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Central Perk Backpackers

611 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strangers lived in the room for free, sleeping on the floor. The room was too small anyway. No cleaning during the day (bin-change only), no clean bathrooms, horrible kitchen (too small and you don't want to know how the fridge smells like!)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We chose this hostel due to its location, which is good and very central. However the hostel is filthy, the staff weren't pleasant and the beds were extremely rickety and loud. Wasn't a nice couple of nights. Poor atmosphere at the hostel. Many of the residents were living there to work because of the cheap price. Avoid if possible, there... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed here for a week and it was WAY too long, should've got out of there sooner and not wasted a week living in a dive. Most of the staff are ignorant (when asked if they would be filling the soap in the toilets the response is a blank stare), breakfast is too late and the kitchen isn't open till... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very good location. Is 5 minute walk from central. Right across from Scruffy Murphys the rooms were fine, wee bit noisy at night. It seemed good and secure, provided lockers in the rooms. Id recommend it if your looking for cheap place to stay

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Booked in 2 nights in an 8 bed "gold" dorm at Central Perk. Got there and apparently they had listed their 8 bed droms at the 10 bed dorm price, and so they told us we could only have the 10 bed dorm at no discount. (all the 8 bed were full) We reluctantly took it, and when we returned... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Me and my friend ended up staying here for over a month, the staff were all lovely to us, felt very safe and looked after here. Basic hostel, but cheap and did the job! Free wifi and breakfast was a brilliant plus, amazing location :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I'm glad I only stayed for one night. Not only was the bed hard as a rock, but it was also very noisy because of the trafic (including quite a lot of sirenes). One thing I really missed was power sockets enough for everyone to be able to charge their electronic devices. Breakfast wasn't served until 8.30 which was too... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Location just four minutes from the Town Hall station, and right on George Street. Our bunk bed was super squeaky but the 8 bed room had enough space for everyone's suitcases etc however we were a little limited with power sockets. Free breakfast was basic but always a welcome meal and the wifi was pretty good, our room might have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I booked a room at central perk 2 weeks before I was destined to stay there. The day of my arrival I called to confirm the booking and staff stated that there was no record of this. Having given my bank details to pay a deposit, this was concerning. The staff informed me that if I still showed up my... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were impressed with our stay here. The staff we friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and clean the bed was your standard backpacker bunk that squeaks but as i say that is standard. The breakfast was what you pay for Toast and cereal, I noticed somebody's review complained about it but if they were expecting a full cooked... More 

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Address: 611 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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