Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
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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 fast WiFi, Summer House 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***** bookings made after 10pm AEDT (11am GMT, 7am GMT-4) will not be processed and check-in will be declined.
Late check-in is available with prior booking up until 2am on Sun-Thu and 4am on Fri-Sat. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving after 10pm on any given day.
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 13:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit cards. Non refundable bookings must be paid in advance.
No curfew.

We only accept guests over 18 years presenting a valid photo ID View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.3

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 6.6

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 5.7

  • Facilities 5.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2022
    Natalie was lovely and helpful , this hostel is so central it made things so much easier
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2021
    Situated in the heart of Newtown, close to resturant/cafes, bars/clubs & train station.friendly happy trusting guests, facilities were great (finally a place with decent showers!) the staff were amazing and helpful, atmosphere was cool, would recommend!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    The best hostel! Best atmosphere, everyone friendly and wanting to make friends, great location and really lovely helpful staff. Also the cleanest hostel I’ve been in which is great too. Will definitely go back!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Jan 2022
    All I could ask for in a hostel. Location is amazing, easy access to everywhere New management I believe. The new manager, Naomi is making the place more vibrant and lively. Rooftop is cool too
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    Great location in Newtown and very friendly helpful staff. Kitchen is pretty small for the number of people using it and there isn’t much space to chill when you’re not eating but otherwise a good hostel. Free breakfast of cereal and toast is lovely. And pancakes on a Sunday!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    11 Jun 2022
    The hostel was beyond filthy, didn't even used the showers they were that rank. The room had had a half empty bottle of milk, half a loaf of bread and an open nuttella tub in it. One room mate was listening to videos at full volume and turning the light on to refill his vape until 3am. Still waiting on a refund for the key pass and the price hostel world advertised was not reflective of reality in any way.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    14 May 2021
    I'm shocked by the ratings this venue has because it was absolutely filthy - the accumulated rubbish beneath my bed included bandaids and hairballs that had obviously been there for some time and no attempt was made to give it even the most basic clean in the three days I was there. So perhaps it's to be expected that the other guests were sullen and the overall atmosphere grim - I will avoid ever staying here again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    03 Mar 2022
    DON'T BOOK!! I had to leave after a few hours. The room was so dirty and smelt so bad that I started feeling sick. The staff didn't even offer me a refund when I told them why I had to leave. I could not believe how filthy the rooms are! I'm not massively fussy, but this place was gross. Has me thinking the positive reviews have been left by people that work for the company. The only thing this place has going for it is the location - Newtown is amazing, but stay somewhere else!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    24 Jun 2022
    I would rate this place a zero if was possible, dirty, smelly, staff wasn’t collaborative, very uncomfortable “room mates” people that lived there for months with terrible hygiene. Businesses like that are just harmful for the backpacker community.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    16 Apr 2022
    The hostel booked out the room I had already booked and paid for. I had to go in person to the hostel to get a refund. I was left with no accommodation over the busy Easter weekend. The hostel was not helpful and were not apologetic about giving away the room to someone else.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • 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
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi