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The Funk House Reviews

23 Darlinghurst Rd, Kingscross, Sydney, Australia

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385 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 53%Facilities

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Noisy, not clean, unfriendly. My room was next to the main road in kings cross so it was really noisy due to the drunk people/sirens from outside. I wouldn't stay here again.


This place was the worst hostel I've been too, very very dirty. Didn't want to use the kitchen it was awful. The staff are unhelpful and the people staying there were so loud at 4am so respect for the rest of the peopl in the hostel, the location is abit rough be careful on your own walking along there at night

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, we're sorry to hear our hostel didn't live up to your expectations. We take all guest reviews seriously and decided to investigate into the noised cause by our guests during the night. Upon looking at the security camera footage and speaking with our night manager we found no signs of noisy guests at that time, and had now other complaints from those nights. We would also like to point out that we have a long history of glowing reviews of our staff and cleanliness, especially on Tripadvisor.


Great staff, always ready to help or answer all questions. Hostel clean and tidy. Besides; free transport avallable from the airport and free breakfast for those ready to start the day. To be recommended @NomadPhD

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took advantage of the free things we have on offer. We hope you're enjoying your travels and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers FHCREW


reception are very helpful and friendly! rooms are a little cramped and showers arent so nice... great location and awesome rooftop hangout spot. free wifi is amazing and i didnt try the free breakfest but thats also pretty cool

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for your feedback as it is very important to us. Sorry you found the rooms to be a little cramped and the bathrooms not to your standard. The bathrooms are scheduled for a re-furb and we do regular petrol's to ensure they are kept clean. Glade you enjoyed everything else we have to offer and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Hope enjoying the rest of your travels. Hope to see you in the near future. Regards FH Crew


Was a little wary about the location after reading some reviews, however I thought this was a great little hostel! Staff were super friendly and helpful. They were very inviting to the nights out, so yeah a really social hostel. Would definitely recommend. Thanks

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your feed back as it's very important to us. Glade you enjoyed your stay with us. So glade you embarrassed the Funk House fun and friendly culture. Hope you're enjoying the rest of your travels. Regards FH Crew


Location was awesome, and the hostel looks absolutely stunning on the inside with all the doors painted differently. That said, the kitchen is small, doesn't really contain anything useful for eating, there's no common room to hang around in (except for a dirty place on top of the roof), the wifi is slow and the staff was not really anything to celebrate either. Oh, it was dirty too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, we’re glad you liked our location & design; we take pride in creating a visual treat for our guests. Our kitchen has signs informing guests that equipment is available from reception; this keeps communal items clean & ready for the next guest. Our TV room is located next to the kitchen; unsure how you missed this. WIFI is free for guests; its speed is dependent on the time of day & users. Sorry to hear our staff weren’t up to standard, this has been addressed.FHCrew


The staff was very friendly and the free breakfast is a plus. It was very cold in my room when it was cold as windy outside.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi. We’re happy to hear that you found our staff and free breakfast friendly and accommodating. Sydney does get quite cold in the autumn and winter months, so we do have blankets for all guests. For future reference, you can definitely let us know that you are still cold and we could happily arrange another blanket for you. Thanks for staying with us and enjoy your travels. Cheers FH Crew


It was a really cool hostel whit a lot of art inside on the wall/doors. The staff was really friendly and helpfull whit a nice rooftop chilling place.the toilet and bathroom where clean. The only thing that I didnt liked was that there is no acces to the fridge after 9:30

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff are always here to help and create a welcoming environment. We do understand that closing the kitchen at 9:30pm can be an inconvenience in some cases however it is necessary for us to do so as it does need to be cleaned and ready for breakfast the next morning. Thanks for staying with us and have fun on your future travels. Cheers FH Crew


One of the worst hostels I stayed in. The staff is way to busy trying to be cool. They care much more about themselfs as about the customer. When I wanted to check in I had to wait until they finished their talk behind the desk about rarely important things. Room was pretty dirty, thousands of hairs on my blanket and white spots on my sheet. Dirty and smelly bathrooms, extremely dirty and really bad equipped kitchen. Loud and drunk people every night. Not worth the money at all!!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. Dialogue between staff is common during a shift change; we apologise for your delay. Each room is serviced daily, and our common areas are all checked and cleaned during the day. We have signs advising that cooking essentials can be borrowed from reception; this is the best way to keep items clean. Given our location in Sydney’s nightlife district, noise is sometimes to be expected. We have Night Security on every night to ensure a safe and quiet environment. FH Crew

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