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Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross Reviews

107-109 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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456 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Location is good (next to train station in the party area) and breakfast is sufficient with cereals, milk, bread and different spreads. The AC was broken our entire stay and it was unbelievably hot in the rooms and communal areas. Kitchen is poorly equipped with very few pots and a too small fridge. Many long-term stayers so no real backpackers atmosphere.


Showers really poor, air condition very very cold-really cold nights, nights very noisy because suburb kingscross,


A lovely place to stay while in Sydney. Literally right next door to Kings Cross station was so easy to get everywhere from. Even walking to central Sydney was about 15-20mins. Lovely and clean. Wifi worked in the rooms. Communal bathrooms were always clean (frustrating they sometimes locked themselves so stood waiting for ages when not in use!). My 4 bed dorm was too hot though and had only 1 fan to cool the whole room which wasn't ideal. No other issues though and would recommend to anyone.


There are no lockers in the rooms so you have to lock things up in reception. You can't tell crew from tourists. Fruit flies in the food storage area, one stove for -\ 60 people. Taps in bathrooms dripping All the time no benches to place clothes on. Beds uncomfortable


Very good location, great staff and facilities. Bit loud, cause it's right on a busy main road. Nevertheless, good place to stay.


Rooms were a bit too cold


Stayed here for 2 weeks, free wine Fridays are great and an excellent way to get to know everyone! Its a clean and comfortable hostel. Easy to get into city by train or if your up for a little walk.

  • 12th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very todo place to stay. Clean, quiet and nice atmosphere.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi Cecilia, Thank you very much for the great review. Enjoy the rest of your travels!


I've been passed good days in this backpacker, however the weak point for me was about the breakfast. A few variety of food and not so good.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Paulo, Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. With breakfast we offer; 4 different types of cereal, bread, 5 different types of spread, milk, tea and coffee. We encourage guests to advise us if something is not to their liking so that we can resolve the issue. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you again in the future.

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