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Sydney Star Backpackers

"Value for many, Cleanliness reallly good, staff very helpfull"

Krzysztof - June 27, 2018
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Sydney Star Backpackers

132 Bourke St Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 1.1 km
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) 1.1 km
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 1.6 km
Darling Harbour 1.6 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk 1.7 km
The Rocks 1.9 km
Sydney Opera House 1.9 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge 2.5 km
Bondi Beach 5.7 km
Manly Beach 11.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Old Fitzroy Hotel 220 m
Daffodil Park 240 m
City Gym 270 m
Grand Days Books & Records 270 m
Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar 300 m
Sydney Symphony 340 m
Thrifty 360 m
Watters Gallery 360 m
Soho Bar & Lounge 360 m
Coca Cola Sign 370 m

7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.5
Distance to city center1km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.4 km

Rooms available at Sydney Star Backpackers

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Bed in dormitory 4 BEDS MIXED
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Bed in dormitory 6 BEDS MIXED
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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4 Bed Dormitory (Shared facilities)
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Sydney Star 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. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

        How do I get to Sydney Star Backpackers?

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

        Is breakfast offered at Sydney Star Backpackers?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sydney Star Backpackers.

        What is the smoking policy at Sydney Star Backpackers?

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

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        What people love about Sydney Star Backpackers

        • 8.4

          Excellent

          "The kitchen/living room and terrace are Nice."

          Sebastiaan

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          July 9, 2018

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Staff 

          "The receptionists were all kind and nice."

          LIA

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          August 24, 2018

        • 8.0

          Very good
          Staff 

          "Really helpful staff with good advices."

          Johanna

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          August 1, 2018

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        Overall rating:

        7.3

        Very good
        618 reviews
        Cleanliness
        6.7
        Facilities
        6.7
        Location
        7.5
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        What travelers say they love:
        You can use locker for free, so it’s very safety.
        Aika from Japan
        Solo traveler
        More about Sydney Star Backpackers

        More about Sydney Star Backpackers

        Located in the lovely area of Potts Point, Sydney Star Backpackers enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife hub of Sydney. The city center is merely 1km away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Sydney hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer are just a few of the facilities that set Sydney Star Backpackers apart from other hotels in the city.

        Sydney Star Backpackers is home to 20 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include golf course (within 3 km), games room are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Sydney Star Backpackers is an excellent choice for your stay in Sydney.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        13 mentions

        Breakfast

        9 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        What they offer

        8.4

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Staf is friendly and there are vending machines."

        Sebastiaan

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        July 9, 2018

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        Reviews of Sydney Star Backpackers from real guests

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        7.3
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        10
        Cleanliness6.7
        Facilities6.7
        Location7.5
        Room comfort and quality5.6
        Service8.1
        Value for money7.5
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        9+ Exceptional (13)
        8-9 Excellent (15)
        7-8 Very Good (13)
        6-7 Good (11)
        <6 Below Expectation (23)
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        Mar - May (15)
        Jun - Aug (25)
        Sep - Nov (17)
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        8.4
        Excellent
        Sebastiaan from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

        Great bang for your buck. ”

        The hostel is good for it's price. The kitchen/living room and terrace are Nice. Facilities are clean and there is quite a locker for you valuabels. The only cons were that my room had no closet or storage place for my clothes/lugage at all, other rooms had though. This made the Already small room feel cramped with all our stuff. Staf is friendly and there are vending machines.

        Reviewed July 09, 2018

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        Thank you for those kind words Sabastiaan, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of replacing the old storage units for those rooms. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

        Responded July 14, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        liqifeng from China
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        have hot water”

        iam check in 12/jul,Sydney very cold,have water every thing good

        Reviewed July 17, 2016

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        Hi Liqifeng, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the free running hot water provided in our shower facilities. We also provide our guests with additional blankets in the colder months to combat the chilly weather. We hope that you will consider us again when visiting Sydney. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 09, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        6.4
        Good
        Antonia from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

        Good sized room with helpful and friendly manager but bathrooms lacked cleanliness”

        Pros - good sized double room with a window. Not noisy at all. Location is good, very close to station and center of Sydney. The manager was really great, he was so friendly and helpful, he made the place worthwhile. Con - The bathrooms are not clean at all, they need to clean them 2 times a day(or at least once).I tried using them at various times and never felt they were clean. However this is a hostel and I didn't mention this while I was there. If I had mentioned it maybe they would have clean more or explained why they were so dirty.

        Reviewed December 18, 2016

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        Hi Antonia, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. Since you stayed with us all the shower and bathroom facilities have been cleaned in deep and routinely checked by staff to ensure that the best standards are met. Our new housekeeping staff are working exceptionally hard to ensure our facilities remain clean and we would encourage you to stay with us again. Sincerely, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 13, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        LIA from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

        Great 👍”

        I stayed there for two weeks. There is free breakfast here and free pizza party every Friday. I’m not sure the other room but My room was a women’s room and all my roommate nice and kind. The receptionists were all kind and nice.

        Reviewed August 25, 2018

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        Hi Lia, Thank you for those kind words. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and our free pizza Fridays. See you next time! :-)

        Responded August 25, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        lisa from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Happy to come back ”

        The staff were all friendly & helpful our rooms & bedding were clean & the beds were comfortable - the free breakfast was pretty good with a choice of cereal or toast with jams & tea & coffee, will happily come back to stay

        Reviewed March 12, 2016

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        Hello Lisa, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write us a review. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 09, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.0
        Excellent
        Hieu from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

        Cleaner than I thought ”

        Cleaner and newer than the other backpackers nearby

        Reviewed August 24, 2016

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        Hi Hieu, Thank you for your kind words and the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Sydney. Kind regards.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        6.8
        Good
        Timmy from Malaysia
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        Great location”

        One can basically start walking tour of sydney from here to most major city tourist spots without getting onto the trains or bus.

        Reviewed July 30, 2016

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        Hi Timmy, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay for the most part although next time we would appreciate some constructive feedback to understand how we can better improve our facilities and service for our guests. We hope to see you the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        6.8
        Good
        Michelle from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

        Not the best”

        It’s not a good vibe for people traveling through. All the guests are long term so the rooms are messy and the kitchen is crowded. The bathrooms are fairly clean but the ceiling was falling down in one of them. Somebody stole my iPhone charger and replaced it with their old busted one so that left a bad taste in my mouth for my overall experience of the place. Staff is nice. Cops were there one night because some crackhead was wandering around inside the hostel. I found a much better hostel for the same price one street over.

        Reviewed August 05, 2018

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        Thank for for the feedback Michelle. We apologize that you did not enjoy your stay however; Long-term guests make up less than half of the guests staying at the backpackers. Unfortunately the kitchen area cannot accommodate every single solitary guest in the backpackers all at once when occupancy is full. Normally there is plenty of space to use our facilities if one is patient. The bathrooms are currently undergoing renovations to patch up any cracks. Our cleaning staff take the cleanliness of the rooms very seriously and if there is any issue one can simply report the mess to reception so the matter can be resolved quickly. Likewise for any stolen property the premises is monitored 24-7 by CCTV so we can resolve any emergency matters like yours. Safety of the guests is our primary concern, the alleged intruder was looking for a guest who stayed with us but was quickly removed from the property as reception was closed for the day. Regards, Sydney Star reception team.

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        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        Alex from China
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        Good place to stay ”

        Couldn't be more happier to check in this hostel after last terrible hostel experiences! Very nice and helpful receptionist,clean kitchen and bathroom. And even a sink and tap in four bed room!

        Reviewed April 30, 2018

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        Hi Samuel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Happy travels! Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Samuel from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Exceptional”

        Comfortable beds, quiet room, friendly guests and reception staff SUPER nice and helpful. I loved the breakfast, simple but just what you need.

        Reviewed April 25, 2018

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        Hi Samuel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Happy travels! Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ka from China
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

        The staffs are nice haha ”

        What I need is good location, clean and good bathroom, clean and not crowded room for sleep. And yup this hostel is good. Recommend !

        Reviewed June 26, 2018

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        Hello Ka, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

        Responded July 02, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        10.0
        Exceptional
        SING from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

        Good location ”

        Locker in the room must 1 person 1 locker ,Just happen When I late check in , All locker full , somebody occupat All locker

        Reviewed September 09, 2017

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        Hi Sing, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for your helpful feedback. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        7.6
        Very good
        Ronan from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        budget and practical if you are looking for a place to leave your luggage, had a shower & brekkie”

        it inconvenient to stay in a room where the others are there for long stay, they occupy mostly the spaces allocated for short stay guests. I had no issue with my stay as I was there for one night. I was thankful that I could leave my luggages upon checkout and able to tour around the city without the hassle of bringing luggages. The brekkie was simple but good enough source for your energy. You just have to bring your own soap, shampoo and towel if you do not want to buy and rent it there. That's all folks!

        Reviewed July 19, 2018

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        Thank you for those kind words Ronan. We try to maintain a good balance between long-stay and short-stay guests. Of course if there is any issue one can simply approach reception to make other arrangements. There is no dedicated 'space' reserved for any particular kind of guest with exception to the 'female' dormitories offered. We don't discriminate or give preferential treatment to any particular guest. Unlike hotels, we don't offer free soap, shampoo and towels with a private ensuite but we do make towels available for rental. This is a backpackers. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

        Responded July 20, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        maria from Argentina
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 12 nights in August 2018

        Stay at Star Backpackers ”

        The hostel is close to everything, the location is great. There is free break fastidio. The personal is very firendly and the most important thing is the people you meet here. I am staying for more weeks I already extend my stay. Victoria.

        Reviewed September 06, 2018

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        Thank you for those kind words Victoria. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, the free breakfast and decided to stay longer. You are welcome here any time. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

        Responded September 07, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.4
        Excellent
        Lindsey from United States
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Give it a go!”

        Overall, it was a great place to stay. Glad I found it. Blankets were small but cozy, individual toilets and showers, clean kitchen, simple breakfast (they even had orange juice!!), and great reception. My window was over an area either drunk or homeless people were because I heard them shouting both nights. That was the only non pleasant thing but it’s nothing the hostel can do.

        Reviewed July 12, 2018

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        Hi Lindsey, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part though we must apologize for the incident from our neighbors. unfortunately this is something out of our control. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Safe travels!

        Responded July 14, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        Patrik from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        Good value for money”

        Staff members are very friendly. Although the building isn't the newest, it is quite clean and well-maintained. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet. Breakfast includes toast, jam, and cereals. Location is really good, too. I enjoyed my stay and will be back.

        Reviewed August 31, 2016

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        Hello Patrik, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        Cody from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

        It was great!”

        I honestly had a super crazy experiance here with some of the other guests, but the staff did everything they could to make sure it got worked out and I felt at home. This place is super clean and walking distance to a lot of things. Worth the money.

        Reviewed January 16, 2019

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        Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review Cody. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Please come again soon. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

        Responded January 19, 2019
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        Megan from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

        Excellent”

        Good for the price you pay

        Reviewed May 17, 2018

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        Hi Megan, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards.

        Responded June 09, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Aika from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

        Very nice”

        Staffs are very nice and friendly. Location is very good. You can go anywhere by walk. You can use locker for free, so it’s very safety.

        Reviewed June 08, 2018

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        Hello Akia, Thank you for your kind words and the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the location and our free locker service provided to our guests. We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you visit Sydney. Safe travels!

        Responded June 09, 2018
        Sydney Star Backpackers
        8.8
        Excellent
        daniel from Spain
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        good hostel close to center.”

        Agoda didn' t send me information of what to do for late arrival,but luckily some residents let me in and the receptionist was still there and attended me kindly.

        Reviewed May 09, 2017

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        Hi Daniel, Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our staff work exceptionally hard to ensure every guest feels comfortable here. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

        Responded June 11, 2018
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