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The Original Backpackers Hostel

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Thann, France
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place for one or two nights but quite noisy by night It is written everywhere "Please keep silent from 9:45 PM to 7:00 AM. But it seems that people have some difficulties to read....and sometimes until 2:00 AM !!! Otherwise kitchen and places to eat are cool

Thank francoisrieth
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Came here at night by myself, the man in the reception didn't even try to be nice or to show me around. My room was a mess! how do you let people behave like that? messy and dirty, someone took my pillow.. in the morning the manager tried to convince me to stay and change rooms, when he understoon I...

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Bruce-KE, Owner at The Original Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

The guest arrived very late in the evening.The night manager was busy tidying up and possibly she did not receive the personal attention we normally give people. We are sorry that she was not happy with her room.Our rooms are vacuumed and tidied everyday. When she complained in the morning we immediately offered to move her to another room and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is good value for money! Large sized and clean rooms with a comfortable bed and a fridge. Staff are helpful and friendly, and there is also a free daily wifi allowance. The only downside being that there was no aircon in our room, which was extremely warm throughout my stay, and the kitchen is quite small. Most backpackers...

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room floors were sticky. I don't think they are ever mopped, even after the 'weekly deep clean'. Cockroaches running around hallways. Showers/toilets not that clean. Kitchen had very few pot/pans to use. I did like the lounge area, it was pretty large, comfy couches. The people in my room were cool, pre drinks, cards against humanity. Overall the quality is...

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi Everyone, I was staying at this hostel for 12 days. The reception staff was friendly. Well organised, lots of green plants at entrance. Rooms, Bathrooms and toilets are clean.The tall Manager at night very helpful. Near train and bus station, Easy to access all location.Will recommend this hostel to friends for sure.

Thank Patel P
South Ockendon, Essex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, I'm middle aged, in Sydney on my own on the way to meet friends and family in Brisbane, the price of most half decent hotels is ridiculous and I'm not a big fan of shared hostel rooms, what do I do........get an ensuite private room here is what I do. Price was reasonable, the location is great for getting...

Thank killerdwarf
Constantia, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is situated on a great location close to the Kings Cross station and a 10 minute walking distance to the city centre. The staff was friendly and they the reception is 24hours open. In the private rooms was no airconditioning.

Thank Yoram_Lentze
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Over experience was really good, Tidy rooms and clean bathrooms. Some of the temporary backpacker staff seem more interested in going for smoke breaks than working. But generally I found them to be friendly and helpful. There's also a sign that say "maximum stay 28 days" but there were multiple long term customers that I met who said they had...

Thank Emerson W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stayed for 4 nights at the originals, it was great! room was very clean, bathroom clean, no noisy, staff very friendly... would absolutely recommend! don't know about the share room, but the double room that me and my partner stayed was perfect.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The original backpacker is a hostel in great location close to the Kings Cross station (3 minutes walk). It takes just <15 minutes to take the train to the city center or the beach. The staff is really friendly and will help you book tickets for trips and other fun attractions. There are only 2 bad things about this hostel:...

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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
Price Range: ₹ 1,507 - ₹ 5,776 (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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“double ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles thaisiwamoto, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room with a balcony is nice (12 and 13 I believe)”
 of 5 bubbles sweetaylorb, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“backpackers hostel with private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles dorisat, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Apparently some single rooms have no window”
 of 5 bubbles eheffernan4, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“double rooms are well worth the buy”
 of 5 bubbles libbypederson, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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