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The Downing Hostel Hostel

253 Castlereagh Street,, Sydney, Australia

We are only a 15 minute train ride from the Airport, next to Museum station and minutes walk from Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Town Hall, Central Station, Queen Victoria Building, Circular Quay...... Read more

70% Overall Rating 5 out of 8 customers would recommend this property based on 8 reviews

Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 63%

Location 90%

Safety 68%

Staff 73%

Value 73%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • ATM
  • Bar APM-96
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

We are an 18+ only hostel. All guests must present either a passport, drivers license or national ID card on check-in.

SPECIAL EVENT CONDITIONS
All bookings made between 26 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 are 5 day minimum stay all bookings will be charged in FULL on 1 December 2018.
Failure for full payment on 1 December can/will result in cancellation. please book carefully. Travel insurance always recommended

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

We are only a 15 minute train ride from the Airport, next to Museum station and minutes walk from Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Town Hall, Central Station, Queen Victoria Building, Circular Quay...... Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About The Downing Hostel

The Downing Hostel is located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, surrounded by an abundance of bars, restaurants and cafes all boasting a wide array of ethnic cuisine and ground breaking drinks. However, for those wishing to cook for themselves or wanting a quiet night in, there is a Coles located a five minute walk away in World Square which is also home to other shops and amenities.

In terms of transportation and convenience, we are perfectly situated between three different train stations; Museum Station which is a two minute walk away, Town Hall Station which is a ten minute walk away, and Central Station which is a fifteen minute walk away. All three also contain Bus Stops, making it easy to get to any number of places in Sydney – including Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, Blue Mountains and more. For those looking to stay more active, however, Hyde Park, Sydney Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, and many more exciting attractions are all an easy thirty minute or less walk away.

We are proud to offer Three Bed Private which consists of one double bed and a singular top bunk, Four Bed Mixed Dorms, Six Bed Mixed Dorms and Eight Bed Mixed Dorms at competitive pricing in relation to the area; along with Free Wifi, Free Laundry Facilities complete with an Ironing Board and an Iron along with a full Kitchen at your disposal. Beyond that we are located above Hotel Downing where an array of cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and amazing pub food await you - try the $14 daily specials!

Recently added to our features are the Sunday Nature Walks which take you to some of Sydney's most well known secrets, and some unknown treasures, such as The Figure Eight Pools, The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Chowder Bay and more – feel free to join us on our next one!

A valid credit card is required to secure all bookings, however you do not need to pay in full until you arrive. At check in, guests are required to show a valid passport and pay for their booking in full either by cash or card. Cancellations made over 48 hours will not be charged. Cancellations made within 24 hours or “No Shows” will be charged their first nights stay. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds after you have checked in.


Reception is open every day from 8:00am to 10:00pm with Check Out Time being 10:00am and Check In Time being 1:00pm, if you do arrive before this time we have luggage storage available. If you will be checking in after Reception has closed, please contact the hostel either via phone or e-mail and we will be glad to accommodate you.

There are also no lifts available, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Lastly, due to Licensing Restrictions we cannot accommodate anyone under the age of 18.

On behalf of The Downing Hostel, we would like to welcome you to our little piece of Sydney and hope you have a pleasant stay – we look forward to having you stay with us!

Accommodation Information

Reception is open from 8am to 10pm every day. To organise an arrival time after 10pm please email.
We are an 18+ only hostel. All guests must present either a passport, drivers license or national ID card on check-in.

SPECIAL EVENT CONDITIONS
All bookings made between 26 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 are 5 day minimum stay all bookings will be charged in FULL on 1 December 2018.
Failure for full payment on 1 December can/will result in cancellation. please book carefully. Travel insurance always recommended

Location Information

The Downing Hostel is located in the heart of the CBD and in Sydney's central 'backpacking hub' above The Downing bar.

We are only a 15 minute train ride from the Airport, next to Museum station. We are minutes walk from Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Town Hall, Central Station, Queen Victoria Building, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and the list goes on...

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.