Backpackers HQ

174 Victoria St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia, Distance from city centre: 1.6km

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Rating: 76%from 8 reviews

  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 82%Location
  • 75%Value for money
  • 70%Facilities
The friendly staff at our newly-renovated hostel are ready to take you on guided tours and give advice on job hunting!

Backpackers HQ is newly renovated and positioned right in the heart of Sydney's vibrant King's Cross. We are set among the cafes and restaurants on the cosmopolitan, tree-lined Victoria Street, with views of the CBD. We're only one minute's walk to the nightlife of the Cross!

Our great location, atmosphere and level of comfort guarantee you a fun, exciting and adventure-filled time in Sydney, so whether you're here to work or play, HQ offers a quiet, friendly hostel with exciting bars and nightlife at your doorstep.

This is like a home away from home - secure, comfortable and stylish. We now boast a brand-new, fully-equipped, stainless steel kitchen. Our amazing new courtyard and chill-out garden area are the best in the Cross, if we do say so ourselves.

Our freebies include a free breakfast served in our great central courtyard daily from 7.30am to 9.30am; free unlimited Wi-Fi to keep in contact with friends back home; free use of personal security lockers in each room; free maps, tourist info and a great free city walking tour; free assistance with job searches and practical advice and free drinks and entry to some of the area's greatest bars and clubs.

You can relax in our huge common TV lounge area complete with FOXTEL. There's also guest laundry facilities!
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • No Curfew
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note that our office hours are 7am - 8pm. If arriving after hours, please call the night manager to be checked in.

PLEASE NOTE: We are an international youth hostel. We can only accept guests with a valid international passport and do not accept guests over the age of 35 in dorm rooms. Unfortunately we have no facilities for guests under the age of 18 years.

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If arriving by train , go to Kings Cross Station, use the Victoria St exit and walk down to 174 Victoria St and look for the orange Backpackers HQ sign. It will take about 30mins from the Airport and cost around $15.

If arriving by shuttle bus from the airport, just tell the driver to take you to Backpackers HQ on Victoria St, Kings Cross and look for the orange sign. This will take about 45mins - 1hour and costs around $15. Last shuttle from the airport is at 8.45pm.

If coming by taxi from the airport, just tell the driver to take you to 174 Victoria St, Kings Cross. It will cost around $40-$50 and take 20-35mins depending on the time of day.

Located Near

HQ is only a few minutes from the train station and bus stop and an easy walk to the CBD, China Town, the Botanical Gardens, the Opera House, the Rocks, the Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and the ferries, as well as the harbour foreshore and the beach.

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