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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap dorm hostel but the room cleanliness and common room are not in good nice condition, although there is someone doing the sweeping and moping everyday but the overall area still "sticky and a bit of smelly" especially the pantry. However it is still a strategic location for short staying.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked 2 nights in the cheapest, mixed dorm room. We arrived before check in time but fortunately they had a place for us to leave our bags. When we checked in later they didn't have enough blankets for us so we had to come back later to get them. Unfortunately for us, we got back too...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location was fab in the city and good price compared to most. Hostel has the potential to be good with spacious dorm rooms. However in our 3night stay the room was not cleaned at all and it was filthy when we arrived! Beds not cleaned between guests, just stripped by the person checking out. Toilets/showers were smelly and disgusting! Plastic...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is very central and compared to the others it's quite cheap, but the rooms aren't very clean, the common room isn't too big/nice and the kitchen is WAY too small. If you're low on money this is a good option, but if you're going for a place where you can meet other backpackers I'd skip this one.

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Filthy rooms, unfriendly residents, the kitchen was unusable with no utensils and incredibly dirty. Bathrooms were coated in hair and never cleaned (we showered with shoes on), people smoked indoors, the staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful and there was no area to leave our bags so we had to carry them around the city all day. Stayed in many...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The place was rough. Didn't look like it had been cleaned in weeks. Common room was unwelcoming, no chill-out areas and the kitchen was a joke. Can't imagine 5 people cooking there, never mind 20! And what's the deal with the pillows? Ended up using the blanket instead, no noise.

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1Thank BigOrangeApe
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

First time in Sydney for me. I arrived late in the evening, but there was no key for my room available. When i finally had a key, my bed didn't have a pillow. They fixed it for me by getting a pillow from another room so the next person would have the same problem. There were two showers and two...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Filthy bathrooms, hair all on ground, 2/3 toilets hardly flushed, stuffy rooms, plastic on pillows, elevator is so slow was quicker taking the stairs and we were on the 4th floor, just trust me stay somewhere else!

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2Thank Ben M
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Wlan 7/24 ok. Bed and Pillow are covered in plastic and make loud noise everytime you move. Uncomfortable mattress. Small rooms. The kitchen is extremly small, not even big enough for three people and dirty. Unfriendly staff. Toilets and showers dirty. Rooftop is ok. Building is old.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I had my GoPro stolen out of my locker as someone left our dorm door open. There was no staff in the building from 11pm till 7am so no one could help me. Filthy rooms that stank of urine. My bedding stank and I used my sleeping bag instead. Had permanent people living in the room I could barely see...

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Sydney Backpackers is a purposely built boutique hostel located right in the heart of Sydney's CBD, 30 Meters to the Entrance of Town Hall Railway Station. We are in the walking distance to everywhere ‘must-see’ in Sydney for sightseeing and we know what our guests want.”Since we are located in the heart of the city, we are close to the main bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, cinemas, public transport and everything else you might need in this beautiful city!Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Sydney Backpackers is well known from individuals and groups visiting Sydney domestically and internationally and given lots of good feedbacks and complimentary for our good services. We proudly say that we specialize in group bookings as we have know-how of handling groups and have rooms to accommodate a group of up to 150 people or more. We are in the walking distance to everywhere in Sydney for sightseeing (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and heaps more attractions) and everything you need (shopping centers, supermarkets, cinema, restaurants, transport). This is the best quiet location that you would ever image to find if you think of staying in a budget accommodation right in the middle of the city. Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Building & FacilitiesRooms to suit 2 to 16 people (20sqm to 65sqm with 3.5-meter ceilings)Free internet access (Wireless)Building under constant 24hr video surveillance Central air conditioning and heater Fridge, Digital TV, DVD player (Single room, Twin/2 bed, 4 bed, 6 bed)Individual security lockers with padlocksFresh laundered & Sanitized white linen and blanketsElectronic key to access your room and the buildingCommon room (Vending Machines)Self-catering Kitchen fully furnishedShared shower booths and toilets Coin Operated LaundryHandicapped facilitiesBBQ facility at the rooftopGreat view of the city (240 square meter rooftop terrace)24-hour video surveillance for the entire building and fire exits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Backpackers

Address: Victoria Building 7 Wilmot St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: €18 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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