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Sydney Central Backpackers Reviews

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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188 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The kitchen is usually dirty at night and the wifi doesn t work very well. The rooms are dusty and bad for people allergic to dut. However, the price was good and staff are nice. There is a metro station close to the hostel and that is an advantage because the city is a little bit far, about 25 min by foot.


Wifi worked fine. Kitchen is small, but works. Even has ovens, very rare for hostels. No fridge in kitchen, but in every room, which is nice. Price of 4 person dorm is cheaper on Hostelworld than at the hostel, which is ridiculous. Good atmosphere, open and social but not too loud.


Had one night to go out in Sydney. This place was a great location


Nice room, no air-con though. The kitchen was poor, small, dirty and just not nice to be in. Overall the main issue was cleanliness.....everything just felt sticky. Location was good though but unfortunately compared to other hostels in the same area, its average.


Friendly staff (except of one unfriendly guy with long hair), clean rooms, nice and clean bathrooms and a great rooftop. The free WiFi sucks totally, it's way to slow and often crashes. But hey, it's for free. Many guided trips to sightseeings or nightclubs and there are often bbq-parties on the rooftop. I would recommend it.

  • 23rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wifi access is a disaster, requiring incessant and laborious, complicated logins and is not available in rooms.

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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