This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Original Backpackers Hostel

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6.9
Good
1264 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 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.

Reviews & Ratings

6.9
Good
1264 Total Reviews
  • Security
    7.4
  • Location
    8.7
  • Staff
    7.4
  • Atmosphere
    6.7
  • Cleanliness
    5.3
  • Value for Money
    6.4
  • Facilities
    6.3

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Latest Reviews

5.7
Rating
Nov 11, 2022
Our stay was nice enough, but the endless lies in this hostels description are very disappointing. The listing promises a free BBQ on Saturdays, free pancake brunch on Sundays, a gym and a table tennis table. It had none of those things. The regular breakfasts are just cereal and toast - that’s absolutely fine, but why upload a photo of a fancy full English when that’s nothing like what it provided at breakfast? In addition to this, the rooms are barely cleaned (we had someone come in for ten minutes and do
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Male, 18-24
10
Superb
Oct 31, 2022
“It’s all good”. Thanks 😊
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Female, 41+
8.9
Fabulous
Sep 27, 2022
This is a super clean and friendly hostel in the best possible location! The staff are helpful and friendly and the free activities throughout the week are a great bonus.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • 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
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 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