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7.7

Very good

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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Wayside Chapel 80 m
The Family Jewels 150 m
Kings Cross 160 m
Macleay on Manning 170 m
Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar 170 m
Adora Healthy Living 170 m
Bourbon Restaurant 180 m
Blakes Pharmacy 180 m
Soho Bar & Lounge 180 m
Hordern House 200 m
Nearby landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 1.08 km
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) 1.57 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk 1.65 km
Sydney Opera House 1.86 km
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 2.01 km
The Rocks 2.01 km
Darling Harbour 2.13 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge 2.5 km
Bondi Beach 5.35 km
Manly Beach 10.57 km
Sydney Central Backpackers

"Friendly staffs."

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Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map
  • 350 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Sydney

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

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Value for money6.7
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.8 km

Rooms available at Sydney Central Backpackers

1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Private Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 01:00 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 Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central 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 Central Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sydney Central Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for a fee of 25 AUD per day.

What is the smoking policy at Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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Overall rating:
6.6
Good
87 reviews
Cleanliness
5.5
Facilities
5.8
Location
7.7
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More about Sydney Central Backpackers

More about Sydney Central Backpackers

Sydney Central Backpackers, located in Potts Point, Sydney, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Sydney Central Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include daily housekeeping, laundromat, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find linens, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Sydney, the Sydney Central Backpackers is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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9 mentions
Breakfast
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Breakfast options

Continental

Nearby restaurants

Australian cuisine
Australian cuisine
Room 10
110 m Australian, Cafe
Petrol Restaurant
110 m Australian, Gluten Free, Spanish
Juro's Deli & Grill
130 m Australian, Delicatessen
American cuisine
American cuisine
The Bourbon
160 m American, Australian, Bar
Buns & Balls
350 m American, Bar, Pub
Black Velvet Sydney
520 m American, Vegan
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
LL wine and dine
100 m Asian, Chinese
Thai Power
100 m Asian, Thai
Thai Terrific
110 m Asian, Thai

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Cleanliness5.5
Facilities5.8
Location7.7
Room comfort and quality4.0
Service6.8
Value for money6.7
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8.8
Excellent
Nguyen from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Great Location”

Great hotel for backpacker,good facilities, friendly and helpful staff member. 10/10 would recommend if your are backpacker.

Reviewed July 24, 2016
6.8
Good
Gerald from Philippines
Couple
Triple Private Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

If you dont mind noise til midnight”

It's a good deal considering the price and location. There are alot of things to improve. Place looks old and unhappy. Especially if you always passby Evan bsckpackers which has very birght and pleasant ambiance. No control on the noise level and since we stayed in the ground level, very very noicy in the common area, in the room above ours. Staff was not brief as well that we booked the whole room, whenever they clean they leave our room closed but unlocked. Imagine our shock everytime sigh until we told them. Staff is so so, sometimes ok sometimes not. i guess only good enough for the price=service. Overall, not going to stay here again.

Reviewed August 16, 2016
7.2
Very good
Mark from Australia
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Pretty basic but ok given the price”

Had private room and for some reason thought this also included a shower but was shared as was toilet. Bed was comfortable. Good for short overnight stay and nice to reminded of the good ol' backpacker days

Reviewed August 26, 2019
7.2
Very good
John from Philippines
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Accessible and Cheap”

One of the cheapest accommodation we've found in Sydney. It's clean and accessible to train station.

Reviewed July 14, 2018
7.6
Very good
mohd from Malaysia
Couple
Triple Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Near train”

The hostel at backpacker area.Everything is ok if u dont mine stay that arra..

Reviewed December 30, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Emma from Ireland
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in July 2018

Very well situated hostel”

This hostel was located so close to kings cross station which made it so easy to get around. Room was very clean and hostel had a lovely roof top area, would definitely recommend this hostel

Reviewed July 19, 2018
8.8
Excellent
María from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Perfecto for what you paid ”

I booked a 4 females room and I got it just for me! Awesome. Everything was really clean. No problems at all

Reviewed July 02, 2016
4.7
Zun from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Security and Privacy Issue”

nearby food outlet, near to train station, walking distance to attractions

Cons: We felt security and privacy was an issue, this happened twice in a day and came as great shock to us. The room we stayed in was a private room for two. First occurrence: A staff member of the hostel open our door with their own key without knocking while we were inside. Second occurrence: A guest was given a key to our room (I assumed by the hostel staff to check-in, the guest was carrying a backpack) and opened our door. The cooking area and food storage areas was really mediocre for a hostel. It was cramped, not the cleanest and cold storage was limited. Pros: We booked a private room for two. The room is decent and clean and it had a tap/sink in it as well, this is definitely a plus. Staff provided portable fans for the rooms too.

Reviewed October 27, 2015
6.0
Daniel from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Above average”

Well located in Kings Cross, 3 min walk from the station. Carpet throughout the hostel, staircases etc is showing signs of wear and lack of decent routine cleaning. The bathrooms on the level I stayed were definitely only cleaned in a very minimal way. There was some hair, mould and grime, extensive dust and grime on the exhaust fans. The room I stayed on level 2 appeared like it hadn't been vacuumed well around the sideboards, behind/under bed etc for months/years as there was dust, powder, small bits of hair etc. A glass light cover next to the bed I slept was broken with the sharp edge exposed which could cause guests to cut a finger when reaching for the light. There aren't staff present early in the morning, no information visible as to what procedures you should follow to check out, return key. I gently threw the keys into the reception through on open gap when I left at 6:45am. Breakfast is basic; white bread, cereal. Hard to find any available clean cutlery in the morning.

Reviewed November 26, 2019
5.6
Leo from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

People smoked weed inside the dorm room”

First I arrived to upsell with: yeah pretty small room what about a 6 person for 5$more? No thanks. Checked in. Go 3 levels up with luggage. Room full I have to return. Ok that happens. Got new key, go up. Room full again. Back. Got a new room. In this one there was a bed left. I go out and come back in like an hour and other people from my room smoked weed inside the room. I go to the reception and want to check out and money back but they just gave me another room. They didn’t do anything against those guys and just suggested: I can ask them to stop if you want to

Reviewed March 12, 2020
7.2
Very good
Adam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Basic hostel, kitchen was very limited small and dirty ”

Staff was helpful, room was okey and shower was clean and nice. Kitchen let it down small space very busy and limited facilities and not the cleanest.

Reviewed November 10, 2018
6.4
Good
Nur from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in June 2016

average”

Morning/afternoon reception friendly and helpful. Night reption unfriendly n not helpful. Noisy at night and very early in the morning. Place doesnt really maintain cleanliness. It say vacumming or spring cleaning but they never even clean room.

Reviewed July 11, 2016
7.6
Very good
werner from Switzerland
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

Oropax”

Everything is nice at this Hostel exept the cleanless in toilet. Should be cleaned much more often. The noise out of the kitchen/Tvroom on fryday was till 2 oclock in the morning. Drunk people should stay outside.....

Reviewed February 21, 2017
8.8
Excellent
SHUK from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Comfortable accommodation ”

It is perfect if the hygiene in toilet could be concerned.

Reviewed November 25, 2018
6.0
enrico from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 9 nights in December 2018

Above average”

They wouldn't let me leave earlier. Very bad point.

Reviewed January 11, 2019
7.2
Very good
Neves
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

The perfect location to stay in Sydney ”

The view from the roof top is awesome! Nearby King Cross Station. Halal Food are easy to find here. The cleanliness are so so only. But overall is ok for us. Very nice place to stay. Will comeback again

Reviewed December 03, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Irene from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Good location”

Near to King Cross Station. Friendly staffs.

Reviewed November 25, 2018
5.2
mohd from Malaysia
Group
Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

Dirty place”

The room smell terible. The carpet look dirty. We found out the rats in our room. No wonder the room smell rat.

Reviewed May 17, 2018
7.2
Very good
Retni from Indonesia
Group
Triple Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Good location and Value for money ”

Great Location, its easy to find location from King Cross Station and Value for money

Reviewed April 09, 2016
7.2
Very good
Suhaila from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

The first night- I could hardly sleep because too noisy at the communal area. ”

The cleanliness especially the kitchen and the laundry area are not well maintained.

Reviewed December 22, 2018
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