We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 130 Sydney accommodations

Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Sydney Central Backpackers to your Saves list
Sydney Central Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
48%
Ranked #62 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank D
  • Overview
  • Reviews (45)
  • Photos (14)
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (4)
  • More
Write a Review

45 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    9
    10
    10
    7
    9
See reviews for
Families
0
14
13
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week , had a great time. The bedroom was clean and tidy, the location was good only a short walk to the sites of Sydney. Staff were efficient and helpful, kitchen was a bit small but had all the facilities. Other guests were fun and the hostel organized nights out, at some of the local bars... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for a few months in 2014. The best hostel of King's Cross. - Excellent location halfway between the city and the beach. - One huge rooftop with a panoramic view on Sydney. - Many different activities organised : movie projection and barbecue on the rooftop, rock climbing, surf-trip... and many more ! I recommend this place as a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Osnabruck, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Sydney Central Backpackers, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Sydney Central Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sydney Central Backpackers

Address: 16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Sydney Central Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sydney Central Backpackers Hotel Sydney

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer