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Bert's Backpackers

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Bar (on property)
BBQ/picnic area
Property entrance
Free WiFi

Overview of Bert's Backpackers

Bert's Backpackers

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
6.4 out of 10 Good
6.4/10 Good

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
162 Flinders Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Communal living room
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Paddington
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 25 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 26 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 30 min walk
  • University of Sydney - 34 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 35 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 40 min walk
  • Star Casino - 44 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 45 min walk
  • Sydney Cricket Ground - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 22 min drive
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 4 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 17 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 17 min walk
  • Museum Station - 19 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 20 min walk


  • Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore - 6 min walk
  • Vacanza in the Hills - 5 min walk
  • La Panchina - 7 min walk
  • Arthouse Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • The Local Taphouse - 5 min walk

About this property

Bert's Backpackers

At Bert's Backpackers, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Circular Quay and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Also, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are within a short drive.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: The captain Paddington 162 Flinders Street
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 30 2022 to May 9 2024 (dates subject to change).

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

BERT'S BACKPACKERS Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
BERT'S BACKPACKERS Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Paddington

Frequently asked questions

Is Bert's Backpackers currently open?
This property is closed from November 30 2022 to May 9 2024 (dates subject to change).
Does Bert's Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bert's Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bert's Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bert's Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bert's Backpackers?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Bert's Backpackers.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bert's Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Bert's Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Bert's Backpackers and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (1.8 mi) and Circular Quay (2.1 mi), along with Sydney Opera House (2.3 mi) and Star Casino (2.3 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Bert's Backpackers?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Bert's Backpackers like?
Bert's Backpackers is a short 10-minute walk from Sydney Cricket Ground and 16 minutes' walk from Hyde Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

mould all over the shower curtains in the bathroom. I didn’t want to shower because i didn’t want to breathe in the spores. No door on the bathroom, Just a curtain that was see through. The room could have been cleaner. The traffic outside was extremely noisy and it wasn’t really near any restaurants. It’s passable if you’re desperate but otherwise i’d book somewhere else.
Ronda, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Had a brief stay just for one night and was very convenient. Really liked the contactless check-in (and out) as it allowed me to be flexible with my arrival time. Room was generously sized and clean and neat on arrival with good facilities/amenities. Only complaint was a dirty shared bathroom in the morning but that’s more a reflection on other guests as opposed to the establishment! Thanks for a convenient budget stay for the night, will recommend/use again
Keren, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Vicki, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It’s a great place to stay and is close to Oxford St and easy to get transport.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Lastminute guest review

2/10 Poor

Le docce e i servizi igienici sono al freddo (10 gradi) poiché i vetri delle finestre e le finestre sono rotti. Nei gabinetti piuttosto che ripristinare l'intonaco cadente decennale si è preferito rattoppare, malamente, con cartone. Nei bagni regna indisturbata una colonia di ragni e ragnatele scarafaggi. Ho soggiornato con i miei figli dal 15 al 23 giugno 2022, al primo giorno ho scritto il reclamo alla direzione, che se ne è ben guardata dal ripristinare i vetri e pulire dai ragni, la miglior soluzione proposta è stata di mandarci via dalla struttura rimborsando i giorni rimanenti. Ho speso poco ma quel soggiorno non solo non vale quel poco ma dal mio punto di vista quella struttura è inagibile.
Aldo, 7-night family trip
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