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Backpackers HQ

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Stayed here for two weeks as a solo traveller. Loved this place. It's clean, friendly, quiet, location is slightly dodgy at night but wont really affect your stay, breakfast is free and there's a large choice to eat and most of all the backpackers here are diverse and friendly. The two owners were also very helpful with any information they...

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I spent 6 nights at HQ in a 4 bed mixed dorm. Luckily it was away from the social area and this allowed for a good night sleep. HQ is located in the Kings Cross area of Sydney, I actually love this area as it's alive with trendy bars, weird and wonderful people and great places to eat. It's also...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2013

While it does cost a bit more than other hostels, you can get weekly deals and it is definitely worth it. You get free breakfast until 9.30 (toast, cereal and fruit) and free wifi all over the hostel. Furthermore the hostel is very clean and modern, and there's great communal areas making it nice and sociable. There's a 24hr tv...

Thank Sam M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I stayed here for three months and there is no denying it, this hostel is full of long term stayers however this is something you will find in all hostels around Sydney. When I first came it was a bit hard to get to know people but it’s to be expected with most groups of people who have been together...

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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

I had a 4 dorms ensuite. The bed are very confortable and new. The place was renovated and it is very clean. The free breakfast is very good with fresh fruits and cereal. They always refresh it so they have food for everyone. Thanks HQ team. Matt

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 July 2013

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 July 2013

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2013

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“try another hostel in KK there's plenty.”
ThomasBrown1996, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“'Deluxe' rooms have an ensuite bathroom (but hostel has lots of common bathrooms too)”
675lizziea, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“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.”
MrOptimist, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
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