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Burscough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel is very basic, beds are comfy but rooms aren't very nice and are in need of some paint. Only 1 shower for women on our floor and it was just a trickle of water. Decor is very tired and worn out. Communal area small and not very inviting so didn't spend any time in here Only to eat the...

Thank Sandra S
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 4 nights in a female dorm and wouldn't recommend it to others. Although the location is okay (15 minutes walk to Circular Quay), the hostel is one of the worst I've ever stayed in. The common areas were dirty (there was remnants of rolled smokes and bottles left on the table in the front lobby that literally...

Thank kateO5045QH
Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just stayed in the hostel for 2 nights but I really liked it. Everyone was really nice and welcoming. The rooms are really small, but it was perfectly fine. What I liked the most were the common rooms. I spent both nights on the rooftop having a drink with the other people from the hostel, which I really enjoyed,...

Thank Svenste
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a private double room. For a start the quilt did not fit the bed, it barely covered one of us. The floor was covered in dust. The showers on the 2nd floor which we were staying on didn't work properly, there was hardly any water pressure and were freezing. They were also very dirty...

Thank Megancphillips
Timisoara, Romania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

some of the negative highlights (not much to say positive... oh yeah, free detergent if you pay for the laundry): * DON'T book an airport transfer with the company they recommend - they have no fixed schedule, are not cheaper than others, have overcrowded buses (when they took us, 2 persons didn't fit anymore and had to wait for the...

Thank ANdrei_Rusan
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I had a stay in this hostel and even if the staff is cool I have to say this is not a good deal. Everything is dirty from the entry hall to the bedroom. The worst is the bathroom. I m sure this was not wash during all my stay . The smell of toilets goes in the room. If...

Thank Nicolas B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed in a private double room with shared bathroom. No major complaints about the room, it had a sink and safe which were useful, room was basic but spacious. The shared bathrooms were very dirty, the showers were either a boiling hot or freezing cold trickle. The girls shower room always stunk of wee, even though the toilet was...

Thank eatiller
Bilgoraj, Poland
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I booked this hotel for 8 nights but after the first one I run away. I couldn't sleep , it was very noisy, very dirty place . When I wanted to go to bathroom there was a condom and it was disgusting. I can't recommend this place.

Thank kbanach3105
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the pictures it looked like a nice place, clean and bright. WELL, those pictures must be of another place because this hostel is definitely the worst that I've ever been in. The rooms are hot with an extremely loud fan that won't let you sleep a single hour (and I was wearing my ear plugs.) there is a terrible...

Thank elebrusa
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The place is Okay but the space is very limited. I stayed in a 6 person dorm, where the beds where just placed against each other and there was only 1 fan. The toilets cleanliness was poor as well :-/

Thank ChittaLuv

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Sydney Star Backpackers, a great hostel right in the heart of Sydney! We are a fully redecorated and renovated hostel offering cheap accommodation and shared bedrooms. Our hostel is a convenient 5 minute walk from the CBD, Kings Cross and is in close proximity to stunning Sydney city and harbour sites, delicious cafes & restaurants, supermarkets and the exciting Kings Cross red light district night life (we are still in a safe neighborhood!). We are a cosy hostel with a cool and friendly atmosphere where many of our welcomed guests often extend their stays. We try our best to make a HOME AWAY FROM HOME for each of our valued guests who even stay for months! Our hostel offers private and shared rooms. Clean bed sheets and linen are provided during the check in. All new rooms have been provided with wooden floors, fan, door with electronic locks to secure your stay and free security lockers where you can store your valuables. Rooms, bathrooms (we provide shared bathrooms, two bathrooms per floor with hot and cold water) and common areas are professionally cleaned daily. All for an affordable budget backpacker price. Friendly staff will welcome you with a warm smile and assist you with any questions. Do you need some insider information about what is going on in town or are you looking for work? - Don't be afraid to ask the reception! We provide guests with great common areas including our famous rooftop terrace - a wonderful place to socialize or relax. Ample Street parking nearby. We specialize in group bookings of all sizes. Special rates for accommodation only or with meals, tours and attractions, we can arrange a full itinerary for your visit to Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Star Backpackers

Address: 132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Australian Backpackers)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: RM93 - RM292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Star Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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Australian Backpackers Hotel Sydney
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“We had a room just for 2 people”
sandrasU7606FH, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“well, good luck - I can't think that any room here is "good"....”
ANdrei_Rusan, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely take the lower beds”
annawa16, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are stairs and difficult for wheelchairs.”
opedrocf, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“First floor rooms are near the kitchen and bathrooms and were quiet.”
Noseymuch, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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