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Zing Backpackers

156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
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Zing Backpackers
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Ranked #35 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A less than 5 minute walk to Kings Cross station. But there were bars and pubs nearby so it may not be safe for female travellers especially on Friday and weekend nights. There were a group of men sitting right outside my room on a night drinking and chit chatting which was very inconvenient when I needed to use the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The location is excellent, in the heart of Kings Cross with dozens of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the area; a 15 min walk to the city centre and right next to a train station. Our double-room was clean, spacious and comfortable (for hostel standards). The vast majority of guests are young backpackers with a good amount of long-term residents.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Clean,happy place.quiet too.Iam more that happy to recomend this hostel.there is nothing bad about the place.helpfull staff and free breakfast.Its working travelrs place so there is quiet after 10pm.I recomend.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This hostel was a great crack! The staff were grand, so helpful! Especailly seamus, the strawberry blonde guy. The rooms & kitchen were very clean. Awesome location, 2 minutes walk from Kings Cross station & tonnes of restaurants/cafes. Good thai food next door! The atmopshere was cool, everyone was friendly and the tv room was really comfortable. deadly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Zing. They organised transport to and from the airport at a fair price. The location is great. about a 30 min walk to the city centre and the opera (goes faster if you take the train) and many small shops and food places closly around. Further, the hostel offers free wifi and breakfast, as... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pros - good location: 5min walk to Coles, lots of good cafés and restaurants on doorstep, 15 min walk to CBD, 2 min walk to Kings Cross station with regular trains to airport for $17. -Bathrooms/shower rooms are fairly new, good shower temperature/pressure. -towels and decent amount of Internet for free. Wifi good in room. -good TV and storage in... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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51 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We really liked our stay at Zing. The double room had everything you need... A sink, fridge, TV, fan and bed. The bed was bit strange and uncomfy though. It was a bunk bed with a double bed and a single bed on top of it. The matress of the double bed was too soft and the matress of the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I actually enjoyed my stay here, as I met some amazing friends and had some great nights out. My poor rating is for a couple of things; the kitchen is tiny for the size of the hostel, I found myself cooking around the peak times as there wasn't room to move in there. wifi is capped which isn't too bad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As a hostel it was great, free breakfast, clean bathrooms, and interesting people. Also loved that it was only a short walk from the CBD. The long terms were a bit clicky and loud, but you kind of expect that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you expect a basic backpacker hotel so that you have a place to sleep, you're good! I stayed in a twin room. Room was quiet and didn't hear noise from the street. Easy access to CBD from here, either walking or take the train.

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