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Reviews of Chili Blue Backpackers Sydney Hostel

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

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 72%

Facilities 76%

Location 90%

Safety 81%

Staff 75%

Value 85%

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 8.80USD
  • Towel 4.00USD

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

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 72%

Facilities 76%

Location 90%

Safety 81%

Staff 75%

Value 85%

Showing 61-42 of 42 reviews

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Best thing about this hostel was that there was free wifi (though it was horribly slow) and lockers to put my stuff away. About a 10 minute walk to Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo area and 20-25 minutes to Botanical Gardens, Opera House. Good Thai food and ice cream down Victoria Street.

Disliked: My 6 bed dorm was teeny, sooo hot (no air conditioning, just 2 fans that didn't do enough), and it was nasty and dirty. I think my roommates were dirty, but it also doesn't look like staff cleans these rooms. I think past hostelers left their food containers and other stuff and no one ever took the time to throw it out so it piled up. My bunk was rusty and the railing was coming off. No soap in the bathrooms at all. Sick! Free breakfast in the morning, but the kitchen and sitting area are dirty and you have to leave a deposit to get your own dishes.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great atmosphere and people, lots of cool events organised, brilliant location. v nice clean showers and toilets

Disliked: Kitchen is opposite of the nice bathrooms - very dirty with creepy crawlies too! But not that different from other Sydney hostels tbh.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
20 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Staff

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice atmosphere, great location and good bath/shower rooms.

Disliked: Kitchen is far too small for the amount of guests, broken items in room went without fixing for a long time, many roaches.

Customer would recommend this property

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nothing at all.

Disliked: So many,eg. staff r not helpful,they r not professional in providing travel tips,bad manner,the room smells bad,etc.

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

Anonymous
13 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good service and decent atmosphere. Great location, right by the train station and walking distance to all the clubs and bars.

Disliked: Stairs were kind of steep but that's it.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
02 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The price and the bathroom.

Disliked: It's small, I had a problem with my reservation.

Customer would recommend this property

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location

Disliked: Everything this place is disgusting. The staff are the rudest people we have ever dealt with we left and booked a last minute stay in a motel it was so bad

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

Anonymous
24 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: I loved this hostel was an awesome atmosphere and is definatley a party hostel! If you wanna have fun and go out its the perfect hostel! Met some awesome people and the location is great!

Disliked: Only thing was it could have been a little bit cleaner, but bathrooms an loos were cleaned regularly and were fine, but it's what you expect from a hostel in the way it's how other people leave there mess!

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: They had computers at the reception with decently fast internet. It is a well located hostel.

Disliked: This places is a complete dump. This is without a doubt the worst hostel I've ever stayed at. The kitchen was absolutely filthy. I refused to cook a meal in there. The place is so cramped. They pack you into the rooms like sardines. They have to be breaking some type of fire code. If there was an emergency there is no easy way out of the hostel because the hallways are about 2 and 1/2 feet wide. The mattresses are awful. Please avoid this place at all costs. There are a few good people at the place who you can have a good time with but I feel like you can find that at almost every hostel.

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