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Reviews of Chili Blue Backpackers Sydney Hostel

144 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 76%

Location 90%

Safety 81%

Staff 74%

Value 86%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 8.41USD
  • Towel 3.82USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 09:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 76%

Location 90%

Safety 81%

Staff 74%

Value 86%

Showing 101-42 of 42 reviews

34% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: I liked the quietness of my room. The toilets were, for the most part, clean and modern. The shower is a cupboard. Liked all the Simpson characters on the doors, very fun. Liked the Foxtel channels for the Olympics were winding down. :)

Disliked: Dirty floors, kichen and eating benches. Toilets were modern but guests dirtied them quickly. The staff were terrible. Never pointed out were things were. Had to look at the hostel page when I started this review to see what the hostel actually "offered" because no one told me. I arrived late, and when you do you have to call a number on the door, no phone is provided, so unless you have your own phone/ calling card, arrive during rec. hours. Reception themself were very rude, you much pay a $20 key deposit, but you don't get the cash pack, it is refunded on your card. That is also how they take full payment, they don't even give you the option of paying cash (which is what I prefer.) yes this place is cheap, but i recomend you look elsewhere!

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: The staff was very helpful and friendly, lots of plus for the free breakfast and wi-fi.

Disliked: Wi-fi worked quite poorly, our room was moldy, downstair toilets didn't have locks and they were very dirty, even though everything was cleaned daily but I guess other visitors weren't to tidy , since men and women used the same toilets.

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: I love the atmosphere here, friendly staff and guests... A lot of event here.. I think almost everyday they have event here or outside, and that's pretty cool.. It's a clean and comfortable place for me...

Disliked: only 2 pots in the kitchen, but is ok

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the hostel has a very friendly atmosphere, the kitchen and the bathrooms were clean, the breakfast was really good (eggs& cheese!) & the wifi was also free and my room even had a balcony, what more can you ask for?:)

Disliked: the wifi is quite slow! and sometimes it's not working at all, but there are computers downstairs that are also free to use...also too few pots in the kitchen; but you can always find something to complain about...

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: There is a free wifi and also free computer to surf in internet;in the room there is a tv and dvd player;the position is good, only 2 stop to town hall;good price

Disliked: the district is full of night club and sexy shop, there is a lot of night life;it is noisy in the evening;heating and air conditioning are paying and also the pick-up to the airport costs 11$AUD

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the services and the atùosphere

Disliked: the staff is not very friendly and they don't explain you anything

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The only advantage is clean, no others

Disliked: Old and a little mass

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It's absolutely awesome, especially for the price!

Disliked: There is no soap in the bathrooms.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: locate in a calm, beautiful street(just in day)low price, kind staff, good breakfast

Disliked: locate near the red line noisy at the nightkitchen was dirty

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: Buen ambiente, todas las comodidades, banios nuevos, rico desayuno, excelente conserje!!!

Disliked: Que tenga alfombra en los pisos

Customer would recommend this property

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