Clean but not hospitable
First of all I have to give the staff credit for keeping this Hostel fairly clean, I only noticed a bit of rotten food smelling in the after hours fridge. I can tell they put a lot of work into keeping it clean. Free breakfast is also a huge plus and I would say this is a good hostel for workers who lead highly organized lifestyles. Keeping track of your things is a must. fridge space is limited, kitchen access is also limited as it closes at 10 pm sharp. I had about $15 worth of food and drinks stolen from the fridge but Only $6 of it had my name written on it. Be organized and use a proper bag with your name on it. They give you one cup and they charge you $5 if you misplace it. I left my cup in the kitchen last 10 pm and they locked the door so that I couldn't get it and they washed it and brought it back to their office and when I left they charged me $5 for "losing my cup." That is not hospitable at all because I didn't lose my cup I knew exactly where I left it but the staff promptly took it from that location and charged me $5. The staff also removed a bag of dirty clothes from my bedside and threw them away. They definitely sacrifice friendliness and hospitality for the sake of cleanliness and neatness. That is superficial in my opinion. The hostel guests were more than 50% German. Nothing wrong with that, especially favorable for people with strong German and weak English skills. Considering that Kings Cross is the red light district of Sydney, full of whores and crackheads, I would say that this hostel is keeping to a fairly high standard of cleanliness but they are not friendly or nice. They want your money, not to serve you. If you are a worker and an organized individual looking for clean budget accommodation this may be a good option for you. If you are not very organized, or if you are very uncomfortable meeting crackheads on the streets, then this is not a good option for you.