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Reviews of Asylum Sydney Sydney Hostel

201-203 Brougham St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 73%

Location 89%

Safety 81%

Staff 91%

Value 82%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 9.61USD
  • Towel 1.60USD

Important Information

***Please note that there will be a surcharge of AUD$30 per person over the prices of accommodation on Christmas Eve and day and AUD$100 per person on new year eve and day if the increase in prices are not shown in the rates.***

***Please also note the the hostel does not provide refunds once the stay has commenced even though you choose to check out early.***

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BOOKING CONDITIONS
Asylum Sydney will charge your credit card the full amount of your stay for 10 nights on 1st December before your stay. As this is the busiest period, there will be no refund or cancellation allowed after this date for your Christmas and New Year bookings.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 08:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 73%

Location 89%

Safety 81%

Staff 91%

Value 82%

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Anonymous
14 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was great! The staff were so friendly and helpful! Had an excellent stay here and a lot of fun. Met loads of lovely people.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The manager Anthony is an amazing nice guy always willing to help. Even thought the reception is not always open, while anthony is there you can be sure of having all you need. The guests are mainly long term stayers and it feels like you are in living in a college house while you are there. It has a lot of strong points as people always gather around and it's fantastic to get to know everybody.

Disliked: Even though the long term guests give a friendly atmosphere to the hostel it also brings the negative part. Some of them feel more important that the property itself and are not really helpful in terms of noise and cleaning

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: Amazing staff very helpful, excellent location, great value for money. The place was extremely clean. Free internet available. Excellent for a short term stay or even a long term. Highly recommend it.

Disliked: Couldn't pick a fault.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice outside area

Disliked: Sticky roomReally bad bedNo save Wifi costs money

54% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Small room ,very dirty with a noisy fan,bathrooms are OK,WiFi so and so and it's not free (1 $ for 24h) ,small kitchen ,good location with Coles at 3 minutes,I don't know why but Australian's hostels generally are not good for price,I travel around the world from 16 months and the worst hostesl are here..

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly staff, good location, nice room and bathrooms as expected.

Disliked: Connecting to the WiFi sometimes took hours (though it was good once connected). On my last to days the WiFi suddenly was not for free anymore.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It's located strategically and I like the friendly staffs to guide me.

Disliked: cleanliness can be improved especially in the toilet

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Asylum is the best hostel i have stayed in in australia. You are imediately welcomed into what seems like a close family. the facilities are clean and well loked after and the staff are the most friendly staff i have met yet. I would 100% go back again would recomend it to anyone going to sydney. It has the right mixtu of party casual drinks and you could have a full time job and live in the hostel too and it would be suitable!!!!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The staff was very helpful and they really do make you feel like family. I would stay here again.

Disliked: It could have been cleaner, but I've definitely stayed in much dirtier hostels.

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
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51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Its centrality - handy to sights listed, on bus routes and near the supermarket, train station, restaurants, pubs etci also liked the security measures at the front door.(i suppose these a re necessary when you're in the middle of a seedy red light district!) the manager is very friendly and accommodatingclean bathrooms/toilets, and a free bbq dinner

Disliked: -grotty gross old carpets that were threadbare and dirty-uncomfortbale stained old mattresses ( could feel the springs, sag in the middle) , stained sheets, itchy woolen blankets that werent clean - youre expected to strip your bed on leaving and return all bedding downstairs- dirty walls, holey couches in common room - " free wifi" is only available in the common room on two dodgy old pcs-really noisy on a saturday night ( the noise from the main street)( ear plugs a must)- no lockers in rooms for your belongings-no drapes in room - for privacy or keeping out light at night- the free breakfast is incredibly crappy! cheepist possible products with little choice or selection.- no soap in the bathrooms to wash your hands withthe day after leaving i developed a fungal skin infection - maybe a coincidence but i doubt it!

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