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: Paige

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Alexey
Very Poor

Traveller Type: group
  : Location
  : Everything. Very dirty. No breakfast in fact, only cornflakes.


By: Liv

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Adrianna

Traveller Type: with friends
  : The location was probably the only good thing about this facility. I read reviews that said the bathrooms were in poor shape, but we were there around a very busy time of year over New Years and I think they were kept in decent hostel living condition.
  : The staff never really seemed to know what was going on. When you would ask for help only about 1/3 of what you asked would get done it seemed. We paid for two key deposits but only got one key and had to ask for the second. He forgot to give us both the towels and the bedding when we had checked in and had to walk back down again to ask for it and it was apparently in the wash so we couldn’t get it for some time. When we checked in it was advertised online that there was ac and when we got to the room it was just a poorly working fan. It was incredibly hot and miserable in the rooms due to this and the windows were kept open all the time to try and make some kind of ventilation. The hostel was filled with very unusual people and the environment didn’t create any opening to talk to people which is generally why people like hostels is the opportunity to meet people. It just seemed this place attracted a very different crowd. The owner and family also seemed to be a bit odd as well. We had actually made a different reservation with an Airbnb and it was infested with cockroaches so we moved to this hostel in a last minute situation and when we told the owner about our previous place he mentioned he also had cockroaches as if it was a very usual thing and that people were strange for being worried about that even though they carry many diseases and parasites. When we left quickly the next day they almost seemed offended and asked us a lot of weird questions about our new living situation that felt way too invasive. They really fished for a good review but i just can’t provide one.


By: Anonymous

Traveller Type: family with young children
  : Toast and cereal - pretty basic
  : The place was pretty unclean. The carpets are nasty, bathrooms nasty.


By: Martuss87

Traveller Type: solo traveller


By: Arwed

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : Rooms were clean and had a refrigerator. The staff was very friendly at all times.
  : The bathrooms were not really clean from time to time. Furthermore it was kinda noisy in the night as this place seemed like a "party" Hostel. It was annoying to get down to the reception for every 1GB you wanted to use (Wi-Fi).


By: Matthew
Very Good

Traveller Type: young couple


By: Pedro

Traveller Type: young couple
  : The pictures are not the reality. Dirty sheets and towels, dirty bathrooms, very old and tiny room. High price for what they offer. Need to be renewed because it’s to old and the walls and ceiling had the ink falling of. Not a good choice.


By: Ryan

Traveller Type: group
  : Good location. The guy who checked us in was helpful and informative. Room was ok what you’d expect. Great rooftop area can see all of the city.
  : I paid a 30 dollar deposit for the key (which is fine) However I was told on reception to bring the key back before 10pm as I was checking out early morning. I did this and I was unable to find Anyone at 9:30pm so effectively lost 30 dollars because of being informed incorrectly or staff finishing early. So get your keys handed in earlier so you get your deposit back.