Sydney Star Backpackers

132 Bourke Street2011SydneyAustralia
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About Sydney Star Backpackers

Located in East Sydney, Sydney Star Backpackers offers budget-friendly accommodation catering to backpackers and other travellers,

Accommodation options includes double, twin and triple rooms, as well as four to six bed mixed and single-gender dorm rooms. The rooms feature wooden floors, fans and electronic security doors. All rooms include fresh bed linen and secure lockers. The bathroom facilities are shared.

The hostel features a rooftop terrace, barbecue facilities and a communal kitchen. Guests can enjoy the use of the shared lounge, library and free Wi-Fi which is available in the common areas. A laundry and airport shuttle service are provided at a surcharge.

Cafes and restaurants are a short walk away from the property.

Sydney Star Backpackers is within ten-minutes’ walk of Kings Cross train station and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Bondi Beach can be reached within 15-minutes by bus.


132 Bourke Street, 2011, Sydney, Australia
Telephone: +61 289713643 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

30-minute scenic walk to the Opera House

The Sydney Opera House can be reached by bus or within 30-minutes on foot if you take the scenic route and walk through the Sydney Botanical Gardens. Local shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a Coles supermarket are a short walk away. Within ten-minutes’ walk you can reach Hyde Park, Kings Cross train station and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour and the ferry station to Manly can be reached within 20-minutes by public transport.

Friendly staff and social atmosphere

The staff are friendly welcoming and helpful. They are also knowlegeable about the local area and are able provide tourist information and assistance. The hostel has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with guests socialising together, and on Friday nights staff organise a movie night with free pizza provided.

Quiet and comfortable hostel

Guests reported that the hostel is a quiet and cosy one that provides good value for money. The rooms are well presented with comfortable beds and clean bedding. Guests who wish to self cater have use of a fully equipped kitchen and a free breakfast is also offered.

Negative Reviews

Slow Wi-Fi service

While free Wi-Fi service is offered, the connection is unreliable and reports were made about the Wi-Fi being slow.

Small rooms and common areas

Guests reported that the communal areas including the lounge area and kitchen were small and not always well equipped to cater to the number of guests. Guests also reported that the bedrooms are small and may feel cramped to some.

Cleaning needs attention

The cleaning service is not always reliable, and reports have been made that the common areas, particularly the kitchen and bathroom facilities are poorly maintained.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 91 reviews across the web
6.7 /10
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    6.6 /10
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    7.6 /10
6.7 out of 10 based on 91 reviews