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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 2 other friends stayed in Funk House for about 8weeks from dec-feb last year! Rooms were small, very warm at night where in fact we had to buy another fan(there was one in the room but it wasn't great) The plus side about this hotsel was the location, it was walking distance of the city, or just 2... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a year a go when we arrived to Australia. Sam, the recepcionist who was on those dates was so friendly and nice with us, here we meet 2 of our best's friends now and we had a good time here. The place its in King cross (creazy zone) and the hostel its a bit dirty, very noisy... More

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Greater Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I arrived, checked in and went up to the room. I was shocked how small and dingy the room was. It was filthy (from the 2 other girls in there). Room was dark and stuffy and I would not recommend staying here. I actually left and stayed somewhere else. Upon arrival I was lectured with a long list of rules... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The fact that it was a place for backpackers is understandable that cleanliness is not viewed as one of the more important factors. Maybe the hostel was taking advantage of such lax views on cleanliness, but the room I stayed in was a disaster- it was left in such a state of mess by previous backpackers (maybe not just one)... More

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Oxford, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights during a weekend stop in Sydney. We chose due to the location and reviews, but sadly weren't overly impressed. The good: - Location - good if you want to be in King's Cross. The hostel is between two small cafes and just off the main street so felt safe. - Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Can't beat it for the value.... Could be cleaner I guess but what do you expect with the word backpackers in the name. Great place for what it is. If you are in the area & want a place for a great price, this is it.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I'm a backpacker,stayed here for a month,then came back for a second time.The staff are so.helpful and friendly gives the.place a warm atmosphere.The wifi showers and breakfast are decent,I like the rooftop the TV room.It's a little dirty but that's to be expected with so many back packing residents,having said that all the residents are lovely and fit well into... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Funny how this place won't refund my money a day in advance. My flight was canceled and I couldn't make it. Keep in mind you also get blast mail from them. I didn't enjoy this experience. I also emailed them and got a response stating they wouldn't refund me. I'm sure there are better places for people who may have... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The staff here aren't particularly friendly. The first thing they get you to do when you arrive is sign a long list of strict and unfair rules, such as no deodorant in the rooms. I personally am not a fan of small dorms, and all the dorm rooms here are for 3 to 4 people. The toilets aren't particularly clean,... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

this hostel is the est in sydney by far! We stayed there for most of the summer and had a ball, the staff were excellent, cleaners considerate to our needs ( ie when I wanted a lyin!) Hostel clean, tidy, lovely HOT showers etc... free breakfast was useful, and movie night fun! overall a lovely homely hostel and family feel....... More

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Address: 23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney 2*
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The Funk House Backpackers Hostel is known for providing safe, clean, cheap accommodation. Located in the heart of Sydney's main entertainment precinct, the best night life is right on your doorstep. All of Sydney's best bars, clubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. It's the Sydney backpacker experience not to be missed.You are close to all of Sydney's main attractions and can walk through the Botanical Gardens to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge or the CBD. Don't fancy the walk? Then it's only five minutes by train. If the beach is more you then Bondi is less than 15 minutes away.Meet our friendly staff for help with organising your tours providing free travel advice including bus passes, East Coast travel packages and more. With free breakfast, free KX Kit (with lots of goodies including food and drink vouchers, sim card and more), 24 hour internet access and WiFi facilities... we have it all.We invite all you backpackers, independent travellers and other Funky people to check out our unique, Funky atmosphere and famous Funky murals of our budget backpackers hostel right in the heart of Sydney. With only 3 to 4 beds in each dormitory, you can book an entire room with your mates.The Funkhouse Backpackers Hostel is owned and run by travellers for travellers. We want you to have the best experience of Sydney and the rest of Australia! ... more   less 
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