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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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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.

We have fast and free wi fi and guests get 1 gig per day,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 10 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.

Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be a 10 night minimum night stay for dormitory rooms, from 23rd December to 2nd January. There will be non refundable deposit of 50% charged on 1st December.
If we have beds left after the 23rd December we have a 3 night minimum stay from the 30th December. Full non-refundable payment is required.
Shared dorms have an age restriction of- guests must be between the age of 18 and 40 years. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 5.7

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed staying here . This is a long time family run business . We immediately get along with mark and Bryan who gave us many recommendations of art galleries and stories relating to things we are interested in. We stayed in a private room which had a bathroom/shower attached which was great . The location was perfect for us to have the city experience. Near public transport and historic kings cross . We will stay again ! Thanks for having us !
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Feb 2020
    Great Atmosphere, friendly staff and big showers (u can lock the whole bathroom). Location is close to the CBD and the trains. Would stay again. “Solo traveler”
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Nov 2019
    This hostel was awesome to stay at when just arriving to Sydney. The staff and people were friendly. The owner was incredibly kind and allowed us to store our baggage in the hostel for the last day when our bus was not leaving until the evening. I would stay at this hostel again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    Great location right next to Kings Cross station. Very good atmosphere and lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    20 Dec 2019
    Had a good stay, I got upgraded from an 8 bed dorm to a 4 bed dorm and there was only me and another girl for the first 10 nights! Location is perfect, right next to train station. It gets a little dirty in the bathrooms, but they’re cleaned pretty well. I feel like most of the guests were longterm stayers, so the rooms may look like it also (I was put in a wrong room first so I had a peek).
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Nov 2019
    We had a private room and it was SO nice, we had a TV, a fan and an en-suite and it was perfect! The hostel was a short walk to the tube station which was perfect! Cole’s just up the street aswell and a dominos abit further along. Its in a nice area but the people when we were there weren’t very friendly. No one smiled, everyone was high as a kite. We didn’t use the kitchen as we had a fridge and plates in our room, the kitchen was always busy with music playing loudly and someone smoking weed!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2020
    Nice common area where you can meet fellow backpackers. Well equipped kitchen. Staff really tried to keep the place clean!
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    26 Jan 2020
    Good but not clean & nowhere for the non smoker to be outside
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    20 Jan 2020
    Rooms were very dirty, as many people lived there long term and didn’t know how to clean up after themselves
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    15 Feb 2020
    The rooms were really dirty mostly because they were full of Long termers so it seemed that the hostel management did check on those rooms, the location was good but the hostel facilities and itself was really old and without attention.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi