We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sydney Backpackers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Sydney Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 109: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filthy bathrooms, hair all on ground, 2/3 toilets hardly flushed, stuffy rooms, plastic on pillows, elevator is so slow was quicker taking the stairs and we were on the 4th floor, just trust me stay somewhere else!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ben M
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wlan 7/24 ok. Bed and Pillow are covered in plastic and make loud noise everytime you move. Uncomfortable mattress. Small rooms. The kitchen is extremly small, not even big enough for three people and dirty. Unfriendly staff. Toilets and showers dirty. Rooftop is ok. Building is old.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Clubtester
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I had my GoPro stolen out of my locker as someone left our dorm door open. There was no staff in the building from 11pm till 7am so no one could help me. Filthy rooms that stank of urine. My bedding stank and I used my sleeping bag instead. Had permanent people living in the room I could barely see...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Dean H
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Turned up to this hostel with high expectations as we were excited to begin our trip around Australia. Wow, talk about coming down with a bang. Arrived early morning and sat and waited to check in, we were given our keys and opened our door. We didn't realise we had booked the special room which included a Chinese woman already...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank AshThompson
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Booked this hostel for our first stop off on our travel around australia. Unfortunately we had a delayed flight which meant we wouldnt make the first night of our booking. We emailed sydney backpackers to state that we would not be there for our first night of booking, understood that we would still have to pay for it and that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank IsabelSkelton16
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The location is great, you just walk five minutes to the train station, and it's convenient to take a stroll in the city. The room is clean and tidy, and there's a kitchen. The bathroom and shower is separated. I have stayed in several backpacks before, this one really surprises me! Everything is clean and makes you feel comfortable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 梦玲 程
SydneyBackpackers, Manager at Sydney Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We will endevour to make the place even more comfortable with continuous improvements. Have a wonderful day!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Booked into a 6 bed room, checked in, went in the lift that smelt rotten. We then went to our room that also smelt disgusting, there was crap on the walls, beds were like concrete, one thin blanket and a plastic pillow each, tv didn't work. Bathrooms were dirty and looked like they had never been cleaned. Kitchen was filthy,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicole G
Cebu City
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Stayed and sleep nice in this backpacker hostel. I don’t expect much to this but it exceeds my expectations in terms of safety and cleanliness. I rented 10 female bedrooms and slept for 2 nights but my board mates are okay and room is clean also. Since this is a backpacker or hostel, I expect less but what I’ve experienced...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ChaDitz
Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 17 May 2016

It was a bed. I got sleep. The bathrooms worked but were not clean. the room door lock was busted but nobody touched my stuff. They rent out extra blankets for $2 and so don't heat the building. Wifi in the lobby. If you are just looking for a bed this one works.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alisha S
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Located in the heart of the city (Town Hall), it was a highly accessible location to the numerous attractions and places of interest. Several convenient locations such as Woolworths and Coles were nearby as well, making the location of this hotel a highly strategic location for tourists. The staff were moderately helpful overall, although the initial instructions to get to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank timdorville

48 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Central Business District
Base Backpackers
Base Backpackers
#20 of 133 in Sydney
541 reviews
Maze Backpackers
#29 of 133 in Sydney
624 reviews
790 on George
#43 of 133 in Sydney
181 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Kings Cross
Hump Backpackers
Hump Backpackers
#41 of 133 in Sydney
108 reviews
Surry Hills
Home Backpackers
Home Backpackers
#35 of 133 in Sydney
214 reviews
Eva's Backpackers
#13 of 133 in Sydney
217 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Sydney Backpackers is a purposely built boutique hostel located right in the heart of Sydney's CBD, 30 Meters to the Entrance of Town Hall Railway Station. We are in the walking distance to everywhere ‘must-see’ in Sydney for sightseeing and we know what our guests want.”Since we are located in the heart of the city, we are close to the main bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, cinemas, public transport and everything else you might need in this beautiful city!Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Sydney Backpackers is well known from individuals and groups visiting Sydney domestically and internationally and given lots of good feedbacks and complimentary for our good services. We proudly say that we specialize in group bookings as we have know-how of handling groups and have rooms to accommodate a group of up to 150 people or more. We are in the walking distance to everywhere in Sydney for sightseeing (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and heaps more attractions) and everything you need (shopping centers, supermarkets, cinema, restaurants, transport). This is the best quiet location that you would ever image to find if you think of staying in a budget accommodation right in the middle of the city. Sydney Backpackers is 1 of 5 hostels in Sydney capable in catering major groups and classified 3.5 stars by AAA Tourism. We are also awarded ‘WINNER OF 2006 CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS’ for an outstanding backpacker in year 2006 and also nominated as a finalist in 2010.Building & FacilitiesRooms to suit 2 to 16 people (20sqm to 65sqm with 3.5-meter ceilings)Free internet access (Wireless)Building under constant 24hr video surveillance Central air conditioning and heater Fridge, Digital TV, DVD player (Single room, Twin/2 bed, 4 bed, 6 bed)Individual security lockers with padlocksFresh laundered & Sanitized white linen and blanketsElectronic key to access your room and the buildingCommon room (Vending Machines)Self-catering Kitchen fully furnishedShared shower booths and toilets Coin Operated LaundryHandicapped facilitiesBBQ facility at the rooftopGreat view of the city (240 square meter rooftop terrace)24-hour video surveillance for the entire building and fire exits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Backpackers

Address: Victoria Building 7 Wilmot St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: $27 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, HotelTravel.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Sydney Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sydney Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Backpacker Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sydney Backpackers staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sydney Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay if you want to be centrally located.”
 of 5 bubbles Tom_Expeditom, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“be located in dow town,convenience transportation.”
 of 5 bubbles _L9128LF, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in room 25, which smelled of cigarette smoke from the ventilation drum.. :/”
 of 5 bubbles Oskar-IngvarS, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with windows away from Wilmot St would be quieter (I assume)”
 of 5 bubbles Meandering_HeatherM, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“second and fourth floor has more bathrooms than third and first.”
 of 5 bubbles robbieh941, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay