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Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was spotless! Towels were fresh and fluffy! The lady at reception was lovely! 100% would stay again! My best mate of over 20 years lives in the Hunter Vally and I live in Jervis bay. We just HAD to touch base, so we met in The city and stayed at Zing! Loved it, Brought our dinner back and... More 

Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with all hotels fully booked for the last 2 days of our Sydney trip we had to go to this hostel . they had no private room vacancies apart from a room under renovation as we were desperate we had no p[roblem in accepting it the sink was plumbed in by the time we returned that afternoon ! THE STAFF... More 

Bruce-KE, Manager at Zing Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review-we are always working hard to improve the hostel.Glad you loved it! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For as many people as they have in the hostel, they somehow make the 4 communal bathrooms work. The kitchen is a bit small, but has all the necessary appliances, including a panini griller which is awesome! Close location, literally next to 5 other hostels. MANY LONG TERMERS, which is hard to make friends, but that's its own issue. The... More 

Thank Camypoo
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, people in the reception was not kind. Second, I had to stay in one room very untidy and with bad smell. The hostel doesn't have any control about how people stay there. Many of them leave food in the room. Then I change to another room but was the same. I am so disappointed with this hostel.

Thank kroreyes08

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stayed here 4 nights. I saw reports of noise but only one night did partying/ people moving furniture around keep us up. The kitchen and toilets are DIRTY, seemingly cleaned once a day if that. Kitchen also over crowded. Found staff to be unhelpful and unfriendly...Good location near metro station but so are lots of other hostels that will be... More 

Thank itsbooma
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We only stayed there for one night, and it was ok. The bedroom was clean, with FAN, TV and wash basin, but without bathroom. The bathroom was ok, but shared with other people so you have to be patient. Simple breakfast, good for me but not too good for mi husband. Friendly staff and good location.

Thank Eloisa V
Lille, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

depressing rooms, depressing showers and noisy hostel Staff OK Breakfast fine with coffee, bread and jam or peanut butter Unfortunately I do not think you will get a better place for the same price Location close to a metro station which is a good point

Thank Pauline5984
Rennes, France
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I won't go at the zing for my next time in Sydney,We booked for 4 nights and didn't sleep because of the noise,the staff was friendly but useless against the noise and the others guest behaviors...hostel to avoid

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Thank 194manond
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This hostel has a lot of atmosphere and character, with cute cartoon wall murals inside a pair of old heritage style houses. We booked a private room and lucked out with a lovely second floor room with private balcony. The double bed was very comfortable and came with 4 pillows and clean soft sheets. The room has a small counter... More 

Thank Sarah W
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Overall a good stay but doesn't enjoy it quite much. Entered the room with uncleaned fan! And no laundry as per advertised and no attached private bathroom as well. Falsify advertisement on their website! But it's overall average stay for a Budget backpacker

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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Zing Backpackers

Address: 156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €23 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zing Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney
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“its a hostel expect some noise young people are alive and well!”
 of 5 bubbles GOONERGONNAGETYA, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cheap and in Kings Cross”
 of 5 bubbles Camypoo, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose room #25 or #26 for the street-view balcony”
 of 5 bubbles sarahwC2726IH, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“single room”
 of 5 bubbles anthozoi, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“top floor is pretty quiet, can't really judge the dorms as I stayed in a double room.”
 of 5 bubbles dilemmachine, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
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