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Kings Cross Backpackers Reviews

79 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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73%

Rating
323 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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46%

We stayed in a 12 bed female dorm. Having stayed in a fair few hostels (worldwide and Aus) we weren't expecting the Ritz but unfortunately the room had been taken over by young girls who had abandoned their stuff everywhere. We could just about find our way to a bed and struggled to find spare lockers to lock away our stuff. Unfortunately the staff didn't seem to be bothered by the complete mess of the room, which ruined our stay. The kitchen was pretty dirty too. Wouldn't recommend.


83%

Fun atmosphere but rooms are exceptionally small and in need up refurbishment.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Such a fun place to live and it's in such an ideal location. It's about a 5 minute walk To the station and not in a completely busy area so if you want to stay in then you're not kept up by the noise of the main road. The staff are very welcoming and helpful whenever you need it. It is in fact quite clean and the people who come and live here are absolutely lovely. Loved it

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


37%

Horrible place, unfriendly staff.

  • 3rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

No much space in the bedroom, really busy and the stairs scared me because of my bag(my room was near the rooftop). But staff was really nice and helped me a lot. The location is good if you like to walk, or you can take a train or a bus. The wifi is for free, and it is good in Sydney (because sometimes they say that it is for free on the website and it is not when you arrive) but it only works near the reception. Another good thing is that you have your own locker inside your bedroom!


63%

Rooms were very messy. Mattress had horrible stains on them and bathrooms were small and often dirty. Rooftop is very nice and kitchen and communal areas are nice. Wi-Fi works very well and staff is extremely helpful.


60%

Dirtiest hostel Ive stayed in. The rooms are cleaned WEEKLY with 4-6 ppl in them! At least hoovering please! Needs a good renovation. Only one toilet per floor and one sink. Wifi for free but doesnt work in rooms. Good thing is its near all the party places if you are into it but quiet as it is at the end of the street. bus or train needs to be taken to cbd. Kitchen and free breakfast very basic but free :)


57%

Rooms wer very hot and stuffy. Very dirty i seen cocktoaches in the room etc, not enough laundry fascilities. Toilets and shower were disgusting. Would not recomend the hostel to anybody Male 24 england


60%

Was ok .... Common room closes at midnight which kinda sucked .... They also have cacroaches!!!!!!!!!!! ...


54%

Rooms were dirty. Showers were weirdly set out. Staff were just like children and most were drunk after 8pm. Just felt like Brits abroad and might aswell have been in Magaluf. The only good thing was the lockers and the breakfast.


66%

Good staff and nice atmosphere, but our room was very dirty and even when was cleaning day staff didnt clean it cuz it was too messed up.


80%

The guy at the front was really nice, and when we were having issues with booking our flights, he printed and scanned documents for us. The kitchen was kind of small and a little dirty at times. Also, we're not really into the whole party scene, and a crowd of people were playing beer pong and being loud into the night, and our room was right against the dining room where they were.


60%

Well, I wasn't expected that when I enter the room that first things I am gonna see is dirty underwear and rubbish on the floor and the smell in the room was disgusting!! Even after couple people left the room and came another backpackers the dirty underwear and rubbish was still there!! Not very clean place!


83%

Kings Cross was my first ever hostel experience. Staff were very friendly - mostly people staying at the hostel so they were always around to socialize with other guests. Kitchen and common area were good. Great set up to encourage guests to hang out and socialize with one another. Stayed in a 12 bed female dorm. Room and bathroom weren't the cleanest, but definitely doable. Had great free breakfast, and great dinner options 3 nights/week. Great organization of night life activity for guests.


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at so far! Staff are awesome and super friendly, the hostel has a great vibe and is a great place to meet people and make friends. Movie room, free food and wifi are a huge benefit. I'll be really sad to leave this place but no doubt I'll be back. Would reccomend this place to everyone.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

The staff was real friendly and helpfull! The atmosphere was actually good but it felt like everbody knows each other and there was no really Chance to get involved!the Location was really good close to the station!my Rom was a Little bit messie i think my roommates are there for a longer time!


94%

Cool place, friendly people. I liked the way everyone went out together at night and we got good deals at the clubs.

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Really fun hostel. Thouroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were very helpful and fun throughout my stay especially Martina who provided loads of information and recommendations on check in. I will definitely be back


97%

Great hostel with the best rooftop in aaaaallll of Sydney! Made my time in Sydney amazing.


57%

The bathroom was terrible and I saw some cockroaches in the house. Nice staff, very receptive. Place ok, 5min walking from subway.


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