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Sydney Star Backpackers

132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Australian Backpackers)
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Sydney Star Backpackers
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Ranked #42 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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 2 weeks ago

I come here for 5 nights it's really good, it's clean the stuff are really friendly the kitchen have everything you need, the wifi works well, the beds are clean when you arrive they give you clean sheets, also they make movie nights with free pizza. It was awesome to stay in here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter stayed here for three nights in a 4 bed dorm and I joined her for another three nights in a twin private room. We could not fault the service- staff on reception were friendly and helpful and when we had to leave early to catch our plane our refund for the deposit on our keys was returned promptly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice people, so it's very easy to create new relationships. Clean, comfortable beds. Free breakfast. Sometimes Wi-Fi doesn't work very well but it's free. Beautiful terrace. Friendly staff. The only thing that I don't like are the bathrooms but they are working to make them better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 March 24, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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 March 20, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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 March 9, 2015 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 March 5, 2015

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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