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Dury House Backpackers Reviews

48A Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross NSW, Sydney, Australia

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68 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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Stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm, room very unclean and rancid smell. Fridge is a cause for concern, rotting food the smell was disgusting. Only one shower/toilet amoung 8 unfinished and dirty. Free breakfast just includes bread which isn't great, do get free rice but have to choose right time to have any if any as not always some there. Would not stay here again, if planning on staying here and on a budget, pay that bit more for somewhere else.

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is probably the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. The door to my room was left open all night like most of the dorm doors so anyone could walk in. The toilet did not have a lock and there was an old rusty pipe coming through the window to the shower. Very dirty everywhere, place needs a good clean and several bottles of cockroach spray. Ended up leaving after one night and the staff were helpful in giving me a refund. Don't stay here if you hate cockroaches, dirt and badly smelling rooms.


Depending on what you are looking for this could be the place for you. If you want somewhere with a strip club within 3 doors of it on every side you are on luck. If however you want to sleep before 4 in the morning or after 9 I would suggest finding somewhere else. This is the noisiest hostel I have ever visited where guests frequently block doors open so they don't have to carry there key. Also my room only had a net window so you can hear music from the strip clubs all night.

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No air conditioning, that was a nightmare, couldn't sleepe at all!


They said on the hostel world app that they would pick up from the airport, once you have paid the deposit they confirm this will only be between 9-5pm and they won't reimburse your shuttle fare unlike many other hostels in the area. The hostel is very basic, the kitchen is tiny! Only good for making toast in the morning. Go here because it's cheap not because it's a good place to stay.

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It smells a bit in the kitchen. But good is that every room has it's own fridge and bathroom! Free breakfast is average, WiFi doesn't work everywhere.


If u want quality pay 5$ more a night and go somewhere else. Dury hostel: Bed bucks. Very dirty. Small kitchen with only two good working stoves. Upside is it's cheap.


Friendly mister Dury. Nice and clean hostel. Free bread and rice all day and.... FREE wifi! Really good value for your money compare to other hostels in Sydney. But I didn't like kings cross very much but I don't like to go out so that is personal for me. For the hostel I would defiantly come back.


Good place. Very cheap and lots of free stuff. Rooms are pretty big and quite comfy. Little bit grubby but for the price is good. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good TV.


The hostel is tiny (space wise) and crammed. I didnt feel secure there, despite a lot of cameras being around. Wifi is free with a password, but is just available on one floor. The kitchen is untidy and is combined with a communal area. This is not the best idea and for the amount of people that are around there its too small. My room was spacious, the bathroom/shower are in the rooms only (there are no toilets outside the rooms to my knowledge). There was a fridge in the room which is a +.


hard to comment on. When I saw the kitchen and the dorm I didn't had the felling anymore I was still in a major advanced first world country. The kitchen looks like it has been burnt-out multiple times and the dorm smelt of hazardous disinfectant. The bunk was rickety with no safety rail, and the owner provided me 1(!) sheet that I wouldn't even use to wipe the floors with. The place was full with poor long staying vagrants that were relying on the free 85ct mc donald bread and rice, 'nuff said.

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