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The Original Backpackers Hostel

160-162 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #41 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I had about four days here, just before Christmas, staying in one of the 6 bed dorms. The free WiFi is a limited system, in that you get a voucher for 'x' Mb of downloads on check-in.. it didn't take me long to use my free quota (even with what felt like general emails and regular browsing), but the staff... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great place to stay if your wanting accommodation on a budget with great location, friendly staff and good facilities. Rooms were clean and the place was looked after. Wouldn't recommend for families or couples looking for a quiet weekend as this is in the Heart of kings cross. Would stay again for sure.

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night. I booked a private room for me and my sister. We decided to stay here because it was close to the King's Cross Station and because my sister was leaving the next day. The staff was friendly, helpful and explained everything to us. When we entered the room I noticed the room was clean,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the moment I arrived till the moment I left I was well looked after with all questions answerd and nothing was ever too much hassle. I would like to say thanks to "Armin"the otalian guy for being so helpful. A great individual and a great asset to original backpackers. Will recommend this hostel to everybody and il be back... More

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The Original Backpackers Hotel
The Original Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Address: 160-162 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #41 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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