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Jackaroo Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   107-109 Darlinghurst Road | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #20 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Really good place to stay, very clean (floors are bleached daily) and friendly staff. Hostel is centrally located in Kings Cross, cheap eateries nearby, ten minute walk to Hyde Park and the city... Best of all though...Continental breakfast was included in the cost....!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel was good and staff cool. The location, excellent!! just a few minutes from a lot of attractions. Also, they have breakfast and some events every night that allow you to get involved with the other guests.

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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel is in a brilliant location, has WiFi, computers and breakfast all included. Social areas are a good size too. On paper, this hostel has it all. In reality, it feels very claustrophobic - due to location and the style of the building. The entrance into the hostel is through a narrow doorway and rooms are all down unmarked... More

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the location, free breakfast and free WiFi. The rooms are located over 3 levels and we are happy to help guests carry any luggage up to the rooms. The signs for the rooms over your stay had been taken down as we were redecorating, you will be happy to... More

Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went to Sydney for a conference in the Town Hall, I decided to stay here because of other people's reviews. I'm glad I staid in such a friendly place, the people whom I share the room with were very accessible and respectful. The installations were clean enough and the staff was amiable. The only thing that I found strange... More

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of the free breakfast and free WiFi. While housekeeping are cleaning the hostel daily, management will perform spot checks on various rooms to check everything is up to our high cleaning standard. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had a bad experience staying at this hostel last October, not totally due to the hostel’s fault but mainly the roommate’s. I stayed in an all-female with private toilet 4-bed room. My room is the only room with window, and hence there is no fan in the room. My roommate decided to open the window as it was too... More

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. All our rooms have air-conditioning which can be adjusted by us, it can be hard to get the right temperature for everyone, with so many people being from many parts of the world. If you would have asked we would certainly have adjusted this for you. We encourage our guests to make us aware of... More

bkk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Noisy during weekend. Made up yr mind if you are not a teenager. A bit far from George street and central area but next to bar and pub surrounding. Free wifi which is pretty cool comparing to other hostel.

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, The hostel is located in Kings Cross, which is the entertainment district of Sydney. The hostel has many quiet areas and rooms, we encourage guests to inform us of any issues so that we can resolve them. Some guests are not as considerate as others so may have made some noise when coming in. We do have a night... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at jackaroo hostel in kings cross after spending a few nights at their hostel in mission beach. Both very different hostels but both just as great in their own way. These guys have covered almost everything and know their stuff. From the moment you arrive they are super friendly, and always willing to help and answer any questions.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Jackaroo hostel is really easy to find, Stop at King Cross Station, exit to king cross road, and you will find a signboard to jackaroo hostel. That what i like the most about this hostel. The bathroom is very clean, the bed is comfortable, staff also helpful. Thanks for the free flow wine :) i will came back again for... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The hostel is located in Kings Cross which has loads going on, there is an event every night. The area does have a bit of a reputation but I felt Perfectly safe. It was really convenient that it was located right next to the subway station (Literary walk out the door and its there!) They also always seem to be... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I don't understand why this hostel received so many good recommendations! Maybe it means that the average Australian hostel is even worse. Maybe I've been spoilt by all the wonderful hostels in New Zealand, but this hostel was quite appaling! The double room I had was dirty, didn't even have a hook to hang your clothes, the linen was dirty... More

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Address: 107-109 Darlinghurst Road | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackaroo Hostel 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Welcome to the Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross, Sydney's newest hostel, The 'Jackaroo Hostel' is more than you could ever expect. Its unique, it’s different. It’s an experience, because we want it that way. The Jackaroo Hostel, located in the hip area of Kings Cross, is a cool haven for the international traveller, in the heart of Sydney Australia.The Jackaroo Hostel is a family run hostel. Owned and operated by best friends and brothers Robert and Jade Smith. We understand that the Jackaroo Hostel will be the centre of your Sydney experience, and we want it to be memorable. We love Sydney, and we want you to love it too.We offer quality affordable accommodation. Double rooms, Twin with ensuite, 4 and 6 bed dorms. ... more   less 
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