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Kings Cross Backpackers Reviews

79 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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73%

Rating
409 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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74%

If you stay here go to the very top floor bathrooms as they are the nicest and biggest. The rooftop was beautiful. There is a downstairs with Netflix and comfy sofas where you can relax. Lots of long term guests working and living in the hostel. Overall I had a good time


74%

great atmosphere and great people, rooms were small and not too clean but it didnt matter to much. rooftop and kitchen were spacious and worked well to meet people loved my stay.


74%

Small hostel, friendly atmosphere

  • 3rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

It was a very fun, outgoing friendly hostel!

  • 3rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Toilet locked itself from the inside. Quite a few cockroaches. Somebody managed to open my friends locker with a spoon. Free hot breakfast? Free gym membership? Ps4?


74%

Good one but smelled everywhere and the kitchen and common room were pretty small. Nice location near Darlinghurst


46%

Stayed once before was a good atmosphere, but it was not clean there was no soap in bathrooms to wash your hands the floors were so dirty with mud in the bathrooms. The second time I stayed the hostel wasn't as fun, there was nothing arranged for the people staying there like activities, you never know who the staff is and the place was still dirty the toilets and showers were discussing

  • 11th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Nice hostel. Pleasant atmosphere but the reception is right next to the common area which felt a bit strange at times. Also the kitchen is tiny for the amount of people staying there with only a few hobs, although curlers and plates are provided without deposit which was convenient. Nice basement area to watch films and chill out if you wish to


51%

The hostel is extremely unclean, particularly the kitchen and seating areas, as well as the toilets. A 'deep clean' is conducted once a week, which is not very often (other hostels seem to deep clean every night), and there are clothes all over the floor in the rooms. Doors are never closed properly meaning there is very little security for anything not put away in lockers. However, there is free wifi and breakfast so it's a good option for saving money, and it's a very sociable atmosphere.


31%

No curtains in my room, so no privacy. Some of the lockers where broken and the door was kept open (with bin/shoe) The bathroom is dirty and a lot is broken, only has shower curtains (that are see through) Lot of loud, drunk people. Drunk people in my room kept me up all night, shouting and screaming, turning on light. Unprofessional staff. Promised me a free shuttle, but didn't give me a voucher. Called reception, but too hungover! Almost missed flight. A smell of beer and puke in the morning!

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


83%

Awesome atmosphere, staff and people staying are so friendly, whether they are long time or short. Loved the hostel and extended my stay from an original 3 nights to 2 weeks. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great time while backpacking


89%

There is an amazing atmosphere, everybody staying and the staff are really friendly and welcoming. Clean and always something to do. It's in an excellent location for transport to the city and beaches. :)

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent atmosphere, great people. I had a great stay there!


94%

Thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The staff and everyone here were so friendly. The hostel is in a great location o I could easily travel about and the cleanliness of the place was great. Definitely going to come stay again when I am back in Sydney.

  • 22nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

When I arrived the music was such too loud that the staff and I almost had to scream to have a conversation!




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