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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Downing Hostel :)
We are a small, chill, cheerful hostel located right in the city centre of Sydney!

The best about our hostel?
- Location - we are walking distance to everything you need in life: pub, food, night clubs, train stations, airport, waxing salon…
- Lockers in the rooms and corridors - get a padlock!
- Kitchen - open 24/7
- Wifi - free but we are not gonna lie, our wifi can be slow at times! It does the job most of the time but as long as Sydney doesn't install the fibre everywhere it will stay like this, such is life :)
- Access to free laundry when you stay with us for a minimum of three nights
- Air - free
- Luggage storage - free before check in and after checkout
Many things for you to be happy! Ah, and we rent bath towels and hairdryers.
That’s about it.

This will answer most questions:
- Check-in - from 1pm / Checkout - till 10am
- Reception - 8am till 10pm
- Yes, you can check-in after 10pm - just ring our on-call phone and our staff will welcome you :)
Our on-call staff are like the 7 dwarfs:
Feline - sleepy
Nat - tipsy
Matou - grumpy
Pati - bossy
Asli - mommy
Fabia - is definitely not a dwarf
Freja - dopey
Mel - well she’s more like tigger than a dwarf

Here are the things that we want you to know:
- We cannot accommodate anyone under the age of 18 - better for them anyway
- We cannot accommodate people that are naturally sassy, mean or just miserable
- Passport is required upon check-in / we accept driver’s license for Australian citizens
- Aircon in common areas / fans in the rooms
- No elevator - firm bums
- Our hostel can be very quiet or very noisy, depending on the crowd!
- …the street noise is consistent though
- We always try to keep friends in the same dorm but we cannot guarantee it especially when you book last minute - traveling is about making new friends anyway :)

Welcome to The Downing Hostel family!
We love you already :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Excellent stay!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    All round great hostel, had the best stay. Will be back.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Enjoyed my stay! :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    The Downing is perfect! Room was great, excellent location, and staff were amazingggg.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Apr 2019
    I would definitely recommend this hostel! The location is more than perfect, you can reach so many places like circular quay and darling harbour in walking distance. They offer free food twice a week, dinner on tuesdays-amazing food by a lovely and also very helpful staff member (her name is Asli if I wrote that right) and pancakes on sunday mornings. The washing machine is for free (min stay 3 nights) which you can’t take for granted. A/C on the floors but unfortunately no common area but it’s
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay! It was my first hostel during my trip trough Australia and I really liked it. Staff members are really helpful and kind. The only con is the road. It is quite noisy during the night but I think that you have to take that for granted at a hostel. Another pro is that they have a meal offer in de bistro downstairs with a special price for people that stay at the hostel! Maybe I will stay for another night on my way back home.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Mar 2019
    Friendly people!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    29 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel with very helpful staff. Excellent location and good amenities. Only downside is the social spaces are small and can get noisy outside rooms.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Mar 2019
    Not a great layout. Bathrooms are so tiny and always full. No real common areas except for in front of the rooms so I often like stepped over people as I walked around and it could be loud in the evening. Not the cleanest place. It was alright overall
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    29 Mar 2019
    Only positive thing about this hostel is the location. The WiFi does not work at all, the toilets and showers are never cleaned (or at least not well!) and the staff are not helpful at all. There’s no real atmosphere the staff keep to themselves in a little group and don’t try to involve anyone in activities. I would recommend staying somewhere else.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines