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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.


Secret Garden Backpackers Sydney

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here! It's clean and very affordable. Also the location is amazing, it's only a 5 min walk to central station. They do cool activities every day and it's super easy to meet people. 10/10 would recommend!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    This place was awesome!! Such a fun group of people who stayed here, and the staff and facilities were top notch. Would definitely recommend :)
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    The place was great, it's really close to Central Station and Surrey Hills. The staff are friendly, helpful and hard-working - the rooms are really clean and nice. The hostel has a great mix of long-termers and one-night-only people, but they all blend well. The garden is always full of people socializing or drinking. The have free barbeque and family dinner nights, pancakes on Sunday and free breakfast every day. The wifi is great. From now on, whenever I'm in Sydney, I'll be in Secret Garden.
    Estonia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Mar 2019
    My room was very clean and quiet (I think this is a toss up, as I’ve been in a loud, messy room last year). The staff is excellent and super friendly. The tv room is great and cleaned regularly. Showers are good. Big lockers. Some people leave a mess and party all the time. Family dinner is poor. Never enough food (Sunday pancakes are great). For the most part, I like this place. Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Apr 2019
    Excellent location next to Central train station. All beds have charging ports in the room. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The free breakfast (toast or cereal) was good. I had to switch rooms a few times due to booking errors, though. There's also a bit of a walk to the main bathrooms but there are also smaller ones depending on the floor. Overall, an option to definitely consider if on a budget in Sydney.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    Definitely a party hostel but had a nice time there. It’s not too far from central station. I think because they’re more long term people staying there, the facility was extra dirty
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Apr 2019
    Okay hostel, good location rooms are a bit dated
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    03 May 2019
    Good location, it's just dirty. Felt uncomfortable
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    07 Apr 2019
    Quite a noisy hostel with many young people partying, as well as many long term guests making noise at night... the bathrooms are ok, kitchen is a terrible mess. It should not stay a secret that the garden is full of cockroaches and rats and is full of rubbish from people partying. Cannot recommend.
    Czech Republic, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    07 Apr 2019
    Sadly this wasn’t the best for me. However the owner did try and make it up to me which was appreciated. I arrived late and it wasn’t clear how to get into the building initially. The kitchen was messy and I couldn’t find a mug for tea. Outside was full of people who I tried to chat to but they weren’t friendly (loud&drunk) My room was a 4 bed mixed dorm and messy (reflection of who was in there not the hostel) creaking floor board and no free storage, also couldn’t find the bathroom. Cheap tho.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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