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