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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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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 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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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