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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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 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
  • 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.

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 7.0

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2019
    Very good loved it
    Japan, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2018
    Nice clean place good staff and nice atmosphere.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay for a night or 2 staff were friendly nothing was a problem rooms were clean will stay there again
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    22 Apr 2019
    Lots of cockroaches in the room. Stains on the bed. Nice double bed but the room itself was small. Atmosphere and value for money was good. Location was good. Staff were friendly. Happy overall apart from cockroaches and stains on the bed.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    02 Feb 2019
    People outside smoking weed and drinking all day everyday, nobody smiles, cockroaches climbing the walls, security was rubbish, ceiling fan sounds like a jet engine, only plus is the location if you want to go and drink with crackheads and people shooting up.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 4.3


    06 Apr 2019
    booked a private room.During the night somebody got into my room with a key.The lock was rustling and I was scared that there was someone going to come in and they did.Once they realised someone was there they walked out but this is a huge security risk especially if you are a female and alone?!I alerted reception to this and all they said was that they’d ‘change the locks’.A woman at reception tried telling me I’d had a hypnogogic dream and that it would’ve been too dark for me to see.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    23 Mar 2019
    Don’t stay here. I’m australian so maybe I had higher standards idk. Guests would walk around with no pants on, can’t walk in the room everyone’s stuff is everywhere. There’s no where you can go that hasn’t already been claimed by others or just ruined by others filth. Parking is too far from the hostel, in the dodgiest area. Not a safe place. The second I got there, I booked a hotel for the next night and left early. I had to get drunk to be okay with sleeping in that bed in that room.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    20 Apr 2019
    DO NOT STAY HERE-I moved after 1 night despite booking for 3. Doors do not lock, most people here are long term and the place is filthy with their stuff everywhere, cockroaches, room had not been cleaned in weeks, loud guests til 5am. 2 girls were arrested out of my room and were allowed to stay! Extremely hard to meet people if solo traveller, as mostly German/French groups of boys or long termers who didn’t want to mingle. However, staff were friendly and apologetic and offered me a voucher.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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