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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 7.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    24 May 2019
    Great central location and super helpful staff! It was fairly clean and the beds were nice. I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Jun 2019
    Great atmosphere, just feels like family in there! Great for longtermers and to make new friends.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    19 Jul 2019
    staff were friendly and helpful, close to the train station and a nice park, but it was so dirty we chose to sleep in the airport instead of stay there another night, i was scared to look down the side of the bed cause i didn’t know what i was going to see, found a dead cockroach in our room, bathroom was so gross aswell i almost didn’t want to shower in there, also inside our room was freezing had to sleep in quite a few layers to keep warm
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Cheap place close to the central. Besides that, there is not much to praise.
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    05 Jul 2019
    This hostel is great for those looking for a party vibe - people were up late drinking and smoking. On this occasion we were looking for somewhere a bit more relaxed so this wasn't ideal. The facilities and room were dirty on arrival and throughout stay, bathroom door didn't lock, the showers in the building didn't work very well at all.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    31 May 2019
    We arrived late at night. We read too late that if we checkedin late, our passports would be kept until checkin the next morning. We had to catch a flight early in the morning and wouldn't be able to wait until 9am. We thought we would discuss this with the night staff. No staff, just a phone #, no phone. People in and out, intoxicated, leaving the door open, inviting strangers in. We walked around inside, no one stopped us. We felt very unsafe and decided to stay at a motel.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6


    03 Jun 2019
    The kitchen was an absolute state and it looked like a bomb visited. Nothing like the photos. I booked into a 12 dorm but managed to be moved to a 4 dorm. In the 12 dorm you could not even see the floor with the sea of clothes from other visitors. There should be a policy to keep the room up to a fair standard. Only good thing about my stay was the location. Minimal showers and shower pressure was very low.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    05 Jun 2019
    Dirty room, dirty kitchen, dirty garden, disgusting showers - literally the worst hostel I’ve stayed in. Was persuaded by the price but definitely worth paying a bit extra for somewhere that doesn’t stink of weed and sweat and mould wherever you go. Manager friendly enough when you’re giving her your money but otherwise not a nice person.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 3.7


    13 Jun 2019
    Bugs everywhere. Absolutely filthy. One of the bathrooms had a shower that did not turn off, water ran from it during the full 4 days I was there and the ceiling was covered in water droplets. Would never stay here again or recommend to anyone. Worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    21 Jun 2019
    This hostel used to be very good. The hostel was clean and secure. Since the new manager has started a few weeks ago, the cleanliness of the hostel has suffered. It doesn’t feel secure and the atmosphere is awful and dull. The manager has her dog around the hostel when she’s working. It’s not the dogs fault but the dog urinates in the kitchen as it’s tied up and can’t go outside. It’s a sad sight to see. I moved out of the of because of this new manager. RIP secret garden backpackers.
    Ireland, Male, 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