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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Really bad hostel! Dont recommend it.. disgusting, customer service is really bad, would rather sleep on the street. Staff don't speak english which makes things pretty hard, rooms stink! STINK!! Really bad No cutlery in the kitchen so bring your own fork..

Thank Jason J
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

The guest was escorted from the hostel by Kings Cross Police after he assaulted a female member of staff. The guest was not refunded monies paid notwithstanding him extending his stay at the hostel the night before his removal. We do not allow guests to engage in antisocial behaviour. This guest was placed on the banned list and as such...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel located in a great place. Me and my friend was in a private room without shower and toilet. The room was clean and ok. The stuff really nice and helpful. The internet is really bad, even when you sit in the mutual area its bad, so if you need a place with internet i wouldn't recommend it. Also...

Thank peterpen173
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I stayed two times at Sydney Central Backpackers for a total of 6 months, and after having travelling all around Australia and being in many hostels, I can tell that it is one of the best have been to! The staff and the owner (Mike) is very friendly and welcoming, they will always do their best to help you, doesn’t...

Thank Stéphanie M
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Stephanie It was great to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Australia!

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't ask for much more in a hostel - the rooftop is amazing, great views and always something going on. Mike is very welcoming and rooms are always clean and the kitchen is always clean. It's a 3 min walk to the train station, location is perfect. Great stAy'

Thank Max H
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

While the front desk was very nice (all foreigners that are on a working holiday visa), I could not stand this hostel. It was filthy (the kitchen smelled awful) and so loud because it attracts irresponsible backpackers/working holiday kids that do not clean up after themselves in the kitchen at all (I seriously felt so bad for the workers there)...

Thank Hostelexperience2929
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

We maintain a strict policy in relation to aggressive anti social behaviour. We refused to allow the guest to stay longer as some of our female guests complained about this guest's attitude to them. Our reception and cleaning staff work very hard to ensure the safety and comfort for the guests. Cleanliness is very important to us and we try...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I chose to stay here because the prices were more reasonable than anywhere else I could find. After having stayed I would definitely stay again and 100% recommend this hostel. The staff and other guests were incredibly friendly and helpful. The roof top area and kitchen facilities were clean but social. Sam & Michael (managers) do an amazing job at...

Thank Natalieowen18
SydneyCentral, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Natalie. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed 5 nights and I enjoyed so much, I met amazing people there!the hostel seems like a big family! Clean hostel with friendly and helpful staff! There is an amazing rooftop where I spent most of my afternoon drinking! I hope to come back for Christmas!

Thank Elisa G
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear guest Thanks for your review. We agree that our rooftop BBQ facilities are hard to beat. We look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 nights here ơn My business trip from 15-19 July and love it. From Kings Cross station, main station in Sydney connect to everywhere just 3 minutes walk. Hotel is in the center of many restaurant, shop and very quiet. Room rate include daily breakfast, tea and coffee, very convenience and fully equipped kitchen. You can cook every...

Thank HuyenChi96
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our staff try hard to ensure you have a safe and happy stay. We look forward to you staying again. Safe travels

Reviewed 4 June 2016

I stayed 4 consecutive nights and was pleased with the hostel as a whole. I have stayed in many backpackers in Sydney and for the price you pay it is worth staying there. The beds aren't as comfy as 790 hostel but there is a fridge in the room, which I thought was a good idea. All toilets and showers...

Thank Ryan F
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are always happy when our guests are satisfied. We don't charge $2 for blankets. Guests can have as many as they like. We do charge $2 for a towel.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stayed here on arriving in Australia, definitely would not recommend for anyone to stay here. The rooms are tiny and uncomfortable, we was in a 4 bed dorm, which was not suitable for 4 people at all. There was no air-con and not even a fan, it was ridiculously hot and unbearable at night, I asked at reception for...

1Thank 24jb9
Michael S, Owner at Sydney Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Our records indicate that the guests stayed two nights. February was very hot in Sydney and the humidity was high. All rooms have a fan as well as heating in the winter months. There are a toilet and shower facilities on all levels that the guest could have used. The records also show that the guest arrived for breakfast after...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sydney Central Backpackers has new owners as from this week. We are determined to provide the best value accommodation in the Kings Cross area. Our goal is to make sure your stay with us is one that you will be happy to recommend to friends you make while travelling this big beautiful Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Central Backpackers

Address: 16 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €23 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Central Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Great free wifi on 1st floor, in the smaller dorms opt for $2 blanket as it gets cold.”
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