Time Out says
Escape the din of the Cross in a few easy (literal) steps
We love to party as much as the next magazine and we always want to be close to the action. But sometimes the action can get a bit much – which is why we are loving Backpacker's HQ at the moment. It's a hop, skip and a jump from the Cross's flashing lights but distant enough to offer some reprieve if you require it. All the good stuff is on offer here (aircon, free breakfast, security lockers) plus the added bonus of a trendy interior. Rates $25-$39 dorms.