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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed for a week in kingscross backpackers. Had a great stay. All the staff are really friendly and helpful. One of the cleanest hostels Iv stayed in with a great atmosphere! Met some great people. Will be back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very friendly hostel, with great value for money! 3 free meals a week- can't go wrong! The bathrooms are small for the size of the hostel but we still never had to que... There are a lot of long termers here and so a great atmosphere...Good location and staff are great, especially the holiday advisor- mike. My friend and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my first Australian hostel and I’ve yet to have a less enjoyable experience. The room was filthy, full of cockroaches and messy long termers – there was a jar of pasta sauce splattered all over the wall that was there my entire stay. When a group of guys came in at 3am, turned the light on, snorted lines... More 

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