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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so so so noisy outside because of the bars that the hostels windows can't stop the noise..., from people singing and laughing outside and motorcycles... Even with the earplugs, it's still too too noisy! Now it's already 1:30am, I still can't fall asleep because of the terrible noise, so I have nothing to do but write down this review.😡

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for two nights whilst in Sydney backpacking. It one of the worst hostels we've stayed at. Yes the rooms only sleep for which I prefer but they are tiny, messy and dirty. My pillow case and duvet cover were dirty so I asked reception if they could put a fresh set on, only to... More 

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Seaham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fair play to what the new owners/management have done to it, but when they moved in they treated us long termers who had been living in the old funkhouse for as long as 7 months with no respect what so ever !! So for me the new owners killed every top vibe that place had brought to my australian experience,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I really like Funkhouse when I was there. Everyone was super nice and we even got upgraded for free to a private room which was awesome! However, three weeks after staying there I found out I had lice! (EW!) and when I went through my hair, I found out I had it for about 3 weeks...suspicious??? Just be careful

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very damp with buckets everywhere to catch water dripping. The room was ok, it was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We thought the hostel had a very unfriendly vibe, everyone except from one guy at front desk were rude. The location was good, so close to kings cross station. Would not stay for more than... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

They have a common area with a big tv, kitchen and a roof top. It's located close to metro (Kings Cross) BUT the room's smells bad, small, not even soup in the bathroom... metres is good but the blanket smells awful too...wifi doesn't work well... wouldn't recommend...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Not quite sure where to begin with this hostel. There are a lot of negatives with this place. I do understand where the name comes from now - the smell. It certainly does smell funky! Booked a private room which was basic to say the least - bunk beds and a fridge, that's it. Nowhere to store anything, no where... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

would not advise anyone to stay at this hostel staff a rude do not care and racist! I was a long term backpacker at this hostel until the new staff recently took over, pulled plugs out of fridges so our food went off, then decided for no reason to evict the English irish and Scottish out the hostel only people... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Rooms smell funny. Very damp hostel. Buckets in the hallway to catch the drips. Just wasn't welcoming at all and not very sociable. Wanted to leave early but they would not provide money back on nights I wasn't staying, even though beds would become available to other guests. Wifi was not working apart from in one room. Decent location though,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Hostel was being renovated during our stay, so things will be fresh and new. The staff was kind, however, my biggest issue was that they did not return our security deposit money. Because we had an early flight to catch, the night manager told us to leave our information with the keys when we returned them in the drop box... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

Address: 23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $23 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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