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Zing Backpackers

156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
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Ranked #34 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Las Vegas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a private room for 3 weeks. Was well located. only 3 minutes walk from the train station and just in the middle of King cross. We didnt expect (new to Australia) to pay for a private room at 80$ per day and had a shared bathroom/toilet. However, it was always cleaned and well maintained by the staff. Then,... More

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my short stay at zing. The service was great, with helpful staff, good rooms, free breakfast and wifi!! The location was also handy. Close to many restaurants, fast food outlets, super market, and just a couple minutes walk to the train station :) private room had fridge, toilet, shower and HD tv :D definitely recommend.

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in dorms for three weeks at zing. Although the location was a bit sketchy at first, It had the cleanest and best showers we have used in hostels, The staff are friendly and helpful and the overall feel of the hostel was very homely. Everyone respected the kitchen and it was a very clean place.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set amongst the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross, Zing! is a little haven for backpackers. Once you're inside, the busy streets are forgotten. The common areas are chilled out and welcoming. Unlike a lot of backpacker hostels, the long term residents are friendly and eager to welcome newcomers. Thankfully these common areas are very quiet after 10.30pm...even at the... More

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Cockroaches, dirty rooms, bathrooms just OK. But those guys change us our room from a 4 bed dorm to a six bed dorm. Also split our booking into different rooms. We kept moving from one place to another. Horrible experience. Also Kings Cross area is not a safe place to stay.

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Bergen, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We only staied one night in this hostel, but the standard is good, the bathrooms are clean, and it was quiet the night we were there even though there was a popular fotball match live that night. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. The day we checked out, they would charge our electric devices in the staff room for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed in this place for about two weeks whilst we looked for somewhere to live. The staff were seemingly pleasant although not always around. The internet provided was just about enough which was ok. We stayed in a double room which was average in size, It included a fridge, TV and enough space to store luggage. These were all... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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66 reviews 66 reviews
61 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed twice in this hostel during our stay (4 nights in total) and we were globally happy. We got a double room with TV, fridge and a sink. Bathroom was shared. Overall area is clean, we saw the staff cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms several times a day. It’s located in Victoria Street which we found a pretty neighborhood.... More

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The guy at reception was friendly and helpful. He offered us free breakfast when we arrived early to check in and had our room done up right as the others left. They have a nice patio and good wifi too. The price was good for a double bed room and we're happy we picked this place.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I stayed here for a few weeks when I first arrived in Sydney and I have to stay this isn’t a bad hostel but there is much better in the area. The room that I was first placed in which was room three I think was literally the most disgusting room I’ve ever seen, there was rotten food in bowls... More

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Also Known As:
Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney
Travellers Rest Hotel
Address: 156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #34 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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