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Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers
Sydney Backpackers

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7.4

Very good

335 reviews

335 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
HSBC Building

60 m

Metro Theatre

70 m

Mission Room Escape Sydney

110 m

Event Cinemas - George Street

110 m

Map World Shop

160 m

Popular landmarks
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

400 m

Darling Harbour

590 m

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

790 m

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.5 km

The Rocks

1.8 km

Closest landmarks
Consulate General of Greece

120 m

Sydney Premier Medical & Health Centre

190 m

Australian Opal Cutters

230 m

Cinema Centre Carpark

230 m

Paddy Pallin

240 m

Sydney Backpackers

7 Wilmot Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Sydney CBD, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transport

190 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

9 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.8
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport7.8 km

Rooms available at Sydney Backpackers

1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Room Selected at Check In with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sydney Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sydney Backpackers?

Sydney Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 16 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sydney Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sydney Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Sydney Backpackers?

Sydney Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sydney Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Town Hall Railway Station, 190 m away from Sydney Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Sydney Backpackers?

Restaurants including Kozy Resturaunt, Drunken Rice and Canton! Canton! are popular in Sydney Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Sydney CBD.

What popular shopping places are close to Sydney Backpackers?

Located in the Sydney CBD area, Sydney Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like Queen Victoria Building (QVB), World Square Shopping Centre and Australian Opal Cutters.

What are popular attractions near Sydney Backpackers?

Guests at Sydney Backpackers can easily visit Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck located in the Sydney CBD area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sydney Backpackers?

Sydney Backpackers is located in the Sydney CBD area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Wollimi Pine and Farm Cove.

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What people love about Sydney Backpackers

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "the bed was very comfortable."

    JAEWOONG

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    July 16, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Breakfast

    "Welcoming staff, nice common room and free breakfast on Sunday mornings."

    Dominic

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    June 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Absolutely smashing Hostle love all the staff and accomodations brilliant"

    Brandon

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    May 29, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,223 Sydney properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
9/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Service score
8/10
Better than
99
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of Sydney properties
Better than
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Better than
85
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Overall rating:

7.4

Very good
335 reviews
Cleanliness
6.1
Facilities
6.7
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Simple breakfast included as a bonus.
Gail from New Zealand
Couple
More about Sydney Backpackers

More about Sydney Backpackers

Sydney Backpackers

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Sydney Backpackers, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Sydney. Variety is the spice of life. Sydney Backpackers offers an abundance of choices in activities, with its location just 2.1 km from the Sydney Opera House.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Sydney Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Sydney can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Sydney Backpackers.
The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator is available in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Sydney Backpackers. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside the hostel and explore Sydney. Learn about the city's art history with a day at The Rocks located 1.8 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 90% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 84% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 93% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Nepali

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
7 Wilmot Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    7.8 km
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    20.3 km

Public transportation

  • Town Hall Railway Station
    200 m
  • Museum Railway Station
    280 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Sydney Premier Medical & Health Centre
    190 m

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    400 m

Convenience store

  • City Convenience Store
    90 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    40 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    400 m
  • Darling Harbour
    590 m
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    790 m
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    1.5 km
  • The Rocks
    1.8 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    1.9 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.2 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    2.6 km
  • Bondi Beach
    6.5 km
  • Manly Beach
    11.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • HSBC Building
    60 m
  • Metro Theatre
    70 m
  • Mission Room Escape Sydney
    110 m
  • Event Cinemas - George Street
    110 m
  • Consulate General of Greece
    120 m
  • Map World Shop
    160 m
  • St Andrew’s Cathedral
    170 m
  • Sydney Premier Medical & Health Centre
    190 m
  • Maruyu
    190 m
  • Town Hall Railway Station
    200 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • This accommodation is for guests between 18 to 35 years old only.
    The property accepts bookings only from non-local guests with foreign passport.
  • A surcharge of 1% applies when using a credit card. Please contact the property for further details.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee16 AUD
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 20

Reviews of Sydney Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.4
/
10
Cleanliness6.1
Facilities6.7
Location9.0
Service8.0
Value for money7.8
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (16)
7-8 Very Good (23)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (48)
Time of the year
Mar - May (36)
Jun - Aug (33)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (20)
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9.2
Exceptional
JP
Group
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Great Value for Money”

It wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t as bad as what others said in their reviews. Maybe they were expecting something like a 5 star hotel in a hostel. One of the cheapest hostels in Sydney and you also get to save on transpo since everything is walking distance. It is regularly cleaned everyday. Facilities great. My favorite are the staff. Special mention to Diego, Angelo, and Bryan!

Reviewed September 04, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Nicky from Indonesia
Group
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Comfy room, good location and good value of money”

Overall we enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and provided enough plugs on each bed for us to charge phones/laptops. It's just..there's this one toilet unit which was clogged for the whole night until the next morning so we can only use the remaining 2 units for the entire floor. But it should be fine after it's all cleaned up. The staff was really nice and shared us a map of attractions around Sydney.

Reviewed September 01, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Yoji from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Ah”

A selfish lady used two lockers for herself. So another lady couldn't use a locker. It looks like she was devastated. I felt sad to see it. I hope this hostel says to everyone "Don't use two lockers. Just use one locker." You can stay here 13 dollars sometimes. But low price means there are more selfish guests than caring guests.

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Serena from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

The 12 girls dorm was really nice! Very comfy bed and spacious room for personal belongings.”

Best thing is that there are power points for each bed, a mirror behind the door, and real nice beddings. However the first impression was not good. Common areas looked messy. I'd wanted to just leave and find somewhere else to stay before I checked into the room. However, the room was comfy, and the bathroom design and facilities were handy, I have no complaints.

Reviewed July 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Gail from New Zealand
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Great location”

Conveniently located--close to public transport, parks, shopping, eating places, Chinatown. Room (one bunk bed for two people) was a bit cramped but clean. Simple breakfast included as a bonus. Showers and toilets were clean--showers could use more hooks for hanging clothes.

Reviewed April 14, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Esther from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Very good”

Great location in CBD. Bathrooms and dorm rooms could be cleaner and the a/c is non existent. Staff English is not very good but were friendly

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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5.6
Silviana from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

only the location was good, either totally bad”

the price is not cheaper for a hostel we got like this, the location was good, super near the town hall train, just 1 min walk. but others is really bad, the room its like never clean up a month, reallty dirty, we can bring shoes to room so 1 people have 3-4 shoes in they bed, the bed that i just sleep have a big dirty sheet and i need to change by me even, im not the person who make the linen dirty, no air con in the room, last 4 days its hot like hell, people in the room only allow you to use lamp till 22:00 PM after that, they will shut the lamp, the toilet really bad, have a lot flying animals, the bathroom dont have any trash bin and the shower is in up there, so u can not only take bath, need to shower your hair, and really small to take a bath, locker was big enough for small lugage, have washing machine but u need to buy the detergent, have movie place, kitchen and you can cook, but over all so messy and have lift but so late the lift. this hostel only good in location

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
wuttachai
Business traveler
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Very Comfortable”

This hotel is near train station and shop but lack clean drinking water serving. Every thing is great.

Reviewed July 18, 2019

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3.2
Vanessa
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Don't stay here”

The worst hostel I've ever stayed in, and I've been to many hostels all over the world. The place is nothing like the photos, or rather, it is as it is in the photos, but add a lot of dirt and everything old. The bathrooms were to run away, the cleanliness was missing, there are many people living in the hostel, which makes everything strange. Worse, last night they mistakenly made my bed with new sheets and everything I had in my bed was literally scattered around the room. The hostel staff did nothing but apologize, and it was with the help of one of the people in the room that I found my stuff. With so much on offer in Sydney, stay somewhere else.

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Martyna from Poland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Very good”

Beds are super comfy, staff really nice. Drawback is that somebody comes to the room everyday at 10 am to sweep and spray the floor and does it is a super loud manner,bumping against beds and metal railings... waking everybody up.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Amy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Good location ”

Everything quite good. Appreciate for serving coffee and tea all day. Provide milk ,corn flakes ,bread, oats during breakfast. I like the TV room!

Reviewed November 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Natascha from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

16-bed dorm”

It was amazing. The staff was friendly and the hostel clean. It is really cheap compared what you get. Mostly every day there is an Event on the rooftop. The kitchen is clean and with enough facilities to cook. Love that place.

Reviewed January 22, 2019

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6.0
Hirda
Couple
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Noisy and unclean”

Could be more considerate, not too noisy after 11pm. We stay at backpackers hostel to have a quick rest for the night. If couldn’t sleep at all??

Reviewed September 17, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Margaret from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

Good Location but inconsiderate guests”

Location is marvelous! Dorm space was good but it was pitch dark when lights were out! Cleaning staff was seen working a few times between 6am to 10:30pm. However, with small toilet sinks, clogged drainage, tight kitchen space and inconsiderate guests in an older building, the place can't be kept clean for long. Some guests went crazy night of Lunar New Year which was felt even at 1 am! Reception staff are mostly wonderful and Travel advisor was efficient.

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 8 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

I wasn’t happy when some of the other people staying didn’t always return what belonged to the kitchen and even if there’s a sign saying not to leave bikes in hallway people still do.

Reviewed January 28, 2020

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7.2
Very good
XIONG from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Very good”

If you want sleep, don’t stay here, because the French roommates they don’t respect other people and even after 10:30pm they make phone call loudly in the room

Reviewed August 06, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Emer from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

Value for money, friendly and accommodating staff.

Reviewed September 01, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Adeline from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

worth the price”

Good staff : v Storage room : v Hot water : v Toiletries / free towel : x Breakfast : v Lock for locker : x Quiet : x (Noisy) Cleanliness : so so

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Ng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Toilet cleanliness”

Im not so satisfy with the toilet and shower room. floor with water and hair and smelly

Reviewed January 07, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Andrine from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Social hostel”

Social hostel with a lot of events. Everybody is nice and the breakfast is good. Kitchen is small but alright. The location is really good. Close to town hall and the city centre

Reviewed March 24, 2019

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