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Chili Blue Backpackers

144 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel accidentally double booked our room and despite having paid our deposit they said 'sorry theres no space but feel free to sleep on the stools in the kitchen'. We were moved to some dingy place next door whilst other members of my party were split up and squeezed into 2 different rooms. I would not recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for one week on march 2015. It was our third week in Sydney, the hostel we had before was full so we've decided to book another one nearby. We saw te enough-ok comments on Hostelworld and we booked for a raesonable price. Once there a very pleasant staff explained all the rules and we did... More 

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ChiliBlueSydney, Manager at Chili Blue Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. As you said you booked a 10 bed dorm and had an upgrade into our budget 4 bed dorm. Yes this room is fairly small but we do not charge excessive amount of money for it. Perhaps if you had requested a room change... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was there for a couple of weeks and I have to say that the hostel it's not so bad, the room are not so so clean and there are not enough toilets and showers, anyway maybe it's just a little bit less than the average, but I've never been in a hostel with staff so unfriendly and rude! NEVER!and... More 

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ChiliBlueSydney, Manager at Chili Blue Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review our property. We just wish to respond to your comment about our rates. Yes we do offer promotional rates which is widely known as last minute deals to fill the few beds we have left over. This of course can not apply on a long term stay otherwise it would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I went to this backpacker hostel with my friends in June. This is the cheapest hostel in Sydney and one of the best. You have free Breakfast, and because they is temporally no wifi in the room, free dinner every night. Very nice people and staff. Do not hesitate to come

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Sydney today seeking to acquire certification for bar work and construction. Steve on reception not only talked us through the process, but was kind of enough to book all 3 of us on to courses within the very next couple of days. We were also able to book a room for 1 week at an extremely affordable... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great location and nice free breakfast, but something missed such as some individual lamp is broken or missed. Typically my own was not there. In addition, not much soundproofing is also problem. Moreover, I was seeing kind of insects (maybe cockroach?) at the backpackers. Moreover wifi was too slow. So I give average only.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I really tried to give this place the benefit of the doubt and stick it out. When we got our room with a smashed TV and suffocating damp it didn't phase me. When we tried to cook dinner and there were cockroaches crawling all over my gormet packet noodles I didn't let it phase me. When it was 3am and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great hostel with excellent facilities. always something going on and food provided on friday and saturdays! WC and showers are always clean. Hostel is in a great location next to shops, train station and McDonalds!!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Chili Blue was in a great location, only a minute's walk away from Kings Cross train station and just a couple of minutes away from all the major nightlife and local amenities. Great hostel for backpackers as there's always somebody around to talk to and plenty of nights out to join. Breakfast included in the price is always a bonus... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Chili Blue hostel is in a great location for backpackers and is a reasonable price. Fantastic atmosphere and a great place to meet people who are also travelling. The cleaners are fantastic and the staff on the front desk are extremely helpful. Kitchen and communal area open 24/7 which is very handy. I had a wonderful time staying at this... More 

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