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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long term visitor treated very rudely and belittled by staff. They have a problem with cockroaches in rooms and rats in the outside area. The prices rise with no forewarning, overall a poor hostel. The only thing that kept me there for some long was the great people staying there.

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I got a nice welcome when I arrived and shown around the place. Staying in the 14 bed room was a new experience for me, it was very messy because there was a lot of long term workers, but they were all very friendly. Free breakfast was great, toast, cereal and fruit. The bathroom had ants on the floor and...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's clean and with good vibe. Facilities are nice and location is good. They also have a cute dog sometimes might running in the morning. The best part is the staffs are amazingly nice!!! That worth anything!!!

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Thank 友 籃
California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

So I just dont understand why the housekeepers would come into the room to change the plastic garbage bag. it makes so much noise. AND THEY DO IT AT AROUND 8 AM IN THE MORNING!!! i'm like, what is up with that. i just want to get some sleep. i'm not here on a working holiday like the majority of...

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1Thank drjeepney
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

They extra-charge the entire room(12people) because someone was really mes, the manager been rude all the time. They make a lot of money with Young backpackers put them in one room as animals. Kitcken close early!Do not go!

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4Thank LucaStermieri
Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to stay in Sydney! Quiet street near all the thing you need ( train, buses, supermarket). The hostel is also very clean and offers free wifi and free breakfast. The staff is amazing, they will help you with everything you need!

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1Thank asisstef
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I paid for the best room to stay in calm during my time in sydney, but everytime people around the room (outside) were talking so loud, also in the morning happened the same, it could be better but also the staff didn't help me with direction or attractions that sydney has, I did by myself and it wasn´t good to...

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Thank Laamps
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

So somehow I ended up staying in this hostel for four months while working in Sydney, purely because it's in a good location, (right next to kings cross station) and within a week I was settled in with all the long term workers, made really good friends, everyone staying is really friendly. Usually more of a weekend party hostel as...

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Montpellier, France
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 months, the staff was just amazing ( thanks to all of you Vicky, Daniella, Peter...) this hostel really feel like home away from home. Good breakfast, super wifi and nice garden area to chill. You can't really ask for more :). Thanks again HQ Ludovic

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely hostel, very friendly staff, welcoming and knowledgeable. The best breakfast of any hostel I have been to, super choice of cereals and jams etc! Very nicely decorated with good kitchen and social areas including outdoor space. Rooms were decent sized if any improvements it would be for the bathrooms to be slightly cleaner :-)

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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backpackers HQ is a friendly, clean and safe oasis in the heart of Kings Cross. We have just undergone a major renovation to modernise this beautiful building. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome with FREE Breakfast daily, FREE Internet, FREE airport shuttle pick-up (conditions apply), FREE entry and FREE drinks in local bars and clubs. Our rooms are spacious, clean and secure with beautifully polished wooden floor boards or tiles. Many rooms have en-suites and fridges. All have security locker storage. Relax in our new TV lounge area or out the back in the timber decked courtyard. A great place to make new friends. Our friendly and helpful staff can help you find a job, buy a car, show you Sydney like us locals know it or tell you where to party every night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers HQ

Address: 174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $36 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers HQ 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“try another hostel in KK there's plenty.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasBrown1996, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“'Deluxe' rooms have an ensuite bathroom (but hostel has lots of common bathrooms too)”
 of 5 bubbles 675lizziea, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose the Deluxe room- full of bed bugs”
 of 5 bubbles Lustfulofwonder, 21 May 2015 | Read review
“Go to Wake Up Hostel instead!”
 of 5 bubbles katrina_claw, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room AWAY from the main social area.”
 of 5 bubbles MrOptimist, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
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