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The Original Backpackers Hostel, Sydney, Australia
162 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia
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Did you know... you can book up to 15 nights in this property?
PLEASE NOTE, Prices are per person per night in AUD
Room Types 23rd
No. Of guests
Single Private Ensuite 79.00 79.00 79.00
Double Bed Private Ensuite 44.50 44.50 44.50
Twin Private Ensuite 44.50 44.50 44.50
Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom 39.50 39.50 39.50
3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom   40.00 40.00
4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom   31.00 31.00
4 Bed Mixed Dorm 29.00 29.00 29.00
6 Bed Mixed Dorm 25.00 25.00 25.00
8 Bed Female Dorm 27.00 27.00 27.00
Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm 27.00 27.00 25.00
10 Bed Mixed Dorm 25.00 25.00 25.00
10 Bed Female Dorm 25.00 25.00 25.00

Property description

As 'The Original' Hostel in Sydney, we pride ourselves on our great reputation, friendly staff and warm social atmosphere. Recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go and Rough Guide.

The Original Backpackers got converted into backpacker accommodation in 1980. At that time, there were Youth Hostels, but the term 'backpackers' was introduced by the original owners of the Original Backpackers. We reckon that makes us the very first backpackers in the world.

The Original Backpackers is situated in the vibrant food and entertainment precinct of Kings Cross and Potts point in a beautiful and well maintained heritage building. You can't miss the Victorian Terrace we care for so much. Earlier in its years Kings Cross used to be the well known red light district of Sydney but this all changed and is now packed with great cafes, restaurants of all kind and bars just around the corner, it certainly is still famous for its beautiful views and 30 minute walk to the Opera House through the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We have a big courtyard with a friendly and social atmosphere, a spacious, modern kitchen with two industrial stoves and ovens and a huge Lounge Room with a 50" TV where you can either catch up on the latest football games with FOX SPORTS or stream your favorite shows via NETFLIX. A coin operated Laundry, just for our guests, is provided as well.
We offer fast and free wifi connection (500mb per day) which is essential for every traveler. The coverage is throughout the whole hostel which makes surfing in your bed easy.

The Private Rooms, all with Private Bathrooms, fridges, TVs, fan/heaters and free tea and coffee are located in a modern wing, Double Rooms, Twin Rooms or Single Rooms, which ever will suit you best.

Dorms range from 4 Bed to 10 Bed, all have lockers, fans/heaters and fridges. You can book private dorms so you and your friends have their own room.

Shared dorms have an age restriction of- guests must be between the age of 18 and 40 years.

If you are travelling with a car we can offer a special deal with our local car park: $25 for hours! Great for Sydney prices. And if you are using public transport we are just located 150 meter down the road from the Kings Cross train Station.

Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be a 10 night minimum night stay for dormitory rooms, from 23rd December to 2nd January. There will be non refundable deposit of 50% charged on 1st December.
If we have beds left after the 23rd December we have a 3 night minimum stay from the 30th December. Full non-refundable payment is required.
  • Free of Charge
  • Fax Service
Sport & Leisure:
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terraced Area
In Room Facilities:
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
Food & Drink:
  • BBQ Area
  • Airport Transfers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Towels Hire
  • Hairdryer for Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Tours Desk
  • Luggage Storage