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The Downing Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

The Downing Hostel is located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, surrounded by an abundance of bars, restaurants and cafes all boasting a wide array of ethnic cuisine and ground breaking drinks. However, for those wishing to cook for themselves or wanting a quiet night in, there is a Coles located a five minute walk away in World Square which is also home to other shops and amenities.

In terms of transportation and convenience, we are perfectly situated between three different train stations; Museum Station which is a two minute walk away, Town Hall Station which is a ten minute walk away, and Central Station which is a fifteen minute walk away. All three also contain Bus Stops, making it easy to get to any number of places in Sydney – including Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, Blue Mountains and more. For those looking to stay more active, however, Hyde Park, Sydney Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, and many more exciting attractions are all an easy thirty minute or less walk away.

We are proud to offer Three Bed Private which consists of one double bed and a singular top bunk, Four Bed Mixed Dorms, Six Bed Mixed Dorms and Eight Bed Mixed Dorms at competitive pricing in relation to the area; along with Free Wifi, Free Laundry Facilities complete with an Ironing Board and an Iron along with a full Kitchen at your disposal. Beyond that we are located above Hotel Downing where an array of cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and amazing pub food await you - try the $14 daily specials!

Recently added to our features are the Sunday Nature Walks which take you to some of Sydney's most well known secrets, and some unknown treasures, such as The Figure Eight Pools, The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Chowder Bay and more – feel free to join us on our next one! We also offer help with booking tours to the Blue Mountains, just come to reception and speak to one our friendly staff members!

A valid credit card is required to secure all bookings, however you do not need to pay in full until you arrive. At check in, guests are required to show a valid passport and pay for their booking in full either by cash or card. Cancellations made over 48 hours will not be charged. Cancellations made within 24 hours or “No Shows” will be charged their first nights stay. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds after you have checked in.

Reception is open every day from 8:00am to 10:00pm with Check Out Time being 10:00am and Check In Time being 1:00pm, if you do arrive before this time we have luggage storage available. If you will be checking in after Reception has closed, please contact the hostel either via phone or e-mail and we will be glad to accommodate you.

There are also no lifts available, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Lastly, due to Licensing Restrictions we cannot accommodate anyone under the age of 18.

On behalf of The Downing Hostel, we would like to welcome you to our little piece of Sydney and hope you have a pleasant stay – we look forward to having you stay with us!
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Wed 27 Sep 2017 - Sat 30 Sep 2017 Change

Room Summary

Wed 27th September 2017 - Sat 30th September 2017

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  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Washing Machine
  • Steam Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

We are an 18+ only hostel. All guests must present either a passport, drivers license or national ID card on check-in. For the New Year's period ALL bookings are to be paid at time of booking. Declined cards will result in cancellation. ALL bookings are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" I'm not sure why this hostel had such high reviews. The location is great, and the staff are very friendly, but everything else is super basic and dull. There are so many way nicer hostels in Sydney to choose from, I would avoid this place unless everything else is booked out. It's old, dingy, small smelly bathrooms and the air quality in the room was so bad. I couldn't work out if there's ever a window to open because the air was so smelly and stuffy. This place has long-term residents too. "

- Anonymous
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