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Offering free WiFi, a shared lounge and BBQ facilities, Sydney Star Backpackers is located 10 minutes' walk from the bars, restaurants and clubs of Kings Cross. All rooms include secure lockers and bed linen. On-street parking is available.

Sydney Star Backpackers Hostel is located 10 minutes’ walk from the train station of Kings Cross and 15 minutes' walk from Hyde Park and Pitt Street Mall. It is 15 minutes' bus ride to Bondi Beach. Sydney Airport is 5 mi away.

This self-catering hostel features a large communal terrace with a seating and dining area, guest laundry facilities and a tour desk. Tickets for the shuttle service to the airport are available for purchase at reception.

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  • The staff speaks English

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About Sydney Star Backpackers

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  • Hi, just have some inquiries regarding the accomodation. Are u able to accom us from 9:30am july 22 to 3pm july 24? Will wait for your reply.Cheers

    Check in time is 2PM and check out time is 10AM. Thank you Kind regards, Sydney star reception


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    Answered on June 11, 2021
  • Are rooms non smoking? I’m a non smoker and worry about being in a room with smokers.

    Smoking/Vaping is prohibited in anywhere in the hostel.


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    Answered on November 11, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Unfortunately we cannot control the noise generated by the surrounding neighborhood however there are noise curfews in place after 10pm to ensure that our guests receive a good night's rest. If there are any legitimate concerns regarding noise on the property we encourage guests to contact our on-site caretaker to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.


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    Answered on December 26, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Due to current public health restrictions and border controls we are not running any specific events or activities however, when occupancy numbers return to pre-Covid levels we will be running events again.


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    Answered on March 7, 2021
  • Hi there Could you please let me know if there is limit of maximum stay ? Thanks Humberto

    The maximum number of nights is 28.


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    Answered on March 4, 2020
  • Hey I was just wondering if there was a 24 hour reception desk? I am flying in and arrive at 6am so would need somewhere with a 24 hour reception desk. Thank you

    Reception is open from 9.30am-12.30pm now. If a guest is arriving after hours, they are required to provide us with an Estimated Time of Arrival so we can make the arrangements for them to access the property and check-in the following morning.


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    Answered on December 26, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Guests may use their own sleeping bag if they choose to do so.


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    Answered on September 5, 2019
  • Can an electric wheelchair move around the hostel easily? Do you have a lift? Thank you. Fiona.

    Unfortunately the hostel does not have wheelchair access or a lift. Guests are welcome to stay on the ground floor if there is availability as long as they inform the property in advance.


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    Answered on January 30, 2020
  • Does this property accept forex cards or cash payments?

    The property accepts any valid credit card type that can be pre-authorized and cash payments for all transactions except the key deposit which is a pre-authorization on the guest's credit card.


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    Answered on August 1, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Luggage storage is free upon the date of check-in/check-out. A grace period of 24h applies if the guest wishes to leave their luggage overnight however if the guest wishes to leave their luggage for any longer then 24h they will need to pay the nightly rate according to how many days they wish to store it.


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    Answered on September 5, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Fresh bed linen is provided free of charge. Towel rental is $2, FREE for reservations booked over 7 days.


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    Answered on September 5, 2019
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    Locker hire is free however every guest must hold a valid credit card. This card is then pre-authorized for $10 so that, in the event a guest loses their locker key they are charged $10.


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    Answered on September 5, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No. Locker keys are provided upon request.


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Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Crown St, Surry Hills
    0.2 miles
  • Australian Museum of Magical Arts
    0.2 miles
  • Kings Cross
    0.3 miles
  • Griffin Theatre Company
    0.3 miles
  • Australian Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
    0.3 miles
  • St Mary's Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    0.4 miles
  • The Domain
    0.4 miles
  • Hyde Park Sydney
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
    0.7 miles
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Circular Quay
    1 miles
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
    1.2 miles
  • Sydney Opera House
    1.2 miles
  • Harbour Bridge
    1.6 miles
  • Strathfield Private Hospital
    6.9 miles
  • Bicentennial Park
    8.2 miles
  • Sydney Showground
    8.8 miles
  • ANZ Stadium
    9.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Lady Martins Beach
    2.1 miles
  • Athol Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Sirius Cove
    2.6 miles
  • Rose Bay Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Milk Beach
    3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    4.9 miles
  • Illawarra Regional Airport
    53.5 miles
How to get to Sydney Star Backpackers from Kingsford Smith Airport
    Taxi
    Public shuttle
    Parking available
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Amenities of Sydney Star Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast) Off-site
  • Movie nights
  • Tennis equipment
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Bosnian
  • Montenegrin
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Croatian
  • Italian
  • Moldovan
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Sydney Star Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note that the property cannot accept guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 40 years.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Sydney Star Backpackers will email detailed instructions regarding check in procedure.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Sydney Star Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Sydney Star Backpackers

  • Sydney Star Backpackers is 0.6 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • Guests staying at Sydney Star Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Sydney Star Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • The prices at Sydney Star Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sydney Star Backpackers by:

    • Train 30min
    • Taxi 30min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • Sydney Star Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Library
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tennis equipment
    • Movie nights
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Check-in at Sydney Star Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.