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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."

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


Summer House Newtown (Billabong Gardens)

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

Funky inner-city boutique hostel/motel popular with independent travellers!

You're an adventurous independent traveller and want to experience the real Sydney, right? Well then come to Newtown - not another tourist trap but Sydney's throbbing, bohemian heartland of the inner-city. Located just south of Central Station and home to Sydney University, UTS and various other colleges, venues and galleries, Newtown is where you'll find the greatest collection of students, musicians and artists in Australia. TNT magazine says: 'Newtown is so alive, it's addictive!'

Summer House Newtown is a warm and friendly 'home' just metres to the main street of Newtown (King Street), full of sensational restaurants, cheap eats, funky cafes, eclectic shops and the best nightlife in Sydney - great bars, theatres and live music venues are everywhere. It is here that you will meet true Australians and not just more backpackers.

At Summer House Newtown we offer a choice of private rooms and 4, 6 or 8 bed dorms with or without private bathroom. Our hotel is super clean and has great facilities geared for the needs of the budget traveller. With a fully equipped kitchen and free breakfast every morning, plus free fast WiFi, Billabong has it all, even a tropical courtyard with a pool where you can dine under the stars or unwind at the end of a hectic day in the city.

If you're thinking about staying in town for a while, Summer House Newtown might be the ideal solution.

So come and relax by our swimming pool, choose from our excellent female only or mixed dorms or your own private room and find out what it's really like to live in the real Sydney. Anything else and you're just visiting!

Please note that bookings made after 10pm AEDT (11am GMT, 7am GMT-4) will not be processed.
NOTE: Office hours are 08:00h - 22:00h. While we aim to do our best, note that we cannot book multiple dorm beds in the same room as it's subject to availability - best to enquire directly if so.
Late check-in available until 2am
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards & debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
Free fast WiFi
No curfew.
18+ View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    09 Jul 2019
    Perfect location for anyone wanting to experience a different, more alternative or hipster side of Sydney! Staff was really lovely, helpful and fun to talk to. Most people there are long-term guests but they’re all really nice open and will introduce you to their hostel family. Facilities are great - my female dorm room had the bathroom in the room so I only shared it with 5 other girls. Kitchen is good too, breakfast is basic toast and cereals but what more can you wish for! Enjoyed my stay!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Mar 2019
    Where we were staying was like living in a shared house (separate from main part). So it was quiet which was nice as kitchen was always free, however lacked any common area except for table/chairs outside, which couldn’t be used when raining or at night due people asleep/thin walls. Great location in prime area, room was very big, shower & toilets were good - place was very clean & fresh towels daily, which is a plus. Other than lack of atmosphere/common area it was the best hostel in Sydney!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Jul 2019
    Nice place to stay and felt really safe as there was always someone else around. Down side was in the communal bathroom they only had two towels and nothing else to dry your hands with as the towels were very quickly used as floor mats by the shower.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Amazing showers! Very clean bathroom and bedroom, kitchen could be cleaner but not bad. The location is really good. The staff weren’t hugely friendly but were helpful. Only bad note was we did call twice to ask about parking on site (the main reason we booked) and were told there was plenty only to arrive and be told we had to book parking on the phone and there wasn’t any available this meaning we had to move our car every two hours to avoid a fine. Other than that everything was good.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Mar 2019
    Decent hostel for Sydney. Bathrooms are nice, beds are very comfortable. Lots of smoking in the courtyard next to the kitchen and rooms, loud music throughout the day until 10pm and no air-con, so most of the bedroom doors are kept open all the time to let fresh air in. The staff was very helpful and friendly! I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Mar 2019
    The hostel was quite clean and well located, and the staff were lovely. Our 6-bed dorm had plenty of storage areas, a powerpoint, reading lamp and basket at each bed. The room also it's own nice and clean bathroom which was fantastic. The only problem was that the bedrooms and chill out areas were a very hot, there could have been more fans to help with air flow. Thanks Billabong Gardens!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    21 Jun 2019
    Great location. Very cold as there were no heaters in the room and all facilities opened up to outside. Great for summer but ideal this time of year. Had all the basic needs if you're just looking for somewhere to crash whilst you explore.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    28 May 2019
    The staff on the reception desk couldn't have been less welcoming, but despite that the hostel was ok. Reasonable location and close to the station. Parking was an absolute nightmare though so be aware if you have a car. We ended up having to move ours twice between arriving at 2pm and leaving at 9.30am the next day to not get a ticket. A lot of noise at night, we were in a room sandwiched between the stairs and the communal bathroom - not ideal when people decide to facetime from the toilets!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    07 Mar 2019
    Dirty place, was a mess double room wasn’t too bad it had a nice bathroom but still not very good
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.6


    17 Mar 2019
    Staff is rude and doesn’t care about the customers, very unhelpful and just after money and to scam never, do not stay in this hostel !!!
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi