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Good atmosphere, always something to do. Cleanest hostel we stayed in. Highly recommend to everyone looking for a great hostel.
I loved this hostel, I was concerned about the cleanliness after reviews about this but I had no problem with this,maybe just give the rooms a deep clean once a week under beds etc but I found the rooms very comfy and clean, they were hoovered everyday,loved that there was a sink in the room. Big locker (use your lock), the kitchen nice and big, the common rooms were great as you can watch films in one and drink in another. I saved a lot of money doing the hostel events,free drinks most nights:)
The girl at the reception was really kind. Free breakfast in the morning was ok. Had to wait a a long time for the free pancake on sunday. Unlimited wifi. Doors were slamming loudly. Area of Kings Cross was ok. Would stay there again
Well run hostel in a fairly central location, walking distance to Sydney harbour, botanic gardens, city etc. Big lockers to fit all your stuff in. Great communal areas and a good sized kitchen (although it does get very busy at dinner time). The place is kept clean. The only downside we experienced were some of the other guests, 99% were nice but there were a few that made our stay uncomfortable at times.
Kitchen was well-equipped if a little cramped. Bathrooms/showers weren't in the best shape but were fine. Atmosphere was nice, lots going on and very helpful staff. Free shuttle from the airport was a great help!
Great hostel with amazing staff! I booked "wrong" so when I arrived in the middle of the Night there was actually no bed booked for me (my fault) and they woke every manager up to find me a place to sleep so I didn't have to sleep on the street! They have free breakfast every morning, delicious free pancakes every sunday, free wifi and tons of other great activities! If I ever come back to Sydney I'm definitely goingback here
The bathrooms were beyond filthy. Even for hostel standards. Staff were either stoned or uninterested and lethargic. No signs or enforcement of any quiet time frames in the bed rooms. Spend the extra 5 bucks and stay at Wake up
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Alot of people have been here long term as they work in Sydney so i found the place very "clicky" most people have their groups of friends and aren't as social as other hostels I've stayed in. Also wifi is poor and the kitchen wasn't the biggest or cleanest.
The kitchen is small They living room is small
Everything you want in a hostel, the Best in Kings Cross. Great staff, ET the receptionist was fantastic, very helpful and informative. Perfect location, 1 min from the train station. Lots of activities and entertainment. $1 burritos for dinner and the free breakfast was pretty good too. Would recommend this place to everyone. Clean rooms and the tidiest I have seen in my travels. The large lockers in the room were great. Free wifi and washing facilities perfect.
We had a lot of fun at the hostel, the only bad point was the cleanliness... The bathrooms were really dirty! If you could improve that, the hostel would be an awesome place to stay!
Free breakfast very handy with a good choice of toast toppings. Hostel needs refurbishment and better cleaning facilities. The staff are very nice.
I liked that they had lots of bathrooms, but too many live in tenants. Lots of people in working holiday. A little dirty. But OK for a few nights stay.
Great area for nightlife, but a 45 minute walk to the city centre
Dirty hostel, smelly throughout the building. Bathroom's are in a terrible state, I felt cleaner not showering. 1 male member of staff with goatee beard was very rude and got in a strop as I asked to check out at 8.40am (a perfectly normal time to check out). Reception doesn't open until 9am apparently, but this information wasn't passed to us on check in
The street it is in is a dive. Full of drug addicts, homeless people and prostitutes. Staff were friendly but it just seemed like a worker hostel, and as we were passing through it didn't feel that welcoming. We had the delux room and there was nothing delux about it. Bed was clean but the rooms were so hot and the fan might as well have been turned off. The toilets needed a big clean.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the hostel. Staff were extremely helpful in particular when they accomadated my move to a different room for when my friends arrived There was a homely feel and always something going on. I would say it is a hostel for the younger generation who enjoy going out, however there is a seperate blue room from the common room where you have to go after 10pm which is good if you aren't in the mood for drinking. Great value for money and situated near the train station.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I paid for an all female en suite dorm, yet the male 'cleaner' would just walk in every day without knocking!! As did all staff!! Whole place is dated and not that clean (cockroaches around) wouldn't stay again!! Only good thing is amount of activities they put on such as nights out/movie night/free BBQ NO air con either which makes rooms stuff, smelly and hard to sleep in
The hostel is in the heart of Kings Cross so everything you need is close. Staff is really nice and the facilities are excellent. It's clean and the beds are comfortable. And the wifi is the best I've used for a while! And what about the pancakes...they are just amazing. Also there's lots of activities so you won't get bored. I would recommend this hostel to anyone!
Best place I could have stayed for Christmas and new year. Feel so lucky! The staff are the best part of the stay. Hump rules.