Welcome to Hump Backpackers!


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Not a problem, just send us an email, call us on +61 2 9326 9675 or visit the Contact Us page to fill out a email form.

How do I get to the hostel from the airport?

From Sydney Airport, we recommend you take the train: Follow the signs through the departure plaza of the airport to the Train Station. Purchase a train ticket to Kings Cross Train Station.  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 McDonalds

There are various shuttle bus companies that service the Kings Cross area including Sydney Shuttles and AirBus. These typically cost between $14 – $20; however they usually don’t run after 7 pm.

Finally, you can take a taxi, however we do not recommend this option due to the cost (~$50). If you are desperate, 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.

Is breakfast provided?

Yes, we provide free continental breakfast daily which includes toast, spreads, milk and cereal. We also provide free tea and coffee throughout the day.

Free Breakfast

Monday-Friday between 8am-10am

Saturday-Sunday between 9am-11am

Should I bring my own linen?

No, we provide clean linen for you and will have your bed fully prepared for you when you arrive. Sleeping bags are prohibited due to Australian health regulations. We do not provide towels however they are available to hire from reception.

Can I park my car at Hump Backpackers?

Unfortunately we do not provide car parking for guests. As we are located in a busy part of the city, long term car parking options are scarce. There are short term free parking spots located behind the hostel and a security car park is located a 5 minute walk away.

I want to work while in Sydney, how do I apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)?

We recommend that you register for a tax-file number before arriving in Australia so you can hit the ground running. You will need to provide a postal address so feel free to use ours: 40 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, NSW, Australia, 2011. All the information on applying for a TFN is provided here.

I’m arriving late at night, how do I check in?

Checking in late is no problem. When you arrive at the hostel just call us on 9326 9675 and our friendly night manager will check you in to your room. Please note that we will hold on to your passport overnight and return it the following morning following payment.

I’m arriving at the hostel early, can I check in before 2 pm?

Our check in time is at 2 pm, however if you arrive early we will gladly store your luggage for free and allow you to use all of our facilities including showers, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, computers and all communal areas and kitchen. Out of respect to our sleeping guests, we typically do not allow access to the rooms before 12 o’clock unless the entire room is vacant. The time between check in and check out is used to clean all the rooms and prepare the beds for new guests.

It’s my first time staying in a hostel. What should I expect?

Staying in a backpacker hostel is great fun and an easy way to meet new friends. The rooms are all shared dorms equipped with bunk beds. All of our guests are similar-minded international travellers aged between 18 and 35, hoping to enjoy the beautiful city of Sydney without spending a fortune.

What activities does the hostel organise to meet new people?

We have a dedicated entertainment manager who organises daily events to bring everyone in the hostel together. These include great nights out with free entry and drink, free BBQs, day trips to the Blue Mountains, whale watching, movie nights and heaps more! Make sure you check out the events board near reception to see what’s on.

How far is Hump Backpackers from the city centre?

We are located just a 15 minute walk or 3 minute train journey to the city centre. We are also a 15 minute walk to Sydney Harbour and a 5 minute train journey to Bondi Junction and a 20 minute bus ride to Bondi Beach.

Still have questions?

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