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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place is Okay but the space is very limited. I stayed in a 6 person dorm, where the beds where just placed against each other and there was only 1 fan. The toilets cleanliness was poor as well :-/

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My room were for 4 people, it is pretty small and there is not a lot of place for clothes. The bed are pretty comfortable and linen were really clean. The big problem in the rooms was the fan which was really noisy and can avoid to sleep (you can't really turn it off when it is 35 degrees). The...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was in a 6 shared bedroom. Pretty small but we made it work. Bathrooms could use an update even though I think that happened not to long ago ... the shower on the 2nd floor didn't have a lot of pressure and the one on the ground floor had a ceiling covered in mould. The one on the first...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

good atmosphere, the guests were very friendly. But the kitchen was most of the time very dirty, they never took the trash out of the bins or the plates were all over the sink, during the mornings and nights. They need somebody to clean it up better!! The breakfast was ok. But the receptionist made more trouble than solved them....

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stayed here i was trying to show her a bit of Australia on a budget. I was so embarrassed that this was an example of an Australian hostel. I understand its budget, but it was filthy you came out of the shower dirty then you went in, it's in a unsafe inside and out, the neighbours...

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Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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...

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Emerald, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 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...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 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...

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1Thank JRKiwisM
Reviewed 10 February 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!!

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Catania, Italy
Reviewed 6 February 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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €19 - €68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Star Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Definitely take the lower beds”
 of 5 bubbles annawa16, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are stairs and difficult for wheelchairs.”
 of 5 bubbles opedrocf, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“First floor rooms are near the kitchen and bathrooms and were quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Noseymuch, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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