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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 8.14USD
  • Towel 3.70USD

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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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.

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: It was clean, which is the main thing in these places.

Disliked: It was loud. I don't know what attracts these people here, but I couldn't sleep well the 4 nights I stayed here. It was door slamming, people arguing. Sunday night I had to listen to a couple arguing for about 3 hours between 2am and 5am. The free WiFi is also pretty useless as is common with free WiFi in Australia. They also charged my full stay onto my credit card before I arrived, and I wasn't even aware. They received the number from Hostel Bookers when I payed my 10%.

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Anonymous
28 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff was really friendly nice ppl and felt very comfortable there

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
10 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: place

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Some staff

Disliked: Some staff

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
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63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: nice people, everyday cleaning

Disliked: very loud, too much party

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
30 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: free breakfast and eggs also i like movie night was good.

Disliked: no

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
29 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Shopping

Liked: free wifi and breakfast

Disliked: no

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
29 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: i like the dogs they are cute

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
29 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Business / conference

Liked: location is very handy

Disliked: its in kings cross so not a quiet residential area

Customer would recommend this property

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