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Asylum Sydney

201-203 Brougham Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Is what is written outside the hostel and this would be correct. I will give praise to the staff however as they were all great! Dana and the manager would chat away to us when we saw them but that's the only good thing. The room we were put in was an absolute tip. We were walking over other people's... More 

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Thank Johann C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best room with a great view! Ideally locatedin Kings Cross neaf bars, supermarkets etc Bathrooms were not too bad , mayne not enough space for the laundry, kitchen (a bit small), But a great terrace and living room to meet loads of people! Best of all: the staff! See you soon

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Thank Andrea B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a single but got a double with a bathroom next door. so friendly for all ages. easy to get places and free wifi computers and great reception staff I loved it ! It has an outdoor space to eat and net flicks anda hostel dog too

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Thank Marie P
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Definitely a backpackers hostel with such cheap rooms! Staff were awesome and so helpful even when it came to recommending places to visit, couldn't have asked for a better service. Cleanliness was top notch, the two guys cleaning twice a day always done a fantastic job, never a corner untouched. Such a cool social vibe to the place with a... More 

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Thank Jordan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Arrived as a solo traveller and instantly clicked with both staff and guests at the hostel. Close to all the sights and bars if that's what you are looking for. Would highly recommend staying here if l were you. 10/10 on atmosphere as well as facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ok first thing to note about Asylum is the value for money, you would struggle to find a cheaper bed in Sydney. Having said that I had an awesome time at Asylum and find it unlikely the more expensive hostels could match the experience. Right in the heart of Kings Cross, which is an experience in itself, I was welcomed... More 

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Thank Michael C
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for couple of weeks and it was a really good place to stay in Sydney, with very friendly and helpful staff and decent prices for the room. Location was good in kings cross for getting to see everything and had a nice atmosphere with being a smaller house type hostel. It was nice and big for... More 

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Thank Joe C
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Based on good reviews online, the price was right so we booked it. Goodness knows how this place has any good reviews at all, I can only assume they're not genuine! Not realising that Kings Cross is the red light district (our mistake, granted), this charming hostel is situated just a stones throw from all the local strip clubs. To... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stayed one night in a dorm in summer. Manager greeted me in shorts, only shorts... it was hot but no excuse for being virtually naked. It felt more like a boarding house than a hostel. Filthy bathrooms, broken glass shower stalls, filthy carpet, hadn't beEn refurbished in 20 years. A disgrace the authorities should regulate properties like this.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Located in the Sydney red light district it is a safe and clean choice. The staff are very friendly, remembering your name pretty much as soon as you check in, and knowledgeable. Due to the date change coming from the US I had booked for a night that I wasn't there. Instead of canceling my reservation or charging for the... More 

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