Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Backpackers HQ, now with SUPER-FAST UNLIMITED WiFi!
We were voted the #1 Hostel in Australia by Hostelworld guests for the month of August 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: We are an international youth hostel. We can only accept guests with a valid international passport and do not accept guests over the age of 35 in dorm rooms. Unfortunately we have no facilities for guests under the age of 18 years.

•When booking on line, please be aware you are booking a bed not a room.
•Please also be aware that multiple guests booking on the one booking may not be staying in the same room.

Backpackers HQ is newly renovated and positioned right in the heart of Sydney's vibrant King's Cross. We're set on tree-lined, cosmopolitan Victoria Street among the cafes and restaurants. We have great views of the CBD and are an easy walk to the city centre.

Our hostel feels like a home away from home. It's clean, secure, comfortable and stylish. Our amazing courtyard, relaxing garden areas and fully equipped stainless steel kitchen are the best in the Cross.

Our free SUPER FAST UNLIMITED WiFi will keep you in touch with your family and friends back home, while our amazing breakfast will keep you full all day. The free breakfast includes the choice of cereals with milk, toast and a large selection of spreads as well as fresh seasonal fruit and teas and coffee served in our atrium courtyard.

Our great location, atmosphere and level of comfort guarantee you a fun, exciting and adventure-filled time in Sydney. So whether you're here to work or play, we offer a quiet, friendly hostel with exciting Sydney at your doorstep.

Our freebies include free use of our exciting new giant chess set, free use of the personal security lockers in each room (large enough for your backpack), free linen and blanket hire.

You can relax any time in our huge, 24hr TV lounge/library area, complete with cable TV.

We also offer guest laundry, free assistance with job searches and practical advice as well as free maps, tourist info and a great free city walking tour. View House Rules


Welcome to Backpackers HQ, our sociable and relaxed hostel in Sydney. This is the place to take it easy in between sightseeing. Every day begins with our famous free breakfast – fill up on cereal, toast, fresh fruit and more – and have it outside in our atrium courtyard and chilled garden area. If you’re not heading out during the day, chill out with us here: our big, 24-hour lounge has cable TV (just saying!). We've also got a book exchange and a giant chess set. And when you’re not out sampling Sydney’s best restaurants, save money by making dinner in our modern, shared kitchen.


You’ll find us in Sydney’s ultra-hip King’s Cross neighbourhood, on leafy Victoria Street. The area's teeming with restaurants, bars and cafés serving proper coffee. Start by ticking those must-sees off your list, like Sydney Opera House, which is a half-hour walk or 20-minute train ride away. The closest station, King’s Cross, is only 2 minutes away and makes getting around a breeze. Just hop on for under half an hour to get to Sydney Airport.

Rooms and Dorms

To help you meet other travellers on your wavelength, we offer mixed dorms of all sizes. Every room has security lockers more than big enough to fit your backpack, and comes with free linen. If you get chilly (or just like to be cosy), chat to the friendly staff at reception about hiring a blanket.

Extras and activities

We have super-fast Wi-Fi, making it easy to keep in touch with everyone back home and plan your onward travel. Make sure to grab a free city map before you head out for the day – or join us on a free walking tour so we can show you around. Quiet day? Do some laundry (because those day-three socks aren’t going to get your bunk-mates on side).

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Had a great time here would recommend
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Amazing kitchen area, such great atmosphere
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    This is more of a long stay hostel. Everyone was nice enough for the short time that I stayed. The dorm room was quite messy and full of everyone's stuff already. Common areas were clean enough too however the kitchen was left in an absolute state by the guests so if you got to making your dinner late it wasn't the tidiest. Good hostel tho.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 Mar 2019
    Not the greatest showers, even on hostel standards. The wifi was really good though.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    A decent place. The location is nice and perfect but the staff are just backpackers so there was no tour of the hostel or introduction to anything. The wifi is non existent except in certain spots. Leaks and open pipes all over., bathrooms in the room are very small
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    25 Apr 2019
    The reception staff was either extremely helpful or very rude and unapproachable. During my stay, there were two different receptionists, a guy and a girl. She was very nice and happy to help me. However, the bald guy was exactly the opposite.
    Guatemala, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    02 Apr 2019
    I paid $20 for a bed in a 12 people room. You don’t wait big services, but staff is not friendly and my room had one small window to the lounge (veeery noise). Breakfast is OK. I didn’t like the vibe of that hostel.
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6


    25 May 2019
    the rooms are very messy and smelly, the kitchen in the evening hours is completely dirty, the tv room is terrible, the pillows are already yellow because they are very old, the staff is friendly and the location is good.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    13 Apr 2019
    Dirty toilets and kitchen
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    13 Apr 2019
    Tried to over charge me. Room stank. Didn’t have a pillow had to wait 30 mins at night for one. Waited an hour for someone at reception tk check in at 10pm even though they knew I was coming. Heard the staff talking down to someone in the morning when I left which p****d me off. What a horrible place to stay. Not worth it
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines