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Las Vegas
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Stayed in a private room for 3 weeks. Was well located. only 3 minutes walk from the train station and just in the middle of King cross. We didnt expect (new to Australia) to pay for a private room at 80$ per day and had a shared bathroom/toilet. However, it was always cleaned and well maintained by the staff. Then,...

Thank KCLasVegas
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Enjoyed my short stay at zing. The service was great, with helpful staff, good rooms, free breakfast and wifi!! The location was also handy. Close to many restaurants, fast food outlets, super market, and just a couple minutes walk to the train station :) private room had fridge, toilet, shower and HD tv :D definitely recommend.

Thank MaoriNinja
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in dorms for three weeks at zing. Although the location was a bit sketchy at first, It had the cleanest and best showers we have used in hostels, The staff are friendly and helpful and the overall feel of the hostel was very homely. Everyone respected the kitchen and it was a very clean place....

Thank lufctrippers
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Set amongst the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross, Zing! is a little haven for backpackers. Once you're inside, the busy streets are forgotten. The common areas are chilled out and welcoming. Unlike a lot of backpacker hostels, the long term residents are friendly and eager to welcome newcomers. Thankfully these common areas are very quiet after 10.30pm...even at the...

1Thank Nancy K
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Cockroaches, dirty rooms, bathrooms just OK. But those guys change us our room from a 4 bed dorm to a six bed dorm. Also split our booking into different rooms. We kept moving from one place to another. Horrible experience. Also Kings Cross area is not a safe place to stay.

Thank Pablo R
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We only staied one night in this hostel, but the standard is good, the bathrooms are clean, and it was quiet the night we were there even though there was a popular fotball match live that night. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. The day we checked out, they would charge our electric devices in the staff room for...

Thank hempster
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We stayed in this place for about two weeks whilst we looked for somewhere to live. The staff were seemingly pleasant although not always around. The internet provided was just about enough which was ok. We stayed in a double room which was average in size, It included a fridge, TV and enough space to store luggage. These were all...

Thank Chris P
Casablanca, Morocco
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed twice in this hostel during our stay (4 nights in total) and we were globally happy. We got a double room with TV, fridge and a sink. Bathroom was shared. Overall area is clean, we saw the staff cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms several times a day. It’s located in Victoria Street which we found a pretty neighborhood....

Thank lemouss
Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

The guy at reception was friendly and helpful. He offered us free breakfast when we arrived early to check in and had our room done up right as the others left. They have a nice patio and good wifi too. The price was good for a double bed room and we're happy we picked this place.

Thank cohibafan
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I stayed here for a few weeks when I first arrived in Sydney and I have to stay this isn’t a bad hostel but there is much better in the area. The room that I was first placed in which was room three I think was literally the most disgusting room I’ve ever seen, there was rotten food in bowls...

Thank John w

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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: $29 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zing Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney
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“The top floors are more quiet since they are further from the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles AyLevy, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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