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Asylum Sydney Reviews

201-203 Brougham St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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698 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Excellent backpacker's hostel with an authentic family feeling where the staff is more than welcoming and friendly. Due to it's smaller size compared to the average Sydney's hostels, a solo traveller would get to meet lots of people as the atmosphere is really chilled and favorize new friendships. There is a basic free breakfeast every morning, free computers with fast internet access and good Wifi for a minimum amount every day. Very clean! This is the best hostel I booked in Sydney (I did 3 ).


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!!


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....


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)


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)


You party here.


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.


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!

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