Overview of Zing Backpackers

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens12 min walk
    Popular LocationHyde Park17 min walk
    Popular LocationMartin Place19 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area


Zing Backpackers is located in Sydney's Kings Cross neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Crown Street and Martin Place. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 17 min walk
  • Martin Place - 19 min walk
  • World Square Shopping Centre - 3 min drive
  • Australia Square - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 5 min drive
  • AirportKingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) - 25 min drive


  • Waterman's Lobster Co — 3 min walk
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Pizza Boccone — 3 min walk
  • Bistro Rex — 4 min walk
  • 3 Seasons Thai Fusion Cuisine — 4 min walk

About this property

Zing Backpackers

Sydney hostel in Kings Cross, near Royal Botanic Gardens
This hostel features a bar/lounge, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and barbecue grills are onsite. All 32 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and laptop-compatible safes.
Zing Backpackers offers 32 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe

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Check-in from noon - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 14 per person (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property caters to guests ages 18 to 35 in dormitory rooms.

Property is also known as

Zing Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
Zing Backpackers Potts Point
Zing Backpackers
Zing Backpackers Potts Point
Zing Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Zing Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Potts Point

Frequently asked questions

Is Zing Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Zing Backpackers?
Zing Backpackers doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Zing Backpackers?
Check-in is from noon - midnight.
What time is check-out at Zing Backpackers?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Zing Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AUD 14 per person applies.
Where is Zing Backpackers located?
Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Woolloomooloo Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Crown Street. St Vincent’s Hospital and Art Gallery of New South Wales are also within 15 minutes. Kings Cross Station is only a 2-minute walk and St. James Station is 16 minutes.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
good location, close to transit and grocery store. computer station not working so no internet
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lots of drugs, rude staff, building is old so you can hear everything, I checked in then went right back out to check out.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
very very bad place and service
very bad experience. really really not worth the price. bed was very small. Hostel was like a maze itself. bathroom very small too that you don't want to use it when you see it. We didn't shower the night. The worse thing was that we booked a double bed room. also the pictures were double bed. But he gave us a bunk bed!!! I told him we booked double bed. He changed a room for us without telling us we need to pay more!!!! My friend who didn't pay for this book paid the extra money when I wasnt there!! That's why he didn't know how to say anything about it! I can go to a much better hotel with this price. very shit hostel! Strongly not recommend it! Don't waste your money here!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Value for Money in Great Location
I'd recommend staying at Zing Backpackers as we found the price very reasonable for Sydney, liked the little touches like a kettle in the room, plates & cutlery etc.. Minutes from Kings Cross with excellent transport links into the city centre & beyond Breakfast being provided as well was appreciated. Wi-fi isn't strong in the room but that's the only negative thing I'd critique. We've had a very enjoyable stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
One receptionist was a little scary. But other staff has tender heart. Thank you so much. The room was clean
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

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