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My preferred hostel in SYD, Kings X. We booked via hostelworld and as we arrived they said they're overbooked so they put us in a double/private dorm. And as we even wished to extend the friendly staff remained us for a dorm rate in the suite. Thank u for that great stay. Would always choose Originals.
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- Male, 18-24
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The staff is very frienly. And the hostel have good Services, but is very very noisy, even after midnight, people talking laúd, changing rooms,. And there is not any control or notes that remind you to keep the noise to a mínimum at lates hours. Our room smell smoke, so definetely people don't follow rules but i don't feel the hostel control that, and they should.
A nice place to stay right by Kings cross station. Staff are lovely and helpful. Wifi is good and the courtyard makes for a good place to socialise with plenty of people about.
Dirty messy kitchen full of young people who did not seem to know what tidiness is. Found people smoking in the premise. Staff is nice and helpful, though.
Cockroaches in the kitchen, as like in other hostels in that street. I would recommend other location.
Stayed in Private Room with toilet and shower, located next to the dining/meeting area. Staff was fairly good at policing the 10 PM curfew for the dining/meeting area. There is a full kitchen, but many people use it. Private room had cable TV, coffee maker, refrig, safe and fan. Good location in Kings Cross, close to the Metro. Also, hourly van service to/from the Airport. Good place to meet other travelers.
We arrived at 10 pm and then there was a full party going on (could add that it was a Monday) Drunk kids running around, not really my cup of tea. The guy receiving us was nice though and showed us to our room, stayed in the private room so can't say much about the dorms except the sounds of party could be heard to the reception. We left the day after so didn't really see much of the place, but there're better hostels in town for the not-partying-all-nighters.
This a kids hostel, not a place to rest after a flight. Although, it's well located, staff is alright but it's pretty noisy.
First time in a hostel and it was a good experience. Friendly staff, social environment and it was clean which is the most important thing. The curfew was a good and bad but I can appreciate why they do it. The only thing I'd point out was that there was a lot of German tourists (not in any way a bad thing) but they tended to stick together making it a bit daunting to get talking to people. Not in any way the hostels fault but just an FYI. All together, good first hostel stay.