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

Jackaroo Hostel

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 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Jackaroo Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Jackaroo Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 243: English reviews
Trier, Germany
Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Extremely friendly and helpful staff, well located for bars and adult entertainment ;) Always clean, free WiFi, Playstation 3 to play with for free, too, which is awesome and free breakfast. Right next to the Peter Pans Travel Office as well. Absolutely recommendable!

Helpful?
Thank Patrick S
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

"-": - Found a giant cockroach on the first night. - The lock on the door. Not secure at all. - Bathroom equipment looks like it can break any moment, windows without handles, etc. - Kings Kross is a red light district of Sydney and on Saturday it gets really loud. If you live on the first floor you will... More 

Helpful?
Thank Максим К
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you enjoyed the location, free breakfast and our friendly staff. We have a pest control contract in place which which does an excellent job at keeping pests at bay. Unfortunately being in Australia in the warmer months, one can sometimes slip through though. As soon as... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Room was decent people at the hostel very friendly and always some sort of group activity going on everyday. Hostel is Clean as well. I stayed at this hostel for around 5-6 months and travelled round australia and still thought this was the best hostel.

Helpful?
Thank Adam N
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thank you for the amazing review, we hope to see you again if you are in Sydney. More 

1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Picked this hostel at random when i went to Sydney, heard good and bad things about the area (kings cross) but i ended up staying there for 4 months working and didn't have any problems. The hostel is in a great location right next to the train station 2 stops from the city centre, or you can walk it in... More 

Helpful?
Thank JackN17
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Excellent hostel, has everything you need including lockable lockers at reception with plug sockets inside. Rooms and hostel cleaned daily. All the staff were friendly and really helpful. Literally next door to train Station, so easy access to other areas of the city and easy to get to and from the airport. Stayed in 4 and 6 bed dorms no... More 

Helpful?
Thank ashleywitt8
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed all of our facilities. Safe travels. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here back in June 2015 and was only meant to be for 2 days. Ended up staying for 4 months all the way up until I left Australia as only had one year! Literally felt like leaving behind family! The people were incredible and the staff like my own. Always there to help you and bring you into their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dan_rowsell
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you for taking the time to write your awesome review, we hope to see you again! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The location is right next to Kings Cross station which makes it easy to get to and from the city or Bondi (or work in the morning if you've gone out the night before!) The layout of the hostel means it's really easy to meet new people or if you want to just chill out on your own. I loved... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MaxHPreece
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Max, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Japan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Right next to KingCross station, the neighborhood has supermarket, stores, places to eat, banks, ... great location but it is fair to say that it is a backpacker hostel, so prostitutes and strip clubs are also present, there is a lot of hostels in the area. Breakfast it is average Ok bad points, we ask for a double twin room,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carlos C
Jackaroo_Crew, Manager at Jackaroo Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our free breakfast consists of, two types of bread, five different spreads, four different cereals, milk, tea and coffee, we believe this is really good value. When you book online if you book a twin room this would be a set of bunk beds, this is specified on all... More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

First impression from the outside is "oh god what is this place" as it is a small pathway to a doorway in between the train station and some other building. Looks are deceiving as this was one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The interior was very nice and welcoming with an equally nice and welcoming staff. They... More 

Helpful?
Thank amira1295
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Nice to stay and easy to walk around Sydney. Good accommodations and nice reception. Not for people who are looking for a fancy place to stay. More for backpackers and travellers that do not spend much time inside a hotel.

Helpful?
Thank Raphael R

57 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (45)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney Harbour YHA
#2 of 133 in Sydney
967 reviews
Blue Parrot Backpackers
#8 of 133 in Sydney
242 reviews
Wake Up! Sydney
#5 of 133 in Sydney
1,198 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Surry Hills
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
#7 of 133 in Sydney
372 reviews
Surry Hills
Bounce Sydney
Bounce Sydney
#4 of 133 in Sydney
673 reviews
Eva's Backpackers
#13 of 133 in Sydney
217 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Jackaroo Hostel

Address: 107-109 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $38 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jackaroo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Jackaroo Hostel 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:
Jackaroo 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

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Jackaroo Hostel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Jackaroo Hostel 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

“Off street”
 of 5 bubbles Girlabouttown007, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ROOM 6!! Private bathroom for 4 people, a window that opens lol”
 of 5 bubbles karendaly88, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not on the first floor. #17 was relatively good (window to the other side, double bed)”
 of 5 bubbles L9052CK_, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has a great window which gives natural light + a view of the street below”
 of 5 bubbles MaxHPreece, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose the ensuite form room if you have difficulty climbing stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles macedonboy, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay