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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is located right on the main street in Kings Cross and it is about a 15 minute walk to the centre and the harbour. The hostel is located right next to a metro station. The streets outside are bustling but can get a bit loud if you are staying for a long time. We stayed in April so...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your time due to the temperature of the room. It is true that we were unable to adjust the temperature of individual rooms which does make it hard as one room could say its hot and another cold etc. This is something we are working on and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I have the past two years spent considerable time staying at Jackeroo, even choosing when my budget allowed for a hotel to stay here this year as I knew I would have a great night sleep, wifi is excellent and in rooms, something I hadn't had before, air con is effective but not a fridge, the free breakfast is good...

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Hi, Thank you very much for the awesome review! Safe travels.

Reviewed August 15, 2016

KINGS CROSS, Pimps, prostitutes and vagrants haha. Great experience and luckily we had a nice place to stay, near the train station just in case we needed to leg it from any local pimps. Didn't stay very long only a week but thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Best place to stay in the area!!!

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hostel! Safe travels.

Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the stay in this hostel, everyone is nice and it's quite clean too. Breakfast is also good, and it's free ;) You can use the wifi without paying and there are also some PC's available to go online! the only bad point is that you can't open the windows in the rooms! I will definitely come back!

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review. We are unable to open the front facing windows due to local legislation. Our back facing room windows can be open if asked but this can attract a few insects in the warmer months. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

It's located at a ex-red light district so there's a lot of pubs, occasionally there's drunk people walking around. Quite scary I would say. Wouldn't recommend for families with kids or elderly. Shared toilets quite clean. No elevator so I had to carry my luggae up to the third Storey which is the top floor with the help of the...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your great review. We can usually fix any issues with the wifi if told at the time. You will be happy to know that the wifi is working as intended in each room. Safe travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stayed here for 2 months while i was in Sydney. Really loved it! I made so many friends. Highly recommended if you're a solo traveller. I left here after my first week to stay in a *fancier* hostel. Mistake. Was right back there after. Don't let the location of King's Cross turn you off (if you're new to Sydney). I...

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and safe hostel, with an extremely dishy owner. I have stayed in this hostel for around 11 months enjoying living in a clean hostel with good/interesting night life surrounding the hostel. Also the use of the roof top terrace comes in handy if you are a smoker. Also the hostel has to tortoises, just saying.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It was a great stay at this hostel. I had no Reservation which was no Problem. Always nice staff. Just next door is a train station (kings cross) and some supermarkets. Rooms and bathrooms were clean.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Booked jackaroo on hostel world from New York and didn't know what to expect as is the case with most of these things. When I arrived the welcome couldn't have been warmer, and what was booked as a weeks stay ended up being over 4 months. The hostel is the cleanest I've ever stayed in and the standard of the...

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I spend a long time at Jackaroo Kings Crossy And I Just love the hostel. Raquel, Jade and Rob are nice, warm and very concerned about the hostel and the guests. I would stay again there for sure if I go to Sydney, even not as a backpacker, the hostel Is very clean and tidy and it has double rooms...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross, Sydney's newest hostel, The 'Jackaroo Hostel' is more than you could ever expect. Its unique, it’s different. It’s an experience, because we want it that way. The Jackaroo Hostel, located in the hip area of Kings Cross, is a cool haven for the international traveller, in the heart of Sydney Australia.The Jackaroo Hostel is a family run hostel. Owned and operated by best friends and brothers Robert and Jade Smith. We understand that the Jackaroo Hostel will be the centre of your Sydney experience, and we want it to be memorable. We love Sydney, and we want you to love it too.We offer quality affordable accommodation. Double rooms, Twin with ensuite, 4 and 6 bed dorms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jackaroo Hostel

Address: 107-109 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $28 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackaroo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Off street”
 of 5 bubbles Girlabouttown007, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“ROOM 6!! Private bathroom for 4 people, a window that opens lol”
 of 5 bubbles karendaly88, Jul 11, 2016 | Read review
“Not on the first floor. #17 was relatively good (window to the other side, double bed)”
 of 5 bubbles L9052CK_, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has a great window which gives natural light + a view of the street below”
 of 5 bubbles MaxHPreece, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose the ensuite form room if you have difficulty climbing stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles macedonboy, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
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