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Home Backpackers

City-center hostel within walking distance of Capitol Theatre

  • Free WiFi

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  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite - Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom - Bathroom Shower
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  • There are some fan in the room. But still hot. The staff is friendly and helpful. Even…

    Jan. 1, 2020

  • Great location. Clean bedrooms. Lovely staff. For simple budget, will definitely stay…

    Dec. 4, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 36 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe

What’s around

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 33 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 40 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Bed in a Four Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bed in a Six Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Business Double or Twin Room
  • Bed in a Six Bed Female Dorm

What’s around


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 33 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 40 min walk
  • Bondi Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Taronga Zoo - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
  • Sydney Showground - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km
  • Manly Beach - 10.7 mi / 17.3 km
  • Qudos Bank Arena - 11 mi / 17.6 km

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 18 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 4 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 15 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 21 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Home Backpackers Hostel Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Home Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Surry Hills

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15 per person (one-way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

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


  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Home Backpackers.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fino Par (4-min walk), Goro's Japanese Karaoke Bar (4-min walk), and Reuben Hills (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is AUD 15 per person one-way.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, sailing, and skydiving. Home Backpackers also has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    There is no explanation for ths area. We have to ne actively asking

    1 night trip, Nov. 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The lady in the reception was really nice and friendly. The good thing about this hostel is that you can book a private room for a very reasonable price and its location is amazing. Bathroom was ok. Overall ok.

    Maria Manuela, 1 night trip, Nov. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place was an unexpected gem! The staff at check in were so friendly and helpful. The room was super clean and the facilities were clean and functional. It is very close to Central train station and there are lots of places to eat nearby. Will definitely stay there again.

    1 night trip with friends, Sep. 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The location is the best. As many of reviews said, the building is old and the floor is squeaky, but they are upgrading by painting walls and providing in-room shelves, desk and individual lockers. The hospitality of the staff, especially Ashley working at reception, was super! She was so friendly and attentive to make our stay happy in many ways. I would definitely return to Home Backpackers!!

    Kei, 8 night family trip, Aug. 14, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very run down accomodation. Every door and floor is squeaking. Had a room next to entrance door and couldn’t sleep because of the noise from door every time someone entered the building. Also rooms were very run down. Very very basic.

    1 night trip, Jul. 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    I suppose it is all one can expect for 80 bucks so close to the CBD

    1 night romance trip, May 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was actually clean and quiet. However its a very aging building and it shows

    2 night trip, Mar. 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location for a fantastic price. Walkable to anywhere. Room was incredibley clean.

    3 night trip, Feb. 28, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    OK for a night

    It was OK for one night, building quite old. Beds were clean, bathrooms were not in a very good condition (shared bathrooms). Pancakes in the morning were good.

    Katrin, 1 night romance trip, Nov. 30, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Close to the train station and cheap for the night. However the bed was creaky, screeched with every movement, hard to get a good night’s sleep. There were no towels so we couldn’t have a shower. The unisex toilet windows faced out on to the rooftop so you could make eye contact with someone while in your cubicle, a little awkward. We arrived at 9pm and left at 7am between a train trip and plane flight, so wasn’t too bad, but wouldn’t want to spend any longer there. The lady who helped us check-in, I think her name was Marnie, was very lovely though.

    Gab, 1 night trip, Nov. 24, 2018

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