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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank scrivuk
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

Thank Taryndaisy
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...

Thank Enemy88
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.

Thank diamondjosh8
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.

Thank Eva K
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...

Thank Fran C
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This hostel is simply average and very jaded. It's been around too long with no upgrades and just wasting away. Pretty rundown with an unenthusiastic atmosphere. $30 key deposit (what?!) that you lose if you check out late, and a 2% charge on credit cards (what!?). Had a mixed experience with the staff. The girl who checked me in was...

Thank taace1i1a
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Really bad hostel! Dont recommend it.. disgusting, customer service is really bad, would rather sleep on the street. Staff don't speak english which makes things pretty hard, rooms stink! STINK!! Really bad No cutlery in the kitchen so bring your own fork..

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

The guest was escorted from the hostel by Kings Cross Police after he assaulted a female member of staff. The guest was not refunded monies paid notwithstanding him extending his stay at the hostel the night before his removal. We do not allow guests to engage in antisocial behaviour. This guest was placed on the banned list and as such...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel located in a great place. Me and my friend was in a private room without shower and toilet. The room was clean and ok. The stuff really nice and helpful. The internet is really bad, even when you sit in the mutual area its bad, so if you need a place with internet i wouldn't recommend it. Also...

Thank peterpen173
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I stayed two times at Sydney Central Backpackers for a total of 6 months, and after having travelling all around Australia and being in many hostels, I can tell that it is one of the best have been to! The staff and the owner (Mike) is very friendly and welcoming, they will always do their best to help you, doesn’t...

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

Thanks Stephanie It was great to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Australia!

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 1,565 - ₹ 4,368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Central Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Rooftop, Breakfast, Friendly, Good location”
 of 5 bubbles scrivuk, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for early checkin. If not possible you can leave bags.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles francQ3424WQ, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great free wifi on 1st floor, in the smaller dorms opt for $2 blanket as it gets cold.”
 of 5 bubbles ryanf417, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Best views from the roof over Sydney opera house”
 of 5 bubbles NCCodrington, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
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