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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2020
    Really good place with a great manager David who always cooks amazing meals for everyone in the hostel
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2020
    I love staying at The Original Backpackers Hostel in Potts Point. Beautifully maintained with clean, modern bathrooms and the bedrooms have extras like a tv in some rooms, fresh towels, fresh quality sheets, a mini fridge, coffee tea, a safe and storage and lockers. The staff take pride in their work and it shows when they organise days out like to go and watch the sunset, exercise days and BBQ's and pancakes on Sunday's. All the guests that stay there are extremely friendly and we all get along
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2020
    Booked 2 nights, ended up staying nearly 2 weeks. Great value for what you get, cleaners always working throughout COVID as well. You also get a great free breakfast - real coffee and usually like a sandwich or something which was unexpected but quite nice. Lastly the management was great - super chilled. Good location - where most of the hostels in Sydney seem to be. Would stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2020
    Great hostel, super clean, great location, friendly staff and some lovely weekly meals made by the staff for everyone. Had a great time passing through and would recommend to anyone
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2020
    My stay in Original Backpaker was great. The hostel is clean, and the staff is always there to take care of you ! The location is great as well. Perfect place to live.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 May 2020
    Lovely hostel with a lot of character. Helpful and friendly staff! Delicious free meals throughout the week. I love this place. Thank youuuu!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in! Location is perfect, food here is delicious, room was neat and nice, had some problems with the shower, but overall great! Mitch, David & Glen all awesome staff, looked after us well!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 May 2020
    C'est pas mal
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Jun 2020
    Enjoyed the place. Friendly staff, interesting people. Overall a great environment and a lovely place to stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Jun 2020
    Originals has a fun atmosphere as well as a friendly staff. Great location and fresh coffee almost every morning along with weekly meals made by the staff for everyone. Had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.
    USA, Couple, 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 For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • 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
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi