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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 #43 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Racine, Wisconsin
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was fantastic value for money and incredibly liveable. I have stayed in any hostels and the kitchen was immaculate and the bathrooms are cleaned everyday. And for me that's a priority. The rooms are a bit dingy but our double room was fine had a heater and a sink if needed. You get a breakfast of as much cereal/toast/tea... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time stay in a backpacker hostel. Surprisingly, it was rather clean but there was a musty smell in the room. Bathroom was the best. Newly renovated it seemed and was clean. Person who attended to us was nice. But......During my night stay, the room beside ours was having a rowdy gathering. They were talking, shouting and singing loudly till... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've stayed in Zing for 4 days in a double room and I really liked! Good points: The staff are very helpful, rooms and toilets are clean, nice breakfast and the location is great!! Bad points: The internet (wifi) is slow and I couldn't use at night.

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Rome, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The hostel has a good location close to the train station. The staff is nice and helpful and the balcony really nice. Unfortunately the rooms are often occupied by long term guests and for this reason really chaotic and messy (cleaned just randomly). The wifi is slow and the mega not enough. The worst thing for me was that my... More 

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Address: 156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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