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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellaqtion (or non-arrival) with less than 48 hours notice will result in the cost of the first night for each bed reserved being charged to the credit card.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


The Original Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Original Backpackers has a beautiful building,a great location,friendly and knowledgeable staff and great facilities.The Original backpackers is located in the vibrant food and entertainment precinct of Kings Cross,only 200 metres from Kings Cross train station.We are only a 30 minute walk to the Opera House via The Royal Botanic gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Point(Sydney’s best view!).

We have a big,modern well-equipped kitchen ,a sunny courtyard great for meeting and mingling and a great TV and chill out lounge,with Netflix on the big screen.Our coin operated laundry has big,modern washers and dryers.

For your entertainment: we have a games room with Playstation 4 and a 55" TV, Table Tennis, Chess, Board games, & Cards.

To keep you fit & healthy we are the only Hostel in the city with a GYM included in the price with: Pull-up bar, TRX, bands, dumbbells ,kettle-bells, bars, skipping ropes, benches and mattress to practice yoga.

We have fast and free unlimited wi fi ,with coverage through all the hostel so you can stay connected in your bed.

We have double and twin rooms,with and without private bathroom all with TVs,fridges,kettles and free tea and coffee.Dorms range from 4 bed to 6 bed,all with storage lockers,privacy sheets and fridges.

If you have a car or van we have a special deal with the local car park- $25 for 24 hours parking.
FREE MEALS !!! To help our guests through the Covid pandemic each week we are providing three free dinners(monday,wednesday and friday),a free BBQ on Saturday afternoon and a free pancake brunch on Sundays.This makes social distancing in the kitchen and socialising in our fantastic courtyard much easier.This is in addition to our free continental and cereal breakfast 7 days a week and free tea and coffee all day every day. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2022
    This place is so cool! Truly harkens back to classic days of hosteling. No warehousing here. This isn't a factory. It's a down home, intimate, family-run operation. These guys are awesome. Especially appreciated are the nooks all around. Lots of places to sit for a quiet chat or do some work. Can't beat the location. Internet coverage throughout. I moved from a warehousing hostel. So glad I did. Thanks for having me guys!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2022
    Booked a double room with ensuite for 3 days. Room was a good size and clean. Staff and other guests were very friendly. Will definitely book again on our next trip to Sydney.
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 May 2022
    It's such a amazing hostel. I'm still living there and I just don't want to leave 😔 The main reason are the awesome people there. Feels like a big family. The staff ist the best (especially "moderater Schmetterling" ;)) The house is a lovely old building were you feel at home straight away and it only takes a few minutes to Town Hall by tram. You can also walk to the CBD, Crossing the botanical gardens while enjoying a stunning view on the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and CBD.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Apr 2022
    Fantastic hostel with free breakfast and multiple free dinner events in the week. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm for the 3 of us and had a fridge and lots of space for a very reasonable price. Good vibe around the hostel and people were friendly. Not the most social hostel in Sydney but can definitely make friends still. More of a quiet hostel. Only problem was the lack of reception staff which made it hard to receive help or advice when needed. Overall a great hostel and really enjoyed the stay.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Apr 2022
    Great community feel to the hostel if you want to go somewhere where you can sit down and chat to new and interesting people across the world! A variety of long term residents as well as 1 night stoppers. Someone is always up for a chat in the communal areas! Some of the facilities may need a bit of TLC but there are lots of showers/bathrooms
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    31 Mar 2022
    My partner and I stayed in the private room with the ensuite. Great room to be very honest, had a mini fridge amenities and a tv ! The hostel is easy access, secure and the vibe is great. The kitchen area is big and the dining is an open air concept outside. Very lively and filled with plants. Hostel is on king cross so expect a bit of parties, but everyone was respectful after 10.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Apr 2022
    Kitchen was a mess but except from that it's a pretty nice and chill hostel
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    04 May 2022
    Would not wish this place upon my worst enemy. No hot water, multiple cockroaches in my room, staff was impossible to get a hold of and rude or unhelpful in every interaction. Don't expect to get much sleep as people are encouraged to drink and party well into the night. I will never stay here again and strongly encourage everyone else to steer clear.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6


    18 Apr 2022
    many cockroaches in the room and falling on our bed. The (No) solution of the managers was to give us a spray. the kitchen is very dirty and with dirty clothes and things on the floor. a rat in the yard the night manager seemed drunk and yelling you can pay the same for a real place
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    30 Dec 2021
    They cancelled my booking 1 day before cause they have positive cases living in the hostel. That was 19 days ago and I am still waiting for my refund
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi