I stayed here for three months and there is no denying it, this hostel is full of long term stayers however this is something you will find in all hostels around Sydney. When I first came it was a bit hard to get to know people but it’s to be expected with most groups of people who have been together for a while. It didn’t take long before I knew almost everyone in the hostel and I’ve made some very good friends and great memories since. The hostel has a good mix of long and short term stayers so you are always meeting new people but can call the place home if you’re looking to be around for a while.
The hostel is very clean and well kept, has half decent free Wi-Fi and offers a free breakfast. It also has some of the most comfortable beds and blankets I’ve come across on my travels, good shower and toilet facilities and has an amazing TV room with Foxtel.
The hostel is based in the center of Kings Cross one of the most unique and qwerky areas in Sydney, there is no shortage of clubs, pubs and placed to eat in the area and on the weekend the streets are full of characters and likeminded people wanting to go out and party. The Cross is truly crazy but not unsafe, during my time there I never experienced any problems.
The hostel has a ban on being in the courtyard after 10pm so everyone has to move to the TV room to continue being social. This keeps noise to a minimum so everyone in the near by rooms can have a half decent nigh sleep. The hostel does have a lot of rules and sometimes the staff can be quick to jump the gun but this only benefits the hostel and the people staying in it, as long as you behave yourself and don’t do anything silly you don’t have anything to worry about.
I would definitely recommend staying here, it’s got a real homely feel and run like a well oiled machine by the staff. This hostel is perfect for anyone looking to have a good balance between going out and partying but also looking for a decent place to call home through the week.
- 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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