Sydney Backpackers

7 Wilmot Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia - See map
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Sydney Backpackers

"Best thing is that there are power points for each bed, a mirror behind the door, and real nice beddings."

Serena - July 22, 2019

 Sydney Backpackers
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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Within 400 m of property
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Popular landmarks
HSBC Building 60 m
Metro Theatre 70 m
Mission Room Escape Sydney 110 m
Event Cinemas - George Street 110 m
Consulate General of Greece 120 m
Map World Shop 160 m
St Andrew’s Cathedral 170 m
Sydney Premier Medical & Health Centre 190 m
Maruyu 190 m
Town Hall Railway Station 200 m
Nearby landmarks
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) 400 m
Darling Harbour 590 m
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 790 m
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 1.5 km
The Rocks 1.83 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk 1.91 km
Sydney Opera House 2.19 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge 2.59 km
Bondi Beach 6.66 km
Manly Beach 11.77 km
9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Sydney

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.1
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport7.8 km

Rooms available at Sydney Backpackers

1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Room Selected at Check In with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sydney Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sydney Backpackers?

Sydney Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 16 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sydney Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Sydney Backpackers?

Sydney Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Sydney Backpackers

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Reception staff are mostly wonderful and Travel advisor was efficient."

    Margaret

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    February 13, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Provide milk ,corn flakes ,bread, oats during breakfast."

    Amy

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    November 24, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The kitchen is clean and with enough facilities to cook."

    Natascha

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    January 22, 2019

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9.1/10
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7.5/10
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7.8/10
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Overall rating:
7.6
Very good
254 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Facilities
6.8
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
The room was clean and provided enough plugs on each bed for...
Nicky from Indonesia
Group
More about Sydney Backpackers

More about Sydney Backpackers

Located right in the heart of central business district, this boutique hostel is just a 30-minute drive from the airport and walking distance to everywhere in Sydney for sightseeing and shopping. Each room at Sydney Backpackers features a linen pack, fridge, and an individual locker with a padlock. To make guests’ stay comfortable, there is a coin-operated laundry and soap powder that can be purchased at the reception. Also consisting of a rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities, Wi-Fi access, a fully equipped common kitchen, a common room, and a variety of private and dormitory rooms, Sydney Backpackers makes a great base for leisure as well as corporate travelers. The friendly staff at the tour desk can provide information about Sydney and various parts of Australia.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
4 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions

What they offer

8.8
Excellent
Staff 

"The staff was really nice and shared us a map of attractions..."

Nicky

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September 1, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Nearby restaurants

Australian cuisine
Australian cuisine
The Wilmot
70 m Australian, Gluten Free
Edinburgh Castle
90 m Australian, Bar, Pub
Doppio Espresso
130 m Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free
American cuisine
American cuisine
Star Bar
50 m American, Australian, Bar
Lord of the Fries
120 m American, Fast food, Vegetarian
Sanctuary Hotel
180 m American, Australian, Bar
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Kozy Resturaunt
10 m Asian, Korean
Pepper Lunch
120 m Asian, Fast food, Japanese
Yebisu Izakaya
130 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi

What's nearby

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Reviews of Sydney Backpackers from real guests

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Agoda Reviews (254)Booking.com Reviews (1322)
7.6
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10
Cleanliness6.2
Facilities6.8
Location9.2
Service8.2
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (10)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (21)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (28)
Time of the year
Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (23)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (19)
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9.2
Exceptional
JP
Group
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Great Value for Money”

It wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t as bad as what others said in their reviews. Maybe they were expecting something like a 5 star hotel in a hostel. One of the cheapest hostels in Sydney and you also get to save on transpo since everything is walking distance. It is regularly cleaned everyday. Facilities great. My favorite are the staff. Special mention to Diego, Angelo, and Bryan!

Reviewed September 04, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Nicky from Indonesia
Group
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Comfy room, good location and good value of money”

Overall we enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and provided enough plugs on each bed for us to charge phones/laptops. It's just..there's this one toilet unit which was clogged for the whole night until the next morning so we can only use the remaining 2 units for the entire floor. But it should be fine after it's all cleaned up. The staff was really nice and shared us a map of attractions around Sydney.

Reviewed September 01, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Yoji from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Ah”

A selfish lady used two lockers for herself. So another lady couldn't use a locker. It looks like she was devastated. I felt sad to see it. I hope this hostel says to everyone "Don't use two lockers. Just use one locker." You can stay here 13 dollars sometimes. But low price means there are more selfish guests than caring guests.

Reviewed October 18, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Serena from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

The 12 girls dorm was really nice! Very comfy bed and spacious room for personal belongings.”

Best thing is that there are power points for each bed, a mirror behind the door, and real nice beddings. However the first impression was not good. Common areas looked messy. I'd wanted to just leave and find somewhere else to stay before I checked into the room. However, the room was comfy, and the bathroom design and facilities were handy, I have no complaints.

Reviewed July 22, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Gail from New Zealand
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Great location”

Conveniently located--close to public transport, parks, shopping, eating places, Chinatown. Room (one bunk bed for two people) was a bit cramped but clean. Simple breakfast included as a bonus. Showers and toilets were clean--showers could use more hooks for hanging clothes.

Reviewed April 14, 2019
7.2
Very good
Esther from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Very good”

Great location in CBD. Bathrooms and dorm rooms could be cleaner and the a/c is non existent. Staff English is not very good but were friendly

Reviewed March 20, 2019
5.6
Silviana from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

only the location was good, either totally bad”

the price is not cheaper for a hostel we got like this, the location was good, super near the town hall train, just 1 min walk. but others is really bad, the room its like never clean up a month, reallty dirty, we can bring shoes to room so 1 people have 3-4 shoes in they bed, the bed that i just sleep have a big dirty sheet and i need to change by me even, im not the person who make the linen dirty, no air con in the room, last 4 days its hot like hell, people in the room only allow you to use lamp till 22:00 PM after that, they will shut the lamp, the toilet really bad, have a lot flying animals, the bathroom dont have any trash bin and the shower is in up there, so u can not only take bath, need to shower your hair, and really small to take a bath, locker was big enough for small lugage, have washing machine but u need to buy the detergent, have movie place, kitchen and you can cook, but over all so messy and have lift but so late the lift. this hostel only good in location

Reviewed March 01, 2019
8.8
Excellent
wuttachai
Business traveler
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Very Comfortable”

This hotel is near train station and shop but lack clean drinking water serving. Every thing is great.

Reviewed July 18, 2019
3.2
Vanessa
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Don't stay here”

The worst hostel I've ever stayed in, and I've been to many hostels all over the world. The place is nothing like the photos, or rather, it is as it is in the photos, but add a lot of dirt and everything old. The bathrooms were to run away, the cleanliness was missing, there are many people living in the hostel, which makes everything strange. Worse, last night they mistakenly made my bed with new sheets and everything I had in my bed was literally scattered around the room. The hostel staff did nothing but apologize, and it was with the help of one of the people in the room that I found my stuff. With so much on offer in Sydney, stay somewhere else.

Reviewed November 27, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Martyna from Poland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Very good”

Beds are super comfy, staff really nice. Drawback is that somebody comes to the room everyday at 10 am to sweep and spray the floor and does it is a super loud manner,bumping against beds and metal railings... waking everybody up.

Reviewed January 16, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Amy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Good location ”

Everything quite good. Appreciate for serving coffee and tea all day. Provide milk ,corn flakes ,bread, oats during breakfast. I like the TV room!

Reviewed November 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Natascha from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

16-bed dorm”

It was amazing. The staff was friendly and the hostel clean. It is really cheap compared what you get. Mostly every day there is an Event on the rooftop. The kitchen is clean and with enough facilities to cook. Love that place.

Reviewed January 22, 2019
6.0
Hirda
Couple
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Noisy and unclean”

Could be more considerate, not too noisy after 11pm. We stay at backpackers hostel to have a quick rest for the night. If couldn’t sleep at all??

Reviewed September 17, 2019
7.2
Very good
Margaret from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

Good Location but inconsiderate guests”

Location is marvelous! Dorm space was good but it was pitch dark when lights were out! Cleaning staff was seen working a few times between 6am to 10:30pm. However, with small toilet sinks, clogged drainage, tight kitchen space and inconsiderate guests in an older building, the place can't be kept clean for long. Some guests went crazy night of Lunar New Year which was felt even at 1 am! Reception staff are mostly wonderful and Travel advisor was efficient.

Reviewed February 13, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 8 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

I wasn’t happy when some of the other people staying didn’t always return what belonged to the kitchen and even if there’s a sign saying not to leave bikes in hallway people still do.

Reviewed January 28, 2020
7.2
Very good
XIONG from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Very good”

If you want sleep, don’t stay here, because the French roommates they don’t respect other people and even after 10:30pm they make phone call loudly in the room

Reviewed August 06, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Emer from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

Value for money, friendly and accommodating staff.

Reviewed September 01, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Adeline from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

worth the price”

Good staff : v Storage room : v Hot water : v Toiletries / free towel : x Breakfast : v Lock for locker : x Quiet : x (Noisy) Cleanliness : so so

Reviewed June 09, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Ng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Toilet cleanliness”

Im not so satisfy with the toilet and shower room. floor with water and hair and smelly

Reviewed January 07, 2020
7.6
Very good
Andrine from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Social hostel”

Social hostel with a lot of events. Everybody is nice and the breakfast is good. Kitchen is small but alright. The location is really good. Close to town hall and the city centre

Reviewed March 24, 2019
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