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ChiliBlue Backpackers

Hostel | 144 Victoria St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia 2011

56.2% Overall Rating

353 out of 452 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/07/2013)

Luke Newman thinks…

"I can not find many bad things to say about this place, especially for the price. It was a little bit small with narrow corridors, but other then that, I have no complaints. Staff were friendly, it…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 10.26
  • Towel USD 4.67

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Reception / Office hours 08:00 till 21.00 Sundays & Public Holidays 09.00am till 19.00 IF YOU DON'T SPECIFY YOUR ARRIVAL TIME WE WILL CANCEL YOUR BOOKING AND CHARGE YOU FOR THE NIGHT. By placing a booking request you agree to amend the terms & conditions to be subject & in compliance to our policies. Due to an increase in use of invalid credit cards or credit cards with no credit we now require full prepayment of online bookings. PLEASE NOTE: We are a Youth Hostel & accept only travellers under 30 years old. Over 30 yo with prior arrangement only. Australian and NZ passport holders are not permitted to stay at our hostel. Please note: We do not accept groups of more than 4 persons. Any booking made for more than 4 people will automatically be cancelled and no refund given. IF YOU ARE ARRIVING LATE YOU MUST ARRANGE WITH US FOR LATE CHECK-IN PROCEDURE PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR ARRIVAL TIME. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE WITHOUT ANY ARRANGEMENTS, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE BOOKING EVEN IF YOU CANT CHECK-IN. New Year Policy: we will charge you 50% deposit on reservation, and the balance on 1st December. minimum stay is 10 nights, we do not accept check-ins or check-outs on 30th or 31st of December and 1st or 2nd of January. Full payment is required on or before arrival date. Cancellations before 1st December will forfeit 50% already paid. Cancelations after 1st December forfeit 100%. New Year covers period between 21st Dec to 7th Jan. Long Stays packages are available at a substantial discount. We do not offer any refunds for the summer special.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

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Overview

Australia's best known entertainment district, King's Cross never sleeps and holds appeal for late night revellers, jet-lagged travellers and international backpackers. Our hostel is 100 meters from Kings Cross train station and a pleasant 15 minute walk to the centre of Sydney city. At Chiliblue we try our best to provide you the lowest prices. By placing a booking request you agree to amend the terms & conditions to be subject & in compliance to our policies. International Passport holders Only ( AU & NZ passports are not accepted at this hostel) Read more

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About ChiliBlue Backpackers

Our hostel offers: Budget Doubles with duvets and blankets which can accommodate a maximum of 3 people. Dorm Rooms (from 4 to 10 beds, Loads of space) twins & triples are also available (triple is a double bed and a single bunk on top). Some Dorms with balconies and City Views. Private rooms have own mini-fridge, TV and DVD-Player

Feel at home and cook a meal in a modern, fully equipped kitchen. Court-yard with large communal table & Winter Heating. ChiliBlue offers plenty of chill-out space to read, sleep or drink!

Foxtel Cable TV – with all the bells and whistles! Watch your favourite movie, TV show (on Fox) or sport on a huge TV - open 24 hrs.

If you are planning to extend your stay in Sydney, Chili blue can assist you in the search for a job in your preferred industry for the duration of your stay.

Free Internet (1:8 terminals per guest)
FREE LATE CHECK-OUT ( before 11am)
Free Breakfast including Tea & Coffee
FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET & WI-FI
Free Airport Pick-Up (please see terms below)
FREE HOT DOGS & MOVIE NIGHT
Free Weekly events & Tour Desk
FREE EARLY CHECK-IN 11:30 am
Free Secure Key-Card Entry System
FREE BAGGAGE STORAGE*
Free Deals with local pubs and clubs
FREE Walking tour**

IF CHEAP, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN & CENTRAL is what you are looking for, we welcome you to ChiliBlue, the perfect place to base yourself in Sydney. Our Hostel provides accommodation to International Passport Holders Only.

Whether you are coming for a night or two, or staying for longer you will find that ChiliBlue will provide you with a warm, friendly, clean and comfortable home away from home. Located on beautiful Victoria Street, ChiliBlue is moments away from the night life of Kings Cross and minutes away from the city centre. ChiliBlue is a great place from which to base your adventures in Sydney or to come home to after a long day/night.

Reception / Office hours 08:00 till 21.00
Saturdays & Sundays & Public Holidays 09.00am till 19.00

CHECK OUT before: 11.00AM

IF YOU DON'T SPECIFY YOUR ARRIVAL TIME WE WILL CANCEL YOUR BOOKING AND CHARGE YOU FOR THE NIGHT.

At Chiliblue we try our best to provide you the lowest prices.

By placing a booking request you agree to amend the terms & conditions to be subject & in compliance to our policies.
Due to an increase in use of invalid credit cards or credit cards with no credit we now require full prepayment of online bookings (processed 3 days prior to your arrival date. No refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of arrival).

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PLEASE NOTE: We are a Youth Hostel & accept only travellers under 30 years old. Over 30 yo with prior arrangement only. Australian and NZ passport holders are not permitted to stay at our hostel.
IF YOU ARE ARRIVING LATE YOU MUST ARRANGE WITH US FOR LATE CHECK-IN PROCEDURE PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR ARRIVAL TIME. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE WITHOUT ANY ARRANGEMENTS, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE BOOKING EVEN IF YOU CANT CHECK-IN.
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Admission policy:
Accommodation is available for International Passport Holders only. Residents/citizens of Australia and New Zealand are not allowed.

Eviction Policy:
We are fair, please respect our property and our guests so we can all enjoy a great time. we want you to have fun, but we will evict you without notice or refund if you misbehave or if you are loud and behave in an inappropriate manner.

#Pickup policy:
Free pickup from airport is subject to seat availability and confirmed reservation. Min stay requirements apply (5 nights must be booked directly with hostel). please contact us to arrange pickup. (pickup is not available after 7pm or before 7am - please use the train cost is about $16 each way)

NB: We Do not pay for or refund money for airport transfers.

NB: Our Hostel is a youth hostel and not suitable nor comfortable for older guests (over 30 years old with prior arrangement only)

*NB: Free bag storage is available for a standard sized bag (one per person) on day of departure only. long term storage is available at a cost. Please check with reception for details.

**NB: Our 3 hour walking tour takes you through the heart of Sydney. Explore the city's rich Aboriginal, convict and colonial past with our unique guiding style of combining history and entertainment. Our expert guides will take you places where buses simply can't go, as they invoke a Sydney you couldn't find on your own. You'll also pick up some great tips on eating, drinking and experiencing Sydney from those who live it... departs 9:45 am. Operated by Peek.

Please note: Groups of more than 4 people need to contact us directly for approval a surcharge may apply for group bookings (minimum 25% and up to 300%).

New Year Policy:
There is a minimum stay please contact us for further details or book online now. We do not accept check-ins or check-outs on 30, 31st December and 1st January unless with prior approval and arrangement. Full payment is required on booking (50% on reservation and balance by 1 December). New Year bookings are not refundable. We strongly advise you to take out insurance.
Although the deposit to Booking agent maybe refundable according to their terms and conditions, the additional deposits/payments to the our hostel is not refundable – please consider this carefully when making a reservation and obtain travel insurance

Evicted?
If you have already stayed with us and for one reason or other you have been asked to leave, you may not use any online booking systems to make a new reservation. if you do we will charge you for the room, and cancel your booking and evict you again without a refund, a charge of $100 for re-eviction applies. Management reserves its rights to admit.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellations made within 3 days of check-in forfeit the full amount of the booking. New Year reservations are not refundable.

Internet Pricing:
Internet prices are not available for in-house guests. Note if you book online and you are already staying you may have to pay additional charges(min $5 per night per person). Our internet rates are intro-promotional rates for new guests only. To get the best rate book as long as 21 nights online.

Same Room Policy:
Although we will try our best to accommodate you in the same room prior to arrival or within a few days after checking in, this is not always possible as we are a very popular hostel.

Independent Hostel:
We do not accept Government &/or Religious Organization funded Tourists; nor School and University Groups

Credit Cards:
We do not accept any credit card starting with number 6, if you use these types of cards your booking will not be guaranteed. A surcharge of up to 5% may apply to American express and diners club. If your card expires before your arrival we will charge you the higher of 10% or $20 per person of the accommodation cost as deposit.

Liability:
The hostel does not accept responsibility and reserves all its rights against loss, theft or damage to guest property. Although we care and have security systems in place, you stay and store your luggage and belongings at your own risk.

No Show:
No refund for now shows. We Recommend you take out insurance to cover your for any loss due to cancellation or change in your travel.

Airport pickup:
Free Airport pickup must be prearranged and only on full payment of room charges. Due to delays in flights we cannot guarantee immediate pickup. airport pickup is subject to availability of seat on our transport, therefore we advise you book well ahead. Min stay requirements apply. please contact us to arrange pickup. We do not reimburse cash for your tickets purchased at airport or from drivers.

Accommodation Information

Chiliblue hostel is an independent hostel located in Kings Cross. It was built in 1926 specifically as a provider of shared accommodation. Come and enjoy our quirky building and fun staff.

At Chiliblue we try our best to provide you the lowest prices.

By placing a booking request you agree to amend the terms & conditions to be subject & in compliance to our policies.

We are a youth hostel & suitable to less than 30 years old. Our hostel is not comfortable for families or older travellers.

Our Hostel accommodates guests in small (2 bed) to large (10 bed) dorms. We also have some private rooms which cater to a maximum of 3 persons in the room.

Our accommodation is basic, clean and cosy. We offer a good breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Our kitchen has cook tops (oven is disabled due to fire regulations), Microwave and cooking pots and pans. (Plates, knives and forks etc are available for free with a refundable deposit)

We offer free hot-dog and movie night every week and have free cable TV.

Linen is provided free of charge and towels are available at a cost on request.

A free 3 hour walking tour is available daily from reception departing at 9:40 am

Location Information

Chiliblue is located at 144 Victoria Street Kings Cross. We are a short walk to the CBD and right near kings cross train station.

Nearby there are lots of things to do and see:

1 min walk
# Over 30 bars, clubs and pubs.
# Post Office, Police, Petrol Station
# Restaurants and supermarkets
# Fitness Centre
# Kings Cross Train Station

5 min walk
# Australian Museum
# Art Gallery of NSW
# Cook & Philip Swiming pool and aquatic centre
# The Finger Wharf
# Bondi Junction Shopping Centre (1 stop by train)
# Sydney Town Hall (1 stop by train)
# St Marys Cathedral

10 min Walk
# The Domain
# Botanical Gardens
# George Street Cinemas
# CBD pubs, bars and clubs
# Paddington Markets
# Oxford Street Pubs and Clubs

20 Min walk
# Ferry Wharf at Circular quay (get the boat to Manly or the Zoo)
# Opera House
# The Rocks
# China Town
# Harbour Bridge
# Paddys Market
# Darling Harbour, Australian Wild Life and Sydney Aquarium

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