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Sydney Central Backpackers Reviews

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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77%

Rating
208 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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77%

2 computers were out of order for long at the lobby but nobody can help for repairing, the internet service is not good. The kitchen is not tidy, the guests should be reminded to clean their bowls and forks on their own not accumulated in the basin all the time. Thanks!


77%

Ok. So if you don't like noise and people drinking, don't come here. ;) I liked the atmosphere, they have two terraces that are great when it's sunny. Laundry is 5 dollars even, including washing powder (thumbs up). Kitchen was a bit cramped but all good


80%

Nice place located in Kings Cross near just about all the other hostels. Nice room size and clean, saw the cleaning staff cleaning the bathrooms and common area frequently. Easy walking distance to the city center and the opera house. A slight bummer that most of the people there were on working visas so they were long term, however they were all super friendly. Would have enjoyed more of a "passing through" atmosphere as that is what I was doing.


54%

for the room key, we need to spend a lot of time to use the keep to open the door, as the key did not founction well. for the cleaness of the room, no cleaning every day, just changing the rubbish bag only, so the floor and the shelter are very dirty. for the kitchen, it is so small and dirty, when there are some people cook in the same time, it will be very crowed. if.you bring bulky luggage, you need to use the stair only...

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I love this hostel. It is full of lovely people who are working in the city at day time but really happy to hang around with you in the evening. Friendly staff, free breakfast, coffee and tea all day long, close to shops, bars, restaurants, maccas, Coles and the train station. It is probably not the cleanest hostel in the world, but people are living, working and enjoying life.0 I think that is more important. Just sit in the kitchen, there is always someone to talk to! Definitely recommend!


83%

Great hostel. Bit noisy at night due to rooftop party drinking (but that's expected!!) Clean toilet and shower facilities, clean warm Room, kitchen cleaned regularly and enough utensils, good budget breakfast set out each morning, lovely helpful staff, good location near a tube station, well worth the money. Only saw 2 cockroaches - one on the roof and one dead on the ground floor. We went in Winter and it was warm enough :)

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

It need to be better clean !!! The room does not smell good!


66%

A good location for a cheaper hostel, just around the corner from kings cross station but off the main street so not too noisy. The hostel is extremely cramped though, hardly any room in the kitchen and the room and bathroom were very small! When i was leaving nobody was on the desk even though they should have been for at least twenty minutes. Also very cold at night, just given a flimsy sheet even though it was the middle of winter!


66%

The wifi is barely usable. This was our biggest complaint. I talked to many guests who switched hostels becuse the wifi wasn't good enough. Our beds were not ready at check-in time because they hadn't been cleaned yet. This is likely because the hostel is understaffed. The staff we met were nice enough, but they usually seemed stressed with too much to do. The hostel itself was about average. It's definitely not the cleanest or bestaintained hostel I've stayed in, but it's passable.


63%

Too many noise! Very noisy from those group of long term people. While I stayed, I heard voice of they shouting , jumping, even chasing each other in the kitchen! Unbelieveable! And it was already late! Not considerate of other guests and staff did nothing about it! Definitely no if you want quiet and pleasant stay.

  • 1st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Good value for money

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

SCB is a really good hostel with everything around. The staff is nice and friendly. There is the wifi almost everywhere. The only negative point is some customers don't do their dishes.


89%

Very clean and cheap for what you get, own fridge in the room and you can rent a towel for a 5$ deposit which you will get back. The breakfast is not bad, toast, different jams, peanut butter, cereal, coffee and so on, nothing special. But for that price, excellent! :)


91%

Good location in Kings Cross and close to the train station there. Spacious rooms each with own fridge and sink which is pretty handy. Breakfast was included (standard bread/toast/spreads/cereal but good nonetheless). Met some great people here


69%

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.


86%

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.


83%

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




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