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The Original Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest problem of this hostel is that the staff is living here. There are a bunch of 19 some kids jumping around that work here (working holiday) and in the neighboring hostel. Since there is only one common area they are constantly occupied by them. During our stay (5 nights) we saw less guests than staff. And they were...

Thank Jessica W
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

We have around 250 guests in our 2 hostels and 12 live in staff.We have very friendly staff who mix with our guests,because they were guests when we hired them.You obviously couldn't tell the difference between staff and guests which is a pity as you would have found them very friendly.The bins in all the rooms are emptied every day-...

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is noisy with common areas as expected used til around midnight but then a number of non wagons picking up from neighbouring businesses if you get a private room facing onto the back. Free WiFi is a limit per day then you have to buy further data. Location is ok, just a short walk from Kings Cross station....

Thank IanD9
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

We clear our courtyard at 10 pm and have a night manager on duty all night.Most guests agree the hostel is quiet at night.

Thann, France
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place for one or two nights but quite noisy by night It is written everywhere "Please keep silent from 9:45 PM to 7:00 AM. But it seems that people have some difficulties to read....and sometimes until 2:00 AM !!! Otherwise kitchen and places to eat are cool

Thank francoisrieth
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

We work hard to keep the Original quiet at night and keep reception open 24 hours a day.If guests are noisy at night we throw them out!

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Came here at night by myself, the man in the reception didn't even try to be nice or to show me around. My room was a mess! how do you let people behave like that? messy and dirty, someone took my pillow.. in the morning the manager tried to convince me to stay and change rooms, when he understoon I...

Thank טל א
Bruce-KE, Owner at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

The guest arrived very late in the evening.The night manager was busy tidying up and possibly she did not receive the personal attention we normally give people. We are sorry that she was not happy with her room.Our rooms are vacuumed and tidied everyday. When she complained in the morning we immediately offered to move her to another room and...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This hostel is good value for money! Large sized and clean rooms with a comfortable bed and a fridge. Staff are helpful and friendly, and there is also a free daily wifi allowance. The only downside being that there was no aircon in our room, which was extremely warm throughout my stay, and the kitchen is quite small. Most backpackers...

Thank Dan C
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.

Bay City, Michigan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Room floors were sticky. I don't think they are ever mopped, even after the 'weekly deep clean'. Cockroaches running around hallways. Showers/toilets not that clean. Kitchen had very few pot/pans to use. I did like the lounge area, it was pretty large, comfy couches. The people in my room were cool, pre drinks, cards against humanity. Overall the quality is...

Thank Kyle B
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Our floors are always mopped-perhaps your friendly room mates had spilt a drink.

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Hi Everyone, I was staying at this hostel for 12 days. The reception staff was friendly. Well organised, lots of green plants at entrance. Rooms, Bathrooms and toilets are clean.The tall Manager at night very helpful. Near train and bus station, Easy to access all location.Will recommend this hostel to friends for sure.

Thank Patel P
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.

South Ockendon, Essex
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

So, I'm middle aged, in Sydney on my own on the way to meet friends and family in Brisbane, the price of most half decent hotels is ridiculous and I'm not a big fan of shared hostel rooms, what do I do........get an ensuite private room here is what I do. Price was reasonable, the location is great for getting...

Thank killerdwarf
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review-our private room with ensuite bathroom are perfect for middle aged guests who want great value compared to a hotel.Look forward to seeing you next time.

Constantia, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This hostel is situated on a great location close to the Kings Cross station and a 10 minute walking distance to the city centre. The staff was friendly and they the reception is 24hours open. In the private rooms was no airconditioning.

Thank Yoram_Lentze
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review-we don't claim to have air conditioning,but glad you liked us anyway.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Over experience was really good, Tidy rooms and clean bathrooms. Some of the temporary backpacker staff seem more interested in going for smoke breaks than working. But generally I found them to be friendly and helpful. There's also a sign that say "maximum stay 28 days" but there were multiple long term customers that I met who said they had...

Thank Emerson W
Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review-we agree fresh is best!

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Additional Information about The Original Backpackers Hostel

Address: 160-162 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $31 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Original Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“double ensuite”
thaisiwamoto, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room with a balcony is nice (12 and 13 I believe)”
sweetaylorb, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“backpackers hostel with private bathroom”
dorisat, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Apparently some single rooms have no window”
eheffernan4, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“double rooms are well worth the buy”
libbypederson, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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