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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really clean, happy, friendly and relaxed environment. Perfectly located with excellent facilities. Only initially meant to stay here for a few nights but ended up staying much longer . The staff are friendly, informative and helpful . I recommend kings x backpackers without reservation.

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

Hey there! Thankyou for your time and leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us especially your comments about the staff. We try our best to give advice, suggestions and offers to guests so that they can have an enjoyable time in Sydney. We hope to see you again soon! Thankyou! KXB More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I think that says enough. There's around 70 people staying at this hostel and their is only one female and one male bathroom consisting of one toilet, one tiny sink and 2 showers. They also decide to clean it at 10am! Very run down and haven't bothered to fix anything including just the batteries in remote for the tv. Very... More 

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

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we appreciate your comments and take all suggestions on board. We are sorry to hear that you didn't completely enjoy your stay with us. We take on board your comment about the maintenance at our hostel, but can ensure you that we have excellent communication amongst our guests and staff... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My first stop in Sydney was kings cross backpackers and it couldn't have been better! The social areas are amazing, always a good vibe, whether it's a quiet night in or a night of drinking games it's always just as fun and the people make it feel like home. The cleanliness of the hostel is also great, rooms get cleaned... More 

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

Hey! Thankyou for the time to leave us some feedback, we really appreciate your comments and take all suggestions on board! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us particularly the social aspect. We work hard to ensure that both long-termers and short-termers feel comfortable and are having an amazing stay with us. We hope to see you... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Only booked for 6 days and will be staying for a couple of months it's that good! 😊 Perfect combo of a working and party hostel to fit you straight into the ozzy lifestyle. Roof top to die for a perfect way to spend and evening, close to all shops you will ever need, for the fitness freaks like myself... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The hostel has a good admosfeer there are a lot long stayers here and have several places to relax, tv room, lounge kitchen, roof top. There is free pritty good breakfast in there travel agency 2 blocks away . Have 2 more hostels I stayed inthe crazy monkey too but this one is way better.

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: €25 - €63 (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.”
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“Any room here would be great.”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyJ483, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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