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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Stayed for 3 weeks in a pre-booking. Regretted that! Hostel has rules posted everywhere on signs about being quiet after 10pm, however dont expect to get to sleep before 2am. Staff dont care, one admitting that they let other guests make noise in the courtyard until late, with a shrug. Night staff are just long termers who do not care...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I have been there many times since i start travelling Oz , and this is absolutely the best hostel experience I've ever had! Thank you Peter, he speaks so many languages , he can welcome there almost all the World! Kangafamily !

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I arrived in Australia and Kanga was my first hostel. The rooms are comfortable, clean and the free wifi is really good. Plus a free BBQ every week and they organise beach days out etc which is really nice and a good way to meet everyone. The receptionists are really friendly and helpful too. However, I have never experienced such...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Most of the people who are staying there are on a working holiday. I think this created the strickt rules about drinking, using the kitchen and the terras. There was absolutely no fun atmosphere. The building is literally falling apart. Very poor hygiene in the showers and toilets.

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Thank Jannitje
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I spend 2 days here when I arrive in Sydney. There is nice people and is comfortable. I arrive late in night and is still ok to check in. Is magnifique view from window you see Opera house. Is not loud in night so was ok with jetlag helped a lot. Have to remember pasword for the door I didnt...

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Nancy, France
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We spent an awesome summer and autumn time in Sydney at Kanga house. It was for us the best hostel in Sydney. We strongly recommend this hostel to our friends. The hostel offers many common facilities which were much appreciated: -clean kitchen with an oven (great advantage for people like me who like cooking or just grill food) -spacious hot...

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Thank cicilia06
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing location close to everything! I met here amazing people and the staff is very nice and ready to help! The view from here is awesome, I can see Opera house and harbour bridge from my window! Beautiful place to spend a holiday or a longer stay

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Thank Scili19
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The staff here were very friendly, the wifi is very good and the beds are comfortable, however, that's where the positives end. Cleanliness is minimal with dirty walls and carpets that need hoovering. The rooms are cramped and stuffy and there's minimal space for bags meaning the floor is covered in people's belongings (including dirty underwear). The bathrooms are small...

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Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

When i get into the kanga the y were all very friendly. The ubication is quite Good, you are near King cross train station and 20 m walking to circular quay (opera). Also is cheap, 27 dolars the night. Cheers

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I stayed here in 2011. I stayed in a private room initially and from what I remember it didn't have a fan so was very hot. I did like that the room had a TV and was close to the bathrooms though. Then I moved to a double room which was really nice and at the front of the house....

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kanga h, Manager at Kanga House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Liz, I am very happy that you loved the hostel- GREAT NEWS! As you are probably aware , staff have changed a lot since 2011. Actually I would have to say the staff is one of our strengths. We are more than happy to help you with a lot of things when you arrive in the country.( e.g bank...

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Additional Information about Kanga House Backpackers

Address: 141 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: £18 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“all the rooms are disgusting.”
 of 5 bubbles Kirstylou37, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“the rooms on the back have the best view”
  • this was the view from my room in the night
 of 5 bubbles Maurina69, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“backpacker, cheap, friendly, little family”
 of 5 bubbles Alexlefauxbougnat, 31 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The small rooms are better”
 of 5 bubbles josepc418, 3 Oct 2013 | Read review
“It depends on the time you go there. In summer it's nice to have a room in the basement, in winter I'd prefer one upstairs. I would't recommend the rooms with the windows towards the street because it can be noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles julias699, 7 Jul 2013 | Read review
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