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Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross
Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

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7.2

Very good

77 reviews

77 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Aperitif Restaurant

100 m

Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar

110 m

Candys Apartment Club

130 m

Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar

140 m

Hugo's Lounge

160 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.3 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.5 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

1.8 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2.0 km

Darling Harbour

2.0 km

Closest landmarks
KX Fitness

10 m

Peppermint Lounge

40 m

Soho Bar & Lounge

130 m

Priceless Chemist

130 m

Bourbon Restaurant

210 m

Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

107-109 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Potts Point, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

90 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.2
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.5 km

Rooms available at Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Shared bathroom
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1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Shared bathroom
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Shared bathroom
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    SHARED ROOM 3 BEDS 1 TWIN BED SHARED BATHROOM
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      Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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        Single Bunk Bed
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 14 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

          What is the smoking policy at Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Kings Cross Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 70 m away from Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross.

          What restaurants are nearby Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross is located in Potts Point, famous for good restaurants such as Ms G's, Apollo and Cho Cho San.

          What popular shopping places are close to Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross is located in Potts Point area which features shopping places such as Grand Days Books & Records, The Family Jewels and Macleay on Manning.

          What are popular attractions near Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Guests at Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross can easily visit Kings Cross, Daffodil Park and Wayside Chapel located in the Potts Point area.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross?

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross is located in the Potts Point area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Macleay Point.

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          What people love about Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

          • 7.2

            Very good
            Spaciousness

            "The commun rooms (kitchen, living room) were alright and big enough for everyone."

            Julie

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            March 9, 2020

          Property ranking|Compared to 1,235 Sydney properties
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          Location score
          8.5/10
          Room comfort score
          6.5/10
          Service score
          7.6/10
          Value for money score
          7.2/10
          Better than
          85
          %
          of Sydney properties
          Better than
          85
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          Better than
          79
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          Overall rating:

          7.2

          Very good
          77 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.8
          Facilities
          7.0
          Location
          8.5
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          More about Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

          More about Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney. Experience an urban escape in Sydney with a stay at Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross puts numerous activities at your fingertips, with its convenient location just 2.0 km from the Sydney Opera House.
          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
          If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.


          Dining and things to do

          Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


          Around the property

          Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Sydney in-depth. An afternoon of browsing the works at The Rocks located 2.1 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


          Reasons to stay here

          Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 92% of the city's accommodation.
          Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 89% of the city's accommodation.
          This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 85% of other options in the city.

          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          7

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          4 mentions

          Breakfast

          3 mentions

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Game room
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • BBQ facilities
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Land sports

          • Golf course (within 3 km)

          Access

          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          Location
          107-109 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011
          Excellent
          Location

          8.5

          Airports

          • Sydney Airport (SYD)
            8.5 km
          • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
            21.8 km

          Public transportation

          • Kings Cross Railway Station
            80 m 1 min walk
          • St James Railway Station
            1.1 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Priceless Chemist
            130 m

          Shopping

          • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
            1.5 km

          Convenience store

          • EzyMart
            160 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            40 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
            1.3 km
          • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
            1.5 km
          • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
            1.8 km
          • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
            2.0 km
          • Darling Harbour
            2.0 km
          • Sydney Opera House
            2.1 km
          • The Rocks
            2.1 km
          • Sydney Harbour Bridge
            2.7 km
          • Bondi Beach
            5.2 km
          • Manly Beach
            10.4 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • KX Fitness
            10 m
          • Peppermint Lounge
            40 m
          • Kings Cross Railway Station
            80 m
          • Aperitif Restaurant
            100 m
          • Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar
            110 m
          • Soho Bar & Lounge
            130 m
          • Priceless Chemist
            130 m
          • Candys Apartment Club
            130 m
          • Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar
            140 m
          • Hugo's Lounge
            160 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-3 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-out until10:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee14 AUD

          The property

          • Number of rooms 27

          Reviews of Jackaroo Hostel Kings Cross from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.2
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.8
          Facilities7.0
          Location8.5
          Room comfort and quality6.5
          Service7.6
          Value for money7.2
          High score for Sydney
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (6)
          8-9 Excellent (14)
          7-8 Very Good (21)
          6-7 Good (6)
          <6 Below Expectation (21)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (15)
          Jun - Aug (13)
          Sep - Nov (23)
          Dec - Feb (17)
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          8.7
          Excellent
          Allan from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 14 nights in August 2014

          Good Hostel”

          Location, Staff, Cleanliness

          I stayed in a private room. It was clean, comfortable, and cleaned everyday. Like most hostels, the loos were down the hall and spotlessly clean. There was a good sized kitchen for self-catering. The staff was exceptional in every way. The location could not be better. Any closer to Kings Cross and you would be in the station. Be sure to stay for quiz night and enjoy the company of fellow travellers. One note of caution for anyone with impaired mobility, It is about five stories from the kitchen to the top floor and there is no lift. For the rest of us, we can get our daily exercise. The street can be a bit sketchy late at night, not to mention noisy on the weekends. I would return without hesitation.

          Reviewed March 14, 2015

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Mabel from Malaysia
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

          Good location. Comfortable”

          Good location. Comfortable. Value for money

          Location excellent. Exactly at the king cross station stop. There were mini Marts around. Restaurant walking distance. Near Coles. Stay was good. Bed was comfortable. The place and kitchen were clean. My only thoughts of improvement was that kitchen should be opened 24 hours. And please put up signs if the tap water is drinkable. The other hostel I stayed had that signs around. So I didn't buy water. Water is expensive in Australia

          Reviewed October 23, 2014

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          7.7
          Very good
          Jeremy from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

          Party Hostel in Kings Kross”

          Location, Location, Location

          Great access to the top party spots in Kings X. Literally only a few feet from the subway entrance. Location is amazing, price is cheap. Very clean and safe/secure. That said, it's a backpackers hostel. Very basic, but nice. Lockers have outlets in them to charge your electronics (AWESOME idea!), but are not accessible after 10pm. Jackaroo worked awesome for what I was looking for, a cheap room right in the middle of the party.

          Reviewed August 20, 2013

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          8.7
          Excellent
          James from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 14 nights in December 2013

          Great hostel, perfect location”

          Location, Clean and Social

          Great hostel in a perfect location next to the Metro station and bars/ nightclubs. Rooms were clean and tidy, only downside is they come in three/ four times in the morning to clean! Free internet is great and not common in Sydney, very social hostel with pool table/ football table, TV room and regular social events.

          Reviewed March 10, 2014

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Ravi from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

          Very convenient location, good price and free breakfast”

          Just a few steps away from King's Cross Station, Darlinghurst exit. Stayed on a 4-person dormitory (bathroom inside), with an affordable price. Small point to notice, the electrical socket is not easily reachable for person taking the top of bunk bed.

          Reviewed February 11, 2016

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          7.2
          Very good
          Julie from Australia
          Couple
          Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          It was alright”

          It was alright compared to what you can find in Sydney for the same price. The triple room we booked was super small though and very humid, with a sticky floor and the view from the window was an inside "yard" full of rubbish and underwear. The toilet/shower had a lot of mold inside and felt old. The commun rooms (kitchen, living room) were alright and big enough for everyone. What we preferred was the great location, couldn't be closer to Kings Cross !

          Reviewed March 09, 2020

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Guorong from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

          A good experience of dorm life while travelling”

          Clean toilets, clean rooms and friendly staff.

          It was a good experience of dorm life. Staff were friendly and helpful especially Riquell(pardon spelling if wrong), giving suggestions as to where to and how to go to places. They have activities frequently as well. Toilets were clean and they have free wifi and free internet usage with good speeds as well. However, do take note that it is all up to one's luck to see who your dorm mates are. Especially when it is located right in a night time/club area, there were instances where a drunkard returned to his room in the middle of the night shouting. Moreover, there is a fair number of longstayers staying there as well, so if you are sensitive to hygiene, do try and request to not be placed in the same room as them. Ultimately, it is not the hostel's fault for those aforementioned problems as it is an expected experience for a dorm life. It is still an amazing hostel to stay in if you are just there for a few days. The location is right NEXT to a train station and many bars and restaurants, so it is definitely recommended to stay there.

          Reviewed July 30, 2013

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Guorong from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

          A good experience of dorm life while travelling ”

          Clean toilets, clean rooms, friendly staff

          It was a good experience of dorm life. Staff were friendly and helpful especially Riquell(pardon spelling if wrong), giving suggestions as to where to and how to go to places. They have activities frequently as well. Toilets were clean and they have free wifi and free internet usage with good speeds as well. However, do take note that it is all up to one's luck to see who your dorm mates are. Especially when it is located right in a night time/club area, there were instances where a drunkard returned to his room in the middle of the night shouting. Moreover, there is a fair number of longstayers staying there as well, so if you are sensitive to hygiene, do try and request to not be placed in the same room as them. Ultimately, it is not the hostel's fault for those aforementioned problems as it is an expected experience for a dorm life. It is still an amazing hostel to stay in if you are just there for a few days. The location is right NEXT to a train station and many bars and restaurants, so it is definitely recommended to stay there.

          Reviewed July 30, 2013

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          7.2
          Very good
          Edwin from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

          Great location hostel”

          Hostel is just adjacent to the King's Cross Station with exit facing Darlinghurst street. AC broke down when I arrived for the first of 3 nights stay. Have to open room to let fresh air in. Staff said they would bring a fan then but didn't TV in room wasn't fixed despite my complaint that it was not working. The AC worked on the following day but the centralized AC only blew little air so it only solved the problem a bit. Disappointing here despite my complaint and adjusted only on the 3rd day. Room on the 3rd floor and no lift so if you're bringing a big heavy luggage on a narrow stairway would be a problem. Bed is just so-so unlike other hostels that I have been to. 4 bathroom in the hallway seems adequate with good hot water and pressure but seems outdated as some fixtures showed rust. Breakfast was average with various cereals, muesli, toast, milk and jams and jellies. Some staff were not helpful while some were. Overall just a fair hostel that would be around 5-6 stars out of 10.

          Reviewed February 28, 2016

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          7.7
          Very good
          Lawrence from United States
          Business traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

          Good Location, Clean and efficient”

          Good Location, clean, and efficient

          The hostel is well maintained, has good security, is kept very clean, and is in a very convenient location, sitting right above the exit for Kings Cross station

          Reviewed April 24, 2014

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          6.3
          Good
          Kenny from Malaysia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

          Next to Kings Cross Station”

          Location Transport Kings Cross

          To my surprise, this Hostel is just next to Kings Cross Station, i mean JUST NEXT DOOR!! I do not need to walk so far to check-in, i'm so happy as i have a very heavy backpack. Everything is fine, pay deposit for room key and locker key AUD 30, reasonable speed free wifi, complimentary breakfast: cereals, milk, bread and spread, everything is good. Except for one thing... while i'm busy on the toilet bowl i need to standup few times and move around in the bathroom just to keep the lights alive, as they are controlled by sensor! Lol...

          Reviewed December 14, 2013

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          6.4
          Good
          Xiaomin from China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

          Good location;room not very clean”

          Location of the hostel is very good, just right next to the king cross train station; it is convenient to go to martin place. The room is okay, not too small but also not to big; my friend and I are using the shared bathrooms which is definitely not clean - it is actually quite dirty, and the light always auto turned off due to the motion sensor.

          Reviewed March 06, 2016

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Lorraine from Philippines
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

          Very convenient!”

          Proximity to the mrt station, Good service, Friendly staff

          The overall stay was good. It was just right above the Kings Cross mrt station.

          Reviewed February 23, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sih from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

          good place to stay ”

          next to kings cross station

          Reviewed October 29, 2019

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          7.7
          Very good
          Romain from France
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

          That's ok for the price”

          localisation, clean, nice staff

          This hostel is well organised and clean. However its a bit noisy overall because of the animated main road. the first dorm was so messy because of 3 people living here on a long term with all their stuff. Hostel maintenance is not perfect but like most of hostel.

          Reviewed November 06, 2015

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          6.0
          Magdalena from Chile
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

          Not the cleanest hostel ”

          Toilets are unisex and smells horrible, like pee, even If they clean it. Kitchen is also a mess, I would say too small for the amount of people in the hostel. Rooms are fine. The best part about this hostel is the location, just beside Kind Cross station. Breakfast is also good enough.

          Reviewed November 05, 2018

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          5.3
          Teague from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Budget”

          Location, great pillows, action central

          Ive stayed in the 4bed pvt ensuite room before & will again. My only beef is that whenever someone in bed moved, the other bunks shook as they sit touching each other. No lockable units unfortunately. Great wifi. Fantastic pillow. I don't mind kings cross & noise doesn't bother me as I wear ear plugs. My fellow guests this time around were filthy - leaving water everywhere & bandaids in the shower! They also unplugged the fan to charge phones as there are no sockets next to each bed (nor light!) so that's something for management to think about. Otherwise I'm always happy to stay here.

          Reviewed March 08, 2016

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Hui from Singapore
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

          very close to train station ”

          centrally located budget and clean

          we love this hostel. its verrrrrry close to train station. literally just outside the train station. nice vibe with free breakfast

          Reviewed March 06, 2014

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          5.7
          Natalya from Russia
          Couple
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

          This hostel definitely needs a good renovation”

          located in 1 minute from the King Cross train station

          The only thing I liked about this place was a good location: it's located just in 1 minute walk from the King Cross train station. The room looked shabby and not so clean, with no furniture, just a bed. Small window with old torn curtains. Nothing else to add...

          Reviewed June 10, 2015

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          5.6
          Xiaomin from China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

          Good location, awful shared bathroom”

          Location is very good, right next to King Cross train station. Shared bathroom is awful, very dirty and the lights always auto turned off (esp. during my showering). due to the motion sensor.

          Reviewed March 06, 2016

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