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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The room was very nice, isolated so there was no noise. I had a 4 bed room with a bathroom and a fridge, the AC was broken, so it was a bit hot in the room. The stuff is very friendly and helpful, the kitchen has all the basics you need and the free breakfast is great. The location is...

Thank AyLevy
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Staff was friendly and helpful and room was cozy. We stayed for an overnight and it was a good option for the price. This hostel was much better than nearby backpackers/hostels at similar prices. Close to Kings cross station which was very helpful.

Thank Glomerata
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stayed here for 1 night, in a small room with 3 other permenant b/packer residents, im a large women and had too sleep on the top bunk not impressed couldnt get up or down. Generally messy the bathroom smelt

Thank Sharon I
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My room was spotless! Towels were fresh and fluffy! The lady at reception was lovely! 100% would stay again! My best mate of over 20 years lives in the Hunter Vally and I live in Jervis bay. We just HAD to touch base, so we met in The city and stayed at Zing! Loved it, Brought our dinner back and...

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

with all hotels fully booked for the last 2 days of our Sydney trip we had to go to this hostel . they had no private room vacancies apart from a room under renovation as we were desperate we had no p[roblem in accepting it the sink was plumbed in by the time we returned that afternoon ! THE STAFF...

Bruce-KE, Manager at Zing Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review-we are always working hard to improve the hostel.Glad you loved it!

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

For as many people as they have in the hostel, they somehow make the 4 communal bathrooms work. The kitchen is a bit small, but has all the necessary appliances, including a panini griller which is awesome! Close location, literally next to 5 other hostels. MANY LONG TERMERS, which is hard to make friends, but that's its own issue. The...

Thank Camypoo
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

First of all, people in the reception was not kind. Second, I had to stay in one room very untidy and with bad smell. The hostel doesn't have any control about how people stay there. Many of them leave food in the room. Then I change to another room but was the same. I am so disappointed with this hostel.

Thank kroreyes08
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stayed here 4 nights. I saw reports of noise but only one night did partying/ people moving furniture around keep us up. The kitchen and toilets are DIRTY, seemingly cleaned once a day if that. Kitchen also over crowded. Found staff to be unhelpful and unfriendly...Good location near metro station but so are lots of other hostels that will be...

Thank itsbooma
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We only stayed there for one night, and it was ok. The bedroom was clean, with FAN, TV and wash basin, but without bathroom. The bathroom was ok, but shared with other people so you have to be patient. Simple breakfast, good for me but not too good for mi husband. Friendly staff and good location.

Thank Eloisa V
Lille, France
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

depressing rooms, depressing showers and noisy hostel Staff OK Breakfast fine with coffee, bread and jam or peanut butter Unfortunately I do not think you will get a better place for the same price Location close to a metro station which is a good point

Thank Pauline5984

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Additional Information about Zing Backpackers

Address: 156 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Travellers Rest)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $29 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zing Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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Travellers Rest Hotel Sydney
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“The top floors are more quiet since they are further from the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles AyLevy, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book in advance”
 of 5 bubbles sharoni297, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“its a hostel expect some noise young people are alive and well!”
 of 5 bubbles GOONERGONNAGETYA, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cheap and in Kings Cross”
 of 5 bubbles Camypoo, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose room #25 or #26 for the street-view balcony”
 of 5 bubbles sarahwC2726IH, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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