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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had a private room here for a week. The room was fairly small but manageable with a handy unit for storing stuff. We also had a heater which was definitely needed as the room was pretty cold. The sink and fridge in the room were also really handy. The room was quite damp however and was...

1Thank Sam B
HOng Kong
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The receptionist is very friendly and helpful. There is no lift. However, the staff helped us to pick up our heavy luggage to our room in first floor. We felt cold at night and asked one more blanket. This spare blanket need to be cleaner.

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Thank applechanhk
Bruce K, Manager at Zing Backpackers, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not satisified with the blanket. We are currently changing all our blankets, so we will can ensure this will not happen again. We are a family run business and we really care about our guests. We walk all our guests to their rooms to ensure they are happy with the room ....

Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights and it provided a good base to explore Sydney, mainly due to its close location to the King's Cross Underground Stop. If you are prepared for a full day exploring all the centre highlights are walkable (about 45 mins). The hostel seemed pretty geared to long term residents rather than the stopover traveller but...

Thank KatnDavid
Bruce K, Manager at Zing Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi KatnDavid, Thank you for your review! Your feedback is thoroughly appreciated. We do apologise for the inconvenience of having your door broken again, but I am very pleased you were happy with Michaels response to this situation. He is one of our best staff members and we love having him on reception as he is completely customer focused. He...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 May 2015

A less than 5 minute walk to Kings Cross station. But there were bars and pubs nearby so it may not be safe for female travellers especially on Friday and weekend nights. There were a group of men sitting right outside my room on a night drinking and chit chatting which was very inconvenient when I needed to use the...

Thank enchantedest
Bruce K, Manager at Zing Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We value all feedback at Zing. Kings Cross is one of the most famous and well known party and night-life districts of Sydney and we pride ourselves in being so close to all of the action! The fact that we are only 150 meters from Kings Cross train station and 10 minutes from the city...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 10 April 2015

The location is excellent, in the heart of Kings Cross with dozens of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the area; a 15 min walk to the city centre and right next to a train station. Our double-room was clean, spacious and comfortable (for hostel standards). The vast majority of guests are young backpackers with a good amount of long-term residents....

Thank dilemmachine
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Clean,happy place.quiet too.Iam more that happy to recomend this hostel.there is nothing bad about the place.helpfull staff and free breakfast.Its working travelrs place so there is quiet after 10pm.I recomend.

Thank Oli O
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This hostel was a great crack! The staff were grand, so helpful! Especailly seamus, the strawberry blonde guy. The rooms & kitchen were very clean. Awesome location, 2 minutes walk from Kings Cross station & tonnes of restaurants/cafes. Good thai food next door! The atmopshere was cool, everyone was friendly and the tv room was really comfortable. deadly.

Thank daisiito
Reviewed 28 February 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Zing. They organised transport to and from the airport at a fair price. The location is great. about a 30 min walk to the city centre and the opera (goes faster if you take the train) and many small shops and food places closly around. Further, the hostel offers free wifi and breakfast, as...

1Thank Martinou2311
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Pros - good location: 5min walk to Coles, lots of good cafés and restaurants on doorstep, 15 min walk to CBD, 2 min walk to Kings Cross station with regular trains to airport for $17. -Bathrooms/shower rooms are fairly new, good shower temperature/pressure. -towels and decent amount of Internet for free. Wifi good in room. -good TV and storage in...

1Thank qnb10196
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We really liked our stay at Zing. The double room had everything you need... A sink, fridge, TV, fan and bed. The bed was bit strange and uncomfy though. It was a bunk bed with a double bed and a single bed on top of it. The matress of the double bed was too soft and the matress of the...

Thank Lisa G

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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: $28 - $90 (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.”
AyLevy, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book in advance”
sharoni297, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“its a hostel expect some noise young people are alive and well!”
GOONERGONNAGETYA, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cheap and in Kings Cross”
Camypoo, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose room #25 or #26 for the street-view balcony”
sarahwC2726IH, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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