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In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

51 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens13 min walk
Popular LocationHyde Park18 min walk
Popular LocationMartin Place20 min walk
AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)28 min drive

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  • 4 Bed Dorm, Female Only

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More details4 Bed Dorm, Female Only
  • 6 Bed Dorm, Female Only

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More details6 Bed Dorm, Female Only
  • Private Room - Double Room Deluxe

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPrivate Room - Double Room Deluxe
  • Private Room

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPrivate Room
  • 4 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More details4 Bed Dorm
  • Deluxe 4 Bed Dorm, Female Only

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDeluxe 4 Bed Dorm, Female Only
  • Triple Room (Triple Bunk-Double w/ Overhead Single)

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room (Triple Bunk-Double w/ Overhead Single)
  • Basic Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsBasic Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • 6 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More details6 Bed Dorm
  • Deluxe 4 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDeluxe 4 Bed Dorm

About this area


Located in Sydney's Kings Cross neighbourhood, Sydney Central Backpackers is in the entertainment district and near a train station. Crown Street and Martin Place are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 13 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk
  • Martin Place - 20 min walk
  • Australia Square - 4 min drive
  • Sydney Opera House - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 4 min drive
  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • The Bourbon - 3 min walk
  • Apollo - 3 min walk
  • Gypsy - 3 min walk
  • Bourke Street Bakery - 4 min walk
  • 3 Seasons Thai Fusion Cuisine - 4 min walk

About this property

Sydney Central Backpackers

Sydney hostel in Kings Cross, near Royal Botanic Gardens
This hostel features a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 34 rooms provide conveniences such as 12 bathrooms and fridges, plus free WiFi and microwaves. Hobs, room service and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Sydney Central Backpackers offers 34 forms of accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

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


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • 12 bathrooms
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Window screens



Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 3 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 30.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 16 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Sydney Central Backpackers Hostel
Sydney Central Backpackers
Sydney Central Backpackers Potts Point
Sydney Central Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sydney Central Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sydney Central Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sydney Central Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Sydney Central Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Sydney Central Backpackers?
Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Sydney Central Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at Sydney Central Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Sydney Central Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AUD 16 per person, one way, applies.
Where is Sydney Central Backpackers located?
Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Woolloomooloo Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens and Crown Street. St Vincent’s Hospital and Art Gallery of New South Wales are also within 15 minutes. Kings Cross Station is only a 4-minute walk and St. James Station is 17 minutes.
51 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Amenities
It was ok! Room was very simple...as in a bed and a fridge and a pedestal fan and nothing else...but it did the job. Couple of cockies getting about, but that didn't bother me. Might bother some other customers though...
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Advertised Queen size bed was actually a double. Nice atmosphere
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Unfortunately we didn't stay here because the location was impossible to get a parking spot to unload our bags. The surrounding areas felt unsafe and as a result we booked accommodation elsewhere
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Free fridges in rooms
Good location, but just a bit small kitchen and TV area. Good to have a fridge in your room and windows.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very good booked another week
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

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