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“Had so much fun the place was in the centre of everything and the staff were really fun and great they couldn't have been more h” 5 of 5 stars
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Backpackers HQ
174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #40 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
1 review
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“Had so much fun the place was in the centre of everything and the staff were really fun and great they couldn't have been more h”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

I had been staying at another hostel Zing down the road for week when a friend told me about this place, Zing was really cramped and dirty couldn't believe this place was a hostel the common areas are big and open and the free breakfast is great they even gave us fruit and a selection of cereal can really recommend stay here oh and they have a hostel dog who is adorable

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

Was such a friendly boutique hostel meet so many great couples and singles who shared stories of there trips got great ideas. Vicky and Simon the managers are so helpful Simon even droped me off at central with my bags to head up north, can't recommend it enough and to think l was worried about backpacking by my self Steve

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Situated in kings cross its only a 15 minutes walk downtown through the park. Clean room, price ok. Little bit noisy because of the thin doors. Nice atrium, sitting outside near the kitchen. Laundry 4 dollar. Good service! 12 dollar shuttle available to the airport. woolworth nearby and post office. We had a double room with private bath.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011 via mobile

People are great there. All very gentle, smiley and friendly. The kitchen and coutyard are nice places to hanng out, everybody was realy happy there. Great location, and the receptionist is the best! Cheers!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Great place to stay, clean, quiet and with good people.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

This place was amazing it has just been renovated by the new owners who are very friendly as well. I stayed in a dorm room which was very clean with new mattresses and clean linen the kitchen was also very clean. They have a courtyard wich is a great place to meet other travellers and free Wi Fi. I would recommend HQ to anyone wanting a clean and secure place to stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Stay away from this one! Me and my partner booked this from their website and the rooms do not look like the pictures in any way! We were first given wrong directions to the free pickup service at the airport, Then when we arrived we were told our room was not ready even though we gave them a time 2 months in advance! the hallways and courtyard were disgusting, dirty and smelt awful. There was no mattress on our bed, the shower and toilet were mouldy and had cracked tiles, not forgetting to mention that the room smelt of an old fridge and gone off food. After mentioning the state of the room to management, we were offered a twin room, which to our shock was not as bad as the double. Just about liveable. Luckily we were offered a huge discount for the inconvieniance. The people that live there were rude and appeared to not like our presence in the slightest, we didn't even dare try the breakfast, timing our arrivals in the evening and departures in the morning at times to avoid the long term residents. Overall this hostel is the worst I have ever seen and would reccomend you avoid it at all costs, unless your a rat, then I would advise it :)

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpackers HQ is a friendly, clean and safe oasis in the heart of Kings Cross. We have just undergone a major renovation to modernise this beautiful building. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome with FREE Breakfast daily, FREE Internet, FREE airport shuttle pick-up (conditions apply), FREE entry and FREE drinks in local bars and clubs. Our rooms are spacious, clean and secure with beautifully polished wooden floor boards or tiles. Many rooms have en-suites and fridges. All have security locker storage. Relax in our new TV lounge area or out the back in the timber decked courtyard. A great place to make new friends. Our friendly and helpful staff can help you find a job, buy a car, show you Sydney like us locals know it or tell you where to party every night! ... more   less 
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