Hostel Review: Sydney Central Inn – Sydney, Australia

Hostel Review: Sydney Central Inn - Sydney, Australia

Hotel Name: Sydney Central Inn
Address: 428 Pitt St, Central Business District, Sydney, 2000, Australia

I stayed at Sydney Central Inn in Sydney. I booked a private room with a shared bathroom for $79 AUD. Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia, and that rate was one of the cheapest private rooms in a hostel I could find. I was only staying for a night, so I wanted to stay in the CBD. If you’ve never been to Sydney then staying centrally is a good option. Otherwise head for an inner city suburb.

Sydney Central Inn

As the name suggests, the hostel is centrally located and close to Central Station. I got the airport train to Central and walked here. The area of Pitt Street near the station has a number of hostels and backpacker travel agencies.

Pitt St

Many of the hostels are converted from old pubs, which usually had accommodation on the top floor. I liked the old details like the Kookaburra glass doors.

Kookaburra Glass

My private room had a double/single bunk bed and the bed was comfortable.

Private room

The room had a mish-mash of furniture, with a fridge, TV, and work desk.


The shared bathrooms were ok for a hostel. They were kept clean and were bright and airy. One shower was leaking all the time, so that room was always wet.


A kitchen is a must-have for hostels in Australia. If you are self catering there is a big supermarket one block away. The hostel is near “Thai Town”, which has a number of cheap Thai places to eat if coooking isn’t your thing.


There is a lounge area which also has travel information for trips in Sydney and around Australia.


There is free wifi here which worked well in my room and in the public spaces.

Overall this was a good place to stay if you are looking for a budget room in Sydney. Book the Sydney Central Inn online or search for more hotels in Sydney.

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