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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #38 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my cousins checked in to the funkhousebackpackers 9th March 2015 for 4 days, quickly that turned into 3months. This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. We were made to feel welcome from day 1. Funkhousebackpackers is in the heart of lively Kings Cross, the events managers here make sure you are escorted to the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an awesome time at the Funkhouse Hostel. Friendly staff, great TV room, free breakfast and awesome location. The hostel was decorated in a really cool way and the rooftop area is pretty neat. overall, great bargain for your buck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having arrived at FunkHouse in January, on the recommendation of a fellow traveller, I intended to stay for a maximum of 3 weeks, and ended up staying for 5 months. FunkHouse has a unique and appropriate attitude towards it's guests, especially those travelling alone. You are made to feel welcome and part of the family; if you make the effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

FunkHouse has looked after me for the past 3 months, providing all I needed during my stay in Sydney. The staff are friendly, helpful and patient with 24 hour assistance available. As some staff stay in the hostel they know what it's like to live there so can offer advice from and inside perspective, the night managers I found to... More 

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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Miles, We appreciate the lovely review you have left us and would like to say thank you for creating such a pleasant vibe in our hostel. I'll also be sure to pass on your praise to our long haired night manager. We hope the Aussie outback is treating you well and we all look forward to seeing you again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Clean rooms Friendly staff Close to everything Not too expensive per night Small top deck The other travelors was anti social- I was on my own. Would I stay there again? Yeah if I had to They had a massive lounge room with a wide screen TVs for all you sports mad people

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The hostel may not not be of a very high standard, but to be fair the rooms are comfortable and it's facilities will more than suffice! One of the really cool things about this place is it's roof top area which is a great place to get to know people. The slightly older man who we met at the front... More 

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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our rooftop really is a fantastic place to meet new people, whether it be having a few beers on a sunny day or during our Friday night BBQ, there's always people around having a good time. The staff here are also very invested in creating a welcoming and friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend and I backpacked from the west coast to East and booked this place in Melbourne a couple of days in advance of our stay. The hostel offered a reduced price airport shuttle bus from the airport to the front door of the hostel which was very handy; although the driver almost killed us on the way there with... More 

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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, We very much appreciate the comprehensive review you have left us here at Funkhouse. We value all feedback from our guests and try to take on board as much as possible. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again and enjoy your future travels, Cheers FH Crew More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights while in sydney...the staff helpful and friendly,I stayed in a 4bed dorm,the room was clean and I got a good nights sleep...got a free breakfast and good wifi...there was a TV area to chill in or go upstairs to the roof top area and relax and meet other travellers....only a 5minute walk to train station,good... More 

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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback from our guests. We're glad to hear you enjoyed you time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon whenever your travels bring you back to Sydney. Cheers FH More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had a grate night at first the male behind the desk was grate helpful chatty rooms where what you payed for and clean but the English woman who took over was rude not just to me but a few others if it wasn't for her I would have giving it four stars for a backpackers

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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time and leaving us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us but sorry to hear that one of our staff members were not up to standard. This has been addressed and resolved. Enjoy your future travels, Cheers FH Crew More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the warmness of the staff and the general vibe of the place. Loved the laid back attitude. The facilities were great for the price you pay and the roof was a great place to hang with other travellers. Was sad to leave

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MarcusFunk, General Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your recent review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will see you in the future. Regards Funkhouse More 

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