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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Vaasa, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Its in a good location,just few mins walk to train station. And around the backpacker have so many shop. Easy to reach and staff was very friendly. But the kitchen was quite small to fit many ppl. Take a while to wait for the breakfast. The room wasn't too bad. For the price is very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner had a private room. It was stuck right in the corner at the end of the corridor, it had a fridge which was vile! I almost vomited from the smell when i opened it, there was mould and spilt juice or sauce on the inside. The whole place had a funky smell to it so I'm... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Bedrooms were basic but clean and tidy with a television, fan and even a mini fridge. Bathrooms however were rather dirty. Staff were all friendly and helpful but the reception was a bit disorderly and very busy at times. Very close to Kings Cross train station (about 300 meters) and about a 30 minute walk to the Opera House. Great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

many diferent kind of big insects on the room. horrible, disgusting!!! room are like no clean. smell very very bad. it's a shame to rent this kind of room on developped country. bathroom are terrible, I was lost on many africain countries and it was cleaner. the location is ok but I am sure than you can find something else

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • 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: $20 - $108 (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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