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
  • Marvellous 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 center of
all the hustle of Sydney!

The best about our hostel?

LOCATION: Fancy a walk? You can go to all the main things to do and see
in Sydney by foot! Too tired? Museum and Town Hall train stations are on
the corner!

On top of that, we are near everything you need for daily life: food
courts, pubs, shops, easy transit to the airport…

STAFF: We welcome you at any hour of the day and night, we organize
weekly events to make you happy, we are helpful and want to make your
stay better :).

FREE STUFF: Wifi, Laundry (min. stay of 3 nights), Luggage storage
(before check-in - after check-out) during reception hours.

We also rent bath towels and hairdryers :).

ROOFTOP: Opens from 8AM-10PM - We have both shade and sun, some fairy
lights at night!

Further information?

-Check-in from 1PM / Check-out until 10AM

-Reception from 8AM to 10PM

-Lockers in rooms and hallways

-Kitchen 24/7

-You can check-in after 10 PM, you can ring our on-call phone and we
will welcome you!

Things that we want you to know upon check-in:

-We can not accommodate anyone under the age of 18.

-We can not accommodate people that are mean or miserable.

-Passport is required as well as a credit card for room key deposit - we
accept driver's license for Australian citizens.

-Aircon / Heater in common areas/fans in rooms.

-No elevator - we can assist you with luggage, if you like stairs, we
have some of those.

-Our hostel can be very quiet or very noisy depending on the crowd but
we have a quiet time from 11PM-7AM

-As we are right in the CBD of Sydney, you can enjoy the street noise at
any time.

-We always try to keep friends in the same dorm but we can not guarantee
it - the occasion to make some new friends :)

Welcome to The Downing hostel!

We can't wait to see you and we love you already!

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2019
    Best hostel in the CBD, easiest hostel I've been in to meet friends in, the vibe is dead good, staff are amazing, always someone around if you have any questions. The rooftop is the best part of the hostel, always someone up there to go and socialise with but also big enough if you just wanna hang on your own. For its location its cheap as anything, can walk to a train station and shops in under two minutes. Would recommend to any backpackers heading to Sydney!!!!!!!!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2019
    Great Hostel, Great Staff, friendly guests ,No bugs, building needs a bit of TLC, WiFi is not the fastest, All in all a great place, would definitely stay at The Downing again!!
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2019
    This was my first time staying in a hostel, i would absolutely come here again! The staff is super friendly and very helpful. The location is perfect, everything is a 5-10 min walk max. Facilities are slightly run down but very clean, small price to pay for the great vibes all around the hostel between the guests and all the staff. Awesome overall experience!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2019
    Security here is top notch with swipe cards. for the hostel and rooms. The location is close to shops transport and the local pubs and bars. The staff were inclusive of the guests and were helpful. Thanks for the tour Martina :) Atmosphere was wonderful and friendly. This hostel was also a lot cleaner than others i have stayed in up in sydney and was good value for money however the WIFI sucked, other than that the facilities were fantastic. Will be using again when i am next up
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2019
    Lots of long stay people, not as suitable for solo backpackers. Great atmosphere though, people are nice and facilities are fine. Location is great, staff is helpful.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Sep 2019
    My partner and I originally booked to stay for 1 night and ended up staying for 3! The hostel generally was very clean and once the cleaners came round it was spotless! The rooms let in a lot of noise from the street/kitchen, so if you’re a light sleeper bring some earplugs! Also, the showers on our floor were out of order, which was a shame but not the end of the world. However, other than this the hostel was perfect and I would definitely stay here again! Really friendly and helpful staff!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    20 Sep 2019
    The best thing about the hostel is its location. Just next to museum station and very close to town hall. Overall my stay was good here. just want to give few suggestions if you add Soap facility in the washroom and towels. and fans are really dead slow. you need to check the fans. overall good :)
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Sep 2019
    Very close to everything in the city, everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. There were several things broken about the facility, from a bathroom to showers to several doors, and nothing seemed very clean. But, for a hostel in the heart of the city, it could have been a lot worse and I enjoyed my stay nonetheless.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    14 Sep 2019
    The location was good and the place seemed fairly clean, though I find it bizarre that there is no sink next to the toilets?! The rooms were small but functional. My main issue with the place was the location above a Korean restaurant, the whole place smelled of cooking, recent and stale. It was fine for 1 night but I wouldn’t have wanted to stay a whole lot longer
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    13 Sep 2019
    Great location to be close to the centre and the train stations, however this hostel isn’t clean is very run down and the common area stinks, there’s no ventilation to the area that stinks of feet, actually made us feel sick when we first got there, the staff however were lovely. Overall run down.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi