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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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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and i arrived at the hostel and were greeted nicely enough by the man on reception, we went up to the room to be confronted by one hell of a mess. At 1pm guys were still in bed with clothes all over the floor, it stank. We later spent the week being ignored by the 'clique' of people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed there for two night with my friends. We were there for just a weekend and stayed in the 12 girls dorm. It's was mess all over the room, i didn't know where to put my stuff because every box was already taken, because half the girls lived there for months . Felt like walking in to someones bedroom.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stayed here for four nights in a four dorm, the room wasn't very clean, and the worst thing and was the heat which was unbearable. An old plug in fan that seemed to blow hot air and one on the ceiling that also done nothing did not help the situation, also the bathrooms aren't very clean. The location however is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

i stayed at this hostel for ten days and enjoyed my time there. Good vibe with people, close to pretty much anything you want. Really good common rooms. Massive room and space for chilling in front of the TV. Rooftop is very good too!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Most horrible hostel staff ever! There was a partey and it was supposet to in kitchen earea but it went nuts! The floor was 10cm flowding from beer and puke! And that was fine with me caz i was in tv room. Then one of a stuff came and starting to say something, witch we didint understand he was verry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed here for two weeks in February and had a really good time. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The first few days i had some trouble getting in with the longtermers but they invited me to drink with them and had a good time. My favorit part was the free bbq on the friday night. Would recommend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

stayed 7 nights in march 2015 with my friend in the king cross backpackers hostel. Well, I just think I survived ! No jokes if you can avoid this place, DO IT. RUN AWAY. Everything is so dirty, the bedrooms and the bathroom. Just one toilet for all the level! Be ready to have new friends cockroaches and bedbugs. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I recently stayed here for 2 nights with my friend and we stayed in a 10 bed dorm. When we walked into the room it was filthy, a few people were long termers and had their things all over the room. There was 2 showers with shower curtains instead of cubicles which wasn't ideal and the curtain pole kept falling... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This too was my first hostel we stayed in when we landed in Australia. (Thursday night) As soon as we checked in, booked two nights, we knew this was a party hostel. Seemed cool at the time, but due to jet lag and no sleep we just wanted to meet a few people, have a beer, and go to bed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This hostel has a really nice vibe to it, people are friendly and easy to get to know and they provide great opportunities to meet other travelers. I never had the free dinners as it was only provided on one of my three nights, so can not comment on it, but it's a nice idea. So is the free gym... More 

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