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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 7 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 7.2

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.9

  • Facilities 6.9

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
  • 9.7


    05 Jul 2019
    Really great staff, always good for a chat, knowledge about Sydney and good advice. Great spot with food, transport and sights all nearby. Good parking, would definitely stay again
    Australia, Couple, 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
  • 8.6


    24 Oct 2019
    It's such a fun hostel with a really good group of people staying here. Its a little dirty, but it's one of those places you can just feel right at home in. Just a 2 minute walk to the metro station, McDonald's, and two huge supermarkets, it's location is great too. The building is nothing special, but I'd recommend this place to people for sure.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 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

    25 Oct 2019
    The room was very messy due to the long term guest so there was nowhere to put my or my friends possessions. The fridge was also dirty and full therefore I ended up eating out as the kitchen wasn't an inviting place. I originally booked for two nights with the intention of extending if I liked the hostel however I couldn't be happier to leave.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Aug 2019
    So disappointed.They needed to do a pest control and wanted us to leave our room for 6 hours. They only let us know the previous night, I didn't want to leave as I was sick, I went to the reception three times, the staff didn't help me at all. When I could speak to the manager she tried to convinced me that I could go right back after spraying it, even tough this was very small and had a tiny window, making difficult to ventilate it. Finally she accepted not to do it but costed me a hard time..
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    16 Nov 2019
    The staff was unprofessional and lacked organization. We were required to leave various deposits for some items and not others, and the manager was incapable of finding proof of these deposits. No locker in the bedrooms for personal belongings. The kitchen was awfully dirty and untidy, as was the common area. We sensed the staff did not put effort at all into keeping the hostel tidy and clean as they were always hanging around.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    07 Jun 2019
    place had good reviews... the check in guy was very nice.... a lot of mildew in the bathroom, and we were there three nights and killed 24 roaches and saw more of them (we didn't catch them). The kitchen says closed at 10pm or something- got in at midnight and people are smoking and hanging out in the kitchen- the place reminded me of bad hostels in a teen movie from the 90s- we canceled our stay on the way back to Sydney are we were cool with losing our deposit-
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
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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