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Jackaroo Hostel

107-109 Darlinghurst Rd Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia
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Welcome to the Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross, Sydney's newest hostel, The 'Jackaroo Hostel' is more than you could ever expect. Its unique, it’s different. It’s an experience, because we want it that way. The Jackaroo Hostel, located in the hip area of Kings Cross, is a cool haven for the international traveller, in the heart of Sydney Australia.The Jackaroo Hostel is a family run hostel. Owned and operated by best friends and brothers Robert and Jade Smith. We understand that the Jackaroo Hostel will be the centre of your Sydney experience, and we want it to be memorable. We love Sydney, and we want you to love it too.We offer quality affordable accommodation. Double rooms, Twin with ensuite, 4 and 6 bed dorms.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Francisco G wrote a review Oct 2023
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Staying in the Jackaroo Hostel was such a nightmare. People was drunk at any given time, even in the morning you could see some drinking vodka. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise. Bathrooms were rubbish, dirty as hell. I can tell public toilets are luxury compared to these ones. Everything there was absolutely wrong. You could see needles in the fire stairs. Even the staff was usually drunk while on duty. They were not friendly at all. Three good things: free wifi, location, some nice people.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Anil T wrote a review Nov 2019
Mumbai, India1418 contributions268 helpful votes
Great place if you are alone, want to meet new friends, keep in budget. I really enjoyed cooking my dinner,pool in the sitting area, many other facilities which I didn't use but may interest you. Will be back soon for my another business trip will stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Pascal de Bijl wrote a review Sept 2019
Schijndel, The Netherlands4 contributions
The rooms en bathrooms were clean. I think it is sad that the rooftop was only openend until 8pm. Staff was nice and polite and the shared areas were good. The kitchen was good as well but a bit small. The location was good although the area is noizy. Just around the corner there is a supermarket and a train station. The atmosphere was good. I would recommend this hostel and I would book again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alicef wrote a review Sept 2019
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I stayed here with my sister for 4 nights. The room was basic with a sink which was handy compared to other hostels I have stayed it. Very noisy bunk beds and the one sheet had stains on which wasn’t great. If you are at the front of the property then there is a lot of noise from the street below even when you are on the top floor of the building which also doesn’t have a lift and we didn’t get asked for our bags to be carried as you have stated in replies to other reviews. The corridor had a fousty smell and I got locked in one of the bathrooms as the door was jammed at 2am on one of the evenings which I only got out because another girl heard me shouting for help. All I got was a basic apology from a staff member in the morning that I happened to walk past. I will say that the location of this hostel is good and central with easy transport and the bus stop was right outside!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jason C wrote a review Apr 2019
Taguig City, Philippines1366 contributions134 helpful votes
Stayed here with friends, and we are SO confused how this place managed to average four stars on Trip Advisor. Rooms are not the cleanest, and funny smells are everywhere. Bathrooms are not the cleanest either. The worst part though is how many people seem to be drunk (smashed, is more accurate) at any given time at the hostel's public areas! King's Cross has a reputation, sure, but the 'drunk Aussie looking for fisticuffs' stereotype seem to only exist within the walls of this hostel. You can also never be sure if the person at the front desk is an employee, or a friend of an employee. There are DOZENS of better places, go book there.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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np234 wrote a review Feb 2019
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I stayed here for about a month inconsistently. My experience did change each time but that more depended on the other people staying there. Sometimes you could here people from other rooms being really loud other times it was quiet. Bathrooms were big enough but seem to be out of order quite regularly. The breakfast selection was good as well, your typical cereal and bread but there was alot of it. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fran wrote a review Jan 2019
Mendoza, Argentina2 contributions2 helpful votes
Staying in the Jackaroo Hostel was such a nightmare. People was drunk at any given time, even in the morning you could see some drinking vodka. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise. Bathrooms were rubbish, dirty as hell. I can tell public toilets are luxury compared to these ones. Everything there was absolutely wrong. You could see needles in the fire stairs. Even the staff was usually drunk while on duty. They were not friendly at all. Three good things: free wifi, location, some nice people.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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saragray1 wrote a review Sept 2018
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Made booking for two nights - when we got there there was only one night booked. Staff are completely incompetent and should be ashamed of themselves. Everyone here was dumb and should go get an education. JUST F****** TERRIBLE. I SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS A F****** JOKE.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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np234 wrote a review Aug 2018
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I stayed here for a week as I've been hostel hopping for a while and this is probably the only place I could see myself staying long term. Wifi is great, the beds are comfortable and warm, it's quiet, the kitchen is large with a great selection for breakfast. The bathrooms are also very big and clean. I also made friends with the others in the room. I really can't say enough good things about this place!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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G.N wrote a review June 2018
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I spent a week at this hostel and I will definitely come back. It’s a good place to stay when you here for long term. Friendly staff and you will meet lots of people from all around the world. I had an amazing time there thanks to Tom, Dean and Raquel 🙏🏾
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jackaroo Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Jackaroo Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Bamboozle Room (0.1 km), The Running Joke Comedy Club (0.1 km), and El Alamein Memorial Fountain (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jackaroo Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Jackaroo Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Jackaroo Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farmhouse Kings Cross, Gelato Messina Darlinghurst, and Friggitoria.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jackaroo Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Jackaroo Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (1.9 km), State Theatre (1.5 km), and Anzac Memorial (1.1 km).