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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
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 8.20USD
  • Towel 3.73USD

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: 12:00

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%

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51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very cheap compared to other hostels

Disliked: DirtyHorrible showersIn my opinion, not a great locationStaff came across as rudeOur 4 bed dorm wasn't exactly safe or secure, door didn't close properly, window open to balcony, no lockCharged the full price of the booking ontoy reservation card before even asking, took a $20 cash deposit then gave it back via refund onto card, maybe a little petty but that was going to be the bus fare to the airport.Also they have some silly little rules, attaching receipts to beds otherwise fined, $20 fee if you lock yourself out, 1.10 per minute charged after checkout time. I understand it's a business, but these are pathetic.


The property's response is

you are a funny man Mr Dodd!!! Not a great location? thats funny :)

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff here is really nice, very friendly und try to help you out if they can!You can lock your stuff there which is awesome, I saw a lot Hostels were it was not possible!

Disliked: The kitchen with the TV room where you can eat is sometimes to full, so a little bit more space would be perfect!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Die Duschen sind ziemlich neu und schoen warm und das Fruehstueck ist richtig gut, es gibt sogar Eier.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Bad

Disliked: It was deskasting you will get sick if go there

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: This hostel is such an awesome place to stay in Sydney. They have great prices, hostel staff is one of the nicest I have ever met! Atmosphere in hostel is really great. The common room is great place to know new people.There is only a few minutes walk to nearest train station, and less than 5 minutes walk to the supermarket and shops. I recommend this hostel without hesitation!

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Work / volunteering

Liked: People that stay there are from different parts of the world and friendly.

Disliked: Comments in the question 2

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great location 5 minutes from the central of Sydney, great view of the harbor, sea. just a 2 minute stroll from Sydney's botanical gardens. And also 2 minutes away from several bar and night spots. Very good price with kitchen lounge and toilet facility's.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: staff tres accueillant et arrangeant ( reservation pour un saut en parachute, shuttle pour l aeroport etc...!! ) Ordinateur a disposition, Wifi, petit dej inclus, propre, bonne location: JE RECOMMANDE!!!

Disliked: rien

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice hostel in an excellent location that is close to everything! It also came with free wifi and free breakfast

Disliked: none

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: I did not know what to expect from the price I paid but surprisingly I was quiteimpressed with the service for the price I paid. Free WIFI and breakfast honestly I've stayed in hostels that cost me a fortune and never got that much. Also had a free upgrade from 8 to a 4 share. The hostel is more like a big house and the staff was quite helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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