Hump Backpackers, Sydney

Kings Cross
716 Reviews
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Loved Hump Backpackers!

I booked here with my best friend for initially 3 nights, but we ended up staying for 3 weeks! such a fun hostel with plenty of activities such as karaoke nights, free bbqs, free pancakes, organised nights out and day tours. The hostel was cleaned daily, i had the most comfortable bed i've slept in during my travels and the large individual lockers added extra security. Highly recommend this hostel!

Age 22 | England

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Location is great and price was fair. Bedroom was alright but the bathrooms were not that clean. I really like the atmosphere there though and the staff was really nice.


Alright, good enough beds and nice location, but not very sociable and didn't have the best vibe.


showers being out of action the only problem


The outstanding feature of this hostel is its location, right on the main strip of Kings Cross, Eastern side, travelers' haven. Considering current circumstances, any hostel still open in Sydney must be pretty good, and this one is no exception, notwithstanding that like most buildings in King's Cross, it is ageing comfortably and could benefit from better maintenance. The staff and clientele are friendly and hospitable, the kitchen works well, and it is generally excellent value for money.


Great vibe and comfortable beds


Fantastic hostel


Great staff and good people living here


Good price, good breakfast, nice people


Liked: The location is great for getting around the city. The staff are really friendly. Didn't like: It's cold in winter, the windows don't close everywhere.


Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff Didn't like: I saw a cockroach


Liked: Location to Kings Cross station was perfect! Quite good value for money. Beds were comfy! Didn't like: Not many toilets/ bathrooms for the number of people staying at the hostel.


It was so nice :) And staff was very kind every thing was good


Liked: The hostel is close to the metro , easy to reach at all times , cleaning is done every day , the staff is polite and friendly , the kitchen well equipped and large Didn't like: the garden is not very nice , it could improve with a bit of care


Liked: Clean and friendly Didn't like: Nothing


Staff are very friendly and helpful. Free computers are very good. Location is great for public transport and the city is only a 15 minute walk away.


Liked: Hump is central and very friendly staff ! Rooms are tidy Didn't like: Everything was fine


Liked: The staff was friendly and helped with everything I asked for. There are two computers that you can use when the reception is open and there were no lones for them usually. The kitchen was quite big and there was lot of space in the fridge for food. Location is near the Kings Cross station so you can get to the city centre easily with the train. On Sundays there's a free pancake breakfast which is tasty. Didn't like: This is a party hostel so there was a lot of noise every night and the people didn't care about others who just wanted to sleep. The kitchen was really messy all the time and there were a lot of dirty dishes. The wifi was free but it wasn't working well usually in the evenings. The street has a lot of adult shops and clubs so it isn't a quiet environment. The lockers in the rooms were big but you couldn't fit a normal lock on them because they had such small holes.


We found a problem when check in this hostel. During we book via Hostelsclub wed site, they didn't inform the check in time between 10am ~ 8pm. We have inform hostelsclub that we will check in on 11pm (2300) because we take late evening flight to sydney. That is luncky we have give a call to Globe before we arrive. They not agree to help us for late check in and they said thier wed site have mention not allow after 8pm (2000). Eventhought we give the reoson and said hostelsclub didn't hightlight this when we book. They reply to us that is the hostelsclub problem and not they. This make us to request Sydney friend help us make the erly check in for 3 of us. My friend stay one hours drive from sydney town and he help us check in on that time to make sure we can stay there. This is very bad experience for all of us.


There were lots of space in the rooms, it didn't feel cramp

Marie Bjoernlund

the room smells !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kitchen too small!!!!

heber baraybar


***We are a genuine international youth hostel for travellers aged between 18 - 35 with a foreign passport***

Managed by a brand new, fun-loving team, Hump Backpackers is the perfect hostel to accommodate you on your adventure to Sydney!

We’re a recently renovated hostel in the centre of the bustling Kings Cross area. Just two train stops or a short walk away you’ll find Westfield Tower and shopping centre, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and an array of other city attractions. Two stops in the other direction, you’ll find the world famous Bondi Beach and beautiful coastal walks. Right on your doorstep you’ll find a tasty selection of bars and clubs in the popular backpacker district.

Here are some of our amenities that we like to brag about: free WI-FI Internet around the clock, free continental breakfast, tea and coffee all day, and a chilled-out Saturday BBQ in the courtyard followed by pancake Sundays.

We offer a free airport shuttle service to guests staying 4 nights or longer (pick up only) making your airport transfer super simple.

We have a fully equipped kitchen, recently renovated bathrooms, plenty of showers (so you’re never waiting around), washers and dryers for all those travel-worn clothes, and three communal areas where you can relax or party.

Common areas include the ‘Blue Room’ party lounge, a 24-hour TV room with Foxtel around the clock, and our own private courtyard.

We organise events every night so make sure you check out the notice board, see what’s going on, and get involved!

Location and Contact


• From Sydney Airport:
• Shuttle Bus – This will take you right to our front door. Once you arrive at the airport, call the shuttle service on +612 9661 1170 and they will arrange to meet you. If you have booked for 4 or more nights, we will pay for this shuttle service for you (Airport to Hostel only). Please contact us either by email or telephone one day before you are due to arrive. Please note that the last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 7 pm.
• Train – Follow the signs through the departure plaza of the airport to the Train Station. Purchase a train ticket to Kings Cross Train Station (cost $15.90/$16.70 (domestic/international) for adult one way or $11.40/11.80 (domestic/international) for concession one way). Take the Airport and East Hills Train Line on Platform 2 and after 2 minutes, exit the train at Wolli Creek. Make your way to the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra train line (Platform 3) and after 20 minutes you will arrive at Kings Cross Station. From here, cross the road, turn left and we are located 100 m away, directly opposite McDondalds.
• Taxi – We do not recommend this option due to the cost (~$50). If you are desparate, tell the taxi driver to take you to 40 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross. All Taxis are fitted with GPS devices so they will know how find it. Be aware that sometimes taxi drivers will ask you which way to take to determine whether you are familiar with the city or not. If you say you don’t know, they may take you for a long journey to increase the price. Tell the driver to take “Southern Cross Drive” and you won’t have a problem.
• From Central Bus and Railway Station:
• Train – Take the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra train line from platform 24 and after 10 minutes you will arrive at Kings Cross Station. From here, cross the road, turn left and we are located 100 m away, directly opposite McDonalds.
• Walk – This is a 3 km walk and should take about 30 minutes. Follow the signs to the Chalmers Street exit. Turn left and walk up Chalmers St, heading south-east. After 400 m, continue onto Elizabeth Street. Slight right on Wentworth Street. After 500 m, turn right onto Oxford Street, and then stay left onto Liverpool Street. After 700 m, turn left onto Darlinghurst Road. After 600 m, we are located on the right, directly opposite McDonalds.
• This link will provide all the information you need for public transport in Sydney and New South Wales:



Address: 40 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hump Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld HostelsClub


Website Hump Backpackers Sydney
Phone Number: +61-293269675
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup ($12)

Lockers in Lobby

Towels ($2)


BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms



Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: 35

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 am - 8 pm. late check-in until 2am

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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