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Reviews of Kings Cross Backpackers

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

77.7% Overall Rating

62 out of 81 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/03/2014)

"Big lockers in the rooms, free wifi, sockets for charging electronics. I made a mistake with my booking dates and the check in lady was nice enough to take my initial payment into consideration."

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Facilities

  • 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

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77.7%

Overall Rating

62 out of 81 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kings Cross Backpackers'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
75.2%
Value
76.8%
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80.8%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big lockers in the rooms, free wifi, sockets for charging electronics. I made a mistake with my booking dates and the check in lady was nice enough to take my initial payment into consideration.

Disliked: The room was tiny so felt crowded even though it had only two bunk beds. The location of the socket was rather high up, thankfully someone had an extension cable. The bathrooms that was available to me was filthy which made me stay only the one night. Check out time is too early

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location if you want to be close to lots of bars, Kings Cross is the red light district but it's not as scummy as most people make it out to be, you just have to be aware of your surroundings at night! It's about a 20minute walk to the downtown area, we always walked it and it's fine. They have good free breakfasts (variety of bread, cereals, tea/coffee, spreads), and lots of free dinners. Pretty clean. The lockers in the rooms are pretty big.

Disliked: 90% of the people there were long-termers... our roommates had been in the hostel for 6 months already, everyone had their own friends group and didn't really try to make friends with the newcomers. The kitchen was tiny for the amount of people staying there. The wifi was terrible.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Fred Santos

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2013

Liked: The Common areas are good and clean. Free Pool table and tv with Xbox.

Disliked: Too many permanents. The rooms are messy and not clean. The hostel is located far from metro stations.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooftop and nice Staff

Disliked: nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

NONOKA KIKUCHI

Alone

Business / conference

15 July 2013

Liked: free breakfast

Disliked: cleaner

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is easy to locate and they have evenings where they provide food

Disliked: The hostel at the time when we stayed was full of long termers and so not as social as you would have hoped, even though the kitchen was always full they seemed to have their little groups already and seem reluctant to socialise with the short termers, especially those that work in the hostel as well as stay there.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vivian Lee

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

06 May 2013 Vivian would recommend this property

Liked: It was a really pleasant experience. The dorms were clean and the staff was great. The location is very convenient!

Disliked: I wish there was more than one toilet for the one ladies room... but its understandable.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everybody was nice, they have a board which says what's on what night! Is a really homely hostel!

Disliked: Bedroom was quite cramped. That's it!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eddie Knowlton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2013 Eddie would recommend this property

Liked: amazing place with great atmosphere and people - everyone is friendly and is down to have a good time with all. the planned events each night are a real bonus when you are travelling alone, excellent way to start socializing with others.

Disliked: bathroom and kitchen are a little small when they're busy (can get a bit crowded) but are still very clean and fully equipped.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! I stayed for 8 nights alone in a female 10-dorm and it was great! Sometimes messy, but you get used to it. They clean the bathroom everyday and it was awesome staying there!

Disliked: The staff isn't so great. Always hanging on facebook and they don't really help you!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel put on good events every night, the basement is really cozy and feels more like a house than a hostel, it was really inviting (but there's not enough seating for everyone), rooms, lobby and kichen were all very clean, lockers available with own lock, very secure building. Beds were pretty comfortable as well. Before we arrived we were told that the kings cross area was very sketchy (druggies would give us a hard time, etc) but as two female travelers we felt very safe walking around the area. The city is about a 25 minute walk but the train station is close if you don't want to walk. Coles is within a 5 minute walk.

Disliked: The staff weren't very friendly at all. Not once did any of them say "good morning" or even "hey" to us, I'd still recommend the place but don't expect a welcoming greeting. If you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs, kings cross is a party area and therefore you could hear people at all hours of the night. Also the beds were squeaky so again if you're a light sleeper...earplugs.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Sonya Marlen Koerber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2013 Sonya Marlen would recommend this property

Liked: very familiar

Disliked: sometimes very unfriendly staff

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

05 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi. nice kitchen.

Disliked: huge in-your-face MTV presence

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

04 April 2013

Liked: It was clean and close to the train station.

Disliked: The lights in the women's toilets were broken for days, so it was impossible to see at night. No towels available, or computers.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has a great location and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Free Internet and free breakfast was wonderful. They also had a free BBQ one night. There was enough room in the 4-bedroom-dorm.

Disliked: There were lockers in room Number 3, but you have to bring your own padlock or go and buy one. The showers are not the fanciest ones, that is, no shelves and only curtains.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2013

Liked: Security is good(but U need a padlock with U, if U use indivisual locker) and airport pick up is free, if U stay over 3 nights.

Disliked: The female dorm is so dirty. Staffs never clean the room. Longterm roommates turn on the light, music and make noises at midnights. The lights on sensor is not directed at the shower, so I took a shower in the dark. free breakfast is poor. There is Only 'instant' coffee.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great small Hostel in a great area of Sydney

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2013

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful, location was a few minutes walk from Kings Cross, lovely rooftop courtyard.

Disliked: Really dirty stuffy room (although i think it was a long term dorm, so peoples crap EVERYWHERE) with used plates and cups growing mould , not so comfy mattresses. Bathrooms not clean, the water wasn't draining away in the shower so it flooded the whole room , the light was on a sensor not directed at the shower so went dark while I was in the shower :) WIFI not available in my room.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

11 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Its my second home! Staff are great, people are really nice, and the hostel has everything you need. Roof top parties are the best :)

Disliked: Nothing its a great hostel.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Basics are above average especially for the price. Clean linen whenever you ask for it, clean beds, bathrooms cleaned every day, kitchen is small but serviceable with everything you need to cook. Having a freezer is nice (even after the "incident" at the around the world party). Things won't be pristine 100% of the time, but if you want that get a hotel or an apartment, they put in the effort a lot more than most and it shows. Social atmosphere is inclusive and fun, not as crazy as some. There's a party but you'll sleep later on. Met a lot of people here and we're mostly still in touch wherever we are. Extras like an enormous TV with loads of movies and tv shows, free pool table, wifi and breakfast are fantastic. Located in Kings Cross, not the best or prettiest area in Sydney by a mile, but central and easy to get to anywhere from. Hell of a party five minutes up the road too. Staff. Biased because they're friends after I stayed here but they sorted everything I asked for and were generally good guys. Owners are a great laugh whenever they come on a night out.

Disliked: The hostel staff is very much in love with going to O'Malleys several thousand times a week and the office should probably be moved to a quiet table at the back.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really nice and friendly hostel. It's pretty small which gives it a nice atmosphere. Free breakfast and internet is very nice and they always have somethings happeninh during the nights. The staff is very good and we really enyoyed our stay.

Disliked: The only negative thing i can think about is the laundry. They only have one washingmachine and then we where there it was a huge line to use it. Otherwise everything is very good.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly staff. A slightly older crowd here than the city centre hostels which seem to be full of juvenile goon monsters! ( mid twenties I stead of teenagers). Comfortable bed and good tv and communal areas. Free breakfast and good wifi.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common area is nice and the fact that WiFi works and it's free it's a huge plus. But it takes time to be repaired when breaks down.

Disliked: The dorms are not air-conditioned, so it's pretty hot in there. Mold on the room windows. Kitchen very small + cockroaches.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Olivia Meese

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2013 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly vibe. Great parties. Perfect location.

Disliked: Olivia left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, facilities always clean and tidy. No disturbing noises during the night, although I've stayed in shared room. Perfect for backpackers. A lot of evening activities. Free breakfast is just the top of it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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