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We were honoured to be named Hostel World’s “No1 Hostel in Australia” in August 2012 & awarded the Hostel Bookers “2012/2013 Best New Hostel in Australasia” award in March 2013. We were even more thrilled as both these awards are voted for by you, our guests.



Backpackers HQ is positioned right in the heart of Sydney’s backpacking hotspot KINGS CROSS.

Set among the cafes & restaurants on cosmopolitan tree lined Victoria Street, with views of the CBD & only a minutes walk to the nightlife of the Cross. 

Our great location, atmosphere & level of comfort guarantee you a fun, exciting & adventure filled time in Sydney.

 Meet amazing new friends & take home exciting experiences & memories.

So if your here to work or play, HQ offers a quiet friendly hostel with exciting bars & nightlife at your doorstep.

 HQ is only 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 & the beach.

 TOTALLY REFURBISHED -HQ is like a home away from home, secure, comfortable & stylish. We now boast  a brand new fully equipped  stainless steel kitchen & our amazing new courtyard & chill-out garden area are the best the Cross “ if we do say so ourselves”.


  • FREE Breakfast served in our great central courtyard daily 7.30 - 9.30am
  • FREE unlimited super fast WiFi – to keep in touch with family and friends
  • FREE use of personnel security lockers in each room
  • FREE maps, tourist info & great FREE City Walking Tour
  • FREE Assistance with job search & practical advice

Huge 24hour TV lounge and library area complete with FOXTEL

Guest laundry facilities


Things to 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.

Special Event Booking - Christmas & NYE

All reservations between 25th December and 3th January will require a $250deposit at the time of your booking.  This will be taken directly from your nominated credit card when you book with us. Reservations may be cancelled or amended up to 30th November 2015 without charge. Reservations cancelled or amended between 1st December 2015 and 7 days prior to your arrival date will incur a loss of $250 from your deposit. Any changes within 7 days of your arrival will incur a loss of 100% of your deposit. Please contact us directly for the full Terms & Conditions and Cancelation Policy.