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Kings Cross Backpackers

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled alone and was made to feel at home instantly! Had events on every night like quiz night and free toasties. The free hot breakfast is nothing I've ever had in a hostel before. The staff are very helpful and knowledgable. The place is cleaned daily which is good! Definitely reccomend!

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

Hey there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed our daily activities and our hot breakfast. Our staff work hard to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay with us and in Sydney. We hope to...

Medbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome place, awesome people! Great vibe around the place and fantastic activities to do every day! Great location to see Sydney, Bondi and easy to get to from the airport. Would definitely stay again!

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

Hey there! Thank you so much for taking some time to leave us some feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team works hard to ensure that everyone that comes through our doors have an enjoyable stay with us and in Sydney. We hope to see you again soon. The Mad Monkey...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's a fun hostel full of great people. The staff are really friendly and the communal area is a great space to meet people with things happening most nights. Super clean too. I had a great stay and would 100% stay again. Would definitely recommend 😊

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

Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were accommodating. We work hard to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable time with us and in Sydney. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, The Mad Monkey Family!...

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to stay here by a friend and so glad I took their advice! It is a fantastic hostel, cleaned regularly with lovely new bathrooms. When I stayed there was events on nearly every night, such as free toasties,quizzes and goon and cheese nights ,which made it easy to meet people. Would not stay anywhere else in Sydney!

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

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We appreciate all of your comments. Our staff work very hard to ensure that all of our guests have an enjoyable stay with us and also in Sydney. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again...

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

11 out of 10 😎 Had a great expierence staying KXB. The staff are really friendly and helpful. There are plenty of them so the place is spotless as there is always someone cleaning. Great kitchen/dining area with lots of fridge space. There are brand new toilets and shower facilites which are also really clean. The atmosphere is second to...

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

Hey there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed our facilities, breakfast and activities! We hope to see you again soon! The Mad Monkey Family :)

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Really good fun hostel... close to the train station and only a few stops either way to the city or Bondi. Good staff and friendly guests Well maintained and kept extremely clean due to lots of cleaning staff. Overall a really good stay, and if ever in Sydney again, would return

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via 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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MadMonkeyTeam, Manager at Kings Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks for taking your time to leave us some feedback we appreciate all of your comments, particularly your comments on the Free breakfast and our daily cleaning routine. I'm are glad that our staff were friendly and helpful to you. We work hard to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay with us and in Sydney. We...

Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 28 January 2017

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 22 January 2017

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €18 - €46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kings Cross Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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