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 8.2

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    A great vibe with a great positive energy amongst everyone in the hostel. Its seeks a great connection and passion.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, especially for long termers- friendly people and wonderful staff. Great kitchen with ovens, blender, toastie machine etc! Free laundry too which is a bonus, would recommend
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Jul 2019
    It's my second time in this hostel. But the first time I just stayed for overnight so it was difficult for me to leave a review. After a couple of weeks here, I recommend it, you can come eyes closed. The location is perfect, in the heart of Sydney with 3 train station near and at a walking distance from everything. The staff and the long-termers are very welcoming and helpful, it's very easy to fit in. All the facilities needed by a backpacker are here and the hostel is cleaned every morning.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jun 2019
    The location of the Downing Hostel is absolutely fantastic. You are within walking distance of so many of Sydney's attractions: the Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House, Central Station, ANZAC Memorial, etc. The staff at this hostel are very friendly and do a great job of creating a sense of community among the staff and guests. Don't forget to try the food downstairs in the Downing Grill and Bar. Hostel guests get great quality meals for a discounted rate.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    13 Jul 2019
    I valued evething above that I could rate as very good. The only thing I would auggest is ask for a room not near the kitchen. They have other floors as well without the kitchen. This is only to avoid noise before 11pm. On the whole this was a highly valued experience.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2019
    Super locations, helpful staff, and very cheap price! At that, the facilities certainly could have been better cared for. Bathrooms had quite a bit of mold problems and were not very clean. The mattresses on our beds were the most uncomfortable I’ve ever felt (and I’ve slept on a lot of cheap mattresses). You could feel every single hard spring in the mattress.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jun 2019
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Good location and bathrooms clean. Otherwise, rooms are smelly and very cold.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    20 Jun 2019
    Firstly this hostel is in a good location, just a short walk from all the major attractions. Unfortunately it really wasn’t very clean. Both the showers and the dorms were in need of a deep clean and also a lick of paint. The lightning in the dorm also wasn’t great. Each bed could have done with its own light. Staff were quite friendly and were usually at the front desk for if you needed anything.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    02 Aug 2019
    Swipe card never worked, had to knock or leave a shoe in the door to get in, couldn't get a replacement from staff. Drunk man banging on door at 3am, after opening it for him he realised it was the wrong room and walked back out again. The hostel didn't supply a towel, so didn't shower for 3 days. Had a conference in Sydney, speaking to others at this conference, some stayed in airbnb for ~$50 a night which included views/rooftop pool, I stayed in a hostel for ~$30 a night.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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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