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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Most of the people who are staying there are on a working holiday. I think this created the strickt rules about drinking, using the kitchen and the terras. There was absolutely no fun atmosphere. The building is literally falling apart. Very poor hygiene in the showers and toilets.

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Thank JanniVinny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I spend 2 days here when I arrive in Sydney. There is nice people and is comfortable. I arrive late in night and is still ok to check in. Is magnifique view from window you see Opera house. Is not loud in night so was ok with jetlag helped a lot. Have to remember pasword for the door I didnt... More 

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Nancy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We spent an awesome summer and autumn time in Sydney at Kanga house. It was for us the best hostel in Sydney. We strongly recommend this hostel to our friends. The hostel offers many common facilities which were much appreciated: -clean kitchen with an oven (great advantage for people like me who like cooking or just grill food) -spacious hot... More 

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Thank cicilia06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing location close to everything! I met here amazing people and the staff is very nice and ready to help! The view from here is awesome, I can see Opera house and harbour bridge from my window! Beautiful place to spend a holiday or a longer stay

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Thank Scili19
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The staff here were very friendly, the wifi is very good and the beds are comfortable, however, that's where the positives end. Cleanliness is minimal with dirty walls and carpets that need hoovering. The rooms are cramped and stuffy and there's minimal space for bags meaning the floor is covered in people's belongings (including dirty underwear). The bathrooms are small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

When i get into the kanga the y were all very friendly. The ubication is quite Good, you are near King cross train station and 20 m walking to circular quay (opera). Also is cheap, 27 dolars the night. Cheers

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I stayed here in 2011. I stayed in a private room initially and from what I remember it didn't have a fan so was very hot. I did like that the room had a TV and was close to the bathrooms though. Then I moved to a double room which was really nice and at the front of the house.... More 

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Thank Lizzie S
kanga h, Manager at Kanga House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Liz, I am very happy that you loved the hostel- GREAT NEWS! As you are probably aware , staff have changed a lot since 2011. Actually I would have to say the staff is one of our strengths. We are more than happy to help you with a lot of things when you arrive in the country.( e.g bank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

It's crazy how u can find a place that can be called home just after few months....amazing location close pretty much to everything u need with a great view....friendly environment...someone always ready top help...strongly recommend for working holiday because plenty of opportunities to find a job...best hostel in the cross

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Thank Fabio M
kanga h, Manager at Kanga House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Fabio! Good luck with the rest of your travels! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great hostel in great location. If you're looking for a working hostel this is the place for you whether it's short term or long term. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. Free breakfast every day too, and a free bbq on a Sunday!

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Thank Chris D
Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This Hostel I can count to my lifes best experiences ever. The Service was always courteous and helped every tenant in every possible way. You could everytime joke around with the roommates. Everyone was friendly. It was a family.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Kanga House Backpackers

Address: 141 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $19 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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