Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
Late check-in is available 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. A 1% surcharge is in place for all credit and debit card transactions.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
18+ View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2019
    Have stayed here several times with both friends and family and will continue to do so, super close to the main, the owner is so lovely and her doggo is the cutest :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Dec 2019
    Awesome place!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 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


    05 Nov 2019
    The hostel had a good location, very close to the train station and in a walk distance to Victoria Gardens and Broadway. Each bed has a plug and a light. The lockers are huge. The breakfast is basic but good. I would stay there again.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    31 Dec 2019
    Decent hostel in a very buzzing area. Easy to get into central Sydney. Has lots of activities on during the week so you can meet other people! Cleanliness not great, but that was more to do with our roomates than anything else as they were long term residents. Overall vibe really cool, with a real mix of people staying there. Good value.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2019
    I found it was a pretty clean place for what your paying for. I did find it out of the way for the city centre but the hostel itself is still conveniently located by a tram( subway) station. The staff could have been more inviting and friendly though, and more inclined to show you around and let you know about activities in the hostel. Overall clean and good for what you pay for. Kitchen was a lot more organized and clean then expected!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    Was an ok place, location is what saves it. If you need a park it's an extra $10 and there's only 4 available we were lucky to get the last one. Beds were pretty average, rooms heated up like a sauna at night, bathroom was ok considering the room but they didn't have any bin inside the toilet .. People were obviously staying there long term and didn't have much of a hostel vibe more of an share house vibe haha Good location and ok for one night.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Nov 2019
    No AirCon in the rooms so had to sleep with a wet flannel as the place was boiling. No atmosphere and the staff were not very welcoming. The long termers in my room were not nice and ignored me the whole time. On the plus side great wifi, the pool is brilliant for summer and the kitchen was well equipped. Location is about 20 min bus ride from CBD so not too convenient. Overall I'd advise a couple night stay here would be enough.
    England, 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
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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