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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible18%
  • 4 weeks ago
    “Long termers taken over”
  • 25 Aug 2018
    “Cool place”
23 Darlinghurst Rd Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week beginning of the year, found it to be difficult to speak to anyone and that the fridges and kitchen were full of long termers food and alcohol. The free breakfast was ok, and so was the BBQ on the...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a week and would do it again. They offer alot of activities to stay here and its really easy to meet people. There are alot of dishes to use and the beds are warm and comfortable. The bathrooms are a little small...More

1  Thank np234
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Amazing Hostel with amazing Staff and loveley people in there. If you want to be for yourself, quite comfy beds in 4 or 6 bed dorms are a place to stay. If you want to meet people you find plenty of travellers in the TV...More

Thank 537camerona
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 5 days. I found it to be really clean, great areas to relax and chat in, really friendly staff and lovely people. Most of the guests where long term so everybody kind of knew each other which made it really...More

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It is quite cheap but that is about the only advantage. The rooms, kitchen and community areas as well as bathrooms have a funny smell and are dirty. Beds are also kind of gross. Would not go there again. Rather look for a b&b or...More

Thank Michael K
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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!

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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$21 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Arthur S
21 August 2015|
Response from MarcusFunk | Property representative |
Hi Arthur, There is a shuttle bus that you can get for $14. It leaves every 30 min with start at 5.15am. All you have to do is book it at reception. Happy traveling, The Funky Crew
Room Tips
"close to city center and bars, lovely staff, good beds"
23 Jan 2018
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"when you go in through the door, manoeuvre yourself in a 180 degree turn and walk back out again. then go..."
30 Dec 2016
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"First floor is where the kitchen and the TV room are"
3 Jun 2016
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"i think the up level is more quiet"
1 Jun 2016
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