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Kings Cross Backpackers

Hostel | 79 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross Sydney, Australia 2000

78.1% Overall Rating

78 out of 104 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/11/2015)

Erik Seiert thinks…

"The free access to the Gym - a good possibility to take a shower because of the clean rooms there. Socialising is pretty easy as well, though there is a "party crew" staying all the time on…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

XMAS/NYE 2014/2015 14 Night package between 20 Dec and 3 Jan. Full payment will be made to your credit card on 01 Dec 14 with no cancellations after this time. Must stay over these set 14 nights. No checkins after 20 Dec.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

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Welcome to Kings Cross Backpackers. We were fully renovated in 2015, offer Free ultra fast unlimited WiFi, Free breakfast, Free tea and coffee, Free organised events and nights out, Free gym access just down the road and Free Airport shuttle (7am to 7pm if you stay 4 nights or more).

Clean dorms, new bunks/mattresses, multiple common areas and passionate entertainments staff gives Kings Cross Backpackers that perfect atmosphere.

We are located just off the famous "Golden Mile" in Kings Cross (Sydney's backpacker Mecca) allowing easy access to the best clubs, pubs and tourist attractions but also a street back from all the late night noise.

** Please note this is strictly an international youth hostel for backpackers aged 18 to 35. An international passport must be shown on check in. ** Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Kings Cross Backpackers

Fully renovated in 2015 by young fun owners with modern facilities throughout.

Our building boasts a luxury basement chill out area with hundreds of movies, free pool table and playstation gaming centre. Our kitchen is modern with brand new ovens, 8 burner cook top, commercial glass door fridges for food storage, freezer storage and a large dinning room with stylish oak tables where everyone eats and socialises with BYO alcohol for that perfect party vibe.

Our dorms are all freshly painted, have brand new timber floating floors which which are easy to keep clean, strong bunks, inner spring mattresses replaced every 6 months, large security lockers (BYO padlock) and under bed storage containers.

Kings Cross Backpackers enjoys a large rooftop terrace with BBQ facilities, sun lounges and ample outdoor tables/chairs for those pre drinking party nights before heading out in Kings Cross.

Dedicated entertainments staff to get everyone in the hostel socialising. We go out most nights and have deals with local bars and clubs every night of the week offering free entry and usually a free drink. We also have regular pub crawls, party buses, UV paint parties, pub golf and even party boat cruises. Check our events board when you check in to find out whats coming up.

Free WiFi, Free Breakfast, Free airport shuttle and Free Gym access makes Kings Cross Backpackers great value for money.

If you are looking at continuing your travels up the coast we have a full time travel agent who does heavily discounted East Coast trips at a much cheaper rate than the local shop based agents so just ask at reception.

Reception hours are 7:00am – 10pm (late check ins please provide prior notice by phone/email)
Check out by 10am
Check in after 1230pm

XMAS/NYE 2015/2016

14 Night package between 20 Dec and 3 Jan. Full payment will be made to your credit card on 01 Dec 15 with no cancellations after this time. Must stay over these set 14 nights. No checkins after 20 Dec.

Package Inclusions:

Rooftop Welcome party on the first night with our sister hostel giving you the chance to form friendships with up to 200 other like minded backpackers. Our friendly staff will introduce themselves and serve up a traditional Free Australian BBQ with some free drinks to get everyone chatting.

Our daytime events coordinators will organise Free BBQ’s, Beach days (Bondi, Coogee and Manly), sports days and tours to Sydney attractions throughout your two week stay. All activities are free although on some you may need to pay for your own bus/train/ferry tickets.

Kings Cross evenings are where the real fun begins! Our night time events staff have a jam packed schedule with free entry and a free drink at various hand picked bars/clubs every night of your stay.

On XMAS eve there will be a XMAS boat party with over 500 backpackers where you will travel past Sydney Opera House and the Harbour bridge (tickets approx $25) and free entry and bus transfers to a night club after party.

On Xmas day we will come together as a hostel. Again our staff will cook up and serve a free Xmas lunch complete with party hats, bon bons and Xmas cheer so theres no reason to get home sick on this special day.

On NYE we will take you to a great local Sydney park, We will drink and play games during the day and then watch Sydney’s famous NYE fire works from the waters edge. Our two hostels will meet with another two hostels creating an awesome group of a few hundred backpackers.

On the 02 Jan some of our guests choose to stay on and some continue on their travels. For the ones leaving we all get together and send them off in style by throwing a massive party to complete this package. This will be an “Around the World” theme so bring your best outfits and dress as your country.

Accommodation Information

Kings Cross backpackers has predominately 4, 6, 8 and 10 bed dorms and at around 80 beds it is small enough for everyone to know each other and large enough for something to be happening every night of the week. All dorms include free bed linen and security lockers (BYO padlock). Our hostel is well suited to female guests with a 12 bed female dorm with private bathroom and 4 bed female dorm options.

Location Information

Kings Cross Backpackers is centrally located. It is just off the famous "Golden Mile" which is Sydney's backpacker mecca and party district. Right in the heart of the action we are amongst great bars, clubs and walking distance to the city, Opera House and Harbour bridge. With buses just out front and Kings Cross Station 100m away it is easy to get to all tourist attractions. We highly recommend grabbing a bus to Bondi for the day or hop on the ferry to the famous Manly Beach. Just ask at reception if you need any help.

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