Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Secret Garden Backpackers is a clean, affordable and popular hostel located just a few minutes walk from Sydney's Central Railway Station and Bus Terminal. We are the perfect hostel to accommodate you during your stay in Sydney

We offer free WiFi, free breakfast, free events. All rooms feature large individual lockers, private power sockets, comfortable beds and fresh linen.

We are located opposite Prince Alfred Park, and only a few minutes from all of Sydney's major attractions including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Only accept guests aged between 18-35 holding a valid foreign passport.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2019
    This is a party hostel! Mostly very young travellers, playing beer pong all day. Definitely not a quiet place, but atmosphere was alright and I felt safe and comfy nonetheless and met some nice people. There's enough showers and toilets, everything is cleaned regularly, they have lots of cleaning staff! Kitchen is mmm ok, not enough cups, bowls etc. and very messy, but that's due to people not washing up, staff is doing their best to keep it clean! Overall a very good value for money.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    10 Jan 2019
    A lot of long term stayers. Was a bit frustrated that people were smoking weed in the dorm rooms "out the window" but the wind and fan just blew it straight up onto the top bunk. Made it hard to sleep especially when they started coughing their rings out after a big hit. Not against other people smoking but have recently had a relative pass away and really didn't want to be involved in being around that. The hostel would be great value for money otherwise.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    03 Jan 2019
    The staff are the main issue here, very rude and bitchy. The facilities were average. Very squeaky beds. Fun atmosphere in the evening with everyone playing beer pong, then going out. Everyone has to go out at 10pm as the outdoor area closes. The bathroom situation is very poor. One shower/toilet upstairs (which is always occupied) and then others outside next to the social garden area... this is less than ideal! 5 min walk from central station was good!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    07 Jan 2019
    Clearly a hostel that is for long term travellers, as the room was a mess. I couldn’t get to my ladder because my bunk mate’s stuff was all over the floor. Got woken up multiple times through the night because of people coming in and out of the room. Dryer was $4 and nowhere to hang clothes to dry so one load of washing costs you $8! Good showers, good wifi and just up the road from central station. Not worth $25 a night for a cramped 10 bed dorm though. Wouldn’t recommend or return
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Please note that we are a genuine international hostel and as such, can only accept guests aged between 18-35 holding a valid foreign passport.