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Jackaroo Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 48*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jackaroo hostel is nearly a really good hostel, great location, very clean, staff are helpful. We absolutely loved Sydney...a couple of things need to be sorted for Jackaroo to justify the slightly above average prices for Sydney hostels... - Room is absolutely freezing (we stayed in the twin bunk beds), no duvet but just these thin blankets you have...

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Jackaroo_KX, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review we are glad that liked the location, cleanliness and our great staff. The temperature in the winter is something we are actively working at sorting, we have just ordered new duvets for the entire hostel and we do have heating on most of the floors but it is a central system so it is...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel no lift and got to lug the heavy luggage bags all the way to top floor, noisy room mates, a lot of sound from other room, the hot air ventilation so very cool during our stay in July 2016, toilet slippery as if nobody clean up, the bed is creaky and not comfortable at all, no parking never mind...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. Some of the issues mentioned here are beyond our control so i suggest you do some more research before booking a 'family vacation' at a hostel in Kings cross. Im also not sure why you have waited 1 year to review the hostel. As with all guests, we always offer to carry the bags up...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The hostel is located at Kings Cross which is pretty good. It's mostly clean, good facilities and nice rooftop. However, most of the guests are working long-term stayers, so the atmosphere is pretty bad. Also the dorm rooms are extremely small. No common activities in the evenings.

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Glad to hear you enjoyed the hostel and its facilities. As with most hostels in Sydney, we do get alot of people who love the hostel and continue to stay and work in Sydney. As you can imagine after a while they make friends and create their own little groups. We have activities every night written on the board...

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Good: Great location, right next to Kings Cross station. Easy access to city via train and also nearby bars if you're into that sort of thing. Free breakfast was great, cereal and toast so you don't have to worry about buying something elsewhere in the morning. Staff helpful and friendly. Welcoming reception area with baggage storage. Not so good: This...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed all the hostel has to offer, our friendly staff and its convenient location. We do regular checks on the hostel for blown lights but sometimes they may have just gone or could have been missed. We replace lights every week, but as you can appreciate its a big building with over a hundred light....

Horley
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I liked my stay here even though I could feel every spring in my bed. Air con in the hallways and leaving the door slightly open leaves the room cold at night which is nice. Helpful staff and good facilities.

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Jackaroo_KX, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review. Im glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the mattress, we do do regular checks on all rooms and replace mattresses when required. This has now been replaced. Next time just let us know and we will swap it out immediately.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good location with train station just next door. Loads of cafes/restaurants/bars just down the road. Excellent staff and fast free wifi. Good dining area although kitchen always seemed to be full. Adventure/Tour advice just next door. The room we stayed in was a little small but then again you only sleep there, although you don't get a plug next to...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The hostel is located right on the main street in Kings Cross and it is about a 15 minute walk to the centre and the harbour. The hostel is located right next to a metro station. The streets outside are bustling but can get a bit loud if you are staying for a long time. We stayed in April so...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your time due to the temperature of the room. It is true that we were unable to adjust the temperature of individual rooms which does make it hard as one room could say its hot and another cold etc. This is something we are working on and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have the past two years spent considerable time staying at Jackeroo, even choosing when my budget allowed for a hotel to stay here this year as I knew I would have a great night sleep, wifi is excellent and in rooms, something I hadn't had before, air con is effective but not a fridge, the free breakfast is good...

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for the awesome review! Safe travels.

Reviewed 15 August 2016

KINGS CROSS, Pimps, prostitutes and vagrants haha. Great experience and luckily we had a nice place to stay, near the train station just in case we needed to leg it from any local pimps. Didn't stay very long only a week but thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Best place to stay in the area!!!

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hostel! Safe travels.

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the stay in this hostel, everyone is nice and it's quite clean too. Breakfast is also good, and it's free ;) You can use the wifi without paying and there are also some PC's available to go online! the only bad point is that you can't open the windows in the rooms! I will definitely come back!

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Jackaroo_KX, Owner at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review. We are unable to open the front facing windows due to local legislation. Our back facing room windows can be open if asked but this can attract a few insects in the warmer months. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 107-109 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $32 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackaroo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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