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156 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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200 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The hostel felt dirty and unclean. We found cockroaches in our beds and the staff weren't helpful at all they just laughed about it. The wifi was also terrible! Would never stay here again.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This was a nice chill hostel, many of the people staying were long term and working. Even though the patio area closed at 10pm, there was still at couch and tv area where you could hang out after 10.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I would definitely stay here again. Good value for money, spacious hostel, lots of bathrooms etc. Liked that the rooms had fridges, sinks, and enough outlets for each bed. Would've been a bonus if we could've played music outside - the no tolerence rule is a bit much.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your kind comments Chelsea. We agree, we would love to be able to play music in the sunshine! However, all Kings Cross hostels operate under a strict licence which prohibits any unreasonable noise, unfortunately that includes music.


+ : Really clean, welcoming staff, free breakfast - : No locker, kitchen too small


Private twin room is bunk bed (FYI if you are a couple). Toilets together with (vice separate) from Showers - so if shower is in use, that's one less toilet. Kitchen TOTALLY inadequate - one double sink, quad burner, and limited counter-space (with stools for eating in there - BAD idea). Hand towels instead of paper in restrooms (unsanitary).

Owner Comment (Hide)
This is why reviews are helpful, even if they hurt a bit! You are right about the hand towels, we took this review to the owners who have agreed to install paper hand towel dispensers in all the common bathrooms. Stools for eating in the kitchen: This comment is probably because they get in the way when the kitchen is busy, our staff also told us that and they were removed before this review even went live.

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