Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 on arrival. 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A $20 key deposit per person will be charged upon check-in.


The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

To make sure we have availability please book at least 7 days in advance.

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


Sydney Star Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Sydney Star Backpackers, a great hostel right in the heart of Sydney. We are a fully redecorated and renovated hostel offering great value shared accommodation. We also provide free breakfast for our guests

Friendly staff will welcome you with a warm smile and assist you with any questions. Need some insider information about what is going on in town, are you looking for work? No worries - just come and ask at reception. Our famous rooftop is a great place to chill out or party with new friends. Our aim is to make HOME AWAY FROM HOME for you!

All rooms have fans and lockers, rooms, bathrooms and common areas are professionally cleaned daily and bed sheets and linen are provided. We offer free WiFi, a shared lounge with TV and a terrace with washing machines and dryer - all for a price that fits your backpacking budget! Tickets for the shuttle service from our hostel to the airport are sold at the reception. Street parking outside (free from Mon to Fri 6PM to 8AM and on the weekend) and secure parking services nearby.

If you are arriving later than 6 PM, please let us know. Our reception is open every day from 8 AM to 9 PM, so if you are coming after 9 PM please check your email, you will find all the instructions about how to check in.
The hostel reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival if you are coming later than 6 PM, please make sure you have enough funds on it, otherwise it may lead to a cancellation. As we’re a backpacker hostel, we don’t allow anyone under 18 or anyone over 40 to stay, and we don’t allow pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    04 Sep 2019
    Great stay , lovely showers , free pizza on Friday and comfy beds
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Sep 2019
    Great place, new showers and toilets. Great staff specially the manager Alex, good place to stay.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Jan 2019
    Nice hostel to stay in! Not too much of a party hostel if you are looking for something a bit quieter! Room got a bit hot at night which was it’s only downfall
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Feb 2019
    Snäll and stugby Roos bit ut works for sleeping, good areas to hang out (rooftop and kitchen) Friendly staff, wish to see more recycling in the kitchen and also a toilet brush in the WC.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Dec 2018
    Overall a really good stay. Was clean and the toilets/showers were really nice! The rooms/hallway were okay but could do with a lick of paint. Staff members we’re friendly and the location was good as long as you don’t mind walking, although kings cross station is only a 5 mins walk away! :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Jul 2019
    A decent hostel for Sydney standards. I didn't see any cockroaches! Breakfast is cereal and toast. The staff are very friendly. The kitchen could do with updating though.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Dec 2018
    The hostel has generally a good atmosphere and at a very good location. However the room's ventilation was terrible, it had been a hot and humid day and the only thing cooling the room for 4 was a very small fan. The lockers in the room were not secure, they weren't secured to the wall or floor and easily moved. The breakfast was very simple. The kitchen drying rack was yellow and not cleaned for a while and I also saw a cockroach on the kitchen bench.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    28 Dec 2018
    The facilities, especially the bathrooms, are very modern - but having stayed during summer, I can only wish that they'd spent that money on air con instead.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    29 Jun 2019
    It’s close to the center, but i think it’s not for the tourists because people are leaving for long time.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    25 Nov 2018
    First impression when I first arrived was it had a pretty "musky" smell and there were alot of flys in the building, staff didn't allow early check-in but did allow me to store my bag in an unlocked cupboard a few metres from the entrance (didn't feel particularly safe). Had a 4 bed room which felt small for 4 barely enough room to open my backpack on the floor. Had a power point at my bed but the others had to share a power point (feel this should be standard) good location to explore city
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's