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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.

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The Downing Hostel

253 Castlereagh Street, , Sydney, Australia
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Downing Hostel, right in the heart of Sydney!

Located no more than 5 minutes away from 3 crucial train stations (Museum, Central, Town Hall), we make any destination across Sydney very accessible and quick.
The Downing Hostel is located close to the Airport (less than 20min by train), making your journey to us very easy after long travels!
Upon arrival, you will be surrounded by endless cafes, restaurants, bars, etc.
Enjoy exploring the nightlife? Good news, we are of walking distance to many of Sydney’s well known clubs!

As for your time spent in the hostel, you will have access to:
- Free WiFi - An open kitchen 24/7
- Laundry and dryers - Free of charge
- Bathrooms facilities and showers on each floor
- Luggage storage before check in and after checkout
- 10$ meal deals at the bar on the main floor
- Amazing interactions with our helpful and friendly staff
- Open reception every day from 8am to 10pm
- Check in at 1pm/Checkout at 10am
- No curfews

**PLEASE NOTE** Seeing as how we are very friendly, we would like to make note that the halls of our hostel can get noisy at times. No need to worry, we have a quiet rule starting at 11pm every night to ensure a peaceful night sleep. Please note that we cannot accept guests under the age of 18. Proof of Identification is required upon arrival (Passport, Driver’s license, or other government issued ID). Our rooms are on the second and third floor and we unfortunately do not have elevators in our facility.

For more information, please see our policies below. We look forward to welcoming you into The Downing Hostel family!
Please feel free to email us with questions/concerns, the email will be located in your confirmation email.
We wish you safe travels and hope to see you soon!

Thank you,
The Downing Hostel Family

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Aug 2018
    Really enjoyed staying here in Sydney! So close to all of the main attractions which was nice. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the place was convenient and clean! Will for sure stay here again next time I’m in Sydney. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and social place to stay.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2018
    THE BEST PLACE EVER. Great facilities and super central to everything! Lots of fun events every week, very clean kitchen & free laundry! Staff are what makes this place shine! Everyone is so welcoming and are always there to help you with any issues you may have. I’d definitely recommend this hostel if you are looking to work in the city but at the same time, enjoy a little party on the weekends! THANK YOU DOWNING
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 Aug 2018
    Great location and value for the money. The building was a bit old and not the cleanest.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Sep 2018
    Only stayed one night, but only has one small kitchen between two floors. Okay beds and good location! Has a free washing machine and dryer which was ideal! really bad showers, only a drizzle and was only hot for two seconds! Staff were friendly and helpful!
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

We are an 18+ only hostel. All guests must present either a passport, drivers license or national ID card on check-in. For the New Year's period ALL bookings are to be paid at time of booking. Declined cards will result in cancellation. ALL bookings are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.


SPECIAL EVENT CONDITIONS
All bookings made between 26 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 are 8 day minimum stay all bookings will be charged in FULL on 1 December 2018.
Failure for full payment on 1 December can/will result in cancellation. please book carefully. Travel insurance always recommended


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