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Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers

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6.4

Good

108 reviews

108 reviews

Housekeeping6
24-hour front desk1
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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Wayside Chapel

80 m

The Family Jewels

150 m

Kings Cross

160 m

Macleay on Manning

170 m

Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar

170 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.1 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.6 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

1.6 km

Sydney Opera House

1.9 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2.0 km

Closest landmarks
Blakes Pharmacy

180 m

Soho Bar & Lounge

180 m

Zinc Bar

250 m

KX Fitness

280 m

Aperitif Restaurant

280 m

Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - 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 Potts Point, 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

Airport transfer

350 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

750 meters to Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Contactless check-in/out

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.7
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.8 km

Rooms available at Sydney Central Backpackers

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Private Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Sydney Central Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

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

Sydney Central Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sydney Central Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 25 AUD per day.

Is breakfast offered at Sydney Central Backpackers?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sydney Central Backpackers.

What is the smoking policy at Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Sydney Central Backpackers is Kings Cross Railway Station, 330 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers’s neighborhood is Potts Point which includes popular restaurants such as Chester White Cured Diner, DOV Restaurant and Cafe and Dear Sainte Éloise.

What popular shopping places are close to Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers is located in Potts Point area which features shopping places such as The Family Jewels, Macleay on Manning and Hordern House.

What are popular attractions near Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers’s location in the Potts Point neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Wayside Chapel, Kings Cross and Lawrence Hargreave Reserve.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sydney Central Backpackers?

Sydney Central Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Macleay Point located in the same Potts Point area.

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What people love about Sydney Central Backpackers

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Good for short overnight stay and nice to reminded of the good ol' backpacker days"

    Mark

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    August 26, 2019

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Bed was comfortable."

    Mark

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    August 26, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Friendly staffs."

    Irene

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    November 25, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 1,255 Sydney properties
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Room comfort score
4/10
Location score
7.5/10
Value for money score
6.7/10
Service score
6.6/10
Better than
83
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Better than
76
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Better than
75
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of Sydney properties
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75
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Overall rating:

6.4

Good
108 reviews
Cleanliness
5.2
Facilities
5.6
Location
7.6
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More about Sydney Central Backpackers

More about Sydney Central Backpackers

Sydney Central Backpackers

Get the most from an urban escape in Sydney when you book a room at Sydney Central Backpackers. Located right in the city center, Sydney Central Backpackers saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Sydney Central Backpackers is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 1.8 km from the Sydney Opera House.
At Sydney Central Backpackers, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel.
Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Sydney Central Backpackers thanks to the hostel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
All rooms at Sydney Central Backpackers are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator at your disposal.


Dining and things to do

Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Sydney Central Backpackers. Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Apart from amenities and services, Sydney Central Backpackers goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hostel. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Sydney with Sydney Central Backpackers as your base. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at The Rocks located 2.0 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 82% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 82% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
16 Orwell Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Very good
Location

7.6

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    8.8 km 21 min drive
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    21.9 km 37 min drive

Public transportation

  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    340 m 5 min walk
  • St James Railway Station
    1.1 km 19 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Blakes Pharmacy
    180 m

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.6 km

Convenience store

  • EzyMart
    400 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    120 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    1.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.6 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    1.6 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    1.9 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    2.0 km
  • The Rocks
    2.0 km
  • Darling Harbour
    2.1 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    2.5 km
  • Bondi Beach
    5.2 km
  • Manly Beach
    10.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wayside Chapel
    80 m
  • The Family Jewels
    150 m
  • Kings Cross
    160 m
  • Macleay on Manning
    170 m
  • Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar
    170 m
  • Adora Healthy Living
    170 m
  • Bourbon Restaurant
    180 m
  • Blakes Pharmacy
    180 m
  • Soho Bar & Lounge
    180 m
  • Hordern House
    200 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Smoking is only allowed in a designated area located at the rooftop closes at 09:30 PM.
  • The property has a strict no party and visitor policy. Penalties may apply.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from08:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

The property

  • Number of floors3
  • Number of rooms 40

Parking

  • Daily parking fee25 AUD
Property announcements

The property is now only accepting international passports.

This hotel only accepts guests aged between 18-35 years old.

Reviews of Sydney Central Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness5.2
Facilities5.6
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality4.0
Service6.6
Value for money6.7
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (22)
Time of the year
Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (16)
Sep - Nov (20)
Dec - Feb (11)
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10.0
Exceptional
Mereani from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

No 1 backpackers♥️♥️♥️

Reviewed December 25, 2021

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7.2
Very good
Neves
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

The perfect location to stay in Sydney ”

The view from the roof top is awesome! Nearby King Cross Station. Halal Food are easy to find here. The cleanliness are so so only. But overall is ok for us. Very nice place to stay. Will comeback again

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Mark from Australia
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Pretty basic but ok given the price”

Had private room and for some reason thought this also included a shower but was shared as was toilet. Bed was comfortable. Good for short overnight stay and nice to reminded of the good ol' backpacker days

Reviewed August 26, 2019

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6.0
Daniel from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Above average”

Well located in Kings Cross, 3 min walk from the station. Carpet throughout the hostel, staircases etc is showing signs of wear and lack of decent routine cleaning. The bathrooms on the level I stayed were definitely only cleaned in a very minimal way. There was some hair, mould and grime, extensive dust and grime on the exhaust fans. The room I stayed on level 2 appeared like it hadn't been vacuumed well around the sideboards, behind/under bed etc for months/years as there was dust, powder, small bits of hair etc. A glass light cover next to the bed I slept was broken with the sharp edge exposed which could cause guests to cut a finger when reaching for the light. There aren't staff present early in the morning, no information visible as to what procedures you should follow to check out, return key. I gently threw the keys into the reception through on open gap when I left at 6:45am. Breakfast is basic; white bread, cereal. Hard to find any available clean cutlery in the morning.

Reviewed November 26, 2019

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5.6
Leo from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

People smoked weed inside the dorm room”

First I arrived to upsell with: yeah pretty small room what about a 6 person for 5$more? No thanks. Checked in. Go 3 levels up with luggage. Room full I have to return. Ok that happens. Got new key, go up. Room full again. Back. Got a new room. In this one there was a bed left. I go out and come back in like an hour and other people from my room smoked weed inside the room. I go to the reception and want to check out and money back but they just gave me another room. They didn’t do anything against those guys and just suggested: I can ask them to stop if you want to

Reviewed March 12, 2020

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6.0
enrico from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 9 nights in December 2018

Above average”

They wouldn't let me leave earlier. Very bad point.

Reviewed January 11, 2019

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5.2
Norma from Australia
Couple
Triple Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Not for me”

Cant recommend it sorry

Reviewed June 13, 2022

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4.0
Olivier from France
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Dirty, small room, no locker for baggage. Should be open at 7:30am, at 8:30am still close and no bre”

Dirty, small room, no locker for baggage. Should be open at 7:30am, at 8:30am still close and no breakfast, hardly got back my deposit for the keys and I had flight to catch. I do not recommend.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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2.4
Julie from Australia
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Not a good place, beware”

It is the dirtiest place we've ever been to. On arrival, even though we booked a 4 bed dormitory, we were put in a 6 bed dormitory without explanation. The room was terrible. When we entered our room, a half naked man was washing himself in the sink of the room (?!), it smelled old tobacco, you could almost not see the floor as there were to many clothes/rubbish everywhere, somebody had install a TV over his bed which seemed like it could fall on us at any moment, etc. The whole place was covered in dust and mouldy, and we only saw dodgy men/young men while we were there... We asked the manager to change room, but he wouldn't give us the 4 bed dormitory we booked for. We ended up leaving (without refund...) as it was impossible to stay there due to the insalubrity of this place. The owner (man in his fifties) yelled at us (3 young women) and we felt so uneasy we just had to leave. Long story short, DON'T go there.

Reviewed March 09, 2020

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2.0
James from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Don’t ever stay here”

Worst hostel or hotel I’ve ever stayed in and I’ve stayed in a lot. False advertising on rooms, disgustingly dirty place with stains and roaches and other bugs, loudest and drunkest hostel I’ve ever seen. You can hear every step people take and they’re usually throwing and breaking things not stepping. It’s the worst bits of any hostel in Sydney rolled into one. I want my money back for being lied to about the bathroom

Reviewed March 27, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Nguyen from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Great Location”

Great hotel for backpacker,good facilities, friendly and helpful staff member. 10/10 would recommend if your are backpacker.

Reviewed July 24, 2016

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6.8
Good
Gerald from Philippines
Couple
Triple Private Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

If you dont mind noise til midnight”

It's a good deal considering the price and location. There are alot of things to improve. Place looks old and unhappy. Especially if you always passby Evan bsckpackers which has very birght and pleasant ambiance. No control on the noise level and since we stayed in the ground level, very very noicy in the common area, in the room above ours. Staff was not brief as well that we booked the whole room, whenever they clean they leave our room closed but unlocked. Imagine our shock everytime sigh until we told them. Staff is so so, sometimes ok sometimes not. i guess only good enough for the price=service. Overall, not going to stay here again.

Reviewed August 16, 2016

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7.2
Very good
John from Philippines
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Accessible and Cheap”

One of the cheapest accommodation we've found in Sydney. It's clean and accessible to train station.

Reviewed July 14, 2018

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7.6
Very good
mohd from Malaysia
Couple
Triple Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Near train”

The hostel at backpacker area.Everything is ok if u dont mine stay that arra..

Reviewed December 30, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Emma from Ireland
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in July 2018

Very well situated hostel”

This hostel was located so close to kings cross station which made it so easy to get around. Room was very clean and hostel had a lovely roof top area, would definitely recommend this hostel

Reviewed July 19, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
María from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Perfecto for what you paid ”

I booked a 4 females room and I got it just for me! Awesome. Everything was really clean. No problems at all

Reviewed July 02, 2016

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4.7
Zun from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Security and Privacy Issue”

nearby food outlet, near to train station, walking distance to attractions

Cons: We felt security and privacy was an issue, this happened twice in a day and came as great shock to us. The room we stayed in was a private room for two. First occurrence: A staff member of the hostel open our door with their own key without knocking while we were inside. Second occurrence: A guest was given a key to our room (I assumed by the hostel staff to check-in, the guest was carrying a backpack) and opened our door. The cooking area and food storage areas was really mediocre for a hostel. It was cramped, not the cleanest and cold storage was limited. Pros: We booked a private room for two. The room is decent and clean and it had a tap/sink in it as well, this is definitely a plus. Staff provided portable fans for the rooms too.

Reviewed October 27, 2015

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7.2
Very good
Adam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Basic hostel, kitchen was very limited small and dirty ”

Staff was helpful, room was okey and shower was clean and nice. Kitchen let it down small space very busy and limited facilities and not the cleanest.

Reviewed November 10, 2018

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6.4
Good
Nur from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in June 2016

average”

Morning/afternoon reception friendly and helpful. Night reption unfriendly n not helpful. Noisy at night and very early in the morning. Place doesnt really maintain cleanliness. It say vacumming or spring cleaning but they never even clean room.

Reviewed July 11, 2016

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7.6
Very good
werner from Switzerland
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

Oropax”

Everything is nice at this Hostel exept the cleanless in toilet. Should be cleaned much more often. The noise out of the kitchen/Tvroom on fryday was till 2 oclock in the morning. Drunk people should stay outside.....

Reviewed February 21, 2017

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