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“Amazing place to start in Sydney”
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Eva's Backpackers
Ranked #18 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Paris, France
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Amazing place to start in Sydney”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Lovely hostel in the heart of king cross, Sydney. It's located behind Darlinghurst road so you will be very close within walking distance to all the crazy nightlife that king cross can offer. The hostel is very clean, and you will be welcome by a friendly and professional staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We spent 4 nights at Eva's and had a very good time.

Kings Cross is full of really grim looking hostels so we were a bit wary walking to the address but Eva's is definitely the nicest in the area.

It's clean and the atmosphere is really nice. It's good that in an area where there's a lot of nightlife that you can choose to stay in on any given night and you'll get a good nights sleep, but if you want to socialise there's lots of people to talk to and go out with as well.

I think Eva's do the small things that not all hostels do. The people on reception are all friendly, the showers and rooms are well kept and rules are actually enforced.

Obviously you don't get as good quality or comfort as you would in a decent hotel, but this is one of the best backpackers I've stayed in, certainly in Australia.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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The Netherlands
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118 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Charming hostel behind darlinghurst road. So lots of cafés and restaurants within walking distance, and even some shops and the subway, without being in a noisy street itself. The bathrooms are shared. Sometimes difficult to find a free one, although we've only encountered that problem once. We had a double room, which could be used as a family room, so we used the bunkbeds for our suitcases, which was nice.

Big bonus is the rooftop terrace with views over the skyline of Sydney. There is a BBQ. Only thing is that the kitchen is downstairs, so it takes some good planning to cook and BBQ!

Also the cbd is easily reached by foot. We were in Sydney for 3 days, buying the mymulti 1-card for public transport was a big waste! But that's not Eva's fault. Just some other advice :-)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I only spent one night here with my wife, we were in a double room, which was small, had a fairly thin mattress but it was clean and did the job. The bathrooms were very clean, spacious and had a soap dispenser - very handy for me.
The location is amazing, it is just off the main street with the kings cross nightlife and 5 mins walk to the station. There was a fair bit of noise late on a saturday night though - you'd probably expect that.
There is also a kitchen and plenty of people around to meet while you cook.
Overall a pretty good place for the budget traveler who wants to party.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Awesome location in the heart of Kings Cross, easy to walk down the road and jump on the train to go anywhere. The bathrooms are clean and spacious. Rooftop terrace is nice to lay down and chill. Kitchen and eating ear is large. I stayed on 3rd floor in a private room, the room was a bit out-dated and very hot all the time, the pedestal fan didn't help at all! Over-all stay was great though. The only thing that future backpackers should be aware of is that reception announce loudly every morning over the PA who needs to check out. Sometimes they announced up to 3 times. This got annoying if you're a light sleeper.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Spent couple of nights in this hostel, Irish girl at reception is lovely. Amazing rooftop terrace with BBQ facility. Bathrooms are spacious and relatively modern. Bedrooms are a bit old but clean. Common areas are welcoming and friendly but I have seen better. Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

definitely dont go there dirthy and smelly hostel with cold water,they will charge you 80% of price of staying just because you are noiser than others in hotel.Dirthy Polish hostel ,the cleaner is checking all your private things so this is too much ,

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Eva's Backpackers
Address: 6 - 8 Orwell St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #18 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
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Hotel Class:2 star — Eva's Backpackers 2*
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