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Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers
Sydney Star Backpackers

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7.3

Very good

123 reviews

123 reviews

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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Old Fitzroy Hotel

220 m

Daffodil Park

240 m

City Gym

270 m

Grand Days Books & Records

270 m

Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar

300 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.1 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.1 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1.6 km

Darling Harbour

1.6 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Thrifty

360 m

Soho Bar & Lounge

360 m

Peppermint Lounge

370 m

Darlinghurst Medical Centre

370 m

Priceless Chemist

390 m

Sydney Star Backpackers

132 Bourke St Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Potts Point part of Sydney, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

420 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

580 meters to Art Gallery of New South Wales

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Game room

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center1km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.4 km

Rooms available at Sydney Star Backpackers

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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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 - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sydney Star 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. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Sydney Star Backpackers?

Sydney Star 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. A stay at Sydney Star Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel.

Is breakfast offered at Sydney Star Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sydney Star Backpackers.

What is the smoking policy at Sydney Star Backpackers?

Sydney Star 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 Star Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Sydney Star Backpackers is Kings Cross Railway Station, 370 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Sydney Star Backpackers?

Sydney Star Backpackers’s neighborhood is Potts Point which includes popular restaurants such as Ms G's, Apollo and Cho Cho San.

What popular shopping places are close to Sydney Star Backpackers?

Sydney Star Backpackers is located in Potts Point area which features shopping places such as Grand Days Books & Records, Hordern House and The Family Jewels.

What are popular attractions near Sydney Star Backpackers?

Sydney Star Backpackers’s location in the Potts Point neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Daffodil Park, Kings Cross and Wayside Chapel.

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

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

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What people love about Sydney Star Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is extremly helpful."

    DAEUN

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    February 6, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff."

    Jorge

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    January 28, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "I like the location."

    Jorge

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    January 28, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,235 Sydney properties
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Service score
8.1/10
Room comfort score
5.6/10
Value for money score
7.5/10
Location score
7.5/10
Better than
84
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Better than
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of Sydney properties
Better than
80
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of Sydney properties
Better than
76
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Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
123 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Facilities
6.7
Location
7.5
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More about Sydney Star Backpackers

More about Sydney Star Backpackers

Located in the lovely area of Potts Point, Sydney Star Backpackers enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife hub of Sydney. The city center is merely 1km away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Sydney hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer are just a few of the facilities that set Sydney Star Backpackers apart from other hotels in the city.

Sydney Star Backpackers is home to 20 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include golf course (within 3 km), games room are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Sydney Star Backpackers is an excellent choice for your stay in Sydney.

Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

13 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

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

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
Location
132 Bourke St Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    8.4 km 15 min drive
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    21.4 km

Public transportation

  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    380 m 7 min walk
  • St James Railway Station
    720 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Darlinghurst Medical Centre
    370 m 7 min walk

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.1 km

Convenience store

  • EzyMart
    360 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    200 m 12 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

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

Nearby landmarks

  • Old Fitzroy Hotel
    220 m
  • Daffodil Park
    240 m
  • City Gym
    270 m
  • Grand Days Books & Records
    270 m
  • Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar
    300 m
  • Sydney Symphony
    340 m
  • Thrifty
    360 m
  • Watters Gallery
    360 m
  • Soho Bar & Lounge
    360 m
  • Coca Cola Sign
    370 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

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

Others
  • The shuttle service runs from the hostel to the airport only. If guests require a shuttle from the airport then they can get one directly at the airport. They run every 30 minutes from 6:00AM to 9:00PM, no reservation is needed. Shuttle service is not included in the room price.
  • Guests arriving after 09:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
  • The minimum age required to check in is 18 years.
    The maximum age of guests to stay is 40 years.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until15:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until15:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Year property opened1970
  • Most recent renovation2014

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 AUD

Reviews of Sydney Star Backpackers from real guests

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7.3
/
10
Cleanliness6.7
Facilities6.7
Location7.5
Room comfort and quality5.6
Service8.1
Value for money7.5
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9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (13)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (23)
Time of the year
Mar - May (15)
Jun - Aug (25)
Sep - Nov (17)
Dec - Feb (18)
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8.4
Excellent
Sebastiaan from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great bang for your buck. ”

The hostel is good for it's price. The kitchen/living room and terrace are Nice. Facilities are clean and there is quite a locker for you valuabels. The only cons were that my room had no closet or storage place for my clothes/lugage at all, other rooms had though. This made the Already small room feel cramped with all our stuff. Staf is friendly and there are vending machines.

Reviewed July 09, 2018

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Thank you for those kind words Sabastiaan, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of replacing the old storage units for those rooms. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

Responded July 14, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
liqifeng from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

have hot water”

iam check in 12/jul,Sydney very cold,have water every thing good

Reviewed July 17, 2016

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Hi Liqifeng, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the free running hot water provided in our shower facilities. We also provide our guests with additional blankets in the colder months to combat the chilly weather. We hope that you will consider us again when visiting Sydney. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 09, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
6.4
Good
Antonia from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Good sized room with helpful and friendly manager but bathrooms lacked cleanliness”

Pros - good sized double room with a window. Not noisy at all. Location is good, very close to station and center of Sydney. The manager was really great, he was so friendly and helpful, he made the place worthwhile. Con - The bathrooms are not clean at all, they need to clean them 2 times a day(or at least once).I tried using them at various times and never felt they were clean. However this is a hostel and I didn't mention this while I was there. If I had mentioned it maybe they would have clean more or explained why they were so dirty.

Reviewed December 18, 2016

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Hi Antonia, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. Since you stayed with us all the shower and bathroom facilities have been cleaned in deep and routinely checked by staff to ensure that the best standards are met. Our new housekeeping staff are working exceptionally hard to ensure our facilities remain clean and we would encourage you to stay with us again. Sincerely, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 13, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
LIA from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

Great 👍”

I stayed there for two weeks. There is free breakfast here and free pizza party every Friday. I’m not sure the other room but My room was a women’s room and all my roommate nice and kind. The receptionists were all kind and nice.

Reviewed August 25, 2018

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Hi Lia, Thank you for those kind words. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and our free pizza Fridays. See you next time! :-)

Responded August 25, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
lisa from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Happy to come back ”

The staff were all friendly & helpful our rooms & bedding were clean & the beds were comfortable - the free breakfast was pretty good with a choice of cereal or toast with jams & tea & coffee, will happily come back to stay

Reviewed March 12, 2016

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Hello Lisa, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write us a review. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 09, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.0
Excellent
Hieu from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Cleaner than I thought ”

Cleaner and newer than the other backpackers nearby

Reviewed August 24, 2016

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Hi Hieu, Thank you for your kind words and the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Sydney. Kind regards.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
6.8
Good
Timmy from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Great location”

One can basically start walking tour of sydney from here to most major city tourist spots without getting onto the trains or bus.

Reviewed July 30, 2016

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Hi Timmy, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay for the most part although next time we would appreciate some constructive feedback to understand how we can better improve our facilities and service for our guests. We hope to see you the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
6.8
Good
Michelle from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Not the best”

It’s not a good vibe for people traveling through. All the guests are long term so the rooms are messy and the kitchen is crowded. The bathrooms are fairly clean but the ceiling was falling down in one of them. Somebody stole my iPhone charger and replaced it with their old busted one so that left a bad taste in my mouth for my overall experience of the place. Staff is nice. Cops were there one night because some crackhead was wandering around inside the hostel. I found a much better hostel for the same price one street over.

Reviewed August 05, 2018

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Thank for for the feedback Michelle. We apologize that you did not enjoy your stay however; Long-term guests make up less than half of the guests staying at the backpackers. Unfortunately the kitchen area cannot accommodate every single solitary guest in the backpackers all at once when occupancy is full. Normally there is plenty of space to use our facilities if one is patient. The bathrooms are currently undergoing renovations to patch up any cracks. Our cleaning staff take the cleanliness of the rooms very seriously and if there is any issue one can simply report the mess to reception so the matter can be resolved quickly. Likewise for any stolen property the premises is monitored 24-7 by CCTV so we can resolve any emergency matters like yours. Safety of the guests is our primary concern, the alleged intruder was looking for a guest who stayed with us but was quickly removed from the property as reception was closed for the day. Regards, Sydney Star reception team.

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Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
Alex from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Good place to stay ”

Couldn't be more happier to check in this hostel after last terrible hostel experiences! Very nice and helpful receptionist,clean kitchen and bathroom. And even a sink and tap in four bed room!

Reviewed April 30, 2018

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Hi Samuel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Happy travels! Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
Samuel from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Exceptional”

Comfortable beds, quiet room, friendly guests and reception staff SUPER nice and helpful. I loved the breakfast, simple but just what you need.

Reviewed April 25, 2018

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Hi Samuel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Happy travels! Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
Ka from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

The staffs are nice haha ”

What I need is good location, clean and good bathroom, clean and not crowded room for sleep. And yup this hostel is good. Recommend !

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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Hello Ka, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

Responded July 02, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
SING from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

Good location ”

Locker in the room must 1 person 1 locker ,Just happen When I late check in , All locker full , somebody occupat All locker

Reviewed September 09, 2017

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Hi Sing, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for your helpful feedback. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
7.6
Very good
Ronan from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

budget and practical if you are looking for a place to leave your luggage, had a shower & brekkie”

it inconvenient to stay in a room where the others are there for long stay, they occupy mostly the spaces allocated for short stay guests. I had no issue with my stay as I was there for one night. I was thankful that I could leave my luggages upon checkout and able to tour around the city without the hassle of bringing luggages. The brekkie was simple but good enough source for your energy. You just have to bring your own soap, shampoo and towel if you do not want to buy and rent it there. That's all folks!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

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Thank you for those kind words Ronan. We try to maintain a good balance between long-stay and short-stay guests. Of course if there is any issue one can simply approach reception to make other arrangements. There is no dedicated 'space' reserved for any particular kind of guest with exception to the 'female' dormitories offered. We don't discriminate or give preferential treatment to any particular guest. Unlike hotels, we don't offer free soap, shampoo and towels with a private ensuite but we do make towels available for rental. This is a backpackers. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

Responded July 20, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
maria from Argentina
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 12 nights in August 2018

Stay at Star Backpackers ”

The hostel is close to everything, the location is great. There is free break fastidio. The personal is very firendly and the most important thing is the people you meet here. I am staying for more weeks I already extend my stay. Victoria.

Reviewed September 06, 2018

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Thank you for those kind words Victoria. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, the free breakfast and decided to stay longer. You are welcome here any time. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

Responded September 07, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.4
Excellent
Lindsey from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Give it a go!”

Overall, it was a great place to stay. Glad I found it. Blankets were small but cozy, individual toilets and showers, clean kitchen, simple breakfast (they even had orange juice!!), and great reception. My window was over an area either drunk or homeless people were because I heard them shouting both nights. That was the only non pleasant thing but it’s nothing the hostel can do.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

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Hi Lindsey, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part though we must apologize for the incident from our neighbors. unfortunately this is something out of our control. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Sydney. Safe travels!

Responded July 14, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
Patrik from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Good value for money”

Staff members are very friendly. Although the building isn't the newest, it is quite clean and well-maintained. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet. Breakfast includes toast, jam, and cereals. Location is really good, too. I enjoyed my stay and will be back.

Reviewed August 31, 2016

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Hello Patrik, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 11, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
Cody from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

It was great!”

I honestly had a super crazy experiance here with some of the other guests, but the staff did everything they could to make sure it got worked out and I felt at home. This place is super clean and walking distance to a lot of things. Worth the money.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review Cody. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Please come again soon. Sincerely, Sydney Star reception team.

Responded January 19, 2019
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
Megan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Excellent”

Good for the price you pay

Reviewed May 17, 2018

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Hi Megan, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you the next time you visit Sydney. Kind regards.

Responded June 09, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
9.6
Exceptional
Aika from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Very nice”

Staffs are very nice and friendly. Location is very good. You can go anywhere by walk. You can use locker for free, so it’s very safety.

Reviewed June 08, 2018

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Hello Akia, Thank you for your kind words and the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the location and our free locker service provided to our guests. We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you visit Sydney. Safe travels!

Responded June 09, 2018
Sydney Star Backpackers
8.8
Excellent
daniel from Spain
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

good hostel close to center.”

Agoda didn' t send me information of what to do for late arrival,but luckily some residents let me in and the receptionist was still there and attended me kindly.

Reviewed May 09, 2017

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Hi Daniel, Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our staff work exceptionally hard to ensure every guest feels comfortable here. Kind regards, Sydney Star Reception Team.

Responded June 11, 2018
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