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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Completely mixed opinions about this place, hated it at first then grew to really like it as there are a lot of long termers. Staff weren't rude but they would never initiate convos or act enthusiastic. However, for the price you get a really really good breakfast and free wifi in the whole hostel. Give it time to make friends...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I was for almost two month in this hostel and it was the best place for this time! It is for people who want to work and make party. The hostel is nice inside and it is enough space everywhere, for all the great people. I could enjoy the best wifi I had in my time in Australia. It was...

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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for more than two month and we loved it! Best breakfast and an awesome place to stay. If you stay there for longer it feels like home and the people are really familiar. The cleaning and the management is awesome as well. The next time I'm in Sydney I definitely want to come back to this hostel!!

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Chile
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostal, great environment. There are always people doing shift to clean, I have seen several renovations and improvements like the floors. It's a good place to come to share and spend an entertaining stay.

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to stay, with a friendly and homely atmosphere cause of the people who stay for extended periods. In the beginning I booked to stay one week and I've been here for two months. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean, cause they are cleaned constantly. Excellent place to practice English. Totally recommended!!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2015

So the hostel hasn't got the best smell when you first get inside, but the rooms are fairly decent & once you are a long termer your in a different room to people staying just one night so everyone makes it like home. I checked in for two weeks and ended up staying seven months, the people there are great...

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Iqaluit, Canada
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This place is a stinky disaster. It smells like they just spray male cologne in an effort to appear clean. The kitchen is filthy, but even worse the owner decided to lock the kitchen door (because no dishes were getting done) meaning we could not cook food! So even if you had just arrived, not used the kitchen, or had...

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Iqaluit, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2015

First of all, this area is super seedy and if you are lucky like us you will be greeted when you enter King's Cross by sites of police arresting belligerent homeless people, prostitutes showing off there goods on the street and other such wonders. It is a really bad neighbourhood. The hostel itself is just as seedy and is occupied...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stayed in this for over a year on 2 separate occasions. Both times I love it. Made ever last memories and created the person and gave me valuable experience. The atmosphere is party hard. If that is what you like then you'll love this place. Was always something different each night in the cross with free drinks involved. Staff were...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Don't expect anything other than a hostel for long term residents that party most nights. We stayed here while trying to find jobs which wasn't the best idea, but we did have a good few nights here that we won't forget any time soon!! The hostel as a whole isn't very clean at all (our room wasn't cleaned once the...

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Staying in Kings Cross

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Kings Cross
Changing liquor laws are remodeling "The Cross," Sydney's red light district. These new rules have encouraged trendy cafes and boutiques to pop-up in the area, as well as organic markets on Saturdays. The area's nightclubs are still popular with youngsters, however, who will dance to the early morning hours on weekend nights. There are plenty of artifacts from Kings Cross' shady past when gangsters and liquor houses owned the place. Today, one can still find a variety of adult entertainment venues in this evolving area.
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Address: Shop 34 36A Darlinghurst Rd | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Kings Cross
Price Range: £20 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“If needing sleep, get on of the smaller rooms with a bathroom on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles simsy89, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Back away, back far far away and don't step in this dump.”
 of 5 bubbles katiew877, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“pick rooms on the third floor is your looking for peace and quite as its further away from the common areas where people often socialise until late hours.”
 of 5 bubbles 532emmar, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
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 of 5 bubbles EmyW_13, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Donr do it long term”
 of 5 bubbles Kellyjeynes, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
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