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Kings Cross is located 2km east of the Sydney City Centre. Kings Cross is famous for it's nightlife and is Australia's largest red-light district. Kings Cross has Australia's highest population density of any suburb although Kings Cross is not in fact a suburb. Although there is a Kings Cross Train Station the area that Kings Cross occupies is a combination of Darlinghurst and Potts Point suburbs.


Kings Cross has a huge variety of entertainment for everyone. There are some of the best restaurants in Sydney, bars, nightclubs as well as the seedier side with strip clubs, brothels and the lady street walkers (prostitutes).

Kings Cross Bounce walking tours has a range of tours through Kings Cross which tell you about the history of the infamous King Cross Red Light district.

Kings Cross Coca Cola sign

The Coca Cola Sign at the entrance of Kings Cross has been there for over 40 years.

Hotels in Kings Cross

There's a variety of hotels in Kings Cross to suit all budgets. Here are some of the hotels to stay in Kings Cross: (Also check out the Backpacker Hostels in Kings Cross)

Lido Suites (1 review) is a great budget hotel right in the heart of Kings Cross, just 2 minutes walk from the train station. Room prices start from $109. Click here for more details and Lido Suites reviews.

Lido Suites Kings Cross

L'Otel Hotel (1 review) 114 Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst Ph: 9360 6868. Less than a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross Train station. With plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes within easy walking distance. For hotel reviews for L'Otel Hotel click here.

L'Otel Hotel Darlinghurst Sydney

The Kirketon Hotel (reviews) is a boutique hotel located in Darlinghurst, close to Kings Cross and 10 minutes to the centre of Sydney's CBD. Room prices start from $125 per night. For more photos, online booking and hotel reviews for The Kirketon Hotel click here.

The Kirketon Boutique Hotel Kings Cross Sydney

Holiday Inn 203 Victoria Street Kings Cross Sydney

Holiday Inn Kings Cross

Simpsons Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Potts Point close to Kings Cross, 10 minutes to the centre of Sydney's CBD. Room rates start from $235 per night.


Last updated 24th January 2016

Kings Cross Sydney Travel information

Kings Cross Markets

Every Saturday morning there are the Kings Cross Organic Food Markets held at Fitzroy Gardens right next to the famous fountain pictured above.

Kings Cross Markets

There are now backpacker car markets 7 days a week in Kings Cross located in the Ward Street Wilson Car Park.

Restaurants in Kings Cross

There is a huge variety of restaurants in Kings Cross to suit all tastes and budgets. Including Japanese, Korean, Pizza, Mexican and lots of cafes to choose from. Check out our Kings Cross Restaurant Guide.

Bars and Nightclubs in Kings Cross

There are plenty of bars and nightclubs to suit everyone in Kings Cross. There are now lock out laws in place meaning you have to get into the bars before 1am otherwise you cannot enter. The bar may be open until 3am though you have to be inside before 1am.

Here are some of the best to choose from:

Goldfish Bar 111 Darlinghurst Rd Potts Point has gone through a massive renovation and is now one of the most popular bars / nightclubs / late night venues in Kings Cross Sydney. We every drin Goldfish Bar give you a plate of tapas. Beers on tap include Crown Lager, Peroni and they also have cider on tap.
Goldfish Bar Kings Cross

Bourbon Bar at 24 Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross has become a Sydney institution. Open 24 hours a day with various levels selling alcohol and meals.

Vegas Hotel Open 24 hours a day 54 Darlinghust Rd Kings Cross


Backpacker Hostels in Kings Cross

Mad Monkey Backpackers 34 Darlinghurst Rd Potts Point Ph: 1 800 768 505. Located right in the heart of Kings Cross just a few minutes walk from the train station.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Kings Cross Sydney

Funkhouse Backpackers 23 Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross. Just up from the Kings Cross Train station. 3 or 4 bed dorms.

Dury House Backpackers 48A Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross. 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms.

Sydney Central Backpackers Kings Cross 16 Orwell St Kings Cross.



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