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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.
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  • 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)
  • 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 unlimited wi fi ,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 6 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.
FREE MEALS !!! To help our guests through the Covid pandemic each week we are providing three free dinners(monday,wednesday and friday),a free BBQ on Saturday afternoon and a free pancake brunch on Sundays.This makes social distancing in the kitchen and socialising in our fantastic courtyard much easier.This is in addition to our free continental and cereal breakfast 7 days a week and free tea and coffee all day every day. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2022
    Booked a double room with ensuite for 3 days. Room was a good size and clean. Staff and other guests were very friendly. Will definitely book again on our next trip to Sydney.
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2021
    I had a wonderful experience
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2021
    I had a great stay at the original backpackers. The staff is nice and always ready to help and the management is well handled. There is a good ambiance and everyone there gets along very well. Feels like home. The hostel has a great location, and the street is really calm . Very clean hostel. I would definitely recommend to stay there.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Jun 2021
    Top notch private room with common outdoor area outside, perfect location next to station, shops. The winter meant it was not busy with others but still met a few nice people. Heaters in the outdoor beer garden meant it wasn't intolerable to sit out there playing cards despite the pretty miserable weather. There is a heater in the room which was very very necessary, as was nicking a blanket off the top bunk (it was one of those rooms that has a double and a single bunk on top). Will stay again.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 May 2021
    I had a great stay here it was only short but the facilities and staff were A++, thanks to Daniel and all the other reception staff for the tips on what to do... highly recommended
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Oct 2021
    The hostel is really nice, super Clean and has everything you need to enjoy it! :)
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2021
    The hostel is pretty good for the price. It is well located, friendly staff. The building is just too old and need to be more clean, but overall it was a good experience.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    23 Nov 2021
    We wanted a bed for the night and that's pretty much what we got. Not really clean, mattress smelled a bit, bathroom was functional but not clean or accommodating. Free breakfast was a bonus, and the location was great.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    18 Jun 2021
    I was not happy with a private room I got. It was not clean and there was no window in the room. The whole hostel looked very old and dirty unfortunately. I could not sleep the first night at all as there was an engine noise of st that was next to the room plus a cold room and uncomfortable bed.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    30 Dec 2021
    They cancelled my booking 1 day before cause they have positive cases living in the hostel. That was 19 days ago and I am still waiting for my refund
    Argentina, Female, 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
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • 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