Welcome to Secret Garden!



Shared Dorms:

We have 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 bed shared dorms available at Secret Garden Backpackers. All of our shared dorms are spacious and clean with large lockable storage lockers for every guest! Next to every bed is a personal double power socket, plus you can access the free unlimited WiFi from every room. Unlike many other hostels, our housekeeping team will also prepare the beds with fresh linen in preparation for your arrival.

Private rooms

If you wish for more privacy during your stay, we have private rooms available at Secret Garden. Our private rooms consist of a large single over double bunk bed.


We have an abundance of bathroom and shower facilities available at Secret Garden including our newly renovated bathroom block on the ground floor. Our hot water system ensures that hot water is always available around the clock and our cleaning team works hard to make sure the facilities are clean and ready for use at all times.

TV Room

Secret Garden has a huge TV room located on the ground floor. We have constructed an awesome two-tiered grandstand with plenty of comfy cushions for you to enjoy our giant flat-screen TV with over 100 cable TV channels, plus a great selection of free DVDs. Each Sunday we have movie night with free popcorn which is a popular way to unwind with your hostel friends after a busy weekend.

We also have a huge selection of books to use while at the hostel which is located in the TV room.


The Guest Laundry is located on the ground floor and is open 24/7. The commercial-grade machines cost $4 per wash, $4 per dry and we have washing powder available at Reception for 50c.

Kitchen and Food Storage Area

Secret Garden has two wonderful and tidy guest kitchens. This includes gas stove cook tops, microwaves, toasters and kettles . We provide free breakfast including cereal, toast and spreads every morning, plus we provide free tea and coffee all day. On Sundays we provide free pancakes between 9 am – 11 am. Next to the kitchen is a large communal dry food storage area. In addition you’ll also find commercial-grade fridges to keep your food cool and fresh!

The Garden

Secret Garden Backpackers gets its name from the huge garden courtyard located at the back of the hostel. It is over 150 square meters and is surrounded by a beautiful rose bush and other cool plants. It is the perfect place to enjoy the Sydney sunshine and meet new friends over a few beers after a day of sightseeing. Also, make sure you don’t miss our free weekly BBQ in the garden. We have both internal and external seating so you can still enjoy it during wet weather.

Many of our social events are hosted here – including our awesome pre-parties!

Free Unlimited WiFi

We have high speed WiFi infrastructure installed throughout the entire hostel to ensure that no area of the hostel is missed. Plus, unlike most other Sydney hostels, it’s 100% free with no download restrictions! How good is that! We have 10 access points throughout the hostel so you so you can connect and stay in touch with friends and family easily!

Secret Garden Reception

The Reception Desk is open from 8 am – 8 pm weekdays and from 9 am – 7 pm weekends. Our friendly and experienced reception team have a wealth of knowledge so make sure you put it to good use! Plus, keep an eye on the events board behind reception to see what events the hostel has organised for the week!


Above all else, the security of our guests is our highest priority. CCTV is in operation throughout the building and we follow a strict ‘Guests Only’ policy within the hostel. We use a sophisticated bi-lock key mechanism on all doors.