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The Original Backpackers Hostel

162 Victoria Street, Kings Cross , Sydney, Australia

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7.5
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

As 'The Original' Hostel in Sydney, we pride ourselves on our great reputation, friendly staff and warm social atmosphere. Recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go and Rough Guide.

The Original Backpackers got converted into backpacker accommodation in 1980. At that time, there were Youth Hostels, but the term 'backpackers' was introduced by the original owners of the Original Backpackers. We reckon that makes us the very first backpackers in the world.

The Original Backpackers is situated in the vibrant food and entertainment precinct of Kings Cross and Potts point in a beautiful and well maintained heritage building. You can't miss the Victorian Terrace we care for so much. Earlier in its years Kings Cross used to be the well known red light district of Sydney but this all changed and is now packed with great cafes, restaurants of all kind and bars just around the corner, it certainly is still famous for its beautiful views and 30 minute walk to the Opera House through the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We have a big courtyard with a friendly and social atmosphere, a spacious, modern kitchen with two industrial stoves and ovens and a huge Lounge Room with a 50" TV where you can either catch up on the latest football games with FOX SPORTS or stream your favorite shows via NETFLIX. A coin operated Laundry, just for our guests, is provided as well.
We offer fast and free wifi connection (500mb per day) which is essential for every traveler. The coverage is throughout the whole hostel which makes surfing in your bed easy.

The Private Rooms, all with Private Bathrooms, fridges, TVs, fan/heaters and free tea and coffee are located in a modern wing, Double Rooms, Twin Rooms or Single Rooms, which ever will suit you best.

Dorms range from 4 Bed to 10 Bed, all have lockers, fans/heaters and fridges. You can book private dorms so you and your friends have their own room.

Shared dorms have an age restriction of- guests must be between the age of 18 and 40 years.

If you are travelling with a car we can offer a special deal with our local car park: $25 for hours! Great for Sydney prices. And if you are using public transport we are just located 150 meter down the road from the Kings Cross train Station.



IMPORTANT
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.

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Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Apr 2018
    Terrific place, even better location, excellent value. Yet it’s really quiet. Stayed there several tunes and I’ll stay there again.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    20 Feb 2018
    Cockroaches in bedroom, bathroom and washroom were really offputting. Due to our room being located on a public walkway, the windows only opened slightly, which meant the room became very hot in the evenings, despite the fan on full blast. The hostel only had a handful of bathrooms which meant often having to wait for a shower each morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was perfect, right next to Kings Cross station.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    11 Mar 2018
    Dirty and full of all time drunk people
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    28 Feb 2018
    Staff wasn’t as friendly. No paper bill or the deposit explained clearly. At night the exterior is dimly lit. Kitchen was a bit over used. I did the private room. That was great. Washroom with shower. Towels provided. Breakfast was cereal & toast. Curfew was appropriate.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

IMPORTANT
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.

We offer free internet & WiFi (300 mbs per day).

Cheap $20 a day secure parking (special offer to our hostel guests).


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