Australia’s First Backpackers Hostel
Classic Victorian Mansion
Term “backpackers” was introduced here
Minutes walk to the Mrs Macquaries Chair
Classic feel with Modern Amenities
Converted to backpackers in 1980
The Original Backpackers is a beautiful Victorian building that was converted into backpacker accommodation in 1980. At that time, there were Youth Hostels, but the term “backpackers” was introduced by the original owners of the Original Backpackers. We reckon that makes us the very first backpackers in the world.In those days, you could not make a reservation – you just turned up at the door and hoped you got a bed. We have made many improvements over the years but still offer the same warm welcome that we did back in 1980.
Our family owned heritage Victorian mansion is located on a beautiful tree lined street in King’s Cross,one of the centres of Sydney’s backpacker scene. It is a brilliant location come check us out and find your home away flomax online shop from home!
On arrival into Sydney you can jump on a train at the domestic or international airport and check in 24/7 with our friendly staff within 25 minutes. Or you can park your camper or vehicle in our exclusive secure parking for guests for just $25 a day. Contact us if you would like to pre-book parking.
The Original Backpackers is situated in a beautiful tree lined street in the heart of Kings Cross.
Within a short stroll you’ll have access to a plenty of cool bars, cafes, shops, fashion, supermarkets, post office, general stores… you name it, its all there in Kings Cross, plus just at the end of our street experience panoramic views to the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Heads and Sydney Tower.
You can either walk or take a 2 min train ride to Sydney’s CBD or Sydney Harbour to do some sight seeing .The 30 minute walk to the Opera House via Mrs Macquarie’s chair in the Botanical Gardens is one of the best things you can do in Sydney.If you are in the mood for a dip in the ocean head down to famous Bondi Beach just a bus or train ride away or catch the ferry to Manly and do your harbour cruise for the cost of a local ferry ride.