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“Great hostel with veruly helpfull staff (armin) especially.”

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The Original Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #24 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Reviewed 15 February 2014

From the moment I arrived till the moment I left I was well looked after with all questions answerd and nothing was ever too much hassle. I would like to say thanks to "Armin"the otalian guy for being so helpful. A great individual and a great asset to original backpackers. Will recommend this hostel to everybody and il be back for sure one day. Thanks for having me till next time goodbye

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in a private ensuite room as a cheaper alternative to hotels in the city. It did it's job perfectly as a clean place to sleep and shower, staff were friendly. Great location only 2 min walk from kings cross train station. I will be back when I'm in Sydney.

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1  Thank mattik23
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I have stayed at this hostel for just over a month and I love it here. The staff is awesome and everyone here is friendly and helpful. This is definitely a place to stay at. It is very central so it's not too hard to get anywhere! 100% recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Hostel was in a great location, had a lovely outdoor courtyard area, the rooms were clean and had new carpets and the bathrooms were new and clean. Could do with a bigger kitchen considering the size of the hostel. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Original is pretty clean and in a decent area. The dorms are ok but not exactly plush and the main hostel being in an old style lodge is nice. Being in Kings Cross, it's a good location to live cheap and hop on a train to the city.

The main drawbacks are that no one looks after the kitchen. It was pretty unapproachable when I was there as most people didn't clean up. The DVD room was taken over by people who just drank and shouted every night, so was pretty pointless.

An ok stop to just sleep, but otherwise there's better options (such as Bounce)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Staff helpful at the beginning and lovely on the phone.. the location is good to organise activities...BUT the stay was average and not what we expected at all. As well, After a misunderstanding on the phone the lady was extremely RUDE and just hung up on me... I have been so shocked of that lack of professionalism while I was really polite and tried to be helpful.And they told us there was a pool in the garden ... and there was not !!
I would not recommend to go there at all after that experience.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Caro R
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originals, Manager at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Inexperienced traveller-we don't have a pool and NEVER have claimed to have a pool-its not the kind of thing you pretend to have,but no this guest insisted we had said there was a pool and where was it.And that was the start of the problems of dealing with this guest.Our very experienced staff member chose to cut her short so she could look after the other guests who were waiting whilst we tried to calm this pool seeker.

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I stayed in this hostel for four nights in a four bedroom female rooms. The beds were a bit noisy and there isn't air conditioned in the room but just a fan. Except for that it is in a good location. The hostel was not noisy and the bathroom are big. The kitchen area is big enough and you can meet lots of people from different countries. Good for all the activities in the evening.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Original Backpackers Hostel

Address: 160-162 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range: £11 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Original Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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