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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 weeks over Christmas and it was great! Loads of activities and a couple of free bbq's. Every Friday you get free wine (yes actual wine, not goon)! The kitchen is well equipped and there is a nice roof terrace. The hostel is also kept really clean all the time. There is also free wi fi...

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Hostel is in middle of nowhere so they offer a free shuttle bus. However, they still let us walk 15mins in the pitch black to the nearest bar... And then were pure ignorant when we rang to be collected at 10pm (the locals told us not to walk back as was too dangerous) It was literally a 5 min drive...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in December 2013 in a 4 bed mixed dorm. The hostel was extremely grubby, the rooms and bathrooms were dirty and felt like they hadn't had a proper clean in a long time. The staff were friendly but distant because they had so many people to look after. The location was...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for staying with us and thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the location and the staff at the hostel. We do try and spend as much time with all our guests but as you can appreciate there are 94 guests at the hostel and we unfortunately cant get to know all of them as...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I was a long termer at the jackaroo hostel and loved every single minute. Staff are amazing, fun, helpful and friendly. All rooms, bathrooms, common areas and kitchen are cleaned spotlessly throughout the day. I met some of the most amazing people here who I will call friends for life and have the best memories I'll remember forever. It's a...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed in a dorm room here and I really liked this hostel. It is very conveniently next to St Cross train station, making it easy to get from the airport by train. The staff we very friendly and helpful and the bathrooms and kitchen was very clean. I heard one of the owners say to the cleaning member of staff...

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Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2014

A friendly family run hostel. Great facilities including an oven, roof terrace, free wine on fridays, free wifi and computer use. Large tv and games rooms. Great location. Activities every day/night. Lovely staff. Very social. Welcome packs and T-shirts given over xmas period and welcome/darewell BBQ. I Enjoyed ut so much I moved to Jackaroo at mission beach for work,...

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Toronto
Reviewed 6 January 2014

What can I say. This place is very popular and I can see why. It is well managed, well maintained and usually good value. The kicthen and eating area is good size and breakfast includes milk and cereal besides the usual toast and instant coffee/tea. Nice touch! Sadly it only opens at 8 am. But if you are looking for...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Staff were very frienfly but paid for double room which was very basic, had tv fitted which had no Ariel, room was facing front street ridiculously noisy and could not sleep without ear plugs, the people at the Hostel had been there long periods and not very welcomeing to New arrivals however the price we paid was reasonable but by...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review and thanks for staying with us. Just to be clear, our double rooms are fitted with TV's with DVD players, with hundreds of DVD's at reception for use. We also have USB sticks loaded with lots of movies to use as well. They also have bed side tables with lamps, storage for bags, everything needed...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Single occupancy in room with en suite. Clean, comfortable and at a budget price.Being an oldie, I expected to be a bit out of place, but this was not the case.Plenty of offers to carry my bag which was very much appreciated.

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Sydney
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I really loved this please. Cozy little hostel in the middle of knowhere. 3 beaches to go to. The free wine night on friday is hilarious. Its clean and spacious. The staff was friendly. The bikes were for free and the shuttle drove a lot of times. They only thing is: you cant go out for dinner or partying. The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross, Sydney's newest hostel, The 'Jackaroo Hostel' is more than you could ever expect. Its unique, it’s different. It’s an experience, because we want it that way. The Jackaroo Hostel, located in the hip area of Kings Cross, is a cool haven for the international traveller, in the heart of Sydney Australia.The Jackaroo Hostel is a family run hostel. Owned and operated by best friends and brothers Robert and Jade Smith. We understand that the Jackaroo Hostel will be the centre of your Sydney experience, and we want it to be memorable. We love Sydney, and we want you to love it too.We offer quality affordable accommodation. Double rooms, Twin with ensuite, 4 and 6 bed dorms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jackaroo Hostel

Address: 107-109 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €24 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackaroo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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