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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."

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Asylum Sydney Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hibernate with us in the most chilled out hostel in Kings Cross!

- 2 minutes walk from shops and city train.
- NO discrimination by age
- Less than 3 people in each dorm.
- Bathrooms and common areas cleaned frequently throughout the day
- Adopted dogs and kittens to walk and play with!

Asylum Sydney is a rare hostel aiming to provide a peaceful, respectful and healthy environment to help keep that apocalypse-bug away! We love people, but also value a good night's rest. Enjoy city/harbour bridge views, ample space, hot/cold air-conditioning, reading lights and bedside curtains in selected dorms, and free unlimited WiFi, fridges, lockers, bedside power outlets and a maximum of 6 beds in all dorms! Come and hang out with your fellow 'inmates' at our vegan night, social bbq, pancake morning and meditation sessions!


Just walk 20 minutes for the best views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour! We are located in the real Sydney, the famous Kings Cross neighbourhood, NOT the stressful, noisy CBD where people fight over toilet paper! Kings Cross station is a 1 minute walk away as are the nearest bars, pubs and supermarkets. Despite this we are in a nice little corner of the street away from all the noise!

Rooms and Dorms

Make yourself at home in one of our mixed or female-only dorms. Selected beds have an ensuite, stunning views of the Sydney skyline as well as reading lights and curtains to minimise disturbances to yourself and other guests. All dorms have their own fridge and all beds include linen, have their own locker and bedside power outlets.


All guests have free unlimited access to broadband WiFi and unlimited toilet paper! Towels are available for hire, and locks and power adapters are available for purchase from reception. The hostel is small enough that everyone gets to know each other. You’ll start meeting people once you check-in, so newbies need not be afraid of not fitting in somewhere! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 May 2020
    I can honestly say that this is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Travellers have different wants and needs in their ongoing travelling experiences and what I embrace is a safe space with deep conversations and the ability to be at peace with myself and with others around me. Asylum Sydney Backpackers offered this for me and I am sure many others to who have been humbled to stay here. I give credit to the management and staff and will always use this as my home when I stay in Sydney.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2020
    Great hostel, the dogs and cats are wonderful to hang out with! The hostel has chill vibes and it’s easy to meet other backpackers because of the chill family vibes. They have free vegan food sometimes and it’s very eco-friendly, they recycle a lot here and everyone is conscious about that The dorms are great, adding curtains on the bunk is great and they spaced us out so that it’s more than 1.5 metres Free breakfast is a bonus as well
    Bahamas, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2020
    I can not rave enough about Asylum and their staff. They were always kind, helpful, and all around awesome and made sure I had answers to any questions I had. When the virus started getting worse and the government started imposing restrictions, the staff was there for me to make sure I had a room, away from others if needed, and I did not feel awkward about asking or receiving the space from the staff. I would definitely stay here again when I next visit Sydney (which I hope is soon).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2020
    I had a great time at the Asylum Hostel. Felt like being with a small international family for a couple of days. if you like Meditation, just go for it ! I also really did appreciate the staff effort concerning the cleanliness and respect of social distance in the rooms concerning the virus.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel!!! The staff are the friendliest staff I’ve ever met at a hostel. They were so accommodating, so kind and good fun. There was always something to do and someone to talk to at this hostel and having the dogs there too was an added bonus! It’s in the perfect location too so getting around Sydney was a breeze. If I’m ever in Sydney again I will definitely be staying here :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Friendly staff and dogs. Good location. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Try the meditation!
    Finland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2020
    Great location, extremely close to a tube station, about 30 minutes to the airport. Great people, great social activities to get people talking and knowing each other. Rooms are clean and sparse but comfy. Bella and Shadow are the resident mascots and are wonderful to be around. Would definitely come back again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    23 Mar 2020
    Nice dogs
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    06 Mar 2020
    Some of the friendliest staff I have met in any hostel plus the dogs were lovely to have around! I stayed in both a mixed dorm and private room and both were up to an excellent standard of cleanliness. There were activities on every night which was a good way to get to know everyone. A good central location for the city, would definitely recommend staying here!
    Wales, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.1


    27 Mar 2020
    At first asylum seemed like a nice place, from the reviews it seemed a very pleasant hostel. That was far from the truth. Nice and secure rooms but with Cockroaches everywhere, which is understandable in a hostel sometimes so that doesn’t matter. The worst part of asylum is the staff, the worst part of my experience. With no respect, manners and a stinking attitude all the time they definitely should not work in hospitality! Without them it wasn’t too bad! Good vibes 👌
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi