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Zing Reviews

156 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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222 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Hostel is quiet and very clean and secure. Nice staff.

  • 7th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really like this hostel! Every time I'm in Sydney this is my hostel!


why hostels in Sydney are so expansive and so poor in terms of facility, cleanliness etc?


We had a great time at Zing backpackers.The location was great as it was 2 minutes walk from kings cross train station & within walking distance to the CBD.The hostel offers free breakfast every morning which is a great help for backpackers on a budget.The staff were really friendly and very helpful.The bathrooms are cleaned 2 daily and are by far the cleanest I have seen in any hostel i've stayed at in Australia.I would definitely recommend Zing to anyone looking for a friendly hostel in Sydney

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your great review! We work hard to make sure all of our guests are looked after and its great that you appreciated that. I will pass your comments onto the house keeping staff as they do a fabulous job every day cleaning our building. We're glad you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again if you are in Sydney in the future. Happy travels from the Zing Team!


The hostel has a very family atmosphere. The stuff is friendly and helpful. The citchen could be bigger, sometimes you have to wait to use it, but there is everything you need. The courtyard closes exactly at 9.40 pm, so its quiet afterwards. all the facilitis and rooms are cleaned every day. The location is good to party, even Kings Cross had better times before the lock out rules. 1 min to train station, coles, bars, bottleshop....

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Zing! We hope you will chose us again in the future. We are aware that our kitchen is small, and we are currently looking into ways to expand this space to offer an even better experience whilst staying here. We are proud that our kitchen is clean and user friendly. Thanks again. Happy travels!

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