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Backpackers HQ
174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #39 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Munich, Germany
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you are really looking for a hostel there cannot be any other choice than this. It is a bit pricey but it has a wonderful lounge and the rooms are quit spacey. However, it can get noisy at night but obviously this really depends on the guests staying there at the moment. Don't bother reading the old reviews, as mentioned it has been renovated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Excellent location as well.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in 3 other hostels in Sydney but none compared to HQ. The courtyard too my breath away. The showers were hot and never ran out of water. The staff were fantastic giving me advice on what to do and see. A refreshing change (staff who want to help!) The Rooms were clean and secure with huge lockers. Everything was perfect. Would never go anywhere else when in Sydney. I love HQ!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This place was the best... The staff were really friendly and helpful, they even helped getting me some work while traveling. They have just finished renovations and the hostel looks fantastic, new everything. New Kitchen, new courtyard, new bathrooms and new tv room. NEW NEW NEW!!! And close to evreything in the heart of the cross... A must stay... Enjoy!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, 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
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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
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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
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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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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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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 #39 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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