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Dury House Backpackers Reviews

48A Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross NSW, Sydney, Australia

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97 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 44%Cleanliness
  • 47%Facilities

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This is the worst hostel I´ve stay at. It´s not a clean place, and it is located in the red light district.


Kitchen very small, awkward when cooking. Small cockroaches in kitchen. Around 8 seats so usually no space to sit in common area. Atmosphere on the rooftop is the best place. Located right on the main strip


We have been travelling for a while now and this is one of the worst places we stayed. It is really old and run down. We didn't even bother to cook in the kitchen it was that small and old. The other people in our room obviously live in the hostel and we really felt like we were intruding. The room was full of their stuff. The rooms are very dirty. The rail fell off our bunk the first day and the pillows are filthy. I could go on and on but definitely a no go! Was close to the train thank God.


The staff was really friendly, you can go up to the rooftop for partying and the rooms have private bathrooms. Unfortunately the kitchen is to small for that many people and the mattresses are really bad, but there is free toast, jam, peanut butter, rice, coffee and tea all the time.


Dirty as hell

  • 9th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Terrible smell in the 6 bed dorm. Only one shower/toilets for the 6 of us, and it was dirty. Tiny kitchen with not enough stuff at all...

  • 20th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Owner was very friendly. Great that you get 100mb of frew wifi but unfortunately it was very slow so couldn't really use it!


I was put to the room that there were people that have been staying there for 6 months already and many stuffs in the room were totally messed up, atmosphere was ruined by their belongings. I just stay there for 3 nights and supposed to stay like a traveller not for people who stay for working and make it like their home. It's very uncomfortable for anyone who is gonna be stay in that room. Just only one thing is good for this hostel is "free breakfast".


NIce hostel and not expensive at all. Good value for money and you even have toast, peanut butter and tea all day long! The building is a bit old as it is in the middle of the city but that makes it well located at the same time. I would suggest management to advice guests since the time of checking in that the bedding has to be taken to reception at the time of check out. Saves time both for management and guests as everybody knows in advance how check out needs to be done. Friendly staff

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Honduras
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Close to the station to get anywhere. Free toast and free rice available throughout the day so just cook something to go with the rice to save money. Showers are good. Wifi you only get a limit on before you have to pay so can't download or stream anything. Tv in the kitchen. It's not the cleanest hostel but for what you're paying you expect it. Good atmosphere in the kitchen or on the roof


In the red light district, dirty inside...fridge in the room had not been cleaned out in a while smelt bad! Wifi terrible, stopped working after 20minutes...staff were nice


I walked in and walked straight out again. This hostel was so dirty and depressing. It was in a really dodgy area of Sydney as well. As a solo female traveller I did not feel safe there.

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