Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell St, Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia
+61 293 586 600

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based on 468 reviews
Sydney Central Backpackers - Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Distance to city centre 1,6 km
Location rating 9,5


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  • Mediocre
    Feb 2020

    Toast and cereal - pretty basic

    The place was pretty unclean. The carpets are nasty, bathrooms nasty.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    The staff was super friendly and willing to help

    Not enough plugs for the phones in the rooms

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    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).

  • Poor
    Jan 2020


    Everything. Very dirty. No breakfast in fact, only cornflakes.

  • Mediocre
    Jan 2020

    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.

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When you stay at Sydney Central Backpackers in Potts Point, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Royal Botanic Gardens and St Vincent’s Hospital. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and limited parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

6,3 Good

based on 468 reviews









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  • Awesome terrace

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Room service
No smoking
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Adults only
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
24-hour front desk

FAQs when booking at Sydney Central Backpackers

Where is Sydney Central Backpackers located?

Sydney Central Backpackers is located at 16 Orwell St, Kings Cross in Potts Point, 1,6 km from the centre of Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales is the closest landmark to Sydney Central Backpackers.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Sydney Central Backpackers?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Sydney Central Backpackers.

Does Sydney Central Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Sydney Central Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Sydney Central Backpackers offer free parking?

No, Sydney Central Backpackers does not offer free parking.

Does Sydney Central Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Sydney Central Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Sydney Central Backpackers from the airport?

Sydney Central Backpackers is 8,7 km from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Sydney Central Backpackers is 132,4 km from Newcastle Williamtown.

Can you bring pets to Sydney Central Backpackers?

No, pets are not allowed at Sydney Central Backpackers.

Does Sydney Central Backpackers have a pool?

No, Sydney Central Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales 0,7 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral 1 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens 1,1 km
  • Hyde Park 1,1 km
  • Sydney Tower 1,4 km
  • Pitt Street Mall 1,4 km

Getting around

Sydney Kingsford Smith 8,7 km
Newcastle Williamtown 132,4 km

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