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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.
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.
The room and place as a whole seemed unclean. The rooms didn't seem very secure either and were small. The kitchen was small and so were the bathrooms. If someone was in the shower for a long time, the whole bathroom was taken up and occupied.
I stayed in the 10-bed female dorm. There was a fridge and table and chairs in the room, which encouraged people to make meals in the room, and sit up talking and drinking until all hours of the night. As a result, I had a very poor sleep in this hostel, and was constantly forced to ask people to be quiet, turn off the light, stop making noise, etc, which is extremely uncomfortable. Hostel dorms should be made for sleeping, not for partying. The room was extremely expensive for what I got back.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very cute place, close to train and very clean. Friendly staff
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The Original Backpackers is a very good hostel. Room was clean, atmosphere was great and the staff were helpful and nice. The only bad thing was that the bathrooms got quite dirty during the day, but that was of course other guests' fault. The kitchen was quite small so cooking between 6-8 pm was a struggle with so many people but we managed. There were lockers and refrigerators in all rooms. Good location, only 2 minutea walk from the subway. I even extended my stay here.
Small but nice hostel, well located in Sydney. The staff was friendly and helpful. The kitchen was very small. The rooms instead very big. Most of the other guests were very young (18-22) and came from Germany or France. I stayed there just one night and explored the city by myself. Perfect hostel for that.
We also stayed at a YHA in Sydney and this place is much nicer. Down a nice little street in kings cross but still just a few mins from the metro. Nice common areas. Staff were a bit hit and miss. Bed wasn't the best but we enjoyed our stay.
Original backpackers was a very good choice. Kings Cross is a very nice areas, in particular victoria street, were you can find many pubs and night life, plus pitt and custom street are reachable on foot in minutes. The hostel has a very cheap deal with shuttle from and to the airport plus the staff was very kind and helpful. The hostel can organize many activities and tour for you while in sydney, all important facilities are provided (wifi is limited but fixed computers are available).
Very good value for money! Rooms were clean and staff were friendly. Kings Cross sucks