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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Jackaroo Hostel Sydney

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSt Vincent’s Hospital8 min walk
    Popular LocationWoolloomooloo Wharf14 min walk
    Popular LocationThe Domain16 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)23 min drive

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3 Bed Dorm - Shared bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

8 Bed Mixed Dorm - Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

6 Bed Dorm - Private bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

4 Bed Dorm - Private bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

4 Bed Dorm - Shared bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in Sydney's Kings Cross neighbourhood, Jackaroo Hostel Sydney is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hyde Park and Royal Botanic Gardens, while SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Sydney Cricket Ground, and consider making time for Australian Museum, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 14 min walk
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 14 min walk
  • The Domain - 16 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 23 min drive


  • Mammas Woodfire Pizza - 3 min walk
  • The Farmhouse Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Dumpling & Noodle House - 3 min walk
  • Café Holm Expresso food catering - 3 min walk
  • Ms.G's - 4 min walk

About this property

Jackaroo Hostel Sydney

Adults-only Sydney hostel in Kings Cross, walk to St Vincent’s Hospital
A rooftop terrace, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, multilingual staff, barbecues and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 27 rooms offer free WiFi.
Jackaroo Hostel Sydney offers 27 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15 per person (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Jackaroo Hostel Potts Point
Jackaroo Potts Point
Jackaroo Hostel
Jackaroo Sydney
Jackaroo Hostel Sydney Potts Point
Jackaroo Hostel Sydney Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Jackaroo Hostel Sydney and receive a full refund?
Yes, Jackaroo Hostel Sydney offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Jackaroo Hostel Sydney cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Jackaroo Hostel Sydney pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Jackaroo Hostel Sydney?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Jackaroo Hostel Sydney?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Jackaroo Hostel Sydney?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Jackaroo Hostel Sydney provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AUD 15 per person applies.
Where is Jackaroo Hostel Sydney located?
Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent’s Hospital, Hyde Park and Crown Street. Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km). Kings Cross Station is only a 2-minute walk and St. James Station is 17 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 116 reviews
5 - Excellent 12%
Rating 4 - Good. 41 out of 116 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 116 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 116 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 116 reviews
1 - Terrible 11%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hostel, nothing fancy great location right by the train. Everyone was really nice.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
very basic
For a three star hostel we expected a lot more, the bottom bunk sheets were dirty it’s on a very noisy road there’s no lifts so if you’re on top floor you’ve gotta get your luggage up and down by yourself and bring all your bedding down at the end of your stay. My sister also got locked in the bathroom at 2am! There’s also a weird smell in the corridors
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very clean very comfortable welcoming staff. So thankyou
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location and price but that’s all.
The bathrooms and lifts were all out of order and continental breakfast was just toast with jam or peanut butter. Bed was clean everything else wasn’t and beer cans and mess everywhere in common areas and a lot of info was not mentioned online that was needed in person. And plugs were unreachable to top bunks and vending machines were empty and staff member at checkin was confused and uninformed. But checkout was easy and quick with nice girl at end. Wouldn’t go back unless desperate
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Right next to Kings Cross station, close to Woolies, cafes. Walking distance to Oxford Street, then into city area. Breakfast part of deal. Getting to your room means a steep stair climb. Accommodation is adequate and reflects the price. Have stayed twice and will stay again.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

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