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Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this hostel is fine, rooms are basic but good, kitchen ok. We met all sort of people there (all ages) and felt like few of them are living there for a longer period. We stayed in July are we were freezing. Rooms were cold, we had to sleep in our clothes. Never EVER book a shuttle they... More 

Thank Majkaaa
Emerald, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Location is ok but there is no free parking near by. Its very noisy during the midnight even early morning If your room is next to Bourke St(You better change to other room). Staffs are nice, breakfasts are fine, shower rooms are usually wet, water pressure is very weak at level 3 so you better go down level 2 to... More 

Thank Jeremy-WangSungLin
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The Desk staff were friendly but not overly informative about the hostel amenities. The showers where very low pressured and not the cleanest. Bed was comfortable in our private room. Morning cleaning staff were very rude,knocked on our door but didn't say anything when we opened the door (Was half an hour before check out ) just looked at us... More 

1 Thank JRKiwisM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed four nights there. Lovely hostel!! Would definitely go there again. :) Good location, nice people, clean, quiet and not that big. Free access to wifi and computers! (I could even print my tickets for some cents) Could store my luggage and use the facilities the hole day before being picked up for the airport. Very good value for money!!

Thank Nadia F
Catania, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. People are very nice, it s quiet clean and cheap. This is a small hostel so its good to make friends. I reaaaaally liked the rooftop. I ll come back in this hostel for sure if i return in Sydney.

Thank Marie-Anne M
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I stayed over for New Years. It's a little far out but there's a subway station not that far away and the red city bus stops not that far away either. Had free WiFi, kitchen pretty clean. Only problem is checking out as it's not a 24 hour reception but they did refund key deposit on my card pretty quick.... More 

Thank dawyldthing
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Definitely recommended for someone on a budget. Small rooms but free WiFi throughout and breakfast provided. Location very good for getting to the city. Computers onsite, small living room and good kitchen.

1 Thank Stefanii A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a very decent place for people who are traveling on a budget.The location is right in the city centre,4 km away from the Opera House and it offers free Wi-Fi.The double room has no air conditioning,but it has a fan. If you're traveling by train,the station is 500 m away from the hotel,and it takes 30-40 minutes to... More 

1 Thank Oana T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. The staff on reception were really friendly and helpful. We stayed in a private room. It was basic but very clean! Double bed,sink and a locker. Cant complain for $90! Not a noisy hostel.Good location. Hostel offers a free breakfast. Would stay here again :)

1 Thank Helen_Foub
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We found it really difficult to find good, cheap accommodation in Sydney! We stayed in a twin room in Sydney Star which was clean & comfortable enough. The only thing we didn't like was how cold it was - Sydney was still freezing when we arrived yet there was no heating in the room. The location was pretty good -... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Sydney Star Backpackers, a great hostel right in the heart of Sydney! We are a fully redecorated and renovated hostel offering cheap accommodation and shared bedrooms. Our hostel is a convenient 5 minute walk from the CBD, Kings Cross and is in close proximity to stunning Sydney city and harbour sites, delicious cafes & restaurants, supermarkets and the exciting Kings Cross red light district night life (we are still in a safe neighborhood!). We are a cosy hostel with a cool and friendly atmosphere where many of our welcomed guests often extend their stays. We try our best to make a HOME AWAY FROM HOME for each of our valued guests who even stay for months! Our hostel offers private and shared rooms. Clean bed sheets and linen are provided during the check in. All new rooms have been provided with wooden floors, fan, door with electronic locks to secure your stay and free security lockers where you can store your valuables. Rooms, bathrooms (we provide shared bathrooms, two bathrooms per floor with hot and cold water) and common areas are professionally cleaned daily. All for an affordable budget backpacker price. Friendly staff will welcome you with a warm smile and assist you with any questions. Do you need some insider information about what is going on in town or are you looking for work? - Don't be afraid to ask the reception! We provide guests with great common areas including our famous rooftop terrace - a wonderful place to socialize or relax. Ample Street parking nearby. We specialize in group bookings of all sizes. Special rates for accommodation only or with meals, tours and attractions, we can arrange a full itinerary for your visit to Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Star Backpackers

Address: 132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Australian Backpackers)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $19 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Star Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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