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Sydney Backpackers

7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first hostel experience and I was very hesitant. It turns out my concerns were unwarranted and I found the place to be kept very clean. They upgraded their wifi during my two week stay and it was decent after that. The building interior itself is a little dark because the hostel is located in sort of an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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 

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