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The Original Backpackers Hostel

160-162 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The double rooms are really nice and clean, with own fridge, waterboiler (including tea, coffee and sugar) and a safe. Staff is very friendly and helpful, especially manager Bruce. In the courtyard it can get noisy: people talking, eating and listening music - but they have to leave at 10pm (what they always did), so if you wanna go to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit expensive for what we got, room very small, drunk people shouting at 2 am on weekends, otherwise it is ok for couples days or one week. Wouldn't stay longer. Staff friendly and helpful. Not dirty but not very clean, anyway it is a Backpackers, not a 5 star hotel do it is doing its job.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Originals fulfilled my every ideal for backpacking in comfort. Firstly, I would take reviews with noise complaints with a grain of salt. Although guests do certainly get loud, the staff seem to be far stricter with quiet hours after 10pm now than perhaps a few years ago. We were warned by flashing lights when it neared ten and we... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

only stayed here one night. got in about 9-10 o clock and had to check out by 10 the next morning so didnt get to use the facilities much but overall it seemed a nice place. bathrooms were clean and felt a little luxurious in comparison to other hostels. 4 bed dorm was spacious. plenty of sockets and storage space.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed in a 10/8 bed dorm to start with and found new friends. Then they moved me around the hostel because i stayed for 6 months. Staff were helpful. Very happy smiley people. Since my time ive spent in the hostel alot has change. Most of the showers have been renovated. And the new BBQs. Makes a great Aussie atmosphere... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed 4 night here. Most of stuff members are friendly n helpful. Kitchen n bathroom are reasonably clean. However, other guests never care about others who want to rest during the night. Most of guests are from Germany or France.they drink together all the time and speak loudly, walk to upstairs loudly around till 2am and then some people... More

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Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

This is her first review and should be ignored.If guests walking on stairs and talking upsets you maybe you aren't made for hostel life.This hostel loves German and French guests who talk to each other and then get up early to enjoy Sydney.We don't allow drinking games,singing or screaming but love the way our guests(and staff) come from so many... More

Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed in a private room with an en suite for one night only - a Monday. The room was very small and a bit cell like, with no proper windows (although lying in bed I could see the top of a tree which was nice). I was disappointed not to be in the older, period building part of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I accidently booked the previous month without realising, however when I showed up they were happy to get me and my friend a bed each in the same room (which was amazing considering it was the same weekend as the g&l mardi gras parade) The owners are lovely and all the staff are very helpful. The bathrooms are clean and... More

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Stow, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a private room. The furnishings were old and in poor condition. Uncomfortable couch with tears in the upholstery. Bunk beds were tolerable. Bedding and towels were frayed. Shared bathrooms were in poor shape. Stayed on a Friday/Saturday - party went late, with lots of alcohol. Staff were friendly, but overwhelmed. We stayed at several other... More

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Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

The Original Backpackers has been totally refurbished over the past year.This room has now been renovated and the couch replaced.Nearly all bathrooms have now been renovated(2 to go!).This is not a party hostel. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I spent three nights at the Original Backpackers in Feb 2014 and really enjoyed my time spent there. The building is a lovely characterful place set amongst gardens strewn with twinkling fairy lights. Its on a tree lined road in Potts Point which is a bustling lively area in a really good location. I had booked a private room and... More

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Address: 160-162 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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