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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in an adequately spaced 10 bed dorm. The room upon entry was tidy with no smell. It was modern and the bed reasonably comfortable - sheets only no doona covering. No bath towel supplied. Showers hot. The room had a small balcony with long windows for opening - no air-con. On my particular stay I found the persons...

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

Thanks for the review.Just for the record all our rooms have windows!

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first showed up to the hostel, they had made a mistake on my booking. For that, they booked me into a double bed for the same price as the 6 bed for one night and then put me where I should've been for the remainder of my stay. The beds aren't too bad, the sheets are fresh and...

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

Thanks for the good review-hope to see you again.

Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed for 5 nights at The Original Backpackers in one of their private ensuite rooms. It was really good, bed comfy, great to have our own bathroom and the fridge, kettle and crockery we're a really good addition to make our own brekkie and lovely to have a TV too. Wasn't noisy at night apart from one early...

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

Thanks for the great review.Glad you really liked it!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was my second time staying in this hostel. I had previously stayed in 2014. I am pleased to say it has improved enormously. The kitchen is a lot cleaner, so are the bathrooms. There is less noise at night now, so people who work are able to get sleep. Would defiately recommend. Well done.

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

Thanks for the great review-we've tried hard to improve over the last couple of years.Reviews like this make it all worthwhile.

Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was too exhausted to care the first night I arrived after 5 nights of camping but upon waking up, a room change was required. Be advised that many here are long-term stays, living here while working in the city on their working holiday visa- not a bad thing, but it will greatly impact the cleanliness (or lack there of,...

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

Sorry the room was messy.We do not claim unlimited wi fi and the area is very safe,but I agree it is very close to pretty much everything!

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the Original Backpackers after struggling to get through Air BNB's security checks. Holidaying with my dad and staying in Sydney for a few nights so wasn't looking for luxury but a comfy friendly place to rest our feet. We were apprehensive when walking from the train station. The road is very interesting in a district that seems to...

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 17 October 2016

As we were a couple, and a bit older than the regular hostel crowd, we had a private double room with en suite bathroom. The room was clean, we had dishes in our room (which was excellent because for shared rooms you had to place a deposit to get dishes), a kettle and a TV. Some lamps didn't work but...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I choose this hostel because it is not a downtown hostel with an innercourt and expect therefore in this time of the year a quiet place. The reallity was german backpacker groups chants turn innercourt into biergarten, cramp spaces, permanent backpackers turned dormitory into mess because so called non-YHA hostels have not so stricked rules.

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay in a great part of Sydney. The rooms are comfortable and the atmosphere is great. It's a vibrant, large hostel with great outdoor space and a decent size kitchen. Would recommend it for backpackers.

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St Leonards, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We (partner, daughter and myself) stayed from Friday evening to Monday evening. A clean, well-run place to stay with old world charm. But the kitchen area closes at 9.45pm and all seats, inside and outside are turned upside down so there is nowhere to sit and chat, have a late drink or read a book after this time. The TV...

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  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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: €24 - €84 (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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“Apparently some single rooms have no window”
 of 5 bubbles eheffernan4, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“double rooms are well worth the buy”
 of 5 bubbles libbypederson, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in bondi or manly and bus over to see the sights of the opera house and downtown Sydney, kings cross area can be easily missed.”
 of 5 bubbles 577alexandray, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms below are noisy but there is a curfew at 9:45 PM. For a double room, ensure you get 2 beds, otherwise you'll get the the double deck.”
 of 5 bubbles paulvincentv2016, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Weekly rates are a great way to get a discount”
 of 5 bubbles emma202016, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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