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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Bit of a mixed bag... Pros... free, good breakfast with a range of options and all you can eat! Decent, free wifi. The female receptionist during the day was excellent, very friendly and helpful for suggestions of things to do in Sydney or getting around. The rooftop terrace is lovely, a space that could be utilised better. The hostel is...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was only two toilets in a three storey building. The rooms were very small. The overall impression is "dark and crowded". Suprised over the good reviews. Would not recommend it. Friendly staff though.

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for leaving some feedback, we really appreciate your comments and take everything on board. We are currently undergoing renovations on our first floor bathrooms which all guests are made aware of on check in. We are sorry to hear that you didn't completely enjoy your stay with us. We are glad to hear that our staff...

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you are 18 years old, from the UK, and refuse to wear a shirt or behave like a normal human - do not stay here. Yes, it has a nice roof - but that is all that is nice about this place. Everyone staying at this hostel has been here for months, and there is barely a sole over...

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking some time to leave us some feedback, we really appreciate your comments and take everything on board. We are sorry to hear that you didn't completely enjoy your stay with us, as our team works hard to ensure that every guest that walks through our doors have an enjoyable time in Sydney and with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived to kings cross backpackers as our first hostel in Sydney and immediately we felt a friendly atmosphere from everyone who had already been here for a few days/week. Hostel is very clean! knowing myself as being fussy also with cleanliness this hostel made me feel alot more comfortable, workers here are constantly cleaning! Shout out to the manager Jess...

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we really appreciate your comments. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad that our staff were helpful and made you feel welcome. Our team works hard to ensure that every guest that walks through our doors have an enjoyable time...

Reviewed 13 December 2016

I stayed in the 4 Bed Female Dorm in the middle of November. This room was TINY. I was stuck in a top bunk where the only way to use the Ladder was to smoosh yourself awkwardly between a locker and the bed frame. And by smoosh I mean literally pushing my butt into the side lockers to move them...

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Thank Hannah N
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had the perfect stay at KXB. The bathrooms and everything else was clean and were cleaned daily. Loved the free hairdryers in the bathrooms! What was also amazing were all the freebies! Free breakfast, coffee, tea and on a Tuesday and Thursday they do free toasties or Pasta. I only stayed for the one night and managed to get...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was one of the top hostels I've stayed in Sydney. Great location and friendly staff! I just felt really comfortable. Anything I needed help with I could approach the staff or cleaners confidently. The train station is only 5 mins away and the hostel is walking distance to most attractions. Rooms were clean, decent size and the people who...

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thankyou for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we really appreciate your comments and take all your comments on board. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff were approachable. Our team work hard to ensure that every guest that walks through the door are greeted with the warmest...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This hostel is ideally located in the centre of kings cross minutes away from both train and bus stops to all directions within Sydney. The hostel itself is cleaned daily and rooms cleaned twice a week. As a very neat and tidy person this was a great plus for me. The rooms are simple, but what you would expect from...

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thankyou for taking some time to leave us some feedback, we appreciate your comments and take all suggestions on board. We are super happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly your comments about the daily cleaning routine. Our team works really hard to ensure that all guests feel comfortable and enjoy their time here...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Due to a booking error on my part, my boyfriend and I had to make some last minute plans and ended up at this hostel. I'm thankful there was room enough to get us in, but it wasn't very pleasant. Other guests were very loud, roommates were disrespectful and the walls seem to be very thin. It's a cool place...

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thankyou for taking some time to leave us some feedback. We take all suggestions on board and sorry to hear that you didn't completely enjoy your stay with us. We take on board you comments about the noise levels in the hostel. We have looked further into this and we can ensure you that our new policies ensure...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel is very clean and that is really important. It also has nice rooms, huge lockers and a good bathroom. The kitchen has everything you need and there are always some supplies for cooking. The breakfast is at another place near the train station shared with other hostels. It is awesome.

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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thankyou for taking some time to leave us some feedback especially your comment about the free facilities such as the breakfast we offer to guests here at KXB. Our team works hard to ensure that every guest that walks through our doors have an enjoyable time in Sydney and with us :) . We hope to see you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kings Cross Backpackers is a friendly, modern and fully renovated Sydney Hostel. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and female only dorms are available. Warning: Kings cross Backpackers is a super friendly small hostel with all guests becoming great friends. This is not a boring 500 bed hospital/jail hostel which all true travellers learn to hate. Kings Cross Backpackers is quickly becoming the top rated and most social hostel in Sydney. With an almost cult following it is mainly filled with repeat visitors. Unfortunately most guests cry when they leave. All rates include free breakfast, free WIFI, free cable TV, free nights out and access to a beautiful rooftop garden with a panty dropping view. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kings Cross Backpackers

Address: 79 Bayswater Rd | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Backpackers Headquarters Hostel)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $33 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kings Cross Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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“The rooms with extra space are slightly more expensive but probably worth the small additional charge.”
 of 5 bubbles jamesmason001, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid at all costs”
 of 5 bubbles Sally101Scotland, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for all girls or all boys. Mixed dorm means mostly guys. If not all.”
 of 5 bubbles SheenaS_12, 1 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in a couple as i extended my stay i was in room 2 then 3, both good 4 bed dorms with lockers for a backpack.”
 of 5 bubbles 175KevinG, 14 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Any room here would be great.”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyJ483, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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