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South Ockendon, Essex
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

So, I'm middle aged, in Sydney on my own on the way to meet friends and family in Brisbane, the price of most half decent hotels is ridiculous and I'm not a big fan of shared hostel rooms, what do I do........get an ensuite private room here is what I do. Price was reasonable, the location is great for getting...

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Constantia, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel is situated on a great location close to the Kings Cross station and a 10 minute walking distance to the city centre. The staff was friendly and they the reception is 24hours open. In the private rooms was no airconditioning.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over experience was really good, Tidy rooms and clean bathrooms. Some of the temporary backpacker staff seem more interested in going for smoke breaks than working. But generally I found them to be friendly and helpful. There's also a sign that say "maximum stay 28 days" but there were multiple long term customers that I met who said they had...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stayed for 4 nights at the originals, it was great! room was very clean, bathroom clean, no noisy, staff very friendly... would absolutely recommend! don't know about the share room, but the double room that me and my partner stayed was perfect.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The original backpacker is a hostel in great location close to the Kings Cross station (3 minutes walk). It takes just <15 minutes to take the train to the city center or the beach. The staff is really friendly and will help you book tickets for trips and other fun attractions. There are only 2 bad things about this hostel:...

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel for almost two weeks over the Christmas period. The owner Bruce is an absolute gentleman and couldn't do enough for us, along with all of the amazing staff! We got our own private room with en suite (even though we booked a dorm) for no additional charge. The place is constantly being cleaned and the...

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Markham, Ontario
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I picked this place for a night before I headed to Alice Springs the next day. I shared a mixed 4-bed room, which was just filthy and dirty with clothes sprawled everywhere. I was surprised to find on a single female-only bathroom/toilet for the size of the place.

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 3 January 2017

cons: * Way too much (for me it cost over $250 a week) * Not the friendliest staff, you can tell most of the ladies hate their job. Bruce and Brian were the best! * Not unlimitied wifi, you have these little receipts that get you 500 MB of data at a time and it was a pain to log...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The pictures on the website do not give the actual effect of the hostel. It's basically a tin can that you get to sleep in. Way over priced for what you get. Feel like they take advantage of travelers.

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Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

The tin cladding on a feature wall is a style effect which comliiments the aboriginal art on the wall.The vast majority of guests appreciate the cool look of the rooms.They are definitely not over priced-they are great value as most reviewers agree.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We booked double room with private bathroom, is really good and clean with comfortable bed, great to have our own bathroom. Al-thought no air-con with just only fan but the cooling weather is perfectly nice. Staff are friendly and helpful, they have clean towel standby if you have forgotten to bring. The hostel is a short walk from shops and...

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Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review-glad you had a good time.We always try very hard to please our guests.

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Original Backpackers Hostel

Address: 160-162 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $30 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Original Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“double ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles thaisiwamoto, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room with a balcony is nice (12 and 13 I believe)”
 of 5 bubbles sweetaylorb, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“backpackers hostel with private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles dorisat, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Apparently some single rooms have no window”
 of 5 bubbles eheffernan4, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“double rooms are well worth the buy”
 of 5 bubbles libbypederson, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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