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Highfield Hotel

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My stay was good, was just a little surprised i wasnt told about the bond for the key before i got there. But the rooms were clean and tidy. If your looking for a hotel close to the night life in Kings Cross, this one cant be any closer

Good location because its close to the subway and also to some really good restaurants. The staff were very friendly and helpful and especially child friendly. Overall we good what we expected from this place and I would consider coming back there another time.

Friendly staff. Clean and comfortable accommodation which has easy access from the airport via train. Free Internet and free breakfast. I would recommend for anyone wanting a place convenient to the city.

Highfield Private Hotel 166 Victoria Street, Potts Point NSW. Upmarket backpacker style accommodation. Located in a quiet St which is parallel to Darlinghurst Rd, the main centre of action for Kings Cross. There is no carpark and limited short street parking. The nearby parking station $76 for less than 24 hours. However the Hotel has a parking voucher ($25) which covers 24 hours parking in the Kings X parking station. Good value. The rooms are clean, tidy and mine had a flatscreen TV, bar fridge and washbasin and tap. Mr room was on level 1 and had unisex shared bathroom/toilet and kitchen on the first floor. My room had a coded door entry so no worries about room keys. There is also a coded access door halfway up the first stairwell. $50 cash room deposit. I booked my room through Agoda $173/night. Whilst expensive it was the cheapest and best quality accommodation in that area. The king sized single bed was quite comfortable. Footsteps could be heard from the above floor.

We ordered Highfield for 2 nights. Hotel more like a hostel, it has 3 advantages and 3 disadvantage and 1 -do not understand that? First about good: price, Breakfast and friendly staff. The price was one of the most competitive on the Agoda. Breakfast is simple but healthy and good: boiled eggs, oatmeal (in the microwave), cereal with milk, toast with jam or a strange cream with the taste of licorice. Orange juice, tea, instant coffee. Staff is social and friendly. A few words about the disadvantages, and they are. First and foremost. Cold. Very. 2-section oil heater saves a little, but it is incredibly cold in the shower and toilet. We are not washed in the shower - afraid of getting sick. The second drawback. King cross is considered to be a cheerful area and therefore under the window until 4am, talking, singing songs and even urinate. All this can be heard from 2 floors. Try to get some sleep! Third one -work Wi-Fi. The limit for both of us for the day was only 200 MB. Additionally, the connection is constantly interrupted, it was necessary to re-enter. The hemorrhoids! Location. 50 meters from one of the outputs of the station Kings Cross. Don't miss!

This place claims to be a "private hotel" when all it is, is a hostel/backpackers place. I had called the hotel earlier in the day to let them know that we would be arriving between 12am-2am as we were driving from Melbourne. The man I spoke to told me that once we got there, to call on the same number and someone would let us in. Once we arrived, I called the number 14 times and no one would answer. We tried calling the door bell but still nothing. We then managed to get in through a secure gate by following someone else in and managed to locate the person on duty. He then handed us 3 keys and there were 11 of us booked to stay there. When we got to our rooms, 1 of them had someone else sleeping in there so we had to resort in sleeping 11 people on 2 rooms. The next morning I went to reception to try and sort out the issue and get a refund for one of the rooms and the man told me he could not issue me a refund as I had to wait for the manager to come in and do a refund on the credit card machine. He call the manager and was told he would be there in 15 minutes. We went and got a coffee and came back after 30 minutes only to be told that he still hadn't come in and could get onto him on the phone. When we finally got him on the phone, I was told that he doesn't start his shift until 11am so I would have to wait until then to get my refund. After explaining my whole experience and utter disgust with everything about this hotel I was told "well it's not the Hilton, what were you expecting". The rooms themselves were very dirty, there was mold and stains all over the walls and ceilings, parts of the timber floors were lifting or missing, the beds were wobbly and uncomfortable and the tiny little sink in the corner stunk of urine. Some beds had sheets and others didn't and we didn't even get bath towels. There is nothing nice about this place apart from the location.

This is not a 'hotel' but a hostel. Yes, you pay for you get but this was an all time low. To start with high, this place is in a great location. Bars/restaurants across the road and close to the kings cross station. Fairly quiet patrons. The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. The room smell musty the entire time and the fan was filled with dust and looked like it had never been cleaned. Free wifi is advertised but no password given out and if you want fresh towels you need to ask for them... hotels you get that almost daily. We booked a room with an ensuite however when we arrived apparently that wasn't what we had booked and we were told we would have to use the shared bathroom facilities. I've camped around Europe, staying in campsites and sharing bathrooms and I have NEVER seen anything more disgusting in my life than highfields female bathrooms. They look like they've been cleaned once a week. Clumps of hair everywhere. Stained and dirty, I didn't want to touch anything. There is one basin and no power points yet you cannot blow dry your hair in your room?! I don't believe this 'hotel' would be up to standard if it were to be inspected.

A cheap place perfect after a long flight. 100meter from the train station and easy to find. Free breakfast and the rooms are Really nice! IT is around 2minutes Walk to coles supermarket and 3minutes Walk to the bars/pub's!

I visited Sydney from London with my 7 month old daughter. We stayed here for 4 nights. We arrived late and there was a number to call on the door, we were welcomed in... I was travelling with LOTS of luggage and had a room on the top floor, there is no lift... the guys carried all my bags up for me and as I was hungry, one of the guys walked me round the corner (daughter in baby carrier) to find some food, he also bought me a large bottle of water and donated a few beers to me! So helpful! The room was fine, it had air con, fridge, tv and private bathroom. We did have a few cockroaches in the room but I didn't mind. The room was clean, but you do have to ask to get your room cleaned. The shared kitchen was 2 floors down so it was a bit of a struggle getting milk and food for my daughter but we managed! Breakfast is very basic but fine. The staff were fantastic and couldn't be more helpful! Great location! I would recommend this hotel for anyone on a budget.

My wife and I Stayed at the Highfield Private Hotel at Potts point. The hotel while basic was outstanding value for its location and very clean. We upgraded to a room with ensuite when we arrived. The room was small but quiet and suited our needs with a comfy bed. The staff were terrific. This hotel is very close to public transport and a pleasant walk through the botanical gardens to the city and circular quay. Would highly recommend to those looking for convenience on a budget.

166 Victoria Street Potts Point NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Kings Cross, Highfield Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Elizabeth Bay House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The 32 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Royal Botanic Gardens and Australian Museum are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 32 rooms are recently renovated and have washers/dryers and refrigerators. 27-inch TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Highfield Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is AUD 25 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle at scheduled times for AUD 14 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Large Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Double Room, Ensuite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

15% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 79 reviews