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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this hostel since Feb 2016. Firstly the receptionist Vicky is one of the rudest people I've met, rarely smiling unless she forces it which looks rather painful to be honest. The owners barely make an effort to talk to you, apart from if you are receiving a fine or someone is being asked to leave the hostel. They... More 

Thank Robbie N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was asked to leave this hostel for no apparent reason, never given a reason just told i could not extend, which left me with no where to stay and away from my friends!!! Didnt mind though because the place is very dirty and has rats running through the premises. They issue fines for people not doing the washing up... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my 4 month stay at this so called backpacker hostel I was treated like a bottomless pit of money, my rent went up 4 times during my stay without notice, the staff are obnoxious, rude and will fine you for anything and everything. 3 friends and myself were asked to leave the hostel because we were playing music late... More 

1 Thank Luke B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long term visitor treated very rudely and belittled by staff. They have a problem with cockroaches in rooms and rats in the outside area. The prices rise with no forewarning, overall a poor hostel. The only thing that kept me there for some long was the great people staying there.

2 Thank Joe G
Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I got a nice welcome when I arrived and shown around the place. Staying in the 14 bed room was a new experience for me, it was very messy because there was a lot of long term workers, but they were all very friendly. Free breakfast was great, toast, cereal and fruit. The bathroom had ants on the floor and... More 

Thank laurabailie
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's clean and with good vibe. Facilities are nice and location is good. They also have a cute dog sometimes might running in the morning. The best part is the staffs are amazingly nice!!! That worth anything!!!

Thank 友 籃
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

So I just dont understand why the housekeepers would come into the room to change the plastic garbage bag. it makes so much noise. AND THEY DO IT AT AROUND 8 AM IN THE MORNING!!! i'm like, what is up with that. i just want to get some sleep. i'm not here on a working holiday like the majority of... More 

1 Thank drjeepney
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

They extra-charge the entire room(12people) because someone was really mes, the manager been rude all the time. They make a lot of money with Young backpackers put them in one room as animals. Kitcken close early!Do not go!

4 Thank LucaStermieri
Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to stay in Sydney! Quiet street near all the thing you need ( train, buses, supermarket). The hostel is also very clean and offers free wifi and free breakfast. The staff is amazing, they will help you with everything you need!

1 Thank asisstef
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

I paid for the best room to stay in calm during my time in sydney, but everytime people around the room (outside) were talking so loud, also in the morning happened the same, it could be better but also the staff didn't help me with direction or attractions that sydney has, I did by myself and it wasn´t good to... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backpackers HQ is a friendly, clean and safe oasis in the heart of Kings Cross. We have just undergone a major renovation to modernise this beautiful building. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome with FREE Breakfast daily, FREE Internet, FREE airport shuttle pick-up (conditions apply), FREE entry and FREE drinks in local bars and clubs. Our rooms are spacious, clean and secure with beautifully polished wooden floor boards or tiles. Many rooms have en-suites and fridges. All have security locker storage. Relax in our new TV lounge area or out the back in the timber decked courtyard. A great place to make new friends. Our friendly and helpful staff can help you find a job, buy a car, show you Sydney like us locals know it or tell you where to party every night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers HQ

Address: 174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $34 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers HQ 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“try another hostel in KK there's plenty.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasBrown1996, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“'Deluxe' rooms have an ensuite bathroom (but hostel has lots of common bathrooms too)”
 of 5 bubbles 675lizziea, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose the Deluxe room- full of bed bugs”
 of 5 bubbles Lustfulofwonder, 21 May 2015 | Read review
“Go to Wake Up Hostel instead!”
 of 5 bubbles katrina_claw, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room AWAY from the main social area.”
 of 5 bubbles MrOptimist, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
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