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Captain Cook Backpackers, Paddington Reviews

162 Flinders Street Paddington, Sydney, Australia

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165 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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This is a very, very nice place, the staff is extremely friendly, the location is excellent and you will love the atmosphere . In addition , it is the one of the cheapest places in town. So don't hesitate .


I like the location and style of this old hostel, I stayed in brisbane + sydney +melbourne, the location of captain cook is not too bad with a very low price, 15-20 mins to downtown very convenient. although its a bar downstairs but after 12am it gets quiet. However the room I stayed in was with a funny smell and roommates were indifferent. The reception was nice and helpful but they dont even have a hair dryer. overall with this price Can't be too picky.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us at The Captain Cook Backpackers! We would like to apologise for not having hair dryers but this is not an amenity that we state on our hostelworld page. Have a great time travelling and we hope to see you again soon. CCH x


it's a very nice place to stay and walk around sydney city. Very pleasure to have met the managers who are so welcoming and considerate. Overall i had very good 2 weeks here and will recommend it to friends! Thank you :)

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope you come back soon! Safe Travels! CCH x


Really liked this place. My room was clean and spacious, staff friendly and helpful. Bar was great for discounted drinks and food and also live music.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you Chris! We are glad you had a good time! Look forward to seeing you soon. CCH x


They charged us more than it said in hostel world, saying the offer was only available for the first time. So be careful! loud live music at night, beds do lot of noise, not many utensils in the kitchen, they clean the kitchen at breakfast time with no prior notice, not allowing you to go I'm... Not the best hostel at all...


The hostel is about 20 mins walk to central station , and near a bus stop

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