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Asylum Sydney

201-203 Brougham Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed at Asylum Sydney for our first few nights in Australia and could not have asked for a better experience. The staff were very welcoming; they took the time to introduce themselves, give us a tour of the hostel, introduce us to other travelers and show us to our room. The room was very clean and spacious. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I highly recommend Asylum hostel. The location is perfect, the staff is really friendly and helpful. I instantly felt at home! The hostel is really clean as well. I was in a girl dorm and we had our own bathroom -which was spotless- and we even had our own balcony! I just wish the deco would have been matching the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was sleeping on a top bunk that was no less than 2 feet below a ceiling fan. As you can imagine this caused problems because without the fan the room got far too hot. Room was generally in bad condition also. The saving grace of this hostel was the people. Met some really cool people there and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Would highly recommend this this hostel to any backpacker, or someone looking for a place to stay in Sydney that is crazy fun. Have stayed there several times and it's the same every time, the minute you enter the door the fun begins. There is always something going on, people heading out to be tourists, floods of people going to... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just leaving Sydney after our second trip and second time at The Asylum. The place is so relaxed and all the inmates are friendly, the staff run BBQ's and instigate nights out so it's great for lone travellers looking to meet people. It's not the ritz but it's cheap and friendly with a great party atmosphere! Recommended for any traveler... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Travelling as a couple, we booked two beds and expected to be in the same room, at the very least, but unfortunately they double booked one of our beds so we only had one between us! We were told that we could either share a top bunk, or one of us could sleep on the floor in that room. Staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The staff in this hostel were mega friendly and welcoming. My window had a mint view but the lack of security in the hostel spoilt my stay. I had random people that weren't even in My room in and out all night smoking in the room which was vile. The laid back approach to the doors within the hostel just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great place to stay! (Especially if you're a young traveler) it will exceed your expectations trust me!. , I originally booked 2 nights and now im intending to stay for much longer!. Great value for money. As soon as I walked in I felt at home. Staff are super friendly everyone here treats you like family.We also... More 

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