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Kings Cross Backpackers

79 Bayswater Rd | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 , Australia (Formerly Backpackers Headquarters Hostel)
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Ranked #48 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
Tanje_2014 Dusslingen, Germany
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This was the first hostel I stayed in and it was full of longer termers who weren't very friendly (not including the one girl in our room who did make an effort). On the first night I was kept awake until 6am and on the second night I tried to join in, but even getting a cup off someone was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

No lights in the showers. No lights in the room- instead we had a uv light. Squeakiest bed I've ever slept in. No stairs to the top bunk- just get there yourself. Really bad water pressure in the showers which run hot and cold continuously. Road works immediately outside the window four days straight. Cockroaches in the 'living area'. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Awful hostel! Cant think of one good thin to say about it! Cockroach in the kitchen, dirty linen, disgusting shower rooms...the 12bed dorm was so dirty, couldn't see the floor! Had booked 2 nights but definitely can't handle the second night

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This hostel has a fabulous location in the midst of all the bars and clubs and a short walk to downtown Sydney to see the sights, however; its pretty freaking dirty. They do include breakfast of cereal and toasts every morning along with free dinners (usually of the bbq variety) 3 nights a week. But if you are into partying... More

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Dusslingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was able to rendezvous with my boyfriend who had been travelling in AU while I went to NZ. I found the Kings Cross Backpackers excellent. Like the Rapahoe Bay one in NZ this place had lots of people who were easy to get along with, wanted to have fun and keen to explore the cross, shop down William Street,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Listening to the positive reviews on here really sets you up for a fall. To start with the good points the hostel has a good common area with lots of films to choose from and is in a good location if you like to go out. It is also cheaper than other options. The hostel is filthy. The cleaners are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is very dirty, there were lots of cockroaches both in the dorms and the kitchen. The kitchen was small and it would be difficult to cook at peak times. At check out we were asked to bring the bed sheets down which meant the staff didn't actually have to go to the rooms and clean it meaning there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you're backpacking to have fun, this is the place. The people who are staying here all seem to genuinely want to meet people/have a great time in Sydney. And yh, the roof top parties are awesome!!!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Got invited to Kings Cross backpackers for a roof top Australia day party. It was an absolute blast as the boys had awesome beats pumping w triple J top 100, an inflatable pool and free BBQ. Great vibe w great people from all over the world! Cheers boys!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed there for two nights in December. We arrived at the reception at 10am ish and were able to check in straight away which was pretty cool. The room was in a mess but later on there was a lady came in to clean it up. We were given only sheets(no real blankets), so at night... More

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Additional Information about Kings Cross Backpackers

Address: 79 Bayswater Rd | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 , Australia (Formerly Backpackers Headquarters Hostel)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kings Cross Backpackers is a friendly, modern and fully renovated Sydney Hostel. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and female only dorms are available. Warning: Kings cross Backpackers is a super friendly small hostel with all guests becoming great friends. This is not a boring 500 bed hospital/jail hostel which all true travellers learn to hate. Kings Cross Backpackers is quickly becoming the top rated and most social hostel in Sydney. With an almost cult following it is mainly filled with repeat visitors. Unfortunately most guests cry when they leave. All rates include free breakfast, free WIFI, free cable TV, free nights out and access to a beautiful rooftop garden with a panty dropping view. ... more   less 
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