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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and stay out of this place. I got there because of the relatively good reputation here on TripAdvisor, but got deeply disappointed. During my stay I've seen rats around and in the kitchen everyday and an apparently endless amount of cockroaches. Business is not running well obviously and management is trying to press out the last...

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1Thank Clemmeh
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed in hq for around 3 months, it's in the perfect location, Everything is in walking distance & the train station is just a 2 minute walk. The rooms are fine depending which you get, room 9 is the biggest so it's great with plenty of space. all staff & long term backpackers are great & very friendly. If...

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Thank Paigey1993
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I genuinely experienced the worst customer service I had ever experienced from the owners and receptionist when staying at this hostel. After being bitten by bed bugs and politely letting the management know then having to show them my bites I was graced by the owners comment of 'you must have brought them with you' and 'it's not our hostel...

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Thank Lustfulofwonder
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed in backpackers hq for a week in march and I recommend it. Its a good place in the heart of king cross, close to all best clubs and pubs. They have free wi fi too. Altough I wont give 5 stars because the plugs in our room didnt work (he had to charge our phones in common areas),...

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Thank Ana Flávia M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

HQ Backpackers is the best hostel to stay in! Best location, only 20 mins walk into city centre, shops are close as well. nice social life, always nice people around, and amazing staff, especially Karolina. Loveliest person in Sydney! Thanks for everything!!!

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Thank Cecilia B
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

I had a really bad experience at this hostel with the staff and the rooms are not what you see online!!!! I had a nice girl on the phone when I booked, who promised me everything would be good and my room would have a window (which I double checked). However, when I arrived, two old guys at reception started...

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3Thank Fleur P
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Positive was definetly the friendly laidy that checked me in. Further the common areas like the balcony or the TV room look pretty modern and comfortable and the atmosphere there was great. The free breakfast in the morning was had more possibilities then most of the free breakfasts I had till now. 3 to 5 different cereals with milk, tea...

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Thank ElaMueller
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Firstly good points, free breakfast and brilliant location, right by train station. Next the bad points..... Room was so infested with bed bugs after being eaten alive I checked out early without a refund. I notified reception as soon as there was an issue, there suggestion was to move to a free bed in the room and then they were...

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3Thank MavmanUK
Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

The hostel os new and pretty cool. But all starts with 40$ deposit for two mugs and key. I've been travelling all around Australia. Never seen something like that. 50$ fine if u don't wash yr dishes. When u get to bed at night don't be surprised to have hosts. Cockroach are everywhere. 7 of them were in my room....

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1Thank Marco T
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I stayed here for a week, and unlike last time this place is not what i expected. Not clean, bathroom was disgusting, not cleaned once since i stayed, cock roaches coming out of the oven, and all over our room, and the bed i slept in was infested with bed bugs.

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $28 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers HQ 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Don't choose the Deluxe room- full of bed bugs”
Lustfulofwonder, 21 May 2015 | Read review
“Go to Wake Up Hostel instead!”
katrina_claw, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room AWAY from the main social area.”
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