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Asylum Sydney Reviews

201-203 Brougham St, Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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81%

Rating
660 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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54%

Has a nice friendly atmosphere and it's ideal if you're wanting to stay in the Kings Cross area but it's very run down and in desperate need of a make over. Definitely not the cleanest place I've stayed, saw a number of cockroaches in the bedroom and the kitchen, but it's not the dirtiest place I've stayed in either. Kitchen is very small and the fridge doesn't look like it has been emptied in a long time. Also annoying to have to pay for wifi. Very cute dog though!!


46%

I have never been in such a dirty hostel. No matter how hippie you try to be and how laid back, you cannot have such a dirty place, with dirty linen, super dirty blankets... Man, I'm not the kind of person who likes to complain, but change the carpet, linen and blankets and paint a bit the hostal. St least the bathrooms were cleaned several times a day, but that is not all about having a clean place....


94%

I spent a few nights at a dreadful hostel in KX and came across Asylum on Hostelworld. It was infinitely better. Although slightly more expensive it was more fun, secure and definitely more clean. The manager Tony makes you very welcome. The outside area is a good chill out/drinking area. Only downside is that you have to pay for WiFi.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I love this hostel ! The people are amazing and it is really clean ! I really enjoyed my stay ! :)

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

You party here.


57%

The place is tired and in need of a facelift. They claim to have the cleanest toilets in Sydney, I don't know what decade they achieved this accolade but now its far from truthful. The place is ok if you like an easygoing friendly backpacker experience, but the bedding and facilities are really lacking.


63%

Good location but not very clean, rooms a bit dirty and commom areas are kind of not comfortable place to be! Wifi u need to pay 3aud per day!


83%

The staff will really look after you here! The free Wiii Fii is great. The location is good just a case of common sense at night. Didn't see any trouble and feel it's safe for females travelling alone. I didn't realise Kings cross was the Red Light District! But as long as your sensible you will be fine.


86%

Tony and Caroline were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. The location is very close (a 10 minutes walk) to Kings Cross train station which makes it easy to get to Bondi Beach and Central Station (downtown). Wifi is very cheap ($3 per day) but we had a weak signal from our room so we had to use it from the hallway. If u r looking for a quiet hostel, this is not for u! It's steps away from the Red Light District, right next door from an Irish Pub were everybody go and everyone is partying!

  • 3rd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This is a good place to meet people. It's in the heart of Kings Cross, which is a vibrant nightlife scene. Antony is great at offering suggestions on places to visit, and he helps to make sure you feel welcome.


91%

The staff were very friendly and I loved the party atmosphere. I went there alone and felt very welcome. It's a little hostel so it was easy to meet people. I'd definitely go back. Location is really good because it's near pubs and bars and the kings cross station but it is the rough area that people tell you to stay away from. Didn't bother me though.


83%

Location is good, just a minute from Kings Cross station. Neighborhood can be rowdy on weekends, but police patrol frequently so it's safe. Asylum Sydney is headed by a very helpful, wise gentleman named Anthony, very down-to-earth and just an awesome person; the rest of the staff was also very friendly and hardworking. I had only one minor issue, there was a cockroach in my room, but otherwise the room and facilities are pretty clean and accessible. Definitely would stay again if I return to Oz


60%

This hostel is okay for a short stay. Location is perfect, staff is okay, dorms are not that spacious and hot during summer! Kitchen is small, but coffee and tea is free. Had a good stay :)


86%

Don't judge a book by it's cover! First time in a hostel and this exceeded my expectations! The staff is great and the cleanliness was proven a big factor. I was immediately upgraded to smaller room which was great! You can tell a lot of people go there to meet other backpackers (not in my case) it was great for a good nights sleep and in a perfect location in the middle of all the nightlife and not too far from the city itself .. Thanks a lot tony!! - NY group

  • 9th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice hostel with average facilities, rooms and cleanliness. Nice atmosphere though.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Looks a bit scruffy from the outside, but dorm rooms were very clean. Tv/common room a bit small, but friendly staff and amazing view from some rooms

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

this hostel has a great atmosphere and a very friendly vib........the staff are very friendly and helpful. they let you have a good time while staying. location is great near the bars and pubs, and can walk to th town....had a great time here.


86%

Very generous and friendly hostel.


100%

Absolutely brilliant hostel, loved the atmosphere here! My favourite hostel I have stayed in since being in Australia, everyone was so welcoming. Would most definitely return! Can't wait to come back :)

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Not very clean but acceptable. Good overall atmosphere and good location, would stay here again.

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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