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Reviews of ChiliBlue Backpackers

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

73.9% Overall Rating

366 out of 475 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/08/2014)

"The Asian cleaning crew at that time were doing miracles in the morning by cleaning the place before breakfast, btw: breakfast with standard cereal and milk, but also hard boiled eggs and singles of cheese - that was…"

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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 9.60
  • Towel USD 4.36

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.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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73.9%

Overall Rating

366 out of 475 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'ChiliBlue Backpackers'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
60.8%
Staff
75.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
76.8%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly people, free pay TV, nice staff, good party location next to the hostel

Disliked: a lotof people stay here for a long time, so it could be difficult at the beginning to meet new people, sometimes a bit loud

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Lynch

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

04 November 2010 John would recommend this property

Liked: From the minute we woke up on our first morning we were greeted by friendly staff always willing to help. Great atmosphere

Disliked: Not a whole lot. Maybe the internet can be slow but its still a good service

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owner was very friendly, breakfast was more than just toast and cereal and it included free internet. Plus on of the cheapest in Sydney!

Disliked: The room was pretty dirty (there was even a sign on the door asking residents to clean) and nothing was really done about it. There were only 2 showers and 1 bathroom for 2 floors of people which wasnt ideal either.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the free wifi and breakfast

Disliked: the location was a bit far from the city

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
City break

01 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet

Disliked: Larger toilets

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kathrin Fuchs

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2010 Kathrin would recommend this property

Liked: great help to us

Disliked: good hostel

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was really nice and the double room was small, but enough. youcould walk to al other places and it was a really friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: sometimes it was a little bit loud.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elisa Wittmack

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

22 September 2010 Elisa would recommend this property

Liked: really small and very personal, felt very secure and booked some more nights there

Disliked: Elisa left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

matthew quick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 September 2010 matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant place, lovely people, fantastic time.Join the revolution and go to chiliblue..Saying that if you don't like to party you should probably consider somewhere else.

Disliked: matthew left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is good and its what your expect for an hostel.The kitchen is really small though for the amount of people there. therefore, it's really difficult to have some space in the fridge and the oven does not work and it does seem to be something that is gonna be fixed...Otherwise, you must pay a deposit to have plates and cutlery.

Disliked: To have access to internet, you must ask for an internet code everyday. This is a little bit annoying as if you arrive after the reception closed then you can"t hace access until the day after. and so on...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Party place

Disliked: Noisy if got early flight

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

13 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are excellent, always something going on

Disliked: I didn't find it a problem, but if you're looking a good nights sleep here is very lively!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Stuart Pretty

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway

11 September 2010 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: location, price, staff

Disliked: see through blinds...our neighbours may as well have been our room mates

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere

Disliked: not so close to the city centre

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel in a good location close to everything in kings cross and walking distance to the city. Staff are awesome and helpful, free internet and breakfast a bonus! Would recommend to everyone!

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so lovely!! Felt at home and it was a good place to meet people. Absolute bargain for $12 - free internet and free breakfast. The breakfast is toast and cereal (sometimes there's eggs and cheese slices if you get there early) and so absolutely fine.

Disliked: The room was a little smelly when I arrived but with it was filled with 8 other people. They noticed this anyway and did a big clean the next day. So all good.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel experience of all I stayed at in Australia. Excellent hostel in great location, 4 computers with free internet (20 minutes if people are waiting), hot showers, reasonable prices, decent breakfast (but get there early). Take advantage of the free walking tour - it was more informative and enjoyable than paid tours I have taken in other cities and they come by the hostel to pick up anyone who is interested. Also check Harry's cafe (about a 10 minute walk) meat pies with potatoes gravy and peas for only $3.50!

Disliked: it would be helpful to know a $20 deposit is required for dishes (it is returned upon their return). Breakfast starts at 7:30 - front desk opens at 8. If you need to leave early get your dishes the night before :)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Julia Schlote

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2010 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, good place to meet people

Disliked: Julia left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A lot of nice people, good location

Disliked: Not so clean, only very short span of breakfast

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ninoska Amo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2010 Ninoska would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, better than I thought. everything's clean. great location, friendly staff and atmosphere.booked 3 days, stayed almost a month.

Disliked: the airport pickup wasnt free

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Wan Mohamad Lotfi Wan Hafizu Nazrin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2010

Liked: very close to king's cross station

Disliked: the room is small and the bed is not dat comfortable.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

14 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I thought this hostel was great. It is one of the only hostels that I know of that includes a free breakfast, and free internet. They have free computers on the 1st floor that you can use for using the internet, and you can also use your own computer wirelessly. I think that the staff is great and very friendly. The hostel has good security, so no need to worry.

Disliked: The wireless internet is VERY slow. It is better to just use one of their free computers.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Angela Dickson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2010 Angela would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very pleasant, free breakfast, nice area

Disliked: Room was very small and crowded

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Aske Knudsen

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2010 Aske would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was nice and clean. THe kithcen was really good and the whole atmosphere was amazing.

Disliked: The room i stayed in was very cold and it caused me a cold. Not the best thing before a 30 hour flight :(


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