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: 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.


By: Leslie
Very Poor

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : Overpriced budget accomodation.


By: Eden

Traveller Type: young couple
  : Location was ok
  : I would definitely not stay here again! When we checked in to our room it stunk of wee, when we complained we was given a can of air freshener and told to deal with it as nothing else could be done.. the next day we complained to someone else at the reception who moved us rooms. The next room did not smell however it just wasn’t overly clean. The kitchen area and bathrooms are so dirty all of the time and you’re lucky if you find soap in the bathrooms!! One of the days while we were here, we came back to our room after been out all day to find that the cleaners did not lock our door after them and left it wide open for anyone to walk in and take any of our things.. again when we complained they did not take this seriously, and was met with ‘sorry’, not that anything will be done about it. The Kitchen you are fighting over cutlery, maybe 3 forks in the entire hostel and people that are working here for accommodation not returning things to the kitchen instead keeping them in their room. The younger receptionist we have asked 3 different things (the one who gave us air freshner for a wee covered room) and each thing has been met with oh I can’t do anything you’ll have to wait? Why is he left alone unsupervised if he is unable to help any customers that are staying?There is no rules in the kitchen on washing up your own things (not that it is enforced anyway) so the sinks are constantly blocked and forks/spoon/knives all left in the sink in dirty water and food, completely unhygienic and foul place to stay. Also nothing mentioned about a $30 key deposit on the booking, and 500mb of WiFi is beyond ridiculous. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!


By: Aiden

Traveller Type: with friends
  : Property is at a good location.Close to a lot of food places and the train station being very close is a good advantage.Close to the harbour for a nice little walk.
  : Bad stench to the room.Dead cockroach on floor when first went in.Fridge extremely loud and annoying whilst sleeping.Non existent air con - rooms unbearably warm.Clumps of dust behind cupboards and fridge.Unreal amounts of dust on carpet.House keeping service is about 60 seconds long. Stayed for 2 weeks and had to wash the initial towels and sheeting provided. Could have paid 2 dollars for a new towel which I believe is ridiculous. Same as having the same sheets for 2 weeks.Rooftop facilities need refurbishing.


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: Matthew
Very Good

Traveller Type: young couple


By: Mvn
Very Poor

Traveller Type: solo traveller
  : location
  : the cockroaches and it was unclean and dirty


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: Graziella
Very Poor

Traveller Type: solo traveller