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Timisoara, Romania
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some of the negative highlights (not much to say positive... oh yeah, free detergent if you pay for the laundry): * DON'T book an airport transfer with the company they recommend - they have no fixed schedule, are not cheaper than others, have overcrowded buses (when they took us, 2 persons didn't fit anymore and had to wait for the...

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GVA
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I had a stay in this hostel and even if the staff is cool I have to say this is not a good deal. Everything is dirty from the entry hall to the bedroom. The worst is the bathroom. I m sure this was not wash during all my stay . The smell of toilets goes in the room. If...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed in a private double room with shared bathroom. No major complaints about the room, it had a sink and safe which were useful, room was basic but spacious. The shared bathrooms were very dirty, the showers were either a boiling hot or freezing cold trickle. The girls shower room always stunk of wee, even though the toilet was...

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Bilgoraj, Poland
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I booked this hotel for 8 nights but after the first one I run away. I couldn't sleep , it was very noisy, very dirty place . When I wanted to go to bathroom there was a condom and it was disgusting. I can't recommend this place.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the pictures it looked like a nice place, clean and bright. WELL, those pictures must be of another place because this hostel is definitely the worst that I've ever been in. The rooms are hot with an extremely loud fan that won't let you sleep a single hour (and I was wearing my ear plugs.) there is a terrible...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The place is Okay but the space is very limited. I stayed in a 6 person dorm, where the beds where just placed against each other and there was only 1 fan. The toilets cleanliness was poor as well :-/

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

My room were for 4 people, it is pretty small and there is not a lot of place for clothes. The bed are pretty comfortable and linen were really clean. The big problem in the rooms was the fan which was really noisy and can avoid to sleep (you can't really turn it off when it is 35 degrees). The...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was in a 6 shared bedroom. Pretty small but we made it work. Bathrooms could use an update even though I think that happened not to long ago ... the shower on the 2nd floor didn't have a lot of pressure and the one on the ground floor had a ceiling covered in mould. The one on the first...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

good atmosphere, the guests were very friendly. But the kitchen was most of the time very dirty, they never took the trash out of the bins or the plates were all over the sink, during the mornings and nights. They need somebody to clean it up better!! The breakfast was ok. But the receptionist made more trouble than solved them....

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stayed here i was trying to show her a bit of Australia on a budget. I was so embarrassed that this was an example of an Australian hostel. I understand its budget, but it was filthy you came out of the shower dirty then you went in, it's in a unsafe inside and out, the neighbours...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Sydney Star Backpackers, a great hostel right in the heart of Sydney! We are a fully redecorated and renovated hostel offering cheap accommodation and shared bedrooms. Our hostel is a convenient 5 minute walk from the CBD, Kings Cross and is in close proximity to stunning Sydney city and harbour sites, delicious cafes & restaurants, supermarkets and the exciting Kings Cross red light district night life (we are still in a safe neighborhood!). We are a cosy hostel with a cool and friendly atmosphere where many of our welcomed guests often extend their stays. We try our best to make a HOME AWAY FROM HOME for each of our valued guests who even stay for months! Our hostel offers private and shared rooms. Clean bed sheets and linen are provided during the check in. All new rooms have been provided with wooden floors, fan, door with electronic locks to secure your stay and free security lockers where you can store your valuables. Rooms, bathrooms (we provide shared bathrooms, two bathrooms per floor with hot and cold water) and common areas are professionally cleaned daily. All for an affordable budget backpacker price. Friendly staff will welcome you with a warm smile and assist you with any questions. Do you need some insider information about what is going on in town or are you looking for work? - Don't be afraid to ask the reception! We provide guests with great common areas including our famous rooftop terrace - a wonderful place to socialize or relax. Ample Street parking nearby. We specialize in group bookings of all sizes. Special rates for accommodation only or with meals, tours and attractions, we can arrange a full itinerary for your visit to Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Star Backpackers

Address: 132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Australian Backpackers)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 1,352 - ₹ 4,306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Star Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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Australian Backpackers Hotel Sydney
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“well, good luck - I can't think that any room here is "good"....”
 of 5 bubbles ANdrei_Rusan, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely take the lower beds”
 of 5 bubbles annawa16, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are stairs and difficult for wheelchairs.”
 of 5 bubbles opedrocf, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“First floor rooms are near the kitchen and bathrooms and were quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Noseymuch, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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