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Sydney Star Backpackers

132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Australian Backpackers)
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Ranked #62 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked in for two nights but ended up prolonging my stay another 3 times! Felt at home here, staff friendly, guests friendly. Its not a party hostel which was exactly what I needed, can do my parting elsewhere and have a place to relax and sleep! Hostel is overall clean, kitchen is well equipped and the common room is comfy... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights. Hostel was clean, wifi was working well. The staff was friendly. The kitchen is well equipped, but I can image if it gets busy when the hostel is really full. The rooms are nice and tidy, although a bit on the small side. Good hostel to avoid all parties.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in Sydney Star Backapers hostel for 4 nights. Since I came I felt very welcomed by friendly staff. Hostel staff was very helpfull and always willing to help where to go, call me taxis, show me directions etc. When I came to the room it looked pretty basic, however it was clean! I appreciate that there were no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute after missing our flight and stayed one night, we also went back a week later for another night stay. We arrived before check in time. We were able to leave our bags opposite the front desk, not in a secure area but it was good to be able to drop our heavy bags and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location at Bourke street, near to city. Everything was okey. Really kind and helpful staff. Pretty boring Tv-room and a bit small rooms but that wasnt a problem. The kitchen och Tv-room was closted at 10pm wich seems a bit early?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed in for 7nights in a 4 bed mixed dorm. The rooms were basic but done the job when traveling - clean bedding and it was not a party hostel (just what we wanted) so you had peace to sleep. The staff were helpful and pleasent if you needed to ask anything. The location was also... More 

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Si H, Manager at Sydney Star Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry about your experience in the bathroom, we know there is a pipe leaking and we already had a technician to inspect the bathroom, but as you know it takes time to detect it exactly and then fix it. By the way, that's only in one bathroom, we have many other bathrooms working perfectly and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great. I was able to switch from a twin bed private to a double bed private when one came available. They let me check-in early because I told them that I wasn't comfortable leaving my bags unattended in the lobby all day. Whenever we had questions, or needed anything, someone was happy to help us. Loaned us... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is old and bedraggled and there's badly needed a renovation. The bathroom is disgusting, everywhere is dirt and hair and a smells of mold. The kitchen is also dirty and there is not enough cooking stuff like pots... And it's ridiculous, that the social room (and the kitchen) closes at 10 pm and opens again at 7 am.... More 

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Si H, Manager at Sydney Star Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry about your review. I can ensure you and all other customers that (as you can read also from the other reviews) our hostel has been renovated already and actually I don't understand why you are writing such a bad review. Nothing is dirty here, all the rooms and facilities in our hostel are cleaned twice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Salvo the manager was awesome.. Doing a great job of running the place!There's was no mirror in our room so he brought one up for us. Room was standard but clean. Common areas were clean, and quiet. Would stay again for sure.

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Lindau, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I am happy with the service,crew is happy to help to find the way through town! BUT!!! First day we go here, there was dirt and rubbish under the bed, the bed was clean and comfortable! Bathroom is not to nice to be in, dirty floor, long black hair every where, mildew on the ceiling and walls, water dropping from... More 

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