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Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #68 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dominik M Osnabruck, Germany
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

where to start with this hostel... I can honestly say this is the worst place I have ever stayed in, the rooms are tiny, rundown, and the smell of them alone is enough to make you sick, we stayed on the bottom floor which was absolutely terrible the kitchen reception and communal areas are at the bottom of the corridor... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location and you get breakfast and WiFi included, but it's still not value for money. The social area is very small - the kitchen is along a busy corridor and gets very crowded and its very messy and untidy. Our room smelt so badly of damp and we were even unlucky to see a... More

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Osnabruck, Germany
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite cheap and well located. (kings cross; not city center) More or less clean. Was possible to relax on the top of the roof. Kitchen and reception and "tv room" were in the same room. You don't get wifi in the rooms or on the rooftop. The WiFi is really bad! It's only stable if you use the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and I can safely say this is the worst accommodation I have ever experienced. The rooms are tiny and smelly, and the lack of ladder on the bunk bed makes it almost impossible to get up if you weren't an actively fit person. There is only one shower and toilet per floor however we... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Came here because it was one of the cheaper options in sydney and it was relatively central. These were about the only things this place got right. First and foremost the staff were most definitely the most rude I have experienced in a hostel - everything we asked them was made out to be a hassle and they seemed completely... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have stayed here several times, usually for a week at a time in a dorm room, the great location & easy directions from Danny & his staff made it very very easy to find my way around Sydney. From the moment I was picked up from the airport, via their free shuttle & bought into their hostel, I have... More

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Bordeaux, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

When i arrived to Sydney , I stayed one week in Sydney Central Backpackers. I had a such great experience! , it's an excellent stay for the price. Great localisation too , the city center is at 15 min by walk, and there is a lot of bars and clubs near by. Owner Danny and the staff are very friendly,... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I stayed at sydney central for a long period of time. the hostel has a really homely and family envirnment. We even left sydney and came straight back there when we returned. You have your own fridge's and sinks in your room so you dont have to worry about putting your food in a communal fridge's for it to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Reviews for this hostel vary, the only bad thing I have to say is the kitchen is a little small but never seems to be an issue for anyone, every hostel I've stayed in sydney has a busy dinner period no matter how large the facilities are. I have stayed in this hostel for a couple of months now as... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I'm a student backpacker and stayed at sydney central backpackers for 2 nights before moving on to chili blue backpackers. I had found Sydney Central Backpackers (SCB) really nice at first glance, but I've then found it quite dirty (the kitchen especially). The room's where not cleaned during my stay once, except they do give you clean fresh linen upon... More

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Address: 16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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