Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell St Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Reviews Score From :  ( Pleasant 6.7/10 )

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Sydney Central Hostel

Sydney Central Hostel features quality accommodation with excellent facilities offered here in the center of the city. This location is in the heart of Sydney surrounded by various entertaining places including the Capitol Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Center, Queen Victoria Building, Powerhouse Museum and many other fine restaurants and shopping venues located nearby.


This hotel is located at the Pitt Street with many fine eating and shopping options located nearby. Some of the most interesting places to visit here include the Chinese Garden of Friendship, ANZAC War Memorial and Australian Museum.


The Central Hostel here includes different types of rooms including single, double and triple rooms. Each room here is well appointed with facilities including flat screen TV, refrigerator and internet connection. There are also dormitory rooms.


The onsite bar of the hostel offers refreshing drinks. You can enjoy eating out at the nearby restaurants.


The Sydney Central Hostel offers additional facilities for convenience of guests including wireless internet connection, laundry facility, and tour desk and reception area. Some must visit places here include Chinese Garden of Friendship and ANZAC War Memorial.

Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00

Top Amenities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • BBQ facilities
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet services
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Sun terrace
  • Ticket service
  • WiFi

Guest Score and Reviews


By: Florencia

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Gimena

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Jieruo

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : It is a great location, if you like to walk, you can basically walk to all the main sightseeing places. Staffs are so nice there, although they respond my message online two days after I left.
  : It’s quite a poor condition. The bathroom door was broken, the pillow on the bed was yellowish, and room smelled weird.


By: Anaïs

Traveller Type: young couple


By: Jacob

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : Nothing
  : The room wasn’t clean properly, cockroaches around. They gave me sheets in the reception when I arrived but just sheets, no blanket, no pillow. Do you really wanna know how was the toilet and shower room ? TERRIBLE, DISGUSTING. The whole place it’s pretty old, the people gross, I just could resist there 2 nights, but I thought to leave 5 min after checked in. I am still in the city, in a different place of course and I never wanna come back there.


By: Pablo

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : Is very central, close to supermarkets and train station, staff is nice
  : My luggage is heavy and I have to go until level 3, it should have lifts, but in general everything good


By: Sophiasopl

Traveller Type: young couple
  : Location
  : Very dirty , no room service, too much noise whole night inside the premises, drinking alcohol in the kitchen area whole night


By: Adrian

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Darcie

Traveller Type: young couple
  : We liked the late check in option and enjoyed the flexibility of arrival times permitted. Also this is literally the only place I've ever seen that sells a can of coke for $1.50.
  : I want to preface this review by saying I initially didnt want to sook because we only paid $63, but upon rethinking the experience overall there are definitely some big talking points that should be addressed. First off, we were shocked to find that not only were we expected to make our own bed after arriving in the "deluxe room" at 11pm, but we were provided with dirty linen to do so with. There were holes in the floor not only in our room but the halls, kitchen and bathrooms as well. There was nothing 'deluxe' about the room- walls were so thin we could hear someone snoring in the next room over and fornicating in the room behind us. As if this wasn't enough, the only ventilation was to have the windows wide open in the middle of a Sydney winter to get the smell of marijuana out. As if this wasn't insulting enough, we paid by credit card via prior to arrival and TWO STAFF over the course of our 8 hour stay tried to tell us we hadn't paid and needed to pay the full sum of the room again. When we showed our booking confirmation, they backed off, but defended themselves by saying "it isnt in the system but whatever we'll take your word for it" as if they were doing us a favour by deciding to stop trying to rip us off. Also, watch out for the literal shanty town of junkies just to the left of the building who case peoples cars for valuables. Back to our continental breakfast we were keen on- when we got up to enjoy it at 7.30, it wasn't there as stated on the adverts. One more thing- we had a single pillow between us and no blankets to sleep under, just a thin sheet. In winter. This place would be great if we'd known to bring literally everything we owned so we could feel some semblance of homely comfort in advance. I have stayed in many a backpackers hostel in my time and this was by far the dodgiest.


By: Adrian

Traveller Type: solo traveller