Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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

One nights cancellation fee applies.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary 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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Zing Backpackers we pride ourselves on offering something a little less mainstream. As a small, independent family run hostel, we offer each guest a warm Aussie welcome.

With the largest dorm only 6 beds, we provide a space where you can relax and be yourself as soon as you arrive, brilliant for the independent traveller that does not want to get lost in the crowd.

Our bathrooms and common areas are thoroughly cleaned each morning and throughout the day, and our dorms are regularly 'spring cleaned'.

We offer a fully equipped kitchen, a TV room open until late and a large outdoor courtyard where you can enjoy the Sydney sunshine while making new friends. Feel free to use our BBQ, or chill out on the sofa in the TV room and channel surf the many channels on out Foxtel widescreen TV.

Our friendly staff will help you navigate Sydney and are always ready to help with any questions you can throw at them - and if we don't know we Google it!

FREE Breakfast every day from 7.00 - 9.30am (Which includes tea & coffee, toast, milk, cereals & muesli, peanut butter, jams)

FREE WiFi (100mb per day with additional data available at great rates)

A large, sunny outdoor courtyard area where you can relax and meet other travellers which also has a BBQ and non-smoking area.

Clean, fully equipped kitchen with oven, cook-tops, double fridge freezers and a microwave. Plus all utensils are provided and we also provide condiments.

A laundry room with washing machines and dryers, including ironing facilities.

FREE luggage storage on the day of your departure.

Plus you’re always guaranteed a smile and warm welcome at reception during check-in and throughout your stay!

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    The staff were so friendly and helpful. They are great to chat to, and upgraded me and my partner to a great room. Wish we could have stayed for longer. Location is perfect to explore different parts of the city. Relatively quite, so no troubles sleeping either!
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2019
    My husband and I stayed at Original Backpackers/Zing 2 weeks, had a great time. Staff is awesome, they go out of their way to help you get to know the city and make you feel comfortable. Our room was clean and bed comfortable, always had coffee, clean towels,breakfast each morning (which is better than any hostel we’ve been at), the atmosphere is fun. Would definitely stay here again. Location is also great! We never once used a taxi to go anywhere. Everything downtown is walking distance.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2019
    We had such a lovely stay. Our room was cleaned daily and the beds were very comfy. Would definitely stay again.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Oct 2019
    Good stay but WiFi was slow and didn’t get it in my room. Shame about the court yard closing at 10pm but can’t really do anything about it. Easy to make friends and has a big sitting room/ chilling room with a tv with Netflix. Friendly staff too
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    18 Nov 2018
    This was alright as an overnight stay. There are long term stays in the rooms who were quite messy, making it hard to have your own space. Free breakfast was nice though and there was a fairly cheap ($14) airport transfer which is cheaper than using the train
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    20 Dec 2018
    Good sociable hostel in a great location. Easy place to meet people with communal courtyard and tv room. Rooms were basic but adequate for what you need.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Oct 2019
    My stay went well, however the cleanliness wasn't very good, there were some insects in the bathrooms, kitchen, and corridors of the hostel.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2019
    You get what you pay for, I guess. I had to cancel my last night, because couldn’t stand smell, cockroach everywhere and unpleasant people staying here.
    Lithuania, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    30 Jan 2020
    Bathrooms were very dirty, and roaches were in the kitchen.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    25 Jan 2020
    I was a bit in awe of my stay here, lasting only 3 out of the 4 nights I had booked. First two nights were fine although the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom were teeming with roaches. Third night I woke up with welts all over my body, and found a bed bug literally imbedded in my skin. Stayed up all night, booked a different hotel and when I informed the front desk of this, they offered me a voucher. For the same hostel. No refund, no remorse. Wouldn't recommend this place.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi