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The Original Backpackers Hostel

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160-162 Victoria Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at The Original Backpackers for 7 days after leaving a great hostel down the street. I arrived and was told the 8 bed dorm I booked wasn't clean so they "upgraded" me to a 6 bed dorm instead. I arrived in the dorm and it was absolutely trashed. Clothes, bags, and rotten food. There was an orange juice container... More 

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Thank Max412Spence
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Messy dorms are an ongoing battle for any hostel.We clean the dorms every day and throw out messy people who take over the whole dorm.The outdoor areas are kept quiet after 10 pm.We have plenty of bathrooms -there is a whole block in the courtyard(near this guests room). More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the original backpackers hostel before heading to the next city. It was easy to find. The room was clean with free wifi. The people were friendly which made the experience wonderful and cosy. Affordable and worth the value. Would definitely stay there again.

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Thank filfelicity
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Its a nice place to stay in Sydney when u first come. The only huge dissapoitment its expensive Wi-Fi. I am traveler and working online and I paid too much for internet so I had to move to another place. If you like loud and drinking parties thats the exact place.

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Campbellton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Met my expectations. A bit cold in the rooms in winter, and most of the guests are German or French and hang out among themselves, but other than that everything was fine. I really wish they wouldn't cap their Internet, but that is apparently the Australian way...

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our single room was clean and simple, which is all I really ask for in a hostel. The balconies and courtyard were decorated with beautiful plants, flowers, herbs and vegetables, you really felt like you were some where exotic. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location in Kings Cross was great. Just a short walk to the train... More 

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Sicily, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have to say the find a good hostel in Sydney is hard. I stayed at the Original because I had bad experience with another one near by, so I didn't want to move around. I have to say that my experience was good, the hostel has really good kitchen where you can cook. They organized a delicious buffet for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm quite surprise about this hostel. I was staying there for a long time and it's absolutely fantastic! Everything is clean, clean rooms, free and very fast wifi, and really nice staff members. They also have got an every evening entertainment. Thumps up 👌🏻

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good location - 2 min from King´s Cross. Room and showers were clean. As it was winter, it was quite cold in the room even there was a small heater, windows were broken, it was not possible to close them. In the evenings, it is quite noisy but as 10 pm comes, it gets quiet. If you look for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was a bit stuck in this hostel...it was just the perfect one. It was the cleanest hostel I have ever been to, the staff is really nice and helpful and the manager is just awesome. The kitchen is very clean and well equipped. Also they spend a lot time in cleaning, the room was very clean and looked after.... More 

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Thank 999Marc
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 10 days and did enjoy my time. The rooms were spacious enough (8 bed dorm) and especially liked the kitchen a lot, huge and clean. The staff were really helpful too. The hostel was full of Germans though, so it was a bit hard to meet people when everyone just spoke German.

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Bruce-KE, Front Office Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Karinsten, many thanks for taking the time to leave us your useful feedback. Depending of the time of the year they could be more or less Germans, French or English. But we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Original Team More 

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