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Reviews of The Downing Hostel Sydney Hostel

253 Castlereagh Street,, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 63%

Location 90%

Safety 68%

Staff 73%

Value 73%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • ATM
  • Bar APM-96
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

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
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 63%

Location 90%

Safety 68%

Staff 73%

Value 73%

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Anonymous
25 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Excellent location for price, there is always going to be a problem with hostels but I'm basing it on cost as 'what you pay is what you get.'

Disliked: No air conditioning, wifi can be slow at times.

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
05 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: To noisy and the confort of the bed

Customer would recommend this property

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26 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Shopping

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The location is pretty good. Very near to the Train Station.

Disliked: No heater in the room, not suitable to stay during winter time. The living neighbours/travellers made the kitchen and toilet so dirty. The cooking equipment and utensils are not well equipped. Noisy at night, near to fire station, the siren of the firecars are noisy.

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40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location

Disliked: Hotel service poor and unhelpful at all. Not so friendly staff, felt very unwelcome, kept awake one night due to domestic fight right outside our door between boyfriend and girlfriend - clear sign marked with "keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am" that DIDNT happen (no apologies from staff when questioned about it). Bathrooms dirty, beds uncomfortable. Very messy. Only stay if desperate.

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Very cheap, kitchen was clean and pretty good for a hostel, its currently going under renovations so the place can only really improve.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
21 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Everything :)

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating


08 Feb 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good central location

Disliked: N/A

Customer would recommend this property

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