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Sydney Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

There's nothing hugely wrong with Sydney Backpackers, but there's also no reason to stay there when there are better hostels at about the same price nearby. They don't have a secure space to store luggage, they only give you one sheet, the bathrooms are a little gross (though each toilet and shower is at least in its own room) and... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It was a very last minute decision for me as I needed a place to sleep in Sydney for just one night. Decided on Sydney Backpackers as it was cheap - man this is the last time I will book an accommodation without doing more research. I wasn't expecting a lot at all for the price, as I honestly just... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Sydney backpackers isn't as bad as some other reviews say: It's a neat little place in a small building tucked away on a small street right in front of the Event cinema in the middle of the city. It's in Korea town with a charming little Korean BBQ restaurant next door and an internet cafe and a seriously geeky comic... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

They started by charging us more than the quoted price to stay. It continued when we walked in and saw their "secure storage" is actually just them leaving people's luggage in the hallway. They can't even see it from the front desk. Anyone could take whatever they want and they wouldn't know a thing. Then we got to the room... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Rooms are spacious with large lockers but very cold!!! Beds not really confortable and light blankets. Common areas are dirty and several kitchen facilities are out-of-order. Good location. Free slow wi-fi.

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is one of the worst places you can have. This is not the cheapest option as well. I booked this place without knowing anything. When went there it was terrible. The room has never been cleaned and no ventilation at all. The whole place stink like Garlic. I paid money before seeing the room and after going to this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you are travelling Sydney never stay in this place. It has got all reasons to avoid including dirty, dark and stinky rooms, unfriendly staff and bad environment. There is a plenty of other good backpackers for similar rates. We booked beds for two days but didn't stay an hour after seeing poor conditions. I don't recommend this even for... More

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Victoria Park, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Never stay at this place. Because of it has the "Sydney" part on its name it appears first on google search. But this is the worst place I have ever stayed. The place was highly conjested and never cleaned. Beds are so close to each other and the whole room stinks a lot. We booked for two days and just... More

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Guest_Relations_SB, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Manisha D, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize if our accommodation and services did not meet your standard. You have managed to book our multi-shared dorm which you get to stay with many other people and the week you booked was extremely busy due to Vivid. We always try to maintain our room with the highest hygiene... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was here for a few months so I got to see alot of things that went on and got to know the front counter staff. Free internet when you "like" their Facebook page and many other perks like free sports equipment rentals including table tennis is nice. Kitchen is small and cramped and could use newer kitchen wares. I... More

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Suzhou, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

i had a wonderful stay here for 3 months while touring sydney . in the heart of the city , easy access to stores , trains etc The front desk staff are always friendly and happy to assist, the dorms are lovely & clean. overall there is not much to complaint except for the water pressure of the shower could... More

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Address: 7 Wilmot Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sydney Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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