I have been staying at Zing for 5 nights and I love it. It's one of the best hostels I've been in.
The kind of people that come here are either working or looking for work, are very friendly and social, mostly people travelling alone, a communal and family atmosphere, no one that is 'clichey'. However just because people are working/looking, it doesn't mean that it's boring here. There is just the right level of socialising (going out one or two nights in the week, and then at the weekends) and also being quiet after 10pm when the outside area is shut.
It's very central in the Kings Cross area which is apparently the 'Soho of Sydney' but I think it's a very good location - not over populated with tourists like the centre.
The hostel rate is also very good - 25$ a night for a dorm.
Only downfalls are there could be a bigger social area. The TV room is good but can get crammed.
They also have free breakfast which surprisingly saves a lot of money and is a nice way of greeting people in the morning!
I would definitely come back and have already decided that I would stay here if/when I come back to work!
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- Also Known As:
- Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney