great, the hostel is dirty with cockroaches and mould. It is also extremely loud, especially at night. The bathroom was newly renovated but the beds were squeaky and I would not recommend this hostel if you can avoid it.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a private room for just over a week and saw some sights. The place was like a student house - not once in that time had we been able to cook because the kitchen was absolute filth - I counted about 7 cockroaches when filling my water bottle once but lost count as there were so many....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have traveled a lot, I've been in so many hostels around the world and Sydney Central Backpacker is the worst I've seen. Dirty common areas, dirty bedrooms, dirty restrooms, noisy environment, awful internet, poor breakfast, all bad. The view of the city in the rooftop is the only good aspect of this place. Even the staff were not kind,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was in a double room with shared facilities, this room was on the ground floor and easily accessible by people from the front desk so felt a bit less secure and also a bit uncomfortable when coming out of the shower. However, overall the room and facilities were to a good standard. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast...

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had jewellery stolen from the hostel think it was one of the staff camera was turned off manager/owner very rude refused to look into it! Cockroaches in rooms and in kitchen crawling on Utensils no lockers in some rooms would not recommend anyone to stay there

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Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

The guest stayed with us over 1 year. The matter was reported to Police. The CCTV camera was of no assistance. The guest was understandably upset but was determined to blame someone for her loss. The guest demanded to interrogate members of staff and when it was referred to the Police the guest left.

Modena, Italy
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The room was untidy and dusty and the only one bathroom in the corridor was skanky. Big cockroaches everywhere ,and that's was so gross . I had the idea that it could have been a legion of germs under my bed. The staff was unpleasent and disorganized. Other tenants were absolutely out of control , continuosly laughing and chattering the...

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Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

The guest was asked to leave the hostel. We have a zero tolerance to antisocial and drug/alcohol related behavior. We refused to extend the guest and Police were required to evict the guest.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I stayed here for a week. Very clean and good staff. Kitchen very well equipped. Best rooftop I have ever seen. Can see the Harbour Bridge. Close to everything. Transport a breeze. Reception gave me travel tips and they sell discounted tickets too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Could not sleep a single night. First night people having sex in the room next to me. Second night people in the night coming back with a lot of noise, screaming and all. Like this the nights went on... The toilet was filthy.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

If your plan is to meet people and chill everyday, i think this is a hostel for you. It has it bad things like rooms are too warm and the internet is hardly working, but on the other hand you have an amazing rooftop with the cityscape of Sydney, and the Opera. and everybody is there chilling so you can...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sydney Central Backpackers has new owners as from this week. We are determined to provide the best value accommodation in the Kings Cross area. Our goal is to make sure your stay with us is one that you will be happy to recommend to friends you make while travelling this big beautiful Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Central Backpackers

Address: 16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 1,358 - ₹ 4,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Central Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“The 4 share rooms are tiny. Rooms on the side of the road are extremely loud at night.”
Mikhayla_Bader17, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“No recomendaría este hostel para nada.”
823yamals, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooftop, Breakfast, Friendly, Good location”
scrivuk, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for early checkin. If not possible you can leave bags.”
diamondjosh8, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the front and in the rear are better because the windows head to the street and you have some good fresh air”
francQ3424WQ, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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