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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Original Backpackers Hostel

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Very Good
1312 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff

Hostelworld says

The Original Backpackers Hostel is in a leafy, green area of King?s Cross, within walking distance of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Darling Harbour and more. This hostel is in a Victorian building which our guests tell us has ?a vintage feel? and ?heaps of character?. We like this hostel?s blend of friendly parties and quiet nights; as one Hostelworld reviewers said, it has ?a buzzing atmosphere....but [is] still quiet enough at night for a good night?s sleep?. The highly praised, friendly staff host events nearly every night.

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 60" TV, Chess, Board games, & Cards.

We have sports equipment behind the recption counter with tennis racquets, footballs and basketballs. We will direct you to the nearest court or park.
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 10 beds, ,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. See us at the front desk to access this.
We provide free dinners (mondayThursday and saturday), This is a great way to mingle with other like minded backpackers.
This is in addition to our free breakfast 7 days a week and free tea and coffee all day every day. Check in is at 2 pm. We have a luggage storage room.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
1312 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Dec 01, 2023
I had a private room and it was ok but not as nice as the photos and the bed was really uncomfortable. It had a good shower. It was very expensive for a private room, more than a normal hotel, so I’d hoped it would have been nicer overall. Very close to King’s Cross station so easy to get around, and 30 mins walk to Sydney harbour / opera house. Staff were super friendly although when I called the out of office number twice no one answered or even got back to me.
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Female, 31-40
Nov 02, 2023
Great stay, would recommend!
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Male, 31-40
Very Good
Nov 01, 2023
The wifi almost never worked
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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