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The Downing Hostel

253 Castlereagh Street, , Sydney, Australia

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7.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to our cheerful hostel in the heart of Sydney!

You will like
-Being within walking distance to Sydney’s main attractions
-Having main public transportation nearby: Museum, Town Hall, Central
-Being surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs
-Eating a filling meal for $10 at the bistro downstairs
-Using our free laundry and ironing facilities
-Browsing the Internet with the Free WIFI
-FREE use of our facilities on the day you check out
-Being 17 minutes away from the airport
-Cooking in our kitchen open 24/7
-Meeting our lovely staff

Please note that our happy guests can be loud at times, as well as the street since we’re located right in the city center!

If you’re considering staying with us then please read our policy below :)
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our little piece of Sydney and will do our best so that you enjoy your stay!

Cheers,

The Downing Hostel Family

**PLEASE NOTE** The Reception is open from 8am to 10pm, check in is from 1pm. We are strictly over 18s and a passport is required. The hostel is on the second and third floor above a bar and we do not have elevators, please bear this in mind when booking. Thank You.

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Fri 22 Jun 2018 - Mon 25 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Fri 22nd June 2018 - Mon 25th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 6.9


Latest Reviews

  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 May 2018
    This place is special because (1) it’s significantly better than other hostels in the same area within the same price range - beds are comfortable & clean and same for rooms… , (2) the staff are epic, specifically the redhead at the desk who listens to motorhead whose name I forgot? Props to her for running things so well. And the hostel tends to draw a good crowd. I'd say the only downside is given it’s location (in city) it can get noisy from city commuting traffic early in the morning.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Jun 2018
    Really nice and friendly staff, mostly other backpackers, which made for a cool environment, but it's as if as soon as you go upstairs that the whole hostel is cold. It's just a weird place to be honest, facilities are super old and the rooms are tiny with no lockers. But I didn't mind not having one, I was with some good people in my room.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2018
    Decent place. Good cheap location downtown, near main transit station. Not much in terms of facilities, small but good kitchen. Bathrooms aren't the best, and there's no lockers but there's shelves for your stuff. Cheap option though.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3

    Rating

    24 May 2018
    This hostel was absolute filth. Smelt horrendous walking in and the bathrooms and rooms were filthy. It was actually not safe for my health to stay here. I checked in to my room and went to use the facilities before swiftly checking out. DO NOT stay here if you value your health. The excuse for the dirt from the staff? 'You were checked in earlier than most and the cleaning was still in progress'. Last I checked, mould doesn't happen overnight. Super disappointed in this place.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • 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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