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

Overview of Original Backpackers

Original Backpackers

2.0 star property

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
160-162 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Potts Point, NSW, 2011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens14 min walk
  • Popular LocationHyde Park18 min walk
  • Popular LocationMartin Place19 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area


Original Backpackers is located in Potts Point, a neighbourhood in Sydney. Sydney Tower and Mrs. Macquarie's Chair are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Taronga Zoo are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk
  • Martin Place - 19 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 5 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 25 min drive


  • The Roosevelt - 3 min walk
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Pizza Boccone - 4 min walk
  • Thai Terrific - 4 min walk
  • 3 Seasons Thai Fusion Cuisine - 4 min walk

About this property

Original Backpackers

Sydney hostel in Potts Point, near Sydney Tower
A fitness centre, coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services are available at this hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 41 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and laptop-compatible safes.
Original Backpackers offers 41 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and a safe. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness centre.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Off-site parking within 1640 ft (AUD 25 per day)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Laptop-compatible safe

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Check-in from noon - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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.

  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 25 per day (1640 ft away)

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
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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 16%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 43 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 43 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 43 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: 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

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