We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
4/2/2018 5/2/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}
    Neighbourhoods
    Neighbourhoods

    The Original Backpackers Hostel

    160-162 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    4/2/2018 5/2/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$ 125
    US$ 53
    View Deal
    Traveller (11)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (2)
    Overview
    • Excellent23%
    • Very good41%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Airport Transportation
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"},"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    4 Feb5 Feb
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 2 partner sites to see rooms from US$ 53.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Sydney hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "fb3523f9d78e4f42b203791a62efd7a7", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":263588,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":2,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":2,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"fb3523f9d78e4f42b203791a62efd7a7","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":125,"lowestMetaPrice":53,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":125,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":125,"lowestMetaPrice":53,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":125,"hotelName":"The Original Backpackers Hostel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImZiMzUyM2Y5ZDc4ZTRmNDJiMjAzNzkxYTYyZWZkN2E3IiwiQUlLIjoiYzdhN2MzODJmNDUxNDk0YmI1YTgwYmFkOGY1OTBhOGQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "04/02/2018", "checkOut": "05/02/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$ 53", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget"},"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget"},"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget"},"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    50
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    Reviews (203)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 171 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    The shared spaces were not kept really clean, at least the bathrooms. I assumed it was a busy time too. The breakfast choices were quite good for a backpackers. The room I stayed was quite warm and not too much ventilation, getting all the smells...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank traveller81188
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We stayed on a double room at the first floor. Staff is really efficient. Rooms are clean and quiet. In addition this backpaper situated at Victoria street is a good base to discover Sydney by walk or you can take the metro 50 meters from...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank chantal2922
    Reviewed 11 December 2017

    We staid 9days and nobody suggested to change the towels or change the sheets which was annoying regarding the price of the room. There was food left overnight in the communal spaces which attracted cockroaches.More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank Karl R
    Response from Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers HostelResponded 14 December 2017

    There are signs on the back of the door explaining that you can change your sheets or towels any time you want to.We have 24 hour reception so it would have been easy to sort this.The kitchen is closed at 10pm and reopens at 6am.All...More

    Reviewed 10 December 2017

    I stayed three times at Original Backpackers and had the best time I could have in Sydney. The rooms are tiny and individually designed, the kitchen is clean, and the courtyard is perfect for hanging out and meeting new people. The staff is always kind...More

    Thank acta2
    Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

    Room looked like a crack den. Smelt like feet. Everyone who walked into the room commented on how awful it smelt. People chucked their clothes and belongings all over the floor. I can't believe I spent $220 to stay in such mess! Noisy guests that...More

    Thank sem95x
    Response from Bruce-KE, Manager at The Original Backpackers HostelResponded 14 December 2017

    Unlike most of our guests I am sure this guest knows all about crack dens judging by what they have written.Ignore this crack head.

    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 23 - US$ 120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your The Original Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Australia >
    • New South Wales >
    • Sydney
    • Also Known As
    • The Original Backpackers Hotel Sydney
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (11)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (2)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (25)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 182 hotels in Sydney
    Highfield Private Hotel
    80 reviews
    .03 km away
    Quest Potts Point
    584 reviews
    .08 km away
    Spicers Potts Point
    79 reviews
    .10 km away
    Kingsview
    2 reviews
    .15 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Ms G's
    465 reviews
    .04 km away
    Chester White Cured Diner
    68 reviews
    .08 km away
    Jangling Jack's
    30 reviews
    .10 km away
    Holm Cafe
    37 reviews
    .04 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Kings Cross
    319 reviews
    .25 km away
    El Alamein Memorial Fountain
    22 reviews
    .20 km away
    The Sydney Connection
    29 reviews
    .13 km away
    Rob's Tour
    16 reviews
    .17 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from The Original Backpackers Hostel staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "Change sheets and towels Give a room a clean every 2/3days at least. Isolate the room from noise"
    Read review
    "If you have trouble with navigation request a downstairs room - getting upstairs is quite exciting."
    Read review
    "Be nice and ask for an upgrade"
    Read review
    "double ensuite"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing