Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Asylum Sydney Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

DOG LOVERS REJOICE! We are a chilled out hostel that loves socialising, but also knows the value a peaceful night's rest. Enjoy perfect city and bridge views, heat/cool A/C, and TV in selected dorms, fridges, bedside power outlets, and maximum of 6 people in all dorms! Facilities include free high-speed fibre optic Wi-Fi, Netflix/Sports TV, BBQ/hangout area & jukebox! Ensuite dorms are also available. In the heart of Sydney in Kings Cross, we're a small art hostel just 30 min walk from the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens and two minutes from Kings Cross Station. Asylum is perfectly situated just on the outskirts of Kings Cross, a short distance from great night life, but far enough to not be too noisy.

We have friendly staff, 2 very friendly canines who will greet you on arrival and provide you with all the help you need to ensure you have a wonderful time here in Sydney!

Asylum Sydney does not provide refunds but you can move your booking to another date to use as credit in the future or to transfer to your friend. Bedroom configurations may also change from time to time to cope with demand, though hostel guests will never be expected to pay more than what they have booked for. L

- Free nights for fire volunteers are subject to verification and availability.
- $50 per person Cash Security Bond payable on check-in. This will be refunded on checkout given that keys are returned and hostel rules have not been broken. Hostel rules include but are not limited to:
- No visitors (all guests must be checked-in by reception)
- No consumption of illegal substances on premises
- Read/heed signs around the hostel
- Loss of security deposit and eviction may result from disrespectful behavior. Just be good!
- Payments by credit card will incur a 5% service fee.
- Although every effort will be taken to keep group bookings together, we cannot guarantee that every person will be in the same room.
- Top and bottom bunks are allocated to bookings made via online travel agents on stand-by basis, bottom bunks are reserved in-house for a higher price. Please do not change beds without notifying staff first.

Cancellation Policy
- Any night of your reservation will be charged if we are given less than 1 calendar day's notice of cancellation. (For example, a night on Saturday will not be refunded if notice of cancellation is given on Friday, even if you have checked in on Wednesday).
- The above cancellation policies do not apply to bookings for the period between 20th December and 2nd January (See below)

Special Christmas and New Year Booking Conditions
Bookings between the 24th December - 2nd January (inclusive) will be charged on the 1st December 2018. As this is the busiest period, there will be no refund or cancellation allowed for your Christmas and New Year bookings. Failure of payment may result in booking cancellation.

Reception opening hours: 7am-12pm & 5pm-10pm.
Check-out time is 10am. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    What a great place! Excellent staff, friendly patrons. Not the newest place, but every time I turned around someone was cleaning something. Thank you for taking us in!
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    31 Jan 2020
    One of the nicest hostels in kings cross. staff are super friendly (shouts to joe on the desk), relaxed atmosphere and super nice outdoor area
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Jan 2020
    All staff is very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, decent location, close to the underground. And the bonus, they have lovely pets. A bit unusual reception opening hours, but it didn't bother me.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 Feb 2020
    Good location in Kings Cross within walking distance to CBD and Botanic Gardens and also near supermarkets and public transport. Staff are really nice. Chilled vibe with nice outdoor area and well equipped kitchen. Female dorm was spacious with lockers and heaps of places to put your stuff. Common areas were pretty dated and a little grimy but overall a functional hostel where you’ll get a good night’s rest.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    18 Jan 2020
    Great staff and atmosphere! Felt right at home, the hostel dogs are an added plus
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Jan 2020
    Staff Jo was really friendly and helpful, allowed us to check in early. The room was clean and good space. Had a mini fridge kettle, cutlery, cups etc. Provided with washing up liquid, tea and coffee. Really happy with facilities in room. Shared bathrooms weren't very clean, often mess all on floor and sink however hostel seem to be doing what they can to stop people making a mess so can only blame this on the other hostel residents really. Would stay again, good location in kings cross.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Good staff and owner hosting this good-vibes hostel. The prices are cheap, and the noise level is low. People are friendly with plenty of events. The problem is, the place has a long way to go in the sanitation department. The kitchen had a constant supply of flies, and my private room was infested with bedbugs. It was apparently their first bedbug occurrence in two years, but the fact remains that my body was riddled with bites after just 2 nights. Also they didn't have A/C in private rooms
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2020
    Lovely owner and staff create a friendly atmosphere, and happily provide tips / advice on where to travel, however the basement room I was in had cockroaches which put me off!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    01 Feb 2020
    Overall we found the staff very nice and good location. However there was mold on the shower curtains and around the shower stall, much of the staircase was carpeted which looked highly suspicious of mold as well.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    24 Jan 2020
    Nothing to do in the evenings. Room was very small and had no air con as advertised.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi