We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Zing Backpackers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Zing Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Zing Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 106: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
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

Thank calvinchaikf
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here on 3 separate occasions and a total of around 8 weeks. Zing is my home away from home. The location is perhaps one of its top selling points. So close to everything u need and want, and if your still not satisfied or hungry for more, u r 2 mins away from the train station which...

Thank Lucy A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I had a great time staying here. So much so that I came to stay a second time. It was a home away from home. Great location. Ideal if you want to get to the CBD easily aswell as the botanic gardens, opera house and bridge. Also not far from bondi beach!

Thank 101backpacker
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I saw a lot of good review for this backpack. I went eyes close ! Sadly for us. The room was dirty, no one did clean it for a long time. Just behind the reception, the room was really noisy. Kitchen closed at 8pm... Not a good memory ! Go somewhere else in the street !

1Thank rachelrM5746EL
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I saw pink spots developing on my hands and legs. I thought it was mosquito bites at first but they developed to sores and turned out to be spider bites and Im in pain. Not a great way to start my time in Sydney.

1Thank bas233
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for several months and it is the standard that I hold all hostels too. It is a perfect mix of a working hostel and a partying hostel. The building has a fresh, clean yet homely feeling to it and the facilities are always in good condition. The hostel is only a few minutes walk from Coles,...

Thank DeniseSK16
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in this hostel back and forth for about 5 months and it's my second home. From the first moment I walked in and being confused and a little disappointed to start to absolutely love it. the hostel atmosphere and people are amazing, really friendly, active and fun long termers that immediately got you into the group and involved...

Thank Iris-vivan
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Good location and close to Sydney CBD and transport. Staff we're great and helpful for local recommendations. The place was kept clean and the breakfast was good as well. Met some really cool people at this place which made my experience even better!

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and helpful, even offered to help with my luggage both checking in and out which is really appreciated and I have not seen this before in Sydney hostels and I have stayed in almost them all. Rooms clean but the decor could use some updating, fresh paint, carpets etc. Comfy beds, clean common and good kitchen. Location...

Thank Sarah D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I stayed here for a few weeks in 2011. I was in a private room and then a dorm. I liked how the private room had a wardrobe and a kitchenette. That was cool. I also liked the condition of the place in general. The showers from what I remember were good. The dorm wasn't as good. It was small...

Thank Lizzie S

36 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (13)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Room/Suite (3)
Bathroom (2)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (23)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Room/Suite (7)
Dining (1)
View from Room (1)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Kings Cross
Hump Backpackers
Hump Backpackers
#41 of 133 in Sydney
108 reviews
Kanga House Backpackers
#26 of 133 in Sydney
94 reviews
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
#32 of 133 in Sydney
307 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Blue Parrot Backpackers
#7 of 133 in Sydney
242 reviews
Eva's Backpackers
#13 of 133 in Sydney
217 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • 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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Odigeo, Priceline and HostelWorld so you can book your Zing Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zing Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Book in advance”
 of 5 bubbles sharoni297, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay