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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 #40 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
travellerprincess10 Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a great 4 nights stay!! Wish we could have stayed longer and very obvious why many people choose to stay here long term! All the staff were so friendly and extremely helpful! Great TV room for socialising in, bathrooms were clean, rooms were clean (basic but to be expected), close enough to walk to the city (25mins), near train... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guy working the front desk was super bubbly and welcoming. I wish I would've stayed longer than a few nights and had the chance to socialise a bit more. The stairway and the rooftop are really cool and I think it would've been a great place to meet people! All the other backpackers there seemed really friendly, from the... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some pros: lively neighborhood; close to a train station and all accomodations; friendly staff,... Few cons; hostel far away from Sydney downtown; very small kitchen; and maybe some louzy roomates on the rooftop

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Gold Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the funkhouse during june 15 and when paying by eftpos first transaction came up as canc and then processed again as successful. When I checked my bank account both transactions had been processed. Has proven very difficult to get a refund.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 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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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Girls, Thanks so much for leaving us such positive words. We love our Essex Girls and are very appreciative of the fun loving and genuine vibe you bring into the hostel daily. Cheers FHCREW More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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

Hi there, We're very glad to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you took the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate guest feedback, and it seems like you embraced everything we have to offer her. We do hope you're enjoying your travels and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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

Thanks for the review Mel. You have been an absolute pleasure in the hostel and we all can't wait to see you again. We hope everything is going well wherever you are and once again thank you for everything. Cheers FH Crew 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 

New South Wales, Australia
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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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MarcusFunk, Manager at Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the recent review you have left us. We're happy to hear that you found our location nice, our staff friendly and the rooms clean. We do have an Entertainment Manager who does organize daily activities for all our guests and this helps to keep the hostel social and active, just something to note for the future if... More 

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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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