24 HOUR RECEPTION
RELAXING OUTDOOR COURTYARD
FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN
NEW LAUNDRY FACILITIES
AUSSIE OUTDOOR BBQ
MINS WALK TO CBD
MINS WALK TO SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
MIN TO TRAIN STATION
MINS TO BONDI BEACH
The Original Backpackers is a beautiful Victorian building that was 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.In those days, you could not make a reservation – you just turned up at the door and hoped you got a bed. We have made many improvements over the years but still offer the same warm welcome that we did back in 1980.
This is a nice place to stay in a great part of Sydney. The rooms are comfortable and the atmosphere is great. It's a vibrant, large hostel with great outdoor space and a decent size kitchen. Would recommend it for backpackers.
Stayed in Private Room with toilet and shower, located next to the dining/meeting area. Staff was fairly good at policing the 10 PM curfew for the dining/meeting area. There is a full kitchen, but many people use it. Private room had cable TV, coffee maker, refrig, safe and fan. Good location in Kings Cross, close to the Metro. Also, hourly van service to/from the Airport. Good place to meet other travelers.
We stayed for one night at the original backpackers hostel before heading to the next city. It was easy to find. The room was clean with free wifi. The people were friendly which made the experience wonderful and cosy. Affordable and worth the value. Would definitely stay there again.
Original backpackers was a very good choice. Kings Cross is a very nice areas, in particular victoria street, were you can find many pubs and night life, plus pitt and custom street are reachable on foot in minutes. The hostel has a very cheap deal with shuttle from and to the airport plus the staff was very kind and helpful. The hostel can organize many activities and tour for you while in sydney, all important facilities are provided (wifi is limited but fixed computers are available).
I had a lovely stay here in the mixed 10 person dorm. Plenty of outlets, nice showering facilities and an incredibly friendly and family like vibe. Location was also wonderful and I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
If you are coming to Sydney you must stay in this hostel... It's just perfect. I've been travelling for over one year now and this is the best hostel in stayed in to date.
It's really hard to find good hostels in Sydney. But this one is a really good one. After having travelling through whole Australia since almost one year: this hostel is absolutely one of our favourite ones. We spent our 1day here, when we arrived and we came back to stay the last one as well. Tidy, clean, very nice owners, a really lovely manager (Bruce), and always happy to help you or recommend the best places to go. The price is compared to other Sydney-hostels fair enough.