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Zing Backpackers
Ranked #41 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Reviewed 7 July 2013

The only reasons to go are the price (with breakfast included) and the good location.
I stayed there 5 nights, in a 4 beds shared room. The room smelt disgusting and it has not been cleaned in all the 5nights I was there. Moreover, it was small and it did't help that people staying there left their stuff laying all over the floor....
I booked the airport shuttle pickup and I have been waiting 2hours at the airport, calling them several times and they didn't work it out. They ended up telling me to catch the train because was cheaper (but it is not true!) and they didn't even apologize.

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I've been staying at Zing for like 2 months now and both me and my friend have had such a good experience! Great staff (especially the nightmanager who will, if you're lucky, provide you with some life-changing nutella toasts after a long night out...) also it's clean and tidy. Not too big rooms but so worth it for it's price! The location is killer and overall I'm happy as hell with my choice of accomodation for my time here in Sydney!

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1  Thank Stina E
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in a double private room. I shopped around and Zing was one of the best priced hostels in the area. The room was basic with towels, a sink and a mini fridge. Though the room furnishings were well worn, the bedding was nice and new and the washrooms, which are plentiful, are nice and clean. (The state of the bathrooms really makes a hostel for me!) The staff were super friendly and helpful and they keep the kitchen nice and tidy.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mhomso
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

My friend and i stayed at zing for a couple weeks, we had been to many other Hostels around Sydney but none of them compare to Zing!! very clean place in a great location in Kings Cross. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. safe place with security cameras that work. clean and functional showers and good laundry services.

we would definitely stay again

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

A great hostel, nothing really bad about it. It's fairly cheap, is in the very popular Kings cross area with its bars and clubs. Has great staff (Joshna), is clean and afordable. It also has a great atmosphere and is a great place to meet likeminded travellers and friends. Highly recomended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Stayed in a private double room with my husband. The bed was what you would get for the proice, the room had towels, a sink, tv and mini fridge. The kitchen was VERY clean, the staff was friendly and helpful and they stayed open until late.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marlyse R
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

the only attraction here for me was the location and price.

you can pretty much walk to the surrounds and to circular quay to catch the ferries.

the dorm i got had 2 people who were staying in it long term - they were filthy and couldnt care less :/ the room wasnt cleaned in all the 4 nights i was there; the room smelt and 2 guys who had checked in after me checked straight out the next night.

the staff were really nice though and helpful - major plus point.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Nanthini S
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Additional Information about Zing Backpackers

Address: 156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 143 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range: £16 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zing Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney

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