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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."

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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 wants to give everyone a peaceful night's sleep. 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 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    This place is the best.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2019
    Myself and a Friend staryed at the Asylum for a week. The staff were excellent, the rooms were no thrills but clean. Location is excellent. The hostel dogs and cats were a great touch. I would highly reconemend to anyone wanting a place to stay when exploring the city. Breakfast was provided which was great when hungover! Loads of places for breakfast and bruch close by.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2020
    I loved my stay here at Asylum. Great location, wonderful and helpful staff and of course I can’t forget my favorite part BELLA the hostel dog. She’s an angel. If I’m ever back in Sydney I’ll be staying at Asylum.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Jan 2020
    Good stay at asylum! Really good location and the staff are lovely, free breakfast was a bonus too!! Bella is adorable too!! Had a problem with my locker and was fixed within minutes of mentioning it and the sockets are right next to the beds too! Shame there are no curtains on the bottom bunk but honestly can’t fault asylum.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2020
    Loved staying at Asylum. The staff were very accommodating and the other guests were respectful of personal space and friendly and outgoing when appropriate. Only a few bathrooms in relation to the number of guests, but it wasn’t difficult to navigate this. Really had a lovely stay here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Nov 2019
    Great spot to be, hostel was really nice and clean. Rooms were big enough to actually store your stuff and they give you clear bins to store your stuff under the bed and sizeable lockers. Great location, kings cross but its no longer sketchy if you're worried about that. Great picnic area in the back to chat with people at dinner. Kitchen is very small so might have to time your meals at off peak times.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Nov 2019
    This hostel has character- which is something to note while booking it. Generally fun atmosphere, but does have a lot of long term backpackers which can create a bit of a cliquey environment. Overall, fun, decently clean and great staff. Close to a lot of what Sydney has to offer.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Such lovely staff and a great atmosphere. The kitchen was pretty cramped and the bathrooms weren't always the cleanest (a few roaches kicking around) but I don't imagine you can get much better than this in central Sydney, especially not at this price. Would recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    03 Nov 2019
    Common areas are dirty, small, and overcrowded. Only dining area is also smoking area. I've stayed at cheap hostels before, but this one had more of an overall dirty and old feel. Rooms are ok. Location is far from most attractions. Wasn't terrible, but next time I would pay a few more dollars and stay somewhere nicer and closer. Friendly staff but not much going on at the hostel.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.3


    11 Nov 2019
    Bathroom were just gross. People not flushing the toilet, wads of hair in the sink, 2cm of water on the floor always. Multiple signs are put up in bathrooms, kitchens, and dorms threaten people to clean up after themselves. Clearly the signs are not working.
    Canada, 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