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The Funk House Reviews

23 Darlinghurst Rd, Kingscross, Sydney, Australia

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349 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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This hostel is really durty, you can find cigarettes in the corridor... The bathroom and the kitchen (very small) too. The personal is not really helpful: I ask them because I found an appartment before the end of my reservation but they didn't want to refund me, because money is the most important for them... The roof is durty too. Any trust between the personal and you: you need to deposit your key if you want to borrow a pan or something to cook...

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a great hostel. Location is superb, close to the trainstation and supermarket. Staff is great, especially Sam who went out of his way to make sure our group of 4 didnt have to move rooms or hostels! Thanks for that. The atmosphere is really nice with lots of long termers, but without the clicky feel that sometimes causes. I would def choose this as my place to stay if I would come to Sydney for work.


Nice hostel right in the centre of kings cross! Friendly and helpful staff, very clean bathrooms (kitchen was a little less clean..) and a great rooftop to socialise and mingle with other backpackers. Good value for a 4 bed dorm!

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great stay at the hostel, thanks for the great accommodation and say hi to sam.! We will see you guys again soon.!

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Booked in for just an overnight stay while in Sydney. Unfortunately our room-mates were really messy and had spread themselves out across our room. They left their rubbish all over the place and their clothes were everywhere too, so it smelled a bit. I wouldn't hold that against the hostel though. Might have been good to have housekeeping clean up a bit but it really depends on your roommates. Location was good, staff were really friendly, bed was comfy. It was okay for what you pay.


Only stayed for one night, but it was a great place for what I needed! Everyone was really friendly! Great place to stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Shane, so glad you enjoyed your stay and found us to be value for money and found everyone to be friendly. See next time Kind Regards FunkHouse Crew


Had an awesome stay. Met some awesome people! Great place to stay!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Alex, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.We enjoyed having you here and look forward to your next stay with us. Kind Regards Funk House Crew


Should at least have a towel in the room. We booked a private room. It was very noisy as there were single pane windows. All outside traffic and people on the the streets could be heard at night. Found out that kings cross area is known as the red light district. Had to sleep with ear plugs. Would not stay there again

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Deborah, thank you for your comments as we always strive to improve based on our customer comments. Since you last stayed we now do provide towels for our private room. Sorry you found the area so noisy but as you found out this is the entertainment district of Sydney with all that comes with it. Most of the guest, that stay with us have researched the area and allot of them come for the lively, fun, quick passed colourful atmosphere. kind Regards FunkHouse


Hostel in good location for King's Cross. Cool design inside, but looks dated. Bathrooms weren't very clean and not well thought out - nowhere to change, hang towels or clothes, etc. Was pretty noisy at night with people shouting and stamping at 4am one night. Room was tiny and basic - uncomfy mattress and creaky floor. Very basic breakfast but kitchen area was dirty with flies. Majority of staff helpful. Good BBQ for $5 with beer. Suited to younger party people as noisy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Anna, thank you for your feedback which is very important to us we are always striving to do better for our guests. As we are a very busy hostel sometimes it only take a few people to use the bathroom before you to make it seem very messy but since your comments we have increased our bathroom and kitchen patrols. We are in the process of re-designing both our bathrooms and our kitchen. The hostel is situated in the entertainment districted and can certainly get lively. Glad to hear you found


We had a great time staying there. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. They gave some great recommendations. Good value for money especially the private rooms. And great location, close to a lot of good restaurants and just of the main strip in Kings Cross. So if you're off to the City for a party this is the place to stay. Highly recommended!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Chris, thank you for the feedback. We are always happy to here that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Happy travels. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Funk House Crew

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