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Sydney Central Backpackers Reviews

16 Orwell St. Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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193 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Good value for money

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


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.


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! :)


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


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

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