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Reviews of The Original Backpackers Hostel Sydney Hostel

162 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 78%

Location 90%

Safety 82%

Staff 89%

Value 80%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

IMPORTANT
Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be a 10 night minimum night stay for dormitory rooms, from 23rd December to 2nd January. There will be non refundable deposit of 50% charged on 1st December.

If we have beds left after the 23rd December we have a 3 night minimum stay from the 30th December. Full non-refundable payment is required.

We offer free internet & WiFi (300 mbs per day).

Cheap $20 a day secure parking (special offer to our hostel guest

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 78%

Location 90%

Safety 82%

Staff 89%

Value 80%

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

Anonymous
22 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Conveniently located next to a coles grocery store and train stop. The outdoor patio seating is nice as well as the lounge which provides netflix.

Disliked: Cockroaches, rats, flies. Not a clean hostel. I stayed there for a week and no one came in to vacuum or clean even once. Also the cooking utensils/pots/pans are limited and worn. They make you carry your personal cups, plates, and silverware around. Silly system in my opinion.

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

Anonymous
18 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The room was big and clean. The beds were (compared to other hostel beds) really comfortable. The staff was friendly. The bathrooms were clean.

Disliked: The kitchen could be a bit bigger. During dinner times, it was pretty crowded. More space could help.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
22 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing

Liked: Location

Disliked: Noise from kitchen close to our private room

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
23 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Staff was nice

Disliked: People were partying loudly until 4am every day, sounded like they were tearing the hostel down and it was almost impossible to sleep, during the few hours i managed to sleep, my charger and adapter were stolen, kitchen was dirty, people were throwing up in the bathrooms, i asked the staff for help, but they just told us to get everything done before people start throwing up there

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very well priced and a good central location.

Disliked: The whole hostel was a little shabby and didn't feel particularly safe or secure. The blanket I was given on the first night was covered in balls of hair so it didn't feel very clean either.

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff was great and the facilities were clean.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Facilities

Disliked: sizeof kitchen and dining space, too small for the amount of guests.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The bathroom and the common areas like the kitchen and garden are cleaned regularly. I liked the spacious toilets (including shower).

Disliked: Unfortunately there were almost only French and German people in the hostel. Next to, most of these guests are in the hostel for longer time; for work, and hereby groups are created. These people do not really open up for new people. In addition, English is not the language spoken in this hostel, you'll be surrounded with German and French. Too bad!

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

Anonymous
15 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very nice building in a cool location with an awesome team!

Disliked: There could be securit lockers in the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Fantastic. Value for money and great atmosphere + location.

Disliked: Beds were very hard. That is all.

Customer would recommend this property

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