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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 #41 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros - staff is fairly friendly and helpful - location is great; like others have said it's a short walk or train ride to many places - for Sydney, the price was acceptable (though it was a discounted rate) - bathrooms and showers are kept fairly clean - free breakfast Cons - free breakfast is cold cereal, bread/toast with PB/jam,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zing backpackers provided a chance for me to make more friends inside. Also, the room were very clean and the staff were nice and pleased to help us solved our problem. They can really provided more than you expected. It was really a good experience for me when we were staying in Sydney. At last , I would like... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

He stayed here for 3 nights in a nice triple room. Location is great, you can walk to city center (20min) or catch a train nearby. Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, nice kitchen with free breakfast included.

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Schleswig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I paid 25 Dollars for a 6-bed-share room with fridge and bathroom. There´s free breakfast and free internet. It's central and the staff is helpful. For me, it was a good basis to explore Sydney/Kings Cross, have a good sleep and don´t pay too much.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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 April 10, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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
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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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): $
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Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney

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