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Overview of Original Backpackers

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In-room safe, free WiFi
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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Original Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWoolloomooloo Wharf11 min walk
    Popular LocationThe Domain12 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens13 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)22 min drive

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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • 6 Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 10 Bed Dorm (Women Only)

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • 4 Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Bed in 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Bed in 10 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Single Room, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
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  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • 8 Bed Dorm (Women Only)

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area

Sydney

Original Backpackers is located in Sydney's Kings Cross neighbourhood. Sydney Opera House and International Convention Centre Sydney are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 11 min walk
  • The Domain - 12 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 13 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 5 min drive
  • AirportSydney Airport (SYD) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Roosevelt - 3 min walk
  • Room 10 - 3 min walk
  • Waterman's Lobster Co - 3 min walk
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Pizza Boccone - 4 min walk
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About this property

Original Backpackers

Sydney hostel in Kings Cross, near Royal Botanic Gardens
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has a coffee shop/café and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 41 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and laptop-compatible safes.
Original Backpackers offers 41 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and a safe. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Laptop-compatible safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 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 14 per person (roundtrip)

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

Property is also known as

Original Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
Original Backpackers Hostel
Original Backpackers Potts Point
Original Backpackers
Original Backpackers Potts Point
Original Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Original Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Potts Point

Frequently asked questions

Is Original Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much does it cost to stay at Original Backpackers?
As of 1 Mar. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Original Backpackers on 16 Mar. 2021 start from AU$47, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Original Backpackers?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Original Backpackers?
Check-in is from noon - midnight.
What time is check-out at Original Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Does Original Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AUD 14 per person applies.
Where is Original Backpackers located?
Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Botanic Gardens and Crown Street. Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Domain are also within 15 minutes. Kings Cross Station is only a 2-minute walk and St. James Station is 16 minutes.
3.4
Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

3.4/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff are really friendly and helpful. My room was clean. The location is good. I would stay there again
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Stayed 24 nights in Jul 2019

1/5 Terrible

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

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